Our Team

Our staff of Ballroom, Latin and social dance teachers hold professional certification with Arthur Murray International and/or the Canadian Dance Teachers Association (CDTA).

At the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Coquitlam we utilize a 'Team Teaching' approach.  This means you get the added benefit of instruction from multiple instructors, all while maintaining the systematic approach that a good single instructor would offer.

Here's our great team:

  • Brent and Barbara

    Brent and Barbara grew up in the rural prairies and met while attending the University of Saskatchewan, just out of high school. Brent studied to be a future psychologist, and Barbara an accountant. For fun, each had joined the U of S Ballroom Dance Club and, along with a group of good friends, spent their first few dancing years obsessively Continue Reading...
  • Christy

    Christy ruined the carpet of every bedroom she ever had as a child - by dancing for hours behind closed doors. In her imagination she was performing on stage and screen, as well as teaching celebrities to dance, act and sing (in imagination land you don't need to take dance lessons to become a teacher to the stars). In her Continue Reading...
  • Barbara Lynn

      Barbara Lynn started dancing ballet at the age of 4 and added jazz, tap and figure skating soon after.  Her first professional performance was in the Pacific Northwest Ballet Company’s version of the “Nutcracker” at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre at the age of 10. Not long after, she joined the professional division of the Vancouver Goh Ballet.  She was Continue Reading...
  • Johnny

    Johnny is keenly interested in people and their personal development on a holistic level - the balance between our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual selves. He is an avid reader with an interest in books focusing on personal development, psychology as well as human behaviour, communication and interaction.   He has diplomas in varied disciplines such as Business Management, Life Skills Continue Reading...
  • Vanessa

    Vanessa's vibrant energy is something that can't be missed - from her boisterous teaching style to her ever-changing hairstyles, she is a force to be reckoned with .  Vanessa spent her childhood learning tap and ballet dancing.  In grade school, Vanessa won her school's public speaking competition, which explains her lack of fear for talking (loudly) and singing (off key) to Continue Reading...
  • Bruno

    Bruno brings an amazing amount of positive energy and enthusiasm to our team. He has been an avid sports enthusiast his whole life – soccer is a favorite as well as intensive study of martial arts primarily Judo and also Ninjitsu. Bruno has an interest in a holistic way of life – he is a Reiki master and is passionate Continue Reading...
  • David

    It was only a matter of time before David would realize that he was destined to work at Arthur Murray. A self-taught guitarist and avid choir member as a youngster, it was clear that he had music in his soul. In his teen and young adult years David was drawn to teaching and leadership roles as a camp counselor and Continue Reading...
  • Saira

    Saira is an athletic person who has always had an interest in sport, music and dance. She played badminton competively for 5 years and also found the joy of teaching others as she coached and mentored junior members of the club. Music has also always been part of her life, she plays piano and ukulele. Over the years, growing up, Continue Reading...
  • Amanda

    Meet Amanda! Our lovely administrative assistant grew up in the interior of BC, where she learned to love the outdoors. She loved camping all summer and was an avid skier in the winters. Having 2 older brothers not only encouraged her to get involved in outdoor adventures, but also to seek out ways to let her feminine side shine. Amanda Continue Reading...
  • You?

    Our studio is growth oriented and there is lots of space here (and other locations) for the right, team-playing individual who loves to develop others' dancing and their own. Contact us about possibilities with our company - Arthur Murray is an organization with unlimited development potential....

What Our Students Are Saying…

  • Testimonial #6

    "When we came to AM, we weren't looking for more "together time".  We already ran a business together, played together, enjoyed each other's company immensely.  But somehow, AM helped us…

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  • Testimonial #5

    "I have taken dance lessons at the Arthur Murray studio in Coquitlam for over three years. I started as a complete novice and have enjoyed every minute of my learning.…

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  • Testimonial #4

    The team at Arthur Murray Coquitlam/Tri-Cities is awesome. I feel welcomed and recognized as an individual by professional yet friendly people who have my best interests at heart. There is…

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  • Testimonial #3

    "When Bonita Caunce asked her husband if he would take ballroom dancing lessons with her I, Brian Caunce, didn't share my wife's vision.  When I pictured ballroom dancing, I thought…

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  • Testimonial #2

    "I love going dancing at Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Coquitlam for a number of reasons.   Over the past seven years I have gone from a casual love to dance…

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