Raising thousands of dollars for the Kettering Police Foundation, this year’s Dancing with the Kettering Stars was yet another successful joint venture between the community and Arthur Murray Dance Center of Dayton. The event, which was emceed by previous year’s winner Jamie Jarosik, was an evening of fun and fabulous dancing. Our thanks to our celebrity dancers and our staff for the hours of practice and enthusiasm they put into their routines. Our congratulations to Bob Montavon and Megan, winner of the popular vote Mirror Ball Trophy and to Kate Swift and Orion, winner of the technical performance Mirror Ball Trophy. Last weekend’s win marks the 3rd dancing with the Stars win for Megan! Feeling inspired? You can learn more about our award-winning dance methods at arthurmurraydayton.com.
About our award-winning instructors: Craig, Studio Supervisor, was born and raised in Scotland, U.K. He started his dance training at the age of 7. At 16 he was offered a scholarship to London Studio Centre, a top theatre college in London. His passion for dance has allowed him to travel extensively around the world, from stage shows to Dance Captain onboard Celebrity Cruises. Craig moved to Nashville, TN in 2013 to continue his career.
Amanda, Bridal Department Director, was born and raised in Eaton, Ohio. As a child she took classes in tap, ballet, and jazz. As an adult she took salsa lessons and always loved to go out dancing, but never thought about pursuing it as a career. She was working in the food industry when she met Barbara Haller, who offered her a job on the spot! Amanda’s favorite part of her career is hearing people say how dancing has changed their lives, as it has certainly changed hers!
Studio Director of Dance, Orion was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California. He grew up competing in sports such as Jiu Jitsu, Basketball, and Track and Field. After high school he followed his love for sports and became certified sports and injury therapist, massage therapist, and personal trainer. In 2011 he joined the UCSB collegiate ballroom team where he competed in International Latin and Standard. His passion for dancing quickly lead him into joining the Arthur Murray family in 2012 and since then has been very successful on the competition floor. Most recently placing 3rd in Open Professional Standard and winning the Rising Star Smooth competition at the Arthur Murray world championships in Las Vegas.
Megan has an extensive dance background as a child. After a ten-year break from the dance floor due to an injury, this Miami University graduate with a master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology reignited her love affair with dance. After just a few years of dancing as a student, Megan is now a full-time instructor at our studio and says she can’t wait to travel and compete with her students as a member of the Arthur Murray staff and dance family!
From the greater Dayton Area, Olivia has been at Arthur Murray Dance Center of Dayton since 2013. Like many instructors, Olivia started out as a client and fell completely in love with ballroom dance. With a background in ballet and jazz, Olivia quickly decided to become an instructor. Olivia is also a nurse in the local area, working with individuals with developmental disabilities as well as home health care. It is her passion to help others through the power of dance and always give back to the community.
About Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton: Dayton’s most exciting ballroom dance experience at the area’s most award-winning dance studio, Arthur Murray is the oldest and largest of dance studios, with 270 dance centers in 22 countries. Offering ballroom dance lessons, country and western dance lessons, and wedding dance lessons in Dayton, Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton has been operating continuously since 1946 and regularly ranks among the top ten percent of schools worldwide. Click here to learn more about Arthur Murray Dance Center in Dayton and our team.