COVID-19 STUDIO REOPENING

May 14, 2020 | As you may have already heard, we are reopening our studio next Monday, May 18. We recognize that our students have many questions and concerns with respect to the COVID-19 corona virus, and we are reaching out to all of you today to share with you what we are doing to help ensure your safety, comfort, and health when you are in our studio with us. At this time, we are ready to take all the necessary precautions by following the CDC guidelines, and look forward to seeing many of you sooner than later!

What we are doing:
Soft Opening:
We are phasing in both the staff and students for on-site lessons over a 3 week period to minimize the number of people in the studio, gradually ramping up, but at no time over 10 people at once (until approved by Governor DeWine).
During this transition period, we will also offer virtual private lessons on Zoom for those students who may wish to delay their on-site lessons for a period.
Group classes and Party Practice Sessions will continue to be offered only virtually on Zoom until further notice.

During Entry:
We will be taking the temperatures of all the studio staff members and students upon entry to the facility each day, using a touch-less thermometer. Staff or students with temperatures of 100 degrees F or greater will be not permitted in the facility.
Face coverings will be required in the studio upon entry by all staff and students (no visitors permitted to attend appointments at this time). Please bring your own. If you are unable to bring one, a disposable mask will be provided to you.
Hand washing is vital to the staff and students, and we request that each person, upon entering the facility, wash their hands in one of the multiple restrooms.

Social Distancing/Minimizing Contact:
The studio will have partitions set up to ensure separation of lessons. There will be 3 dedicated spaces for rhythm dancing, a continuous loop around the perimeter for smooth dancing, and the small ballroom available for virtual lessons (teacher to student at home) and wedding couples.
We also offer hand sanitizers in many locations throughout the studio for periodic use.
Disposable gloves will be available at the front desk for voluntary use.
At the onset, we will teach “touch-less” lessons.
Staff will be required to wear disposable gloves and students may also wear gloves (voluntary)

Continuous Disinfecting:
Touch surfaces will be cleaned and sanitized multiple times each day.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns at info@amdcdayton.com.

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 280 dance centers worldwide. Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton consistently ranks among the top ten percent of schools worldwide.

AMD Dances For A Special Wish

The instructors of Arthur Murray Dance Center in Dayton are once again giving back to the community in this year’s Valentines Dance to benefit Dayton’s A Special Wish.  “A Special Wish is such an incredible organization and this is a wonderful chance for our studio to give back to the community,” said Barbara Haller, co-owner of Arthur Murray in Dayton. “Our instructors have been practicing for months with their community celebrities.  And we encourage everyone to vote for their favorite star and give to the children of Dayton.”

Dayton Ballroom Dance Lessons2020 participants include instructors from Arthur Murray Dance Center in Dayton (Craig, Amanda, Olivia, and Guillermo)  and a number of community celebrities including Eric Gagliano, Monty Mabry, Shannon Carlson, Andrew Mitakides, Jessica Saunders, and Janet Moland.

The 15th Annual Valentines Dance is a wonderful night of dancing and great music and boasts a much-anticipated “Dancing with the Dayton Stars” dance competition. Featuring local community leaders paired with professional dancers as they leave it all on the dance floor in their quest to capture the coveted mirrored ball trophy! All proceeds from the dance will go directly to A Special Wish to grant the wishes of local children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.

Click here for tickets and to vote for your favorite celebrity.

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 280 dance centers worldwide. Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton consistently ranks among the top ten percent of schools worldwide.

About A Special Wish:  A Special Wish Foundation – Dayton has been making special wishes come true for local children for over 30 years. These wishes wouldn’t be possible without the continued generosity of the community. I ask you to join ASW and continue to give local Wish Kids and their families memories that will last a lifetime.

AMD Dances With The Kettering Stars

The instructors of Arthur Murray Dance Center in Dayton came together once again to help the community in this year’s Dancing with the Kettering Stars to benefit the Kettering Police Foundation. “It’s an incredible opportunity for our studio to give back to the community with an organization as worthwhile as the Kettering Police Foundation.” said Barbara Haller, co-owner of Arthur Murray in Dayton. “Our instructors had so much fun helping our community celebrities learn their routines and develop a passion for dance.”

2019 participants included all of the instructors from Arthur Murray Dance Center in Dayton and a number of community celebrities including Mark Schwieterman – Kettering City Manager, Amy Schrimpf – Government Affairs Director for the Dayton Development Coalition, Lourdes Lambert – Principal at Archbishop Alter High School, Bethany Roush – Account Manager, and Matt Barnes – Police Officer.

This year’s winning team was Bethany Roush and Arthur Murray Dance Director, Craig Johnston. Bethany graduated from Fairmont in 2009. She is married to her high school sweetheart and is the mother to a two-year-old daughter. Bethany loves cheering on the Firebirds, Dayton Pizza, and the Chicago Cubs. Bethany works full-time as an account manager and was the 2018-2019 Holiday at Home Kettering, Ohio President.

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.

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 280 dance centers worldwide. Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton consistently ranks among the top ten percent of schools worldwide.

 

Champions at Superama 2019

This year’s Superama in Las Vegas was one of the best that we’ve ever participated in. The largest Superama ever, Craig Johnston, Fran Duntz, Ann Bockrath, Bob and Diane Johnson, Sarah Hunter, Barbara Haller, Amanda Horn, Steve Rose, Olivia Frederick, Michael LaCaze, and not pictured, Doug Berger, represented Team Dayton.

“We are thrilled with how well our team performed.” said Barbara Haller, co-owner of Arthur Murray Dance Center in Dayton.  “Not only did we have a big group of students who participate, but they all walked away winners!”

  • Fran danced over 200 entries with her instructor, Craig, all with outstanding marks.
  • Ann, competing as a Newcomer with her instructor, Craig, placed 5th out of 40 in the Newcomer All Around.
  • Sarah, competing as a Newcomer and as an Associate Bronze (one level higher than her newcomer status) with her instructor, Craig, placed 6th out of over 40 in the Associate Bronze All Around. Congratulations to Michael (and his instructor Olivia) who won Overall Top Newcomer Male Student.
  • Steve (with his instructor Amanda) won Overall Top Bronze Male Student.
  • Craig was named Top Teacher. What an incredible few days. Be sure to see all of our pictures on arthurmurraydayton.com

Our students and instructors are already planning the next competition, World Dance-O-Rama, March 17 – 22, 2020 in New Orleans.

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 280 dance centers world wide. Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton consistently ranks among the top ten percent of schools worldwide.

Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton Wins 2018 Outstanding Facility

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 8, 2018

Dayton, Ohio – Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton, an award-winning Arthur Murray Franchise Dance Studio, announced today that it has received the 2018 Outstanding Facility Award at the 2018 Arthur Murray Franchise Meeting in Miami, FL.

“We are thrilled to have received this award,” commented Barbara Haller, Co-owner of Arthur Murray Dayton for 3 decades. “The second oldest franchise in the United States, Arthur Murray Dance Studios has been operating for 106 years. We are excited that the Dayton studio has been operating continuously since 1946.”

Located at its current location at 17 Prestige Plaza Dr. in Miamisburg since 1995, the most recent improvements to the studio include new exterior signage, new wall treatments, new lighting, and new furniture.

About Arthur Murray Dance Center Dayton:

Locally owned for over three decades, Arthur Murray is Dayton’s most exciting ballroom dance experience at the area’s most beautiful dance studio! Arthur Murray is the oldest and largest of national and international dance studios, with 280 dance centers worldwide. The Dayton Arthur Murray Dance Center consistently ranks among the top ten percent of schools worldwide.

The Arthur Murray Stage Show: What a Wonderful World

You should not be anywhere but Finkelman Auditorium on Saturday, June 18th at 7:30 p.m.

The Arthur Murray Stage Show

The Arthur Murray Stage Show: What a Wonderful World

Written by Barbara Haller

A truly great show featuring the top ballroom professionals in the Cincinnati/Dayton Metroplex, amazing vocal and lyrical guest artists, professional & amateur performances that are bound to amaze you and so much more!!!! Even the theater director gets in on this show and that is certainly a rarity!

The Arthur Murray Stage Show
The show, What a Wonderful World, celebrates all things life-affirming. On the heels of the most recent tragedy in Orlando we all need that!

An even greater cause! One hundred percent of the ticket sales ($15 in advance and $20 at the door) go directly to the Greater Dayton Humane Society. This is a no kill, non-profit organization that fosters and places dogs, cats, rabbits and even mice, in good homes while training their people to be responsible pet owners.

The Arthur Murray Stage Show

There will be a pet adoption in the lobby prior to the show and the president of the Humane Society will address the audience, puppy in arms! There is a silent auction as well benefiting this wonderful cause, which is so close to our hearts. You will need to read the program to discover why that is, however.

For tickets contact any of your local Arthur Murray Dance Centers (see info below). We promise you will not be sorry! It is like Dancing with the Stars without having to travel to Los Angeles!

Details:

Location: Dave Finkelman Auditorium
Miami University Middletown Campus
4200 N University Blvd., Middletown, OH 45042

Tickets: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Time: Doors open at 7:00pm, Show starts at 7:30pm

To purchase tickets, contact:
Dayton Arthur Murray Dance Center
937-291-2000
Montgomery Arthur Murray Dance Center
513-790-9100
West Chester Arthur Murray Dance Center
513-759-5959