ARTHUR MURRAY INSTRUCTORS PERFORM WITH COMMUNITY STARS

Dayton Dancing with the Stars IS BACK and will feature four of our studio instructors: Craig, Amanda, Orion, and Megan. This year’s dance and fun filled event will be held on May 14 at 7 p.m. at the Wright State University Nutter Center. Tickets are on sale now with all proceeds benefitting A Special Wish Foundation. We can’t wait to see who brings home the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy! To learn more about this year’s celebrity dancers, voting, or to purchase tickets, visit aspecialwishdayton.org.

About our award-winning instructors: Craig 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. He recently relocated to Dayton, OH where he is currently Dance Director at the Arthur Murray Dance Center.

Amanda 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!

The newest instructor on our team, 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!

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.

Dayton Students Celebrate A Winning Spring Dance Season

It’s been an incredible spring dancing season for Arthur Murray Dance, Dayton’s premier adult dance studio.  Congratulations to our spring participants and our winners:

MICHIGAN DANCE CHALLENGE
Ann Bockrath – Top 20 Dancesport Series
Charlie Cook – Top Newcomer Male
Kim Fisher
Teresa Macalolooy – Top Newcomer Female
Lynn Workman
Craig – 6th Top Teacher
Amanda

INDIANAPOLIS OPEN DANCESPORT COMPETITION
Fran Duntz – Top 20 Student & Top Student
Walt & Kathy Hartel – Top Couple, Top Student & Top 20 Student (Kathy)
Kim Fisher
Lynne Workman – Top 20 Student
Bob & Becky Belisle – Top 20 Students
Amanda – 5th Top Teacher
Craig – 1st Top Teacher
Barbara – Top Studio

PIQUA DANCING WITH THE STARS
Congratulations to Craig and Nancy Mullenbrock (coached by Amanda and Orion) on their recent win at the 11th Annual Piqua Dancing with the Stars to benefit the Piqua Arts Council. One of five celebrity couples to perform in this year’s show, Craig and Nancy performed a stylized ballroom combination dance (choreographed by Amanda and Orion) to Jennifer Hudson’s “I Love You I Do”. Click here to see the entire evening’s performance.

Overseeing our traveling competitive team are Amanda Horn (Instructor), Craig Johnston (Instructor and Dance Director), and Barbara Haller (co-owner).

Amanda Horn 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, whom 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!

Craig Johnston 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. He recently relocated to Dayton, OH where he is currently Dance Director at the Arthur Murray Dance Center.

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 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!

Arthur Murray Director of Dance Joins International Winner’s Circle

Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton, Dayton’s leading provider of adult dance instruction, congratulates Director of Dance, Craig, on being named one of the top three worldwide instructors for Arthur Murray International.  Named to the 2021 Arthur Murray International Winner’s Circle, this is a tremendous honor for Craig and our Dayton adult dance studio.

Craig 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. He recently relocated to Dayton, OH where he is currently Dance Director at the Arthur Murray Dance Center.

Arthur Murray Dance Center is owned locally by Barbara Haller and her husband Tim, 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 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!

DAYTON WELCOMES AWARD-WINNING DANCE INSTRUCTOR – ORION GULLETT

Arthur Murray Dance Center in Dayton, the nation’s leading instructor of adult ballroom, country and western, and latin dancing, is growing.  “We are thrilled to welcome our newest instructor, Orion Gullett, to Team Dayton. With years of experience as an instructor and competitive dancer, Orion is such a great addition to our wonderful staff,” said Barbara Haller, co-owner of Arthur Murray Dance Center in Dayton.
Relocating from California, Orion is an associate gold instructor and competes in both smooth and standard dancing.
Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton is the area’s most exciting ballroom dance experience at the area’s most beautiful dance studio! Arthur Murray’s is the oldest and largest of dance studios, with 280 dance centers worldwide. Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton consistently ranks among the top ten percent of schools worldwide. Learning to dance is easy as one, two, three. Easier than you think, we invite you to learn more about the health and fitness benefits of dance!

Team Dayton Wins At Texas Dance-O-Rama

With our second 2022 dance competition behind us, we’re tipping our cowboy hats to the Team Dayton participants and winners from February’s Texas Dance-O-Rama:
Lynne Workman – Top Full Bronze Female
Steve Rose – Top Full Bronze Male
Craig – 3rd Place Top Teacher
Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton – 1st Place Top Studio (Medium School Division)

March has us heading to the Michigan Dance Challenge and the Indianapolis DanceSport Competition and we can’t wait to see how our team performs.

Michigan Dance Challenge Competitors
Ann Bockrath
Charlie Cook
Kim Fisher
Teresa Macalolooy
Lynn Workman
Craig
Amanda

Indianapolis Open DanceSport Competition
Fran Duntz
Walt & Kathy Hartel
Kim Fisher
Lynne Workman
Christi Weller
Craig
Amanda

Overseeing our traveling competitive team are Amanda Horn (Instructor), Craig Johnston (Instructor and Dance Director), and Barbara Haller (co-owner).

Amanda Horn 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, whom 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!

Craig Johnston 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. He recently relocated to Dayton, OH where he is currently Dance Director at the Arthur Murray Dance Center.

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 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!

TEAM DAYTON SCORES AGAIN!

The 2022 competitive dance season has started out well for Team Dayton how danced their socks off at Hularama in January.
Congratulations to our award-winning team:
Fran Dunz – 1st Place Bronze (All Around)
Teresa Macalooloy – 1st Place Associate Bronze (All Around)
Charlie Cook – Top Newcomer Male and 2nd Place Newcomer (All Around)
Christy Weller – 2nd Place Newcomer (All Around)
Andrew Fryman – 3rd Place Associate Bronze (All Around)
Craig – 1st Place Top Teacher
Barbara – 3rd Place Top Studio (Large School Division)

Leaders in adult ballroom dance instruction, our competitive team is heading down to the Country & Western Championships at the Texas Dance-O-Rama going on February 10 – 13 in Austin, Texas.  Wishing our team the best of luck, which we know they don’t really need as they compete in ballroom and country & western competitions with dancers from across the world. We can’t wait to see their big as Texas pictures and the awards they return home with.

Steve Rose
Lynne Workman
Bob & Becky Belisle
Craig
Amanda

Overseeing our traveling competitive team are Amanda Horn (Instructor), Craig Johnston (Instructor and Dance Director), and Barbara Haller (co-owner).

Amanda Horn 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, whom 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!

Craig Johnston 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. He recently relocated to Dayton, OH where he is currently Dance Director at the Arthur Murray Dance Center.

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 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!

2021 – An Award Winning Competitive Dance Season for Dayton Students and Instructors

The award-winning 2021 competitive dance season has come to an end and we couldn’t be prouder of our students and our instructors as they’ve danced their way across the country competing and representing Arthur Murray Dance Center in Dayton.

Leaders in adult ballroom dance instruction, we congratulate our 2021 award winners.

Ohio Star Ball – Columbus
Kim Fisher (4th PLACE RHYTHM SILVER & 6TH SMOOTH SILVER)
Andrew Fryman (1ST PLACE RHYTHM)

Superama – Bellagio Resort – Las Vegas
Bob (TOP MALE NEWCOMER) and Becky Belisle
Ann Bockrath (FOURTH PLACE)
Walt (TOP MALE NEWCOMER) and Kathy Hartel
Lynne Workman (FOURTH PLACE)
Craig Johnston (TOP TEACHER)

Northstar Dance-O-Rama – Minneapolis
Fran Duntz (FOURTH PLACE BRONZE)

Indianapolis Open Dancesport Competition
Carol Gould (TOP 20 STUDENTS)
Ann Bockrath (TOP 20 STUDENTS)
Fran Duntz (TOP 20 STUDENTS)
Kali and David Peterson (TOP COUPLE)
Fran Duntz (TOP OVERALL STUDENT)
Amanda Horn (TOP TEACHER)
Craig Johnston (TOP TEACHER)
Top Studio

Columbus Ballroom Challenge  – Columbus
Steve Rose (TOP BRONZE MALE)
Top Studio

Unique Dance-O-Rama – Irvine
Andrew Fryman (TOP NEWCOMER MALE – in his division)
Craig and Margerete Jennings (TOP COUPLE)
Craig Jennings (TOP NEWCOMER MALE – in his division)
Michael LaCaze (TOP ASSOCIATE BRONZE MALE)

Michigan Dance Challenge – Columbus
Lynne Workman and Craig Johnston (3RD PLACE CLOSED RHYTHM)
Fran Duntz (TOP 20 STUDENTS)
Steve Rose (FIRST PLACE IN MULTIPLE EVENTS)
Craig Johnston (TOP TEACHER)

Texas Dance-O-Rama – Austin
Steve Rose (TOP BRONZE MALE)
Bob and Becky Belisle (TOP NEWCOMERS)
Craig Johnston (TOP TEACHER)

Overseeing our traveling competitive team are Amanda Horn (Instructor), Craig Johnston (Instructor and Dance Director), and Barbara Haller (co-owner).

Amanda Horn 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, whom 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!

Craig Johnston 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. He recently relocated to Dayton, OH where he is currently Dance Director at the Arthur Murray Dance Center.

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 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!

TEAM DAYTON WINS DANCING WITH THE KETTERING STARS

It’s an event that we love supporting with organization, choreography and instruction, and support with our professional dance instructors. Thanks to our team members, Craig, Amanda, Megan, and Guillermo (Arthur Murray – West Chester), who danced the night away during the Dancing with the Kettering Stars to support the Kettering Police Foundation. Congratulations to celebrity dancers Officer Lester Spinks and Dr. Roberto Colon and Arthur Murray instructors, Megan and Amanda. Amanda is a multiple mirror ball winning instructor, but this year marks the first (of what we’re sure will be many) mirror ball win for our newest instructor, Megan!

The Kettering Police Foundation was established to create a way for citizens, organizations and businesses to give back to Ohio’s Finest Community. The Foundation is a police-oriented organization with the sole purpose of recognizing and helping those in need. The Foundation sponsors state-of-the-art training to area police officers, assists citizens with extraordinary situations, as well as awards college scholarships to students studying law enforcement. Learn more about the Kettering Police Foundation at ketteringoh.com.

Amanda 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!

The newest instructor on our team, 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!

About Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton: Dayton’s most exciting ballroom dance experience at the area’s most beautiful dance studio, Arthur Murray’s 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.

DAYTON STUDIO OWNERS HONORED AT U.S. DANCESPORT CHAMPIONSHIP

Tim and Barbara Haller, owners of Arthur Murray Dance Center in Dayton recently attended the 50th Annual United States Dance Championship where the couple was recognized as four-time United States Professional Ballroom Theatrical Arts Champions.

Tim and Barbara have owned and operated the Arthur Murray Dance Studio for over 40 years. With an impressive competitive and performance career, Tim and Barbara are four-time US Professional Ballroom Theatrical Arts Champions and made ballroom competition history in 1999 when they became only the second theatrical arts dance team to win the title four times since the inception of the Championships in 1971. The Haller’s are also recipients of the Feather Award, ballroom dancing’s equivalent of the movie industry’s Oscars. Additionally, the couple received the Feather Award’s highest honor, the Publication Award, recognizing them as the “most accomplished Theatrical Arts Dancers” in the United States.

Tim and Barbara have performed numerous times with the Naples Philharmonic, the Illinois Philharmonic, the Middletown Symphony, the Carmon DeLeone Orchestra, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, and the Cincinnati Ballet. Click here to learn more about Tim and Barbara Haller.

About Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton: Dayton’s most exciting ballroom dance experience at the area’s most beautiful dance studio, Arthur Murray’s 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.

Megan Evans Joins Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Dayton

Have you ever considered a drastic career change? Arthur Murray Dance Center in Dayton is excited to announce that our former student, Megan, has joined our team as the newest instructor for team Dayton. With an extensive dance background as a child, Megan took a ten-year break from the dance floor after a serious injury. In preparation for her wedding, 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!

Megan Fun Facts – Megan is mother to two feline babies – Lexi and Lucy. She was once a movie extra, meeting George Clooney and Ryan Gosling in “The Ides of March.” Megan has experience in tap, tumbling, ballet, jazz, and ballroom dance. Her favorite foods include Indian, Chinese, steak, and tacos. So next time you’re in the mood for Taco Tuesday, be sure to check with Megan on her schedule!

About Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton: Dayton’s most exciting ballroom dance experience at the area’s most beautiful dance studio, Arthur Murray’s 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.

Tim and Barbara Haller owned and operated the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Dayton, Ohio from 1984 through 2004. After a few years of residency in Connecticut, the Hallers returned to the Midwest and resumed ownership of the Dayton Studio in 2008.

They are not only the franchisees for the Dayton market, but also the master franchisees for the Greater Cincinnati-Dayton metroplex.

Tim and Barbara 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.

New to the world of dance or ready to explore the fun, fitness, and friendship that come with ballroom dance lessons? Click here contact us by email or call (937) 291-2000.