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
Teresa Macalolooy – Top Newcomer Female
Craig – 6th Top Teacher
INDIANAPOLIS OPEN DANCESPORT COMPETITION
Fran Duntz – Top 20 Student & Top Student
Walt & Kathy Hartel – Top Couple, Top Student & Top 20 Student (Kathy)
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.