What's Shakin' at Arthur Murray Coquitlam:

Updated May 22, 2024

Spring FESTIVAL is starting this week! – the calendar for that is now on the Upcoming Events page.  The first party will be a Kick-Off Party where you can see a bit of a preview of all the fun activities in store for May and June.  

The upcoming Theatre Show is a Sunday afternoon show at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody on July 7, 2024 starting at 2:00pm.  Registrations to dance a performance in the show are now closed – we have reached capacity for performers for the event.  It’s going to be a great time with a fun, catered after-party, so opportunities are there for audience tickets until the end of June.  Guests are definitely welcome, just make sure to secure a seated ticket for them. 

The next major future event that still has an opportunity to register for participation is our late summer in-studio event, Spotlight Ball, to held on August 23.  It’s a Friday evening event with the exact start time TBD so keep checking for that.  Registrations for this event’s participation will be coming up soon.

In our future, for fall, Medal Ball 2024 is set for Saturday, November 9.  All 4 of the local Arthur Murray studios will have a chance to attend – Coquitlam, Vancouver, Victoria and White Rock.  Schedule TBD, so stay tuned.

Toward the end of the year and into 2025 will be Fall FESTIVAL time – make sure you pass on your ideas for that, it’s definitely in the planning stage and we are always looking for fun ideas 🙂

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PAST NEWS:

Dance-O-Rama in Vancouver was April 17 to 21.  What an exciting event that was with our team winning top studio for overall event!  Check out our team photos and the video montage from that set of events.

Ballroom Blitz was on Saturday, March 2.  It was quite a busy event with everyone preparing for their Vancouver Dance-O-Rama entries with feedback from our adjudicators.  Check out some of the photos on the Arthur Murray Coquitlam Photo Albums page.

We are participated in the Vancouver Fan Expo this year, for our second time.  It was held on the Family Day weekend – it’s like the biggest FESTIVAL party you’ve ever seen (there were over 35,000 people last year) – a sci-fi, anime, pop culture themed weekend.  Check out the photos online!

Fall FESTIVAL 2023 has finished, now.  So many photos online (with many more in the studio) from all of the theme parties.  These are so much fun and who knew that the Barbie theme would be such a zinger! Check out the Arthur Murray Coquitlam photo albums page.

Christmas Potluck Party was held on Friday, December 15 .  What a well-attended, festive event!  Photos with Santa (thank you, Kevin M.!) are online.  We also collected toys, 360 pounds of food and 700$ for the Share Community Food Back.

Medal Ball was on October 14, 2023 and what a success that event was!  Thank you for everyone who participated and we are so proud of how everyone who danced represented the Coquitlam studio. 🙂  Thank you to everyone bringing and helping us host the guests at our Guest Night at the studio on Wednesday, September 13!   That was one rockin’ guest night 😉

Friday night on September 15 Jonathan hosted a Viva Mexico! party the night before El Dia De Independencia so we celebrated Mexican-style with a Latin dance party with a few “sorpresas” thrown in.

Spotlight Ball (on August 25) was a big, boisterous event this year – check out the photos on the Arthur Murray Coquitlam photo albums page.

On July 28 we held a Picnic Potluck party theme – in the studio – with an added donation opportunity for the Share Food Bank.  Thanks to everyone, we were able to take a 560 dollars and 180lbs of food donation 😁

Check out the photos from our “Happy Birthday, Canada!” theme. 

Spring FESTIVAL 2023 is completed.  That was a fun 6weeks of theme parties and dancing!  Check the the Arthur Murray Coquitlam Photo Albums Page to see some of the photos from the theme parties and the Dinner Dance. 

Bobby G was in the studio – Wednesday and Thursday, June 7 and 8.  Everyone who attended that got some great Salsa tips 🙂

We had a Cinco de Mayo party on Friday, May 05 at 9:00pm.   It was a fun night of dancing, with a bit of Latin focus.  Photos online on the Arthur Murray Coquitlam photo albums page.

Showcase 2023 at the Marriott Pinnacle in beautiful downtown Vancouver was held on April 29, 2023 with our district studios in attendance.  A fun Showcase day with the Red Carpet theme for the evening gala Dinner Dance.  Keep checking the photos as they come available on the studio Photo Albums page. 

We proudly wore our Irish green for St Patrick’s day on Friday, March 17 for a fun theme party that night starting at 9:00pm.  Check out the photos on the photo albums page. 

Ballroom Blitz was held on Saturday, March 4.  Ballroom Blitz is a fun, reserved seat, ticketed, in-studio event.   Photos have been posted online and many more in the studio!

Staff from Arthur Murray Studios for the Lower Mainland participated in the Fan Expo trade show in Vancouver over the long weekend (February 18 to 20).   What a fun trade show.

We are so proud of our team that went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on January 18 – 22 this year for Beach-O-Rama!   We heard it was super well attended, and ended up being the most entries that an Arthur Murray event has ever held, so happy for everyone involved and the success there.

We also had  a “Cabo in Coquitlam Party that week (on Friday, January 13 at 9:00pm). 

The Guest Party wass on January 25, a Wednesday evening event starting at 7:00pm.  Lots of guests, so, thank you, everyone!

The Hangover Party was a fun way to start the year – Friday, January 6, where we utilized a bit of dance therapy to help us in our recovery from the Christmas party season. 🙂

FESTIVAL for fall2022/winter2023 has wrapped up!  Check out the photos from the theme parties and the Dinner Dance.  What a creative bunch we have!

Christmas Party 2022 was an absolute hoot 😉  It’s great to be back to the potluck-dance-party-santa-photo madness that we love. Check out the photos online.

Our donation to the Share Food Bank for the Tri-Cities has been taken in and we donated 519 pounds of food and a few hundred dollars for them to buy more 🙂  Thank you, everyone, who participated by bringing in some food and other donations for the

Updated May 22, 2024

Spring FESTIVAL will be coming up during May/June – the calendar for that is now on the Upcoming Events page.  The first party for that will be a Kick-Off Party where you can see a bit of a preview of all the fun activities in store for that for May and June.  

The next major future event that still has an opportunity to register for is the upcoming Theatre Show, a Sunday afternoon show at the Inlet Theatre in Port Moody on July 7, 2024 (exact afternoon start time TBD).  We held this event once before, during covid and it was so fun to do that we have had requests to do it, again!  We are proceeding with a “Time Machine” theme – a chance to prepare a theatre-worthy performance with your dancing and develop your performance quality for your dancing. 

Our late summer in-studio event, Spotlight Ball, will be held August 23.  It’s a Friday evening event with the exact start time TBD so keep checking for that.

Medal Ball 2024 is set for Saturday, November 9.  All 4 of the local Arthur Murray studios will have a chance to attend – Coquitlam, Vancouver, Victoria and White Rock.  Schedule TBD, so stay tuned.

Toward the end of the year and into 2025 will be Fall FESTIVAL time – make sure you pass on your ideas for that, it’s definitely in the planning stage and we are always looking for fun ideas 🙂

_________________________

PAST NEWS:

Dance-O-Rama in Vancouver was April 17 to 21.  What an exciting event that was with our team winning top studio for overall event!  Check out our team photos and the video montage from that set of events.

Ballroom Blitz was on Saturday, March 2.  It was quite a busy event with everyone preparing for their Vancouver Dance-O-Rama entries with feedback from our adjudicators.  Check out some of the photos on the Arthur Murray Coquitlam Photo Albums page.

We are participated in the Vancouver Fan Expo this year, for our second time.  It was held on the Family Day weekend – it’s like the biggest FESTIVAL party you’ve ever seen (there were over 35,000 people last year) – a sci-fi, anime, pop culture themed weekend.  Check out the photos online!

Fall FESTIVAL 2023 has finished, now.  So many photos online (with many more in the studio) from all of the theme parties.  These are so much fun and who knew that the Barbie theme would be such a zinger! Check out the Arthur Murray Coquitlam photo albums page.

Christmas Potluck Party was held on Friday, December 15 .  What a well-attended, festive event!  Photos with Santa (thank you, Kevin M.!) are online.  We also collected toys, 360 pounds of food and 700$ for the Share Community Food Back.

Medal Ball was on October 14, 2023 and what a success that event was!  Thank you for everyone who participated and we are so proud of how everyone who danced represented the Coquitlam studio. 🙂  Thank you to everyone bringing and helping us host the guests at our Guest Night at the studio on Wednesday, September 13!   That was one rockin’ guest night 😉

Friday night on September 15 Jonathan hosted a Viva Mexico! party the night before El Dia De Independencia so we celebrated Mexican-style with a Latin dance party with a few “sorpresas” thrown in.

Spotlight Ball (on August 25) was a big, boisterous event this year – check out the photos on the Arthur Murray Coquitlam photo albums page.

On July 28 we held a Picnic Potluck party theme – in the studio – with an added donation opportunity for the Share Food Bank.  Thanks to everyone, we were able to take a 560 dollars and 180lbs of food donation 😁

Check out the photos from our “Happy Birthday, Canada!” theme. 

Spring FESTIVAL 2023 is completed.  That was a fun 6weeks of theme parties and dancing!  Check the the Arthur Murray Coquitlam Photo Albums Page to see some of the photos from the theme parties and the Dinner Dance. 

Bobby G was in the studio – Wednesday and Thursday, June 7 and 8.  Everyone who attended that got some great Salsa tips 🙂

We had a Cinco de Mayo party on Friday, May 05 at 9:00pm.   It was a fun night of dancing, with a bit of Latin focus.  Photos online on the Arthur Murray Coquitlam photo albums page.

Showcase 2023 at the Marriott Pinnacle in beautiful downtown Vancouver was held on April 29, 2023 with our district studios in attendance.  A fun Showcase day with the Red Carpet theme for the evening gala Dinner Dance.  Keep checking the photos as they come available on the studio Photo Albums page. 

We proudly wore our Irish green for St Patrick’s day on Friday, March 17 for a fun theme party that night starting at 9:00pm.  Check out the photos on the photo albums page. 

Ballroom Blitz was held on Saturday, March 4.  Ballroom Blitz is a fun, reserved seat, ticketed, in-studio event.   Photos have been posted online and many more in the studio!

Staff from Arthur Murray Studios for the Lower Mainland participated in the Fan Expo trade show in Vancouver over the long weekend (February 18 to 20).   What a fun trade show.

We are so proud of our team that went to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico on January 18 – 22 this year for Beach-O-Rama!   We heard it was super well attended, and ended up being the most entries that an Arthur Murray event has ever held, so happy for everyone involved and the success there.

We also had  a “Cabo in Coquitlam Party that week (on Friday, January 13 at 9:00pm). 

The Guest Party wass on January 25, a Wednesday evening event starting at 7:00pm.  Lots of guests, so, thank you, everyone!

The Hangover Party was a fun way to start the year – Friday, January 6, where we utilized a bit of dance therapy to help us in our recovery from the Christmas party season. 🙂

FESTIVAL for fall2022/winter2023 has wrapped up!  Check out the photos from the theme parties and the Dinner Dance.  What a creative bunch we have!

Christmas Party 2022 was an absolute hoot 😉  It’s great to be back to the potluck-dance-party-santa-photo madness that we love. Check out the photos online.

Our donation to the Share Food Bank for the Tri-Cities has been taken in and we donated 519 pounds of food and a few hundred dollars for them to buy more 🙂  Thank you, everyone, who participated by bringing in some food and other donations for the

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