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  • 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

  • Workshops next Wednesday (January 13) with Visiting Coach

    Start the new year with a kickstart to your dancing! We have a great visiting coach coming in next week and we are trying something new. There are 2 workshops to take advantage of: one INTERMEDIATE and the other ADVANCED. Make sure that you talk to your teacher about what that means, what dances they are and if your attendance More

  • Christmas Party, tonight, Friday December 18th!

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at the Christmas Party tonight! Twinkling lights, festive music for dancing, potluck food tables and small prize draws all evening. We have also secured the attendance, despite their busy schedules, of our special Christmas guests from the North Pole. A truly festive night in the studio with lots of cheer.   Everyone welcome.   It More

  • Sad News from Rose

    For everyone who knows Rose in the studio, her husband Kevin passed away last week. Below is the information from Rose on his Celebration of Life service this week if you would like to attend. If you cannot attend and you would like to send a card we can forward that to Rose or you can message her via facebook. More

  • Medal Ball Schedule available

    We have the final schedule of heats for the Medal Ball on Saturday!  If you are performing we have individual heat lists printed out for everyone -- talk to your teacher about your heat list. The day is starting with the first heat dancing at 9:30 am.  The ballroom opens at 7:00 am for practice and ideally all practicing would More

  • Halloween photos added

    Holy hoppin' Halloween Party, Batman!  What a big party full of every kind of creature terrestrial and otherwise.  Check out the Photo Albums for a look at all the great costumes and fun... Arthur Murray Dance Coquitlam Halloween 2015 Photos...

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  • We’re looking for your feedback…

    There's a new hot-off-the-press Suggestion Box at the studio and we are looking for your feedback! We've been approaching our long term students for their feedback on some of the things that we've been implementing since the big move earlier this year. So far there has been some great feedback and we're making some changes based on them so make More

  • Staff Training Weekend Saturday, September 26 – STUDIO CLOSED

    We are closed for a staff training weekend this Saturday, September 26.  As part of the Arthur Murray franchise we have the opportunity to constantly upgrade our training.  We're going to be learning some great new stuff so we can teach you even better! We will be back in the studio on Tuesday for the regular schedule of lessons.  See More

  • Saturday Storm – Studio Still Standing!!

    Quite the weekend and just in time for September to start... 110km winds, heavy rain and power outage for 3 days. Thanks everyone for their 'gung ho' attitude on Saturday braving the broken trees, downed power lines and lights out at the studio - the "Tango in the Dark" group class and practice was a hoot! We have students who More

  • Visiting Coach next week, July 14 & 16

    We have a visiting coach in the studio next week.  This is a great opportunity to get some different perspectives on your dancing. There is a workshop in Thursday, July 16 at 8:15 open to students Bronze 1 and above - ask your teacher about details, cost, appropriateness of your attendance, etc. There are also coaching lessons available during the More

  • Volunteering Opportunity

    Irene B.  has asked if there is anyone able to help out this coming weekend at the Port Moody Ribfest this coming weekend for July 10 - 12.  It's at Rocky Point Park featuring some of the best "Ribbers" out there.  This is all in support of the Rotary Club of Port Moody, an organization that sponsors many worthy projects More

  • Canada Day Studio Schedule

    We are open on Tuesday June30, then closed on Wednesday, July 1st for Canada Day. We are back in the studio for Thursday, July 2 with all the regular lesson times, group classes, etc.  See everyone then.. Happy Canada Day!...

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  • Carnival Theme Party photos added

    Check out the Photo Albums for some pictures of our latest Festival theme party.  This was a pretty raucous party with lots of surprises in it, what a fun time! The photo albums are on the Student Info Centre page or you can click here  to go to the album directly: Carnival Theme Dance Party Photo Album...

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  • Showcase Photos – Machala Photography

    Photos available for viewing and purchase from Machala Photography.  First, click the link: http://machalaphotography.zenfolio.com 1, Select:  My Photograph (upper part of the screen) 2.  Select:  All my photos 3. Select: Ballroom (gallery requires a password) 4.  Password: Ballroom (cap sensitive) 5. Select the gallery (event) you wish to look at.  Everyone has access to look at them but cannot download More

  • Showcase Pictures Gallery added…

    We are so proud of how everyone danced at the Showcase this year.  There were a number of comments from our judges about the ease of how our students move out on the floor. Pictures are now uploaded online in the photo albums (check out the Student Info Centre page) and there are more playing at the studio on big More

  • Upcoming events

    We have several dates set now for events over the summer and into autumn: Spring Festival schedule (6 weeks of events, check the calendar or brochure at the studio) Henderson Mall dance showcase (July 25, 2015) Spotlight Ball in the studio (August 28, 2015) Medal Ball (November 14, 2015)....

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  • Festival Themes for Spring 2015

      Check out the calendar for the full slate of events during Spring Festival.  Here is a brief list of the main events we have planned:     Theme Parties: Friday, May 22 Wild Wild West 9:00 pm Friday, May 29 Carnival 9:00 pm Friday, June 12 Psychedelic 9:00 pm Friday, June 26 Oh Canada 9:00 pm Dinner Dance: Thursday, More

  • Saturday Practices continued until end of June

    The Saturday practice sessions are working out well so we have decided to run them at least until the end of June.  It's becoming a great option for those who cannot make either the Wednesday or Friday practices. All students welcome to come in and practice what you`ve been learning!...

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  • Students in the news…

    Irene was interviewed for an article in the Coqutlam NOW regarding their "Women in Business" feature. They couldn't have picked a better spokesperson for local successful businesswomen. We're proud of you Irene!...

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  • Arthur Murray Coquitlam has a new sign!

    After months of preparations and delays we have now have an outdoor sign.  It is facing toward Woolridge and is visible from Highway 1 (for a brief moment).  Hopefully it will help new students to find our front door when they are coming to us the first time....

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  • For all who knew Jim Dunsmore…

    ...there will be an open house at the Dunsmore residence from 1:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Sunday, March 8.   We are all celebrating our experiences we had knowing Jim. In true memory of Jim, everyone attending is required to wear a silly hat -- or one will be supplied for you --but, believe us when we say you will More

  • PBS Ballroom Dancing is back! America’s Ballroom Challenge

    The legendary PBS coverage is back this year on America's Ballroom Challenge.  It is airing on PBS in 3 parts on Fridays, April 24, May 1 and May 8, each at 9:00 pm. It was filmed last November at the Ohio Star Ball, one of the world's largest ballroom competitions, organized by Sam Sodano, long time coach with Arthur Murray More

  • Special Room Rate for Showcase – Westin BayShore

      It's the Arthur Murray Showcase on Saturday May 9, 2015 for the Greater Vancouver area!  If you would like to stay at the Bayshore Hotel downtown for the event we do have a special room rate secured.  It is $209.00 based on double occupancy.   Cutoff date for the special rate is Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  When you call More

  • Latest Student Spotlight Ad

    Featuring Gerry and Joan... Make sure to look out for Gerry and Joan in the Coquitlam NOW newspaper, they are the most recent stars in our Student Spotlight Ad series. They were in that paper last week and will be appearing again.   You can also see an ad copy on facebook to read it:   Gerry Joan Arthur Murray Dance Ad More