Ballroom Dancing Students of the Month for September

Ballroom dancing at Arthur Murray Dance Centers is quick easy and fun! These students of the month for September are here to tell you everything they love about dancing! Join our community of ballroom dancers and you just may be our next student of the month!

 

 

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Vernon | Debbie

What do you do for a living? I am an Eye surgeon for 31 years.

What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you? I once attended a Halloween party as a foreigner, regular cloths, and spoke with a European accent.

What hobbies do you have? I bike ride and sing.

How long have you been dancing? 3 years… and some

Why did you start dancing? What has been your favorite part about it? Going to parties and dance. It was a birthday present for my husband. Performing, tango at NOTS 2017 with Johnny. I have a hard job and uncomfortable position, I come to break free. At the end of a hard week, I dance it out and leave feeling good. It’s also geed for exercise, being social and meeting fun people.

Do you have a favorite style of dance? What is it? Foxtrot it’s cool, athletic, love the music and the attitude change. I enjoy dressing cool for it.

What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why? Celebration Ball, get to dance, all friends are there and I get to see their improvements!

What else do you hope to accomplish in dance? Hope to continue improving technique, style and grace in dancing. Help husband improve.

 

 
 
Bloomfield | Marion  A. K. A. Beyonce
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Miss Beyonce has quite the busy social life now that she is retired and can do whatever she wants! She enjoys many events with the Elks, the Red Hat Society and Doxology! In addition to that she has been exercising her love for dancing all of her life, but only graced our BAMily with her presence 2 years ago in November! In that time she has decided that her favorite event to enjoy with us is Holiday Ball at the Bond Ballroom because she loves to really get dressed up! As she grows here she would like to be better balanced and how to lead! That way she can dance with the other ladies when there aren’t enough men in the studio, because she don’t need no man!(insert Z-Snap here) Like most of our students she loves that this is her place to relax and have fun while dancing. Now that her family has grown and have moved out, she can take care of herself!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geiger.jpgWest Farms | George & Susan

What do you do for a living?  George: Comcast Networking Engineer Susan: Social Butterfly/ Retired

What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you? George: I watch and read media on Mars and would love to travel there some day. Susan: I was cable TV’s first female installer in 1978.

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of dancing?  George: Boating, fishing, kayaking, hiking, camping. Susan: Gardening and crafting.

How long have you been dancing? 4 ½ Years

Why did you start dancing? Our daughter’s wedding.

Do you have a favorite style of dance? What is it? Rhythm, Hustle, West Coast

What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why? January Showcase- Learning the formation dances, spirit dances, and having fun with everyone in the studio. Also getting feedback on how to improve our dancing.

What else do you hope to accomplish in dance? Continue to improve techniques and learn new dances.

 

 

Niantic | Duane & Regina

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What do you do for a living?
 Both Duane & Regina work at Groton Utilities, one being a project manager and one 
being a customer service representative.

What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you? Duane likes to cook and he is VERY good at it 😊

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of dancing? Cross stich, loop knitting, and baking.

How long have you been dancing? This amazing couple has been dancing for about 4 months now!

Why did you start dancing? The real reason they started dance lessons was to try something new that they could enjoy together also so when they go out, they can get up and dance a little.

Do you have a favorite style of dance and why? They love to dance the Foxtrot and the Rumba because they are finally starting to get it.

What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why? Beach Ball, it’s the only event they have attended so far. It was amazing to watch everyone! LOVED IT!!!!

What else do you hope to accomplish in dance? To be able to get up and dance with confidence and grace, and of course to continue to have fun!!!

 

 

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Glastonbury | Roy & Lisa

What do you do for a living? Roy is a mechanic and Lisa is a nurse.

What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you? We competed in multiple marathons in Boston and ran MT Washington road race 3 times.

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of dancing? Lisa enjoys horseback riding as well as running and Roy enjoys running.

How long have you been dancing? 9 years

Why did you start dancing? Something we always wanted to do.

Do you have a favorite style of dance? What is it? Lisa enjoys the Smooth dances and Roy enjoys the Rhythm dances.

What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why? Holiday Ball Festive

What else do you hope to accomplish in dance? To not fall down and World Peace!

 

 

 

Danbury | Trudi

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What do you do for a living? I'm a real estate broker of 17 years.

What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you? Everyone knows everything about me, because I am an open book. I believe that people with nothing to hide, hide nothing.

What hobbies do you enjoy outside of dancing? Outside of dancing I love good food and wine, and travel

How long have you been dancing? I've been dancing on and off for almost 3 years!

Why did you start dancing? We started dancing in preparation for our wedding, and after months and months of practice I decided I didn't want to dance at my wedding right before the ceremony, LOL. I got back into it when my clients asked me to participate in the dancing with the stars event and now it seems I'm hooked.

Do you have a favorite style of dance? What is it?  So far my favorite is the Argentinian tango, but I'm starting to have a lot of fun with salsa and hustle. 

What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year? My favorite event so far was the Medal Ball that I attended at Lake Country Club to watch my husband dance!

What else do you hope to accomplish in dance? I initially just wanted to learn how to dance socially and have a little fun, but I am starting to become a little more comfortable, I'm starting to feel like it would be fun to be a little more competitive.

 

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