Ballroom Dancing Students of the Month for October

We are thankful for these amzaing students who contribute to the heart of Arthur Murray Dance Centers! Featuring our Students of the Month for October...

 

nov some 4.jpgBob & Chris | Glastonbury

What do you do for a living? Bob is a retired Surgeon and Chris is an insurance agent.

What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you? Bob was a forest fire fighter. Chris was on “Days of our Lives” television soap opera, so everyone thinks (wink).

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of dancing? Art and painting

How long have you been dancing? 9 years

Why did you start dancing? For the social aspect, we have always loved dancing.

Do you have a favorite style of dance? What is it? Bob’s favorite dance is the Waltz & smooth styles. Chris’s favorite is the Argentine Tango & Rhythm dances.

What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why? Holiday Ball. It’s a beautiful venue and beautiful music.

What else do you hope to accomplish in dance? Bob – To improve social dancing outside the studio. Chris – To improve on performance dances.

 

nov som 2.jpgPatryck | Vernon

What do you do when you are not dancing? I’m a CMM programmer at Aerospace. Basically I help run the machine that measures the parts that go into all things flying.

What is your next favorite hobby after dancing? Sailing! I enjoy it so much in my earlier years my friend and I drove 33 hours from Poland to sail at the European Championships in Sweden.

How long have you been dancing?  I’ve been dancing 1 year

Why did you start dancing? I thought it would be a great way to meet people and be more social, but I initially came in looking for something different to do.

What has been your favorite part about it? Meeting a lot of great people. Also the performances, like dancing at night of 1000 stars.

Do you have a favorite style of dance? What is it?  Hustle and West Coast Swing. I love the look, dynamics, feel of the dance and the causal style.

What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why? I like Beach Ball because it is a full day of dancing!

What else do you hope to accomplish in dance? I want to continue to checke out and feel comfortable with as many dances as possible. (Jokingly Patryk said “To be the Dance Dominator in the Americas (north and south) and Europe!”)

 

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Josh | Niantic

What do you do for a living? By title I’m a “Test Engineer” at General Dynamics Electric Boat. In less complicated terms I do technical problem solving and data analysis.

What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you?  I don’t know what it is you don’t know….why, what’ve you heard?

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of dancing?  Table Top RPGs, Reading (Fiction/Fantasy)

How long have you been dancing?  Approximately 14 years at this point

Why did you start dancing?  I was both new to the area and looking for a hobby that would “get me out of the house” as it were. Additionally while dancing always looked fun I’d never managed to even try as I didn’t know the “right” way so when I stumbled on the opportunity to learn a form of dancing it seemed like a good way to solve both problems.

Do you have a favorite style of dance and why? Currently it’s probably West Coast Swing; but it tends to fluctuate with the songs and/or partner.

What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why?  I always find Festivals interesting to see what the various overall themes and party themes will be and how they’re enacted. Also as I enjoy working on Solos/Spotlights any event that is an excuse to come up with a solo is a plus as well.

What else do you hope to accomplish in dance?  Keep learning, re-learn some of what I’ve undoubtedly forgotten, and keep putting together fun/interesting Solos; maybe even make it to Gold level.

 

Janet & Less.jpgLes & Janet | Danbury

What do you do for a living? Les is Director of I.T. at White Plains Hospital in White Plains, NY! Janet is an Inpatient Coder at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY!

What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you?  We both like Gangsta Rap

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of dancing? Bowling! We also like offshore fishing & reading great books!

How long have you been dancing? We’ve been dancing since May 2017.

Why did you start dancing? Because Janet wanted too!

Do you have a favorite style of dance? What is it?  We love Tango, Waltz, Hustle! In that order!

What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why? We have yet to experience a big event but love the Friday night get together! (and the shoe sales!!)

What else do you hope to accomplish in dance? Building more brain cells & trying not to suck too badly! Lol! (:

 

Greg & Preksha | West Farms

What do you do for a living?nov som 3.jpg Greg: Transportation Engineer. Preksha: Works in technology at a large insurance company.

What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you? Greg: Favorite color is purple. Preksha: Enjoys cooking food, especially Thai, Indian, Chinese, Mexican, ect.

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of dancing? Greg: Golf, bowling, and board games. Preksha: Hanging out with friends and family.

How long have you been dancing? 4 1/2 years

Why did you start dancing? We started dancing after we met teachers from the studio at a bridal expo and we wanted to try it out to learn to dance for our wedding.

Do you have a favorite style of dance? What is it? Rhythm, West Coast Swing, Rumba, Cha-cha, and Swing

What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why? We love spotlight ball at the studio and January Showcase. We love seeing everyone’s solos and we love the formations.

 

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