Performances and Competitions

Dazzle your friends and family! (and maybe even surprise yourself...) Maybe you are performing for a special occasion like an anniversary, your son's or daughter's wedding or a party with co-workers. We have had students prepare successfully for all kinds of dance performances.   You can make it your"secret mission", preparing something...

Lindy Hop

The original swing dance that arose in the early 1930's after the Charleston craze waned. Some recent musical groups have revived interest in the musical styles from the original Lindy Hop Era and have fired the imagination and enthusiasm of a whole new generation of Lindy Hop dancers. Lindy Hop was...

Jive (International Style Jive)

International Style Jive is the formal name of a Swing type dance that developed in the United Kingdom. It is characterized by extremely up-tempo music and is primarily danced with triple steps done with a highly buoyant movement, sharp downward leg action, finished straight legs and a very upright posture. ...

American Style Swing (East Coast Swing)

This is a dance of many regional names, depending on where you are.  It is sometimes referred to as Jive (North American Jive), Jitterbug, Rock-n-Roll or Boogie Woogie.  This dance in its varied forms is known in the Arthur Murray syllabus as simply "Swing". This American Style/East Coast Swing is...

Link to the Dances We Teach

Dances are the basic rhythms we use to move to the music. Whatever your goals we can teach you the appropriate dances to gear for the music you want to be dancing to. Here is a complete list of Dances We Teach at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Coquitlam.

Etiquette for Ballroom Dancing

The following is meant as a guideline and by no means a set of iron-clad "rules". It is intended to give an idea of how to help make you a popular dance partner, the event you attend successful and hopefully help avoid an unnecessary embarrassing or uncomfortable situation. General As...