Welcome to the Week 2 Recap of the Arthur Murray 30 Day Dance Challenge. This weeks focuses on Latin dancing including Salsa, Samba, Cha Cha, Bolero, Bachata and Rumba. Watch and enjoy!

Today we start Week 2 of the Arthur Murray 30 Day Dance Challenge. Jill DeMarlo, Franchise owner of the Chicago Arthur Murray Studio, spices up our Salsa and Mambo timing with footwork techniques.

Today Juan De Dios Garcia shares with us 4 Bachata Basics to help us groove on the Latin Dance Floor. Among Juan’s many accolades he and his wife Cari Jo have won 2 Arthur Murray World Rhythm Championships, 9-Dance Championship, and are Franchise Owners of the San Jose Arthur Murray Dance Studio.

Are you ready to feel that burn? Today Julia Gorchakova, undefeated 12 Time US Rhythm Champion and 3 Time World Mambo Champion, shares some great exercises in Merengue for achieving Cuban Motion while getting a great ab workout! Get ready to sweat!

Today is Day 11 of the Arthur Murray Dance Challenge! Roberto Gonzalez shares with us great tips to integrate Floor Pressure and Hip Rise to our romantic Bolero. Roberto Gonzalez is a Certified Examiner with Arthur Murray International Inc. and is a member of the Arthur Murray International Dance Board, as well as the Dance Director for Area 6.

Today Gabriela Young gives us great exercises for finding the right size rockstep in our Cha Cha! In addition to her contributions to creating our Salsa Syllabus, Gabriela has influenced many dancers as a Traveling Consultant for Arthur Murray and has recently opened Arthur Murray Santa Monica along with David Woodbury.

Today Cari Jo Garcia shares with us a great exercise to improve our Rumba Swivels. Earlier this week we met Cari Jo’s husband Juan. Together they have won 2 Arthur Murray World Rhythm Championships, 9-Dance Championship, and are Franchise Owners of the San Jose Arthur Murray Dance Studio.

It’s time to Samba! Today Lynda Smith shares some great exercises for strengthening and improving the flexibility in your ankles to help with your Samba bounce. In addition to being the franchise owner of Arthur Murray Edina she holds titles of US Rising Star Champion in Smooth and Rhythm as well as two US 9 Dance Championships.

We are officially at the halfway point of our 30 Day Dance Challenge. Today Tommy Belmontez gives us Salsa tips to blend in or stand out (in a good way) depending on our geography in this Salsa Around the World Segment. Tommy is the Area 7 Dance Director, a co-franchise owner of the Orange Arthur Murray Studio and a top rhythm competitor within Arthur Murray and beyond with his partner Jessica Holty (whom you will see later this week).