What's Shakin' at Arthur Murray Coquitlam:

Updated September 21, 2023

We have a visiting coach coming into the studio in October (26,27,28), so make sure you ask your teachers or one of the Barbaras about how you can best benefit from that.  There are private coachings available and also workshop opportunities that are great options for gaining some new knowledge and increasing your dance skill set.

Medal Ball is 3 weeks away, now.  This is always a fun action-packed event with lots of levels of participation with 4 of the local Arthur Murray Studios participating.   Registration for dance participation is now closed but dinner tickets will still be available for the next week or so.  It’s an elegant gala evening dinner dance with a black-and-white theme and a professional show from from our district studios.  It’s a fun evening and well worth attending.

Medal Ball hotel room reservations at the special Arthur Murray Medal Ball rate are now closed but you might be able to get rooms directly with the hotel for those days, still. 

For those of you wanting to arrange hair and makeup appointments there are people available for that with contact info in the news items on the website homepage or click here:  Ushi’s Day Spa info

Fall FESTIVAL is in the planning stages, so if you have some ideas for theme parties, group classes or any other activity you would like to suggest to add to the festivities, please let us know!  We are always looking for new ideas to implement..

The Christmas Potluck Party will be held on Friday, December 15 starting at 8:15pm.  This is always a well attended, fun event so make sure to stop in for at least a while to connect with the fellow dance community members. 



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 them.

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