Arthur Murray - Dayton adult dance lessons
November 15, 2023
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It’s been a fabulous fall dance season for the students and instructors of Arthur Murray Dance Center in Dayton. With three more competitions under our belts, our competitive team has been to Toronto, Connecticut, and Las Vegas in the last 30 days. And they’re heading to the Ohio Star Ball next week in Columbus!

CAN-AM DANCESPORT Students & Instructors
Kim Fisher
2nd Place Smooth Scholarship
2nd Place Rhythm Scholarship
1st Place 9-Dance Championship

Teresa Macalolooy
Top Bronze Female

Lynne Workman
2nd Place Rhythm, Standard, Latin Scholarships
4th Place Smooth Scholarship
3rd Place 10-Dance Championship
2nd Place 9-Dance Championship

Orion Gullet
2nd Place Top Teacher

Craig Johnston
1st Place Top Teacher

Dayton
Top Studio

PARAGON OPEN DANCESPORT Students & Instructors
Ann Bockrath (with Craig Johnston)
1st Place 9-Dance Championship
3rd Place Smooth Scholarship
2nd Place Rhythm Scholarship

Cindi Parker (with Craig Johnston)
2nd Place 9-Dance Championship
4th Place Smooth Scholarship
2nd Place Rhythm Scholarship

SUPERAMA 2023 Students & Instructors
Kathy Hartel
2nd Place All Round

Teresa Macalolooy
Top Associate Bronze Female
2nd Place All Round

Craig Johnston
1st Place Top Teacher
1st Place Rising Star Champions Craig and Angelina

Dayton
1st Place Top Studio

About Craig Johnston: An award-winning dance professional, Craig was born and raised in Scotland, U.K., where he started his dance training at the young age of 7. As a teenager, he was offered a scholarship to London Studio Centre, a top theatre college in London, where he studied for 2 years. His passion for dance then led him to travel extensively around the world, from stage shows to Dance Captain onboard Celebrity Cruises. In 2012, Craig moved to Nashville, TN to continue his dance career based in the USA.

Since relocating to the Dayton Area in 2018, Craig has received many top teacher designations and was most recently named to the Arthur Murray International Winner’s Circle in both 2021 and 2022, recognizing him as one of the top three instructors in the Arthur Murray organization worldwide.

As the studio manager and co-ownder, Craig has been responsible for developing a competitive Dance Team that has won numerous Top Studio Awards at Arthur Murray Dance Competitions globally in 2022, while many of the Dayton Students earned the Top Student Award in their respective divisions. Craig was also instrumental in leading the Dayton team of Instructors to win the 2022 International Dance Festival and Grand Championship.

About Orion Gullett: Orion Gullett was born and raised in Santa Barbara California. He started competing in ballroom dancing with the UC Santa Barbara collegiate standard and Latin ballroom team in 2011 and served as the team’s Dance Director and Coach from 2021 – 2022. Shortly after Orion joined the Arthur Murray family where he became a very successful competitive dancer and a top teacher in the industry. A Bronze Certified Instructor, Orion joined the Arthur Murray Dayton team in 2022 where is he both an instructor and the studio Dance Director.

About Arthur Murray Dance Center of Dayton: Recipients of the 2021 and 2022 Best Arthur Murray Studio Award, Barbara Haller and her husband Tim are four-time United States Professional Ballroom Theatrical Arts Champions, with an impressive competitive and performance career. Despite their many awards, Barbara Haller states their greatest pleasure is in seeing how the dance experience at Arthur Murray alters people’s lives in such a positive way. While the Arthur Murray Dance Studios have been operating for 100 years, Tim and Barbara Haller and Co- Franchisee, Craig Johnston, are pleased to note that the Dayton Franchise has been operating continuously since 1946.

Fun and fitness go hand in hand with ballroom dancing in Dayton. If you are interested in the benefits of adult dance lessons in Dayton or competitive amateur dancing, contact us today!

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