Arthur Murray Cranford

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  • 14/09/2018
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Dancing With Our Stars 2018 Recap

Whether you’re an avid devotee or new to ballroom dancing, most people have heard of the hit series Dancing With The Stars. Annually, we hold our own version of the competition, combined with our Silent Auction benefiting the Sunshine Kids. We don’t pair up amateur celebrities with professional dancers, however. Dancing With Our Stars is three rounds made up entirely of our professional staff. But of course, we have to have some twist to it. That’s part of the excitement! Scores are a mixture of in-studio voting and scores given by students we asked to be Guest Judges for each … Continue reading “Dancing With Our Stars 2018 Recap”

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  • 29/05/2018
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An Interview With: Kennedy!

What is your favorite part of the Arthur Murray day?   “I really enjoy our dinner time together. Laughing at random videos we come across, telling jokes, and talking about our lives makes it fun!” What do you do for fun when not at Arthur Murray? “I enjoy exploring new places/restaurants. Watching TV shows, relaxing at home, and doing whatever Colleen wants, of course. I’m also guilty of being sucked into the Fortnite craze.”   How did you start dancing? “As a kid, I would step on my mom’s feet as we danced in the kitchen, and there was always … Continue reading “An Interview With: Kennedy!”

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  • 16/01/2018
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An Interview With: Chris!

What is your favorite part of the Arthur Murray day? “Of the Arthur Murray day, my favorite part would have to be the end of it – not because it is over, but because I have had the chance, nay, the privilege to interact with and teach so many students from all different walks of life and know that I, as well as our entire studio, has made a positive impact on their day and life.”   What do you do for fun when not at Arthur Murray?  “I spend what little spare time I have between work and practice … Continue reading “An Interview With: Chris!”

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  • 02/01/2018
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A Day In The Life: Kennedy

I start my day by waking up to wet kisses from my cute, furry friend. She usually snuggles up right by MY side for a while until I get up. Once I’m up, I like to hit the ground running by setting my priorities straight and heading downstairs to make a cup of coffee for Colleen and myself – then the day may begin. I’ll iron and shower, and on the way out, I’ll grab food that I cooked myself the night before to have for dinner at the studio. As we begin our journey to the studio, we make … Continue reading “A Day In The Life: Kennedy”

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  • 21/12/2017
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A Recap of the Fourth Annual Murray Awards!

On Friday, December 15th, we celebrated our fourth annual Murray Awards! It is our end of year Student Appreciation Party and it was a great success! Despite the dreary weather, we welcomed students of both Arthur Murray Cranford and Arthur Murray Hillsborough into our Cranford studio. Both studios are owned by franchisees Danila and Nuria Kartashov. It was an exciting time to have students from both studios in one place for such a grand affair. The event was catered, with tables set out for students and staff to enjoy dinner together. Students excitedly dressed to the nines to show off … Continue reading “A Recap of the Fourth Annual Murray Awards!”

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  • 12/12/2017
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An Interview With: Colleen!

What is your favorite part of the Arthur Murray day? “When I make my student smile because they love what they do and they realize that they CAN do it.”   What do you do for fun when not at Arthur Murray? “I catch up on my favorite TV shows and series, while snuggling with my pup.”   How did you start dancing? “I always loved dancing. When I was young, I used to put on shows for my mom. I started professionally after meeting Kennedy and got offered the job. I knew it would be perfect for me.”   … Continue reading “An Interview With: Colleen!”

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  • 29/11/2017
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A Day In The Life: Val

Most days are pretty routine for me, with a tight schedule and a lot of structure. I wake up between 9 and 10am, depending on if I need to run any errands, like picking up dry cleaning or shopping for food for the Friday night Practice Sessions. My morning routine includes an ab workout, a hot shower, breakfast, and packing work clothes and anything else I might need for the day. I’m out the door around 10:45am to make it to practice by 11:30am. Lance and I go through our basic routines, technique, and open professional routines every day. One … Continue reading “A Day In The Life: Val”

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  • 14/11/2017
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An Interview With: Kate!

What is your favorite part of the Arthur Murray day?  “Teaching! Which happens all day so I can’t pinpoint a time. I love the atmosphere when the studio is full of students achieving their dance dreams.”   What do you do for fun when not at Arthur Murray? “I think I live here. But if I had to say, building legos and puzzles.”   How did you start dancing? “When I was 14, the first ballroom studio opened in my small hometown. I walked in and never left.”   How did you find Arthur Murray? “I was nearing the end … Continue reading “An Interview With: Kate!”

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  • 31/10/2017
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A Day In The Life: Chris

The room is dark, sunlight creeps through the windows and leaves trails of light along the floor and walls, the smell of fresh air seeps through the windows towards the bed, and Mr. Pinky head butts me, then cuddles up providing the warmth only a cute little animal can bring. I am awoken. Okay that sounds way cooler than it really is. I really just wake up, endure the hustle and bustle of the morning as I collect my clothes, brush my teeth, and head out the door to practice with Kate, cliff bar in hand as I drive us … Continue reading “A Day In The Life: Chris”

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  • 17/10/2017
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An Interview With: Val!

What is your favorite part of the Arthur Murray day?  “Seeing everyone’s smiling faces! And getting to dance, of course!”   What do you do for fun when not at Arthur Murray?  “In the small amount of free time I have outside of the studio, I enjoy sewing, rhinestoning, going to the beach, going social dancing when the opportunity comes up, and going on random adventures with my closest friends.”   How did you start dancing? “I started dancing as a kid. Whenever there was music on, I would dance around the house, so my parents enrolled me in ballet … Continue reading “An Interview With: Val!”

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