Hip, hip, hooray...here are the Students of the Month for May! Take a peek at some of the amazing students that we are fortunate enough to have as part of our Arthur Murray ballroom dancing family!
BETH | BLOOMFIELD
Beth first came to the studio because her son Justin invited her in for a guest party and she was hooked from then on! She has been dancing with Arthur Murray for 6 years and has many loves within the dancing, including bachata, rumba, cha cha & waltz. Her favorite event is Spotlight Ball where she gets to perform and watch everyone else’s routines as well. When she isn’t in the studio, she can be found by her windows identifying birds and watching them eat. She also enjoys shopping and if you’re lucky you might even find her singing along to the radio in the car!
CINDI | WEST FARMS
What is your favorite dance? Viennese Waltz!
Why did you start dancing? I've always loved dancing, even way back to when my parent made us all take dance lessons in middle school. When I turned a big birthday ( haha ) I decided it was now or never!
What is your most memorable experience? I would have to say my first January Extravaganza. I was extremely nervous but it all turned out wonderful!
Do you have any funny stories that you’d like to share? When I was first learning the chase in cha cha instead of turning back around after, I just kept going straight! Borney's face was priceless!
EVA | GLASTONBURY
What do you do for a living? I’m happily retired!!!
What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you? I love old movies
What hobbies do you enjoy outside of dancing? Gardening
How long have you been dancing? 15 years
Why did you start dancing? Personal changes in my life.
Do you have a favorite style of dance? What is it? Ballroom
What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why? Medal Ball and Studio trips
What else do you hope to accomplish in dance? To continue to be a good dancer.
KATHRYN | DANBURY
What do you do for a living? Independent Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics
What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you? 2001 Graduate of the Citizens Police Academy in Danbury (Now I'm a 20 foot U-Haul driver)
What hobbies do you enjoy outside of dancing? Enjoy watching Film Noirs/antiquing/always up for trying a new cocktail
How long have you been dancing? Dancing for 2 years
Why did you start dancing? It was on my "bucket list"
Do you have a favorite style of dance? What is it? Jive/swing/hustle
What’s your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why? Enjoy the guest gala's/and had fun doing a second chance wedding dance
What else do you hope to accomplish in dance? To master the jive so that Retro Rudy and I can Rockabilly on!!!
MIKE & LIZ | VERNON
What do you do for a living? Mike is currently a full time student majoring in Math, and Liz is a nanny/teacher. She is also a LuLaRoe sales consultant on the side!
What hobbies do you have? Mike & Liz love to play board games! They said they have too many to pick their favorite, they enjoy them all! They are also very crafty! In fact Liz had been taking a quilting class since January.
How long have you been dancing? They have been dancing since the end of January; almost 4 months!
Why did you start dancing? What has been your favorite part about it? They are preparing for their wedding dance! They love learning all the different styles of dance.
Do you have a favorite style of dance? What is it? Their favorite style of dance at the moment is Foxtrot. However they love all of the smooth style dances!
What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why? Mike and Liz really enjoy the practice sessions. They love getting to refresh what they know with everybody in a fun and relaxed setting.
What else do you hope to accomplish in dance? They hope that they can learn and perfect as many dances as possible!
GERRY | NIANTIC
What do you do for a living? Gerry is a food equipment technician.
What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you? Every time he goes fishing he falls in!
What hobbies do you enjoy outside of dancing? Aside from dance, Gerry enjoys fly fishing.
Why did you start dancing? He thought was getting fat sitting on the couch so decided to give dance a try.
Do you have a favorite style of dance? What is it? Gerry has two favorite dances, Viennese Waltz & Cha Cha
What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why? Gerry’s favorite Arthur Murray event is Beach Ball, because he enjoys watching all the solos and performing his solos for everybody.
What else do you hope to accomplish in dance? Gerry wants to continue having a great time and to stay fit.