What do you do for a living? I’m a retired Funeral Director (48yrs) with my family owned homes in Danbury & Brookfield.
What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you? In 8th Grade I was on American Bandstand.
What hobbies do you enjoy outside of dancing? Antique & Collectibles – Artistic Floral Design, Crafting, Miniaturist in Interior Design.
How long have you been dancing?5th Grade to 2nd year of high school, currently since 2007.
Why did you start dancing? First time because my mother enrolled me (Thanks MOM!!). As an adult, it was on my bucket list after retirement.
Do you have a favorite style of dance?What is it? I love most all dances, but especially the elegance of the Waltz, the romance of the Bolero, the sensuous of Rumba music and the fun spirit of the Swing.
What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why? Every event put on the studio is made special because of the efforts of the staff. I also look forward to the Mystic Showcase!
What else do you hope to accomplish in dance? To keep a lively, health life style and maintain the friendship with my fellow students and the staff at AM Studio.
Abedi & Marissa | West Farms
What is your favorite dance? Bachata!
Why did you start dancing? We enjoy the art of dancing, we loved watching it and wanted to learn!
What is your most memorable experience? Performing at Checkout night in bloomfield and attending Medal Ball! It was like our first prom!
Do you have any funny stories that youd like to share? About three weeks after we began dancing we went to Jordan Furniture, we were dancing to the music practicing our steps when we realized that everyone was watching us! We hadn’t even noticed!
Hal & Carole | Niantic
What do you do for a living?Hal is a contract change analyst specialist senior at Electric Boat and Carole is a registrar at L&M Hospital.
What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you?Hal & Carole started as a work place romance. The first time Hal saw Carole he told his uncle (who was his supervisor at the time) “If I can get that girl to fall in love with me, I’m going to marry her!”
What hobbies do you enjoy outside of dancing?Carole enjoys cooking & baking, while Hal is more a golf & fishing man. Together they enjoy traveling, antique hunting, and all things family!
How long have you been dancing?They have been dancing for 2 years!
Why did you start dancing?Hal & Carole started dancing because they wanted to look good on the dance floor for their son’s wedding…and boy did they!!!
Do you have a favorite style of dance and why?Swing is their #1 favorite dance because it’s fun, but a close second is the Rumba because it’s sexy!
What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why?Holiday Ball and Medal Ball are their favorite events because they enjoy watching all the solos and they can relax, have a nice meal, dance, and have fun!
What else do you hope to accomplish in dance?Hal & Carole hope to become more proficient with the dances they know and to begin learning a few more dances.
Bill | Glastonbury
What do you do for a living? I’m a happily retired psychiatrist
What is one fun fact that no one else knows about you? I just completed my first novel
What hobbies do you enjoy outside of dancing? Reading
How long have you been dancing? About 3 years
Why did you start dancing? I always wanted to try it.
Do you have a favorite style of dance? What is it? It changes, I like them all!
What is your favorite Arthur Murray event of the year and why? I like the studio trips and January showcase.
What else do you hope to accomplish in dance? I want to learn samba and have fun with my two lady dance and get to Silver