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  • Easter Hours in the Studio…

    Remember that the studio is closed for Good Friday tomorrow, April 2.  In-person private lessons and all Zoom gatherings are not being held for that day. We will be open on Saturday, April 3, for all scheduled in-person distanced private lessons and the Zoom group classes, too. (p.s. Thanks for this Easter meme, Susan S.!)...

  • New BC Health Order

    A temporary roll back of all indoor group activities is now in effect in BC until April 19. In accordance with this latest measure from BC Health, all of our low-intensity, socially spaced indoor group classes will now be taught for remote participation only (via Zoom). Make sure that you have your Zoom link to particpate.  ...

  • St. Patrick’s Party tonight!

    Celebrating a belated St Patrick's Day tonight (Friday, March 20th at 8:15pm) at our Friday Night Zoom Party! Another chance to wear your green and join the party with the beverage of your choice - maybe something Irish or even just something green will do. Make sure you have your email invitation and we will see you then!  ...

  • Rain Formation Link

    Christy's formation from last festival was so awesome!  It's been on Youtube as a private link, so far, but we have opened it up for public access, now: Arthur Murray Coquitlam - Rain Dance Formation...

  • Friday Night Zoom Party tonight!

    A few highlights from Medal Day and it's national "Love your Pet Day" tomorrow so we are meeting everyone's furry, feathered and scaled friends tonight.   Beverage of choice for tonight is something chocolate mint (it's also chocolate mint day today, haha)   Make sure you have your invitation by email to attend....

  • Sad news about Louise Hara

    With a sad heart we announce the passing Louise Hara, a wonderful lady who, along with her husband, Joe, were members of our studio community for some time before moving to Chiliwack relatively recently. She was fun to have around the studio and she loved to dance. For all who knew her, here is a link to her memorial page....

  • Friday Night Zoom Party tonight starting at 8:15pm.

    The last FESTIVAL party was last week and we will be reliving some of the highlights tonight. Lots of dance music and always a few surprises (with a few bad jokes thrown in for good measure). Make sure we have your email to send the link so you can attend, we'd love to have you along!...

  • More exciting news: Date set for our Medal Day 2020!

    With the group recommendations from BC Health now in place, we are able to reschedule our Medal Day 2020 - the plan for which had already exceeded the new recommendations. Medal Day is a covid-prevention-friendly version of our usual Medal Ball - a celebration for students' achievements for passing dance levels by examination. The Medal Day will be a full More

  • Exciting news!! In-person group class attendance reinstated

    The current health orders have been extended as they are until February 5, 2021, so, the recommendations for low intensity groups are extended, too In that spirit we will be reinstating the in-person attendance for group classes starting the week of January 18.  The ballroom has been marked out for the new required measurements. We will be in touch with More

  • Christmas Party 2020! This Friday, December 18

    This is definitely a different year, we are holding our annual Christmas Potluck Party via Zoom!  Join us online with a favourite holiday meal, treat or beverage and we will celebrate together (yet apart)  🙂 Maybe you are having something that's a tradition in your family or background and we'd love to hear about it!  Christy will be showing some More

  • FESTIVAL swag deadline…

    Excited about our first FESTIVAL party is this Friday, December 11. We're headed to beach! Deadline for being on the list to receive the Winter FESTIVAL swag is Thursday, December 10. Sign ups after Dec 10 can still join festival, but may not receive the pre-ordered swag....

  • Ely Apeldoorn March 26, 1940 – December 2, 2020

    Below is the contents of an email we received from Ely's daughter Aisha.  We were saddened to receive this news today about a treasured member of our local dance community. Ely, you will always be fondly remembered by all who knew you. So many wonderful conversations, so many wonderful dances! God bless you! Hello treasured friends of my mom Ely, More

  • FESTIVAL dates added to the December calendar

    We have added FESTIVAL events to the studio calendar for December and January.  There's lots of exciting and fun things coming up! Theme parties on the Friday Night Zoom Parties are listed and there is a dance workshop series on some Mondays teaching Cumbia that we have arranged with Juan de Dios and Cari-Jo Garcia from San Jose, California. Check More

  • Friday Night Zoom Party – tonight 8:15pm

    It's Friday night, you know what that means! That's right, it's the Friday Night Zoom Party at 8:15. Stay connected with all your studio friends and acquaintances, and things that are happening in the studio. Find out all the details about the upcoming FESTIVAL for Winter 2020. We are also revisiting the Ladies' All That Jazz Formation video - since More

  • Medal Day – POSTPONED

    Even though we have a super covid-prevention-friendly format planned in response to our additional health order we have decided to postpone the Medal Day. We are awaiting guidelines from BCHealth, moving forward. Keep in touch to find out when that will be happening......

  • This week’s Friday Night Zoom Party – PIZZA NIGHT!

    Make sure you're coming to the Friday Night Zoom Party tomorrow night (November 20 at 8:15pm) - it's PIZZA NIGHT! Order your favourite pizza for supper tomorrow night and join us from home... Make sure we have your email address to receive your invitation link, we love seeing all of you with us!...

  • Message about Ely – please read

    For everyone who knows Ely in the studio this is an important message from her daughter Aisha. Ely is a much adored studio member whose health has recently been failing. Here is the message: To all my Facebook friends who know my mom, Ely Apeldoorn. I am posting this to share news about my mom’s current state of health. She More

  • Themes set for our Winter FESTIVAL

    FESTIVAL is coming up in the studio, later, and we already have the formation started and lots of people signed up. We are running it as a winter event this year, after the Medal Ball.   Everything will have a covid-prevention-friendly format. For those of you who like to plan ahead here's the list of themes (in case you want More

  • Hallowee…eeek! Starts this week

    This week is our Halloweee...eek! leading up to Halloween. Wear your costume in to the studio any time you come in and you will have your name added to a draw for a prize. The prize will be a basket of Arthur Murray Coquitlam swag and goodies to enjoy over your Halloween weekend.   The draw will be made live More

  • Wednesday Scramble Practices starting next week!

    Welcome to a new, fun way to practice what you've been learning for your dancing! They are Wednesday nights, starting October 7, at 9:00pm and 9:30pm You have to be scheduled in for this if you want to attend.  If you haven't already heard about these make sure to give us a call to find out the details and get More

  • Friday Night Zoom Party tonight, 8:15pm!!

    Looking forward to our Friday Night Zoom Party tonight at 8:15pm. Cocktail-of-the-Week: Caesars! The classic Canadian Cesar recipe is attached (vodka optional for those who prefer to have a mocktail...)   BE CREATIVE WITH YOUR GARNISHES! The most extreme garnishes for your long weekend bloody caesar...

  • Friday, September 25 – Join the Friday Night Zoom Party…

    Looking forward to our Friday Night Zoom Party this week at 8:15pm! We are still holding on to summer for one more week (ok, we know summer's over, especially with the rainstorm all week, but let's pretend for one extra week, haha). So... we have a summery cocktail of the week: the Mango No. 5! Thank you, Laurence, for your More

  • Thanks to everyone for a great SPOTLIGHT BALL 2020!

    What a great time we had this past Saturday with everyone dancing at the Spotlight Ball!  Thank you to everyone who danced and otherwise helped to make this event such a success.  It's exciting to hold events again, even though it's in a new, covid-friendly format.  This event actually gave a chance to enjoy everyone's dancing in a more focused More

  • Studio Hours update

    We have somewhat normalized the studio hours.  The staff are, mostly, in all at the same times now and we have added some hours of operation for Mondays.  Currently the studio hours of operation are: Monday: 5pm to 10pm Tuesday to Friday: 1pm to 10pm Saturday: 10am to 6pm We are continuing to schedule the classes on each hour, with More

  • Silver Class has a new time!

    You heard it here first! Things are normalizing a bit in the studio with scheduling and we have decided to move the Silver group back to (almost) its original time - starting Thursday, September 3 it will be scheduled at 9:00 pm each week....

  • Option to ‘Share a Square’!

    First of all - no, it's not a reference to Seinfeld 😉 We have had several people ask if it's ok that they would share the group class square with someone else in the studio to practice their dancing together.   If that's something you might be interested in we will have the 'Share a Square' list on the bulletin board More

  • Tonight – Our Friday Night Zoom Party 8:15pm

    Join us tonight for our Friday party on Zoom starting at 8:15. Looking forward to a fun evening of music, dancing and sharing some interactive stories with our picture time. Tonight's party brought to you by the colour 'blue' with our Fridation-Libation-cocktail-of-the-week, the Blue Foxtrot: Blue Foxtrot cocktail recipe For those who prefer there is also a 'mocktail' option, too, More

  • Calendar updated for September!

    With our group classes re-launched in July we have a format that is working well, so we are continuing and expanding those 🙂 Event of note coming up is our SPOTLIGHT BALL in-studio event for September 19!  Of course, it's a new pandemic-friendly format.  We're excited about the new possibilities with the new format, we've designed it based on information More

  • Friday Dance Party Night

    Join us for our Friday Night Dance Party!   Every Friday at 8:15pm on Zoom. Music, dancing, some fun presentations and chatting with anyone who wants to chime in 🙂 Make sure we have your email contact so you can receive your invitation link......

  • We are starting to have some events coming up and you might need new shoes! Avalon Dance Shop is having some promotions for dance shoes and other items: July 28th to August 1st, the first person into the store ,every day Tuesday – Saturday, will receive anything at half price, excluding mark down. Hours : 12-4 , Tuesday to Saturday, More

  • The New Arthur Murray Dance Party – Episode 12

    AMI has been running the New Arthur Murray Dance Party on Facebook Live over the past several weeks as a global outreach to studios all around the world. Last week (episode 12) the Coquitlam studio flash mob, that we filmed, was featured as part of the flash mob challenge on the show.   It's cool that they used some of More

  • Pyjama Party tonight at 8:15 pm

    It's the first FESTIVAL theme party night on Zoom.  Make sure you have your invitation to log in because we have lots of fun videos to show, some dancing and, of course, chatting a bit with everyone. Wear your PJ's, bring snacks and beverages - we're going to have a great time 🙂...

  • *Our Students in the News* see Lynne P. tonight…

    Lynne P. is going to be featured as the "Healthcare Hero" for today on the 6:00 Global News tonight! This is the ending segment of the newscast so she will be on near the top of the next hour (around 6:55pm or so). The photo included is how we see her but you will get a different perspective tonight... Make More

  • Covid case at local McDonald’s

    There has been a confirmed covid case at the McDonald's near the studio here in Coquitlam - check in the article below if you went in there during this person's shift so that you know if you need to take any extra precautions. Keep safe, everyone!

  • Celebrate Canada Party – Friday, June 26th on Zoom

    Tomorrow (Friday, June 26) we will be hosting a virtual Celebrate Canada Party at our regular party time on Zoom - 8:15pm. Wear your red and white (we know you have some because you already wore it at the flash mob filming), bring some timmies and your beer for a fun evening of chatting, performances and Canadian trivia......

  • June 13 – Flash Mob tonight at 6:30 pm…

    Meeting tonight in front of the studio front door, outside.  We will dance our flash mob outside (socially distanced, of course), weather permitting -- hope it doesn't pour rain on us, haha. If all goes well (fingers crossed) Patrick will be there with his drone camera for some cool footage.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!  ...

  • New Blog article added today…

    As we continue doing a lot of dancing virtually and practising on our own we need ideas on how to keep our dancing fun and improving. Here's a blog article for 5 ways to Improve your Dancing on Your Own: 5 Ways to Improve Ballroom Dancing on Your Own...

  • Starting June 1 – We are going to be open again!

    For Phase 2 of BC recommendations for local businesses we are opening for private lessons only by appointment the week of June 1! Group classes and practice parties will continue to be held virtually via Zoom. Email, text or phone us for details on how everything is going to work in the studio for this Phase 2 period.    ...

  • Shenanigans Video from May 20th…

    ...or should we say "SHOE-nanigans"?... We were surprised and LOVED the video everyone participated in showing how we are dealing with the "quarantine period" and what the glamorous aspect is for us as dancers at Arthur Murray Coquitlam. The video is on our youtube channel for Arthur Murray Coquitlam and you can watch it on the studio website, too, on More

  • This week is Friends and Family Friday (May 8th at 8:15 pm)

    You're invited to our Friends and Family Friday virtually party this week (May 8th, 8:15 pm)! It's a fun, virtual and interactive party with chatting, dancing and generally partying it up with our fun gang online. We're hosting it by request (thanks for the great idea, Kirby and Emily) and we are making this week our first one. If you're More

  • We’ve started a BLOG

    We have started a new BLOG on the website so keep checking to see more articles to enhance your learning and your experience with Arthur Murray Coquitlam 🙂 *NEW* Arthur Murray Coquitlam BLOG...

  • Update your Contact Info…

    Make sure we have your current contact information - email and texting number - so you will receive the invitation to participate with us on Zoom. Things are gearing up for Zoom Group activities this week......

  • Get Zooming with Arthur Murray Coquitlam 🙂

    With the studio temporarily closed we have some fun things planned for everyone while we are isolating. In order to participate you will need to have access to Zoom, a video conferencing software.  It's free to download and use for personal use. To get Zoom for your PC computer download the first option on:   For Zoom on your More

  • March 31 – Video online from Vanessa!

    We are continuing our closure for this week due to the Covid-19 outbreak in our area.  There are some online resources posted on the Arthur Murray Coquitlam Facebook page, on our Instagram channel and on our Vlogs page on the website... Arthur Murray Coquitlam Vlog Page...

  • Covid-19 update – March 20, 2020

    We are continuing to monitor the press conferences from the BC Health Ministry and there are further restrictions on our interactions mandated in today's March 17th update. They are asking all businesses to maintain a social distancing of 1 to 2 metres for anyone coming in.   As of March 20, 2020 Arthur Murray Coquitlam is temporarily closed.   We will More

  • BC Health Ministry recommendations – Covid-19

    The safety and wellness of our students, Studio staff and families are our first priority. We are continuing to monitor the daily press conferences of Dr. Bonnie Henry, the BC Government's Chief Medical Health Officer. In the March 9th and 10th daily press conferences she announced recommendations to assist in the slowdown of the COVID-19 in our communities. Important items More

  • 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: 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......

  • 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!...

  • 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......

  • 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

  • Big Band Swing Dance in Langley – this Saturday, July 27, 2019

    Dancing to a live band is awesome and here's a chance to bust out some of your swing moves 🙂 Saturday Night Big Band Swing Dance with a Tribute to Frank Sinatra Saturday, July 27, 2019 Doors open: 7:30pm Dance: 8:00pm-11:00pm Fort Langley Community Hall Featuring: Swing Aggregation with guest vocalist, Steve Maddock Facebook link- Ticket Information Fort Langley Jazz 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....

  • 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: 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  ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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


    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