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
Indianapolis Open DanceSport Competition
Walt & Kathy Hartel
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.