With school starting across the greater Dayton Area your favorite Arthur Murray Dance Center instructor says, “It’s time to get back to dance school!” Our September calendar is out, and it’s loaded with plenty of opportunities for you to refresh yourself with your favorite dance moves, practice dancing with different partners, enhance your private lessons, and just have an overall great time. Struggling with which class is the best fit for you, we asked studio manager and co-franchisee, Craig Johnston, for a description on what each of our classes offer:
Newcomer – This is focused on students who have taken less than 20 lessons.
Associate Bronze – All levels of bronze are welcome, but will focus on Bronze I & II steps with minimal technique.
Full Bronze – More technique driven class that focuses on the higher levels of Bronze.
Silver – Students that are moving into Assoc Silver or above are welcome. (Approval of attendance from Craig)
All Level – This type of group class welcomes all levels of dancers as it is geared towards sequencing for a social dance floor.
Solo Sequence – This type of class is focused on students who want to improve their technique and understanding of all dances.
What are you waiting for? There’s no time like now to head back to the classroom!
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 Supervisor, Craig was responsible for developing a competitive Dance Team that 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 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!