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  • Machala Photography – Professional Photos from Medal Ball available

    From Machala Photography: Greetings Fellow Dancers, The Machala Photography Team is pleased to inform you that the Arthur Murray Medal Ball 2019 pictures have been uploaded and are ready for your viewing pleasure. If you are accessing the website from the internet, follow the instruction listed below. Website: http://machalaphotography.zenfolio.com Once on the website, go to My Photographs (drop down menu) More

  • Photos added from our Gatsby themed Medal Ball!

    Check out the photos from the Gatsby themed Medal Ball this past Saturday.  (Remember there are lots more of them running this week on the studio photo screen.  So make sure to have a look when you're in.) So proud of all our graduates from the different levels and our performance participants - our veteran performers and some first-timers who More

  • New Additional Entry option for Medal Ball…

    We have a new entry option for our Medal Ball participants - It's an inter-studio 'mystery heat', something fun for our more adventurous participants who are willing to take on the challenge! Talk to any of your teachers or one of the 'Barbaras' for more info......

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  • Calendar Updated!

    A bit of a tardy calendar update but we are online with an updated calendar until the beginning of November. Check out all the great upcoming events!...

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  • Saturday, August 31st – Long Weekend details

    This Saturday, August 31, is the long weekend and a chance to improve your dancing skill! There will be no group classes or practice in the studio on that day but Brent and the 'Barbaras' will all be in the studio for private lessons. There are still a few left so make sure to book one in......

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  • GUEST PARTY this Friday, August 9th – 8:15 pm

    BE OUR GUEST 😃 Last reminder that the Guest Party is this Friday, August 9th at 8:15 pm! Try out some fun, easy dance steps and see what a great group of staff and students we have in the studio. Meet'nGreet at 8:15 pm Guest Lesson in the back room at 9:00 pm (Bronze 1&2 Lesson in main room) Practice More

  • Ladies’ formation for Medal Ball – Practices starting now

    We are already gearing up for our Medal Ball this October - it's a Gatsby 1920's theme - and for the first time we are taking a ladies' formation! Practices starting Saturday, July 20. There are requirements in place, in order to make it a success (practice attendance, costuming, etc) - so make sure you clarify those with Christy.   More

  • Sad news about Raj

    We are shocked and saddened to hear of Raj Sidhu's sudden passing. As a long-term student in our studio he was one super popular guy, universally liked and well-regarded. We are all going to miss his wit, fun-loving nature and deadpan jokes. Rest in Peace - we're sure you're dancing in heaven right now, Raj! For everyone who knew Raj More

  • Victoria Day – Private Lessons by appointment

    The studio is technically closed this Saturday (May 18th) for the Victoria Day long weekend so there are no group classes or practices for that day BUT... there are private lessons scheduled by appointment for that day.  You are also welcome to come in and practice on your own at any time throughout the day....

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  • Professional Photos from Showcase by Machala Photography

    Greetings Fellow Dancers, The Machala Photography Team is pleased to inform you that the Arthur Murray Showcase 2019 pictures have been uploaded and are ready for your viewing pleasure. Please feel free to share it with friends and family. 2019 Showcase If you are accessing the website from the internet, follow the instruction listed below. Website: http://machalaphotography.zenfolio.com Once on the More

  • Showcase Photos Added!

    Great photos online but, remember, we have a lot more of them running on the 'big screen' at the studio... Showcase 2019 – March 09 at the Marriott Pinnacle Vancouver  ...

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  • Showcase this Friday, March 9th

    Showcase - March 9th, 2019 Marriott Pinnacle 1128 West Hastings Street, Vancouver The deadline for attendance has come and gone. We are looking forward to a fun and exciting event! There's a nice large group of Arthur Murray Coquitlam-ites representing at the dinner. Something exciting and different for this year, there will be a feature couple show, Drew and Krista More

  • This Saturday (Feb 2) – DROP-IN DAY!

    This Saturday, February 2, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm is our drop-in day. We are having free lessons - private, group and practice for anyone who wants to attend and see what we are all about. Call/text or email ahead for more info... http://dancecoquitlam.ca/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Promo-video-Drop-in-Day-Feb2019.mp4...

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  • Temporary Calendar up for January

    For everyone who checks out the studio calendar regularly and, let's face it, who doesn't?? 😉 a temporary calendar is now filled in for January. Here are some important future dates that you need to know beyond that... Saturday, January 26 - We are closed for our staff training weekend - Learning more to show you some great new things More

  • Photos Added – Dinner Dance vs Hillbilly Hoedown

    It's been a week of contrasts for our studio courtesy of our Fall FESTIVAL events.  An elegant Dinner Dance Thursday night followed by the decidedly less classy Hillbilly Hoedown on Friday night. Photos are uploaded for both, you can decide which look suits us best 🙂 All Photo Albums...

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  • Food and Toy Drive 2018

    It's December today and we are starting our Food and Toy Drive for the food bank at SHARE Community Services of the Tri-Cities. Help us out by bringing some food or toys when you're in the studio. We've brought thousands of pounds of food to the food bank over the years and hoping to add lots more this year! Here More

  • FESTIVAL time is here! Join the 6-week party…

    It's time for our Fall Festival:  a 6-week long series of theme parties, special group classes, formation practices, performance opportunities and dinner dance. As a 'perk' for being a current Arthur Murray Coquitlam student, the purpose of every Festival is to spend whatever fees associated toward parties and fun for all those enrolled.  We've planned lots of activities - we More

  • Lost-and-Found – Medal Ball 2018

    What a great event this past Saturday at the Marriott Hotel for our Medal Ball!  Here are a few items that got left behind after the big party so give us a call if one of them is yours... Ladies' "Lululemon" casual black jacket:     Men's "Zara Men" black velvet formal jacket:   Ladies' "BCBG Madazria" pink/magenta dress with More

  • Studio Closed for Thanksgiving Weekend – Saturday, October 6th

    Have a great Thanksgiving, everyone! The studio will be closed on Saturday, October 6th for the Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy the weekend with family and friends - we will see you again on our regular Tuesday schedule. In addition, keep in mind that there is now only ONE MORE WEEK before the Medal Ball next Saturday, our gala event for autumn! More

  • Studio Closed this Saturday, September 29th

    We are closed for our bi-annual Area 6 Teacher Training this weekend.  The studio is still open for Friday night so make sure to come in for a dance! The photo is a new picture on the studio wall. We found it on one of our recent trips and could not avoid getting it for the studio. We are pretty More

  • HAIR AND MAKEUP FOR MEDAL BALL – October 13th

    Dionne and Ushi will be available for hair and makeup in the morning from 6:00 am onwards. Price: starts at $40 for hair, $40 for makeup Additional cost for eyelashes, hair extensions, or rhinestones for extra glam Appointments hosted in their hotel room at the event so ladies can feel comfortable to arrive in casual clothes or even their pajamas, More

  • Guest Party – Wednesday, September 19th at 7:00 pm

    We have had a number of requests to host another Guest Party so here it is! Make sure to tell all those friends and acquaintances who have been asking you about your dance lessons to come in and see the studio. Even if you don't have anyone this time who can make it, come on in that night to help More

  • Dance Wear Sale and Exchange – NEW TIME

    Take note that the Dance Wear Sale and Exchange hosted by Diana Rose Custom Apparel and the White Rock Arthur Murray Studio on Sunday September 9 will start at 2:00 pm. A great chance to try on some costumes and see if there might be something that works well for you.  Check out the full info... Dance Wear Sale and More

  • Spotlight Ball this Friday…

    Spotlight Ball this Friday, August 24th at 7:00 pm! This is a ticketed, reserved-seating event (25$ per person). Adjudicated demonstrations, social dance floor and lots of snack food (leave some room after dinner!). There are still a few last minute seats available if you want to attend and it's a great opportunity to invite a guest. We do need to More

  • Room Reservation Link for Medal Ball 2018 (October 13)

    On the horizon of studio events is Medal Ball on October 13, 2018! We are going to be partying at the Marriott Pinnacle in downtown Vancouver. A full day of performances, dinner and lots of social dancing with all of our local Arthur Murray Studios attending. We have a special room rate if you would like to arrange a room More

  • Machala Photography – link to more Showcase Photos

    An invitation from Machala Photography--- You are invited to view my "2018 Showcase" gallery. Remember to secure your personal gallery password for future use and avoid delays in adding images of your beautiful dancing to your gallery. Password reset is not automated. With regards to the main gallery the password is case sensitive. password: Ballroom Printing services are available through More

  • Photos added from Showcase this past Saturday…

    Check out some of the great photos of our dancers at our recent gala event, the Arthur Murray Vancouver Area Showcase! It was fun to try something different this time with a New York Glam theme and an evening 'mixer'. Arthur Murray Coquitlam Dance Photo Album Page There are lots more photos at the studio running on the 'Big Screen' More

  • Gift Cards – Arthur Murray Coquitlam

    The perfect Christmas gift for someone special - An Arthur Murray Coquitlam Gift Card! It works great to introduce new people to the studio or for someone already here .   We can arrange a gift card for a program or simply a value amount - whatever works best for the person you're giving to. NEW THIS YEAR: A gift box More

  • Vince Lim

    It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Vince Lim, a long time and member of the Arthur Murray Coquitlam community. He had been away from the studio for some months, dealing with some health issues, and his passing was sudden and unexpected. Vince was always supportive of the studio and everyone in it. He had an More

  • Photos added!!! Medal Ball 2017

    Posted online are some of the photos of our performers on Medal Ball day from October 14th. Arthur Murray Coquitlam Dance Photo Album - Medal Ball 2017 Make sure to come in to the studio, there are lots more of these running on the 'big screen' 😉...

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  • Medal Ball – General Schedule updated on Studio Calendar

    The schedule for the day is online on the Arthur Murray Coquitlam studio calendar - if you know your heat numbers you can see approximately when you'll be going on the floor.  Remember that the times are approximate and the event may even run early so be sure to be in the ballroom at least 10 to 15 minutes before More

  • 31 Day Dance Challenge – Puget Sound Arthur Murray Studios

    Arthur Murray Dance Schools of the Puget Sound (Greater Seattle and beyond) put together a 31 Day Dance Challenge for the month of October.  There is still time to get on board, we are reposting each day of the challenge on our own Arthur Murray Coquitlam Facebook page ...or you can view them directly on Youtube starting with Day 1 More

  • DEADLINE for hotel rate for Medal Ball 2017

    Just so everyone knows: The DEADLINE for booking a hotel room at the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown for the Medal Ball at the special rate is tomorrow, September 22. The link is below. Looking forward to a fun event ! Hotel Registration for Arthur Murray Medal Ball 2017...

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  • GUEST PARTY – Wednesday, September 20th, 7:00 pm

    A chance to introduce someone you know to the studio. We have all had people exclaim "I've always wanted to do that!" when they hear about our dancing and here is their big chance.  The Guest Party will have a guest group lesson, practice time, snacks and demonstrations. Bring someone or just come in to help us host the newbies More

  • Spotlight Ball August 18th at 7:00 pm

      Spotlight Ball - Friday, August 18th.   Remember that all groups and practices are cancelled for that night. Adjudicated performances, food, lots of general dancing and things get rolling around 7:00 pm. Hope you're attending this year's event and have your ticket.  We now have all the seating arranged and food ordered.  Sorry to say but we are not really More

  • Reminder: Studio will be closed tomorrow, July 8th

    The studio will be closed tomorrow, Saturday, July 8th for our Arthur Murray Dance Camp staff training weekend. We are open again to everyone on Tuesday - all charged up and inspired with new techniques and information! Hope everyone is enjoying the great summer day   Pop in for a nice cool, refreshing summer evening dance at the studio tonight......

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  • Here is a link to the map of the Canada Day Dancing in the Park tomorrow. Coquitlam Canada Day - Town Centre Park Map We are going to be in the paved basketball court area. It's the square in the big orange "Adventure Park" area at the top of the map and to the right, just up from the purple More

  • Avalon Dance Shop is moving!

    Avalon Dance Shop is moving to the Delta Shoppers Mall - #120 - 8037 120th Street, (North) Delta, BC.  They will be closed from June 24th to July 10th for moving stock, opening again on July 11th at the Delta location. Revised hours of operation will be: Tuesday to Friday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday:  10:00 am to 5:00 More

  • Photos – Vancouver Dance-O-Rama, April 27 – 30

    What a great event at the Wall Centre Hotel for the Vancouver Dance-O-Rama!  Jam-packed with activity, there were 49 studios in attendance with over 10,000 entries danced over the 3 days.  Coquitlam Arthur Murray had a large team participating, everyone danced so well, made us so proud and we had the honour of winning the Top Studio Award for Group More

  • Events for Spring Festival 2017

    Festival time is soon here at Arthur Murray Coquitlam!  Every spring and every autumn we have a series of events, just for the fun of it... always a lot of fun and a way to participate and find the true spirit of our studio. All the dates are now on the calendar for the theme parties, special group classes and More

  • Photos added from Ballroom Blitz!

    Check out some of the photos from the Ballroom Blitz this past Saturday!  There are lots more of them at the studio running on the big screen 😉 Here is the link to the Arthur Murray Dance Coquitlam Photo Albums page....

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  • One week to Ballroom Blitz! (Saturday, Mar 4)

    Yeah, it's the Ballroom Blitz! - our in-house recital and dance party held each spring.  It is a ticketed, seated event so we need to know ahead if you're coming (no tickets at the door).  This is a fun in-house showcase style event.  We will have a visiting adjudicator, performances, generous snack table and lots of open dance floor for More

  • Behold, the new Instagram Queen, Vanessa!

    If you are on social media at all, you will no doubt notice a lot more Instagram activity with the studio.  You can also keep track of the Instagram posts on the "Student Info" page on the studio website if you don't want to sign on to Instagram directly. This new level of activity is because Vanessa has taken on More

  • Saturday, January 28th, 2017 – “The Christy Takeover”

    Join the Revolution! - "The Christy Takeover" tomorrow (Saturday, January 28th). Most of us are away at a professional training weekend and as it happened Christy was unable to come with us this time....so... Christy will be leading all the group classes and practice party. She needs your help to keep the volume up in the studio without Vanessa   More

  • More Photos from Medal Ball

    More photos from the Medal Ball last November at Machala Photography.  Just type in "Ballroom" as your password (this password is case sensitive).  You can order a copy of any of the photos from the site....

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  • Studio Christmas Hours…

    Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Remember that the studio is closed on Friday, December 23rd to Monday, December 26th. We are back in the studio on Tuesday, December 27th so make sure you come in for a dance then 🙂 Thank you Rick and Margaret for this Christmas tree photo - every year their family names their tree and this More

  • Big Week at Arthur Murray Coquitlam: 3 Big Parties!!

    It's a big week this week at Arthur Murray Coquitlam, be prepared to party your little socks off! Wednesday, December 14th  Anniversary Party - 7:30 pm.  Special Guest in attendance to promote our Food and Toy Drive for Share Family Services. Thursday, December 15th Festival Participants' Dinner Dance - 7:00 pm at Meadow Gardens Golf Club.  Regular schedule of group More

  • Arthur Murray Students in the News…

    Grant is receiving accolades again for his work catching those with excessive speed on the road. This article is from the end of September but still relevant. Thanks, Mark, for forwarding this in to us... Vancouver Sun article - Excessive Speeding...

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  • Lots Happening This Week at Arthur Murray Coquitlam…

    All through Festival leading up to the Christmas Party there are SO MANY parties and dance opportunities! This week coming up (in addition to our regular schedule): South America Theme Party - Friday night, Dec 9 at 9:00 pm Festival Participants Group Class - Saturday, Dec 10 at 5:00 pm Forecast is for cold this week so best warm up More

  • Salsa Workshops, Wednesday November 30

    Wednesday, November 30 we have an opportunity to learn from a great visiting coach. Salsa is on the agenda with 2 workshops in 2 levels, starting with an intermediate level class at 8:15 pm. The second, more advanced, workshop at 9:00 pm will build on the material taught in the first class. Make sure to ask your teachers or supervisor More

  • Workshops with visiting coach this Saturday, November 5th…

    We have a visiting coach in the studio this Saturday, November 5. There are 2 workshops for that day: 5:00 pm - Men's Styling (great for the guys with Medal Ball coming up) 5:45 pm - Intermediate Rumba An opportunity to learn some new skills from a great Arthur Murray Traveling Consultant, ask your teachers for details and if your More

  • Guest Party TODAY Saturday, September 24th, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Come on in and meet us!  A free event, everyone is welcome. Lots of general dancing (open dance floor), snacks, demonstrations and a guest lesson geared for those who haven't danced before. This is a chance for our current students to bring in someone you think would enjoy dancing at Arthur Murray Coquitlam - we have all had people tell More

  • Date for Medal Ball !!!

    We are excited to have a date confirmed for our gala event for the autumn!  It is going to be on Saturday, November 26th at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel. Performances by students and staff with an elegant dinner dance in celebration of our students graduating from the different syllabus levels.  Be sure to ask about what is involved More

  • New Dance Show casting at NBC in the US

    You heard it here first!  NBC is now casting in the US for a new dance show called First Dance.  It's about wedding couples and entire wedding parties learning to dance. Working with so many wedding couples, as we do, this could get get interesting adding the American national broadcasting to the mix 😉 If you know someone from the More

  • Photos added from Unique Dance-O-Rama

    There are now added photos from our team who attended the Unique Dance-O-Rama in Irvine, California recently.  We are so proud of how you represented the studio out there! Check them out on the Arthur Murray Coquitlam Dance Photo Albums page....

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  • Inspiring story from Arthur Murray Studio in Israel

    What an inspiring video of one man's use of ballroom dancing as part of his therapy on his journey with Parkinson's. Great to hear such wonderful stories from other Arthur Murray studios, this one based in Israel. You can vote to have this video presented at the World Parkinson Congress this year in Portland. Thanks, Chuan, for forwarding the video More

  • Things you should know, continued. Thing 4

    Wait just a second I forgot the Thing 4! So much going on - so I knew there was more. The 21st and 22nd of June are the days that a visiting coach will be coming our way. There are workshops and lessons that you can attend to inspire and get you up off your rear-end. So calling all students More

  • New Studio Events – 3 things you need to know about…

    So much going on at the studio - 3 things you need to know about! Magical, Mystical Theme Party this Friday, June 3rd, 9:00 pm after group class.  Be as innovative and creative with your costuming as you want, or just come as you are for a fun night of dancing and showtime.   It's official!  We are taking part More

  • Avalon Dance Shop Sale: May 28 to June 5

    If you're needing new dance shoes now might be the time to go for it - Avalon is having their annual shoe sale from May 28 to June 5 with shoes 30 to 75% off.  There are other dance wear sale items as well.  For details give Renate' a call at 604-874-2461 or check out the Avalon Dance Shop website....

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  • For everyone who knows Dove…

    For those of you who know Dove in the studio, she has recently had a tragic event occur with a house fire and loss of some her beloved animals she trains. Here is a link to her friend Nina Durante's facebook page for anyone who would like to help out.  ...

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  • Showcase Photos at Machala Photography

    Check out the photos from this years Showcase on the Machala Photography website.  You can browse the photos and purchase ones that you would like to have in your collection permanently. The link is below, the PASSWORD for access is "Ballroom" and it is case sensitive: Link to Machala Photography Dance Photos...

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  • Showcase Photos added…

    Just uploaded the showcase photos to the album on the website.  There are still some issues with the photo album so for now there are 2 albums to make sure that all the uploaded photos are online.  There are lots more photos on the picture roll running at the studio in the main ballroom so make sure you come in More

  • Wedding Show video link

    Lots happening at the studio - Festival is starting next week, pictures from showcase are about to be posted and here is a video from the wedding show that we danced in last week: Johnny got married again, (this time to Vanessa) and our dance demo is at 1:45... All Dressed in White Wedding Show Video...

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  • Spring Festival starting week of May 16, 2016

    It's that time of year again for our spring series of theme parties, extra group classes, performance opportunities and an 'out of studio' dinner dance experience! Festival is an opportunity to be in involved in the true spirit of our studio and the associated series of events is provided at cost.  It's all about socializing and having fun together while More

  • Congratulations to all of our Showcase Participants!

    Our premier event for the year, Showcase, was this past Saturday, May 7 at the Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver. What a great day full of exciting performances, lots of general dancing/open dance floor and an elegant dinner dance together.  We are so proud of our students and staff for representing us so well at this event. Photos to follow soon, More