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Robert Langford

24 July 2019

Having a ball at Arthur Murray Ottawa. Best place and people in town. Arianna rocks. If you've not been here yet you need to take the plunge. You will be glad you did. Wee Rabbie More...

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Arelys Lopez

10 July 2019

GeneralI can’t say enough good things about Arthur Murray Dance Studio, the directors Vadim and Alina and the faculty. StaffThe staff is so friendly, professional and really talented in what they do. These instructors sparked an interest in all of their students.My teacherVadim is a great teacher, mentor and such an amazing individual. I'm grateful for his guidance, support expertise and patience. StudioI love that the studio offers so many classes. The studio is beautiful and clean.I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a Dance School. More...

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George Grammatopoulos

10 July 2019

The Arthur Murray Studio in Ottawa provides an extremely pleasant environment, full of positive energy and vibe. It is the perfect way to spend (at least) an hour in one's buys schedule. The instructors are very pleasant and competent; they are bound to bring a smile to your face and a boost of positive energy. There is a very welcoming atmosphere by the members of the AM team and all of the other dancing students. These 2 factors make group lessons and parties very joyful events, even for the dancing novelists. The studio offers lessons on a wide variety of dancing styles at various levels and hence one can easily find his/her niche. The studio also organizes a number of events with different themes that can provide enough challenge and stimulation for continuous improvement. We are grateful to have such a professional dancing studio in Ottawa - Thank you. More...

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Arelys Lopez Ginorio

4 July 2019

General I can’t say enough good things about Arthur Murray Dance Studio, the directors Vadim and Alina and the faculty. Staff The staff is so friendly, professional and really talented in what they do. These instructors sparked an interest in all of their students. My teacher Vadim is a great teacher, mentor and such an amazing individual. I’m grateful for his guidance, support, expertise and patience. Studio I love the studio offers so many classes. The studio is beautiful and clean. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a Dance School. More...

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Crystal Chenell

16 February 2019

Professional and fun instructors.

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Denyse Carriere

24 May 2018

I started ballroom dancing at the Arthur Murray Studio Many years ago, and I have never looked back. This activity has made my life better in so many ways, it’s hard to put into words. When I walk into the studio, I leave all my cares and stresses behind as the staff greet me with smiling faces. Everyone there is always in a good mood and so upbeat, they just help make the whole experience so much fun. The instructors are very professional and knowledgeable, not to mention extremely patient! I love the teaching method at Arthur Murray’s. The private lessons are my favourite. I find this way of learning very effective because the instructors follow the traditional Arthur Murray teaching method while tailoring every lesson to a student’s particular needs and goals. Ballroom dancing is also a fun way to get fit. When you’re taking a lesson, you’re focussing on what your feet, your arms, your hips are doing, and you don’t even realize that you are exercising. Another thing I find is that your level of fitness improves with your ability to dance. The more you learn, the more control you develop over your body and the more satisfaction you get out of it. The studio has various activities that students can participate in, so the opportunities to socialize and to meet new friends are numerous. Among these are the dance parties on Fridays. These keep you moving all evening and just put you in such a good mood. When you go home afterward, you feel refreshed and relaxed. There are also opportunities to showcase what you have learned by performing a dance in front of your fellow students on a Spotlight Night. While this can be nerve-wracking at first, it is invaluable as a means of improving your dancing and enjoying it more. It also helps you to develop your artistic expression (although this particular aspect has always been more of a challenge for me), and to gain self-confidence and poise. One of the highlights of my dancing life occurred in 2007, when I took part in my first competition. I was so nervous before I started, not knowing what to expect. However, after the first few dances, I just relaxed and had a wonderful time. The staff and other students participating in the competition were so supportive and encouraging, and everyone was friendly and pleasant. There were also dinners every evening as well as other activities. In terms of overall health, dancing has also provided me with many benefits. I am very healthy, have a lot of energy and am very active. I’m sure the dancing has had something to do with keeping me this way.I plan to continue to continue this activity for many years to come. More...

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Mary Radloff

24 May 2018

Wonderful instructors, knowledgeable and creative with teaching techniques. Everyone is positive and encouraging. I always look forward to the next lesson.

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Hans Schopf

24 May 2018

My wife and I have been at the studio for over 10 years. A great mix of knowledgeable and personable instructors, social activities, and a fostering atmosphere to encourage new friendships has made this studio a wonderful place to be. I would recommend this Arthur Murray studio to anyone wishing to learn to dance in a terrific environment. More...

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Yifan Guo

24 May 2018

The instructors and staff at Arthur Murray Ottawa are highly encouraging, supportive and professional. As someone without any background in dance but with a strong interest in music and the arts, I always felt dance is something I wanted to explore. Starting from scratch and also being naturally bit shy, I felt very intimidated at first. However, I found a highly supportive environment where I could develop at my own pace while at the same time receiving objective guidance and encouragement from the instructors. After a couple months, ballroom dancing is now an active hobby of mine which I hope to continue for the long-term. I am very glad to have joined this school. More...

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C Cho

24 May 2018

I have been with Arthur Murray for 8 years. It is a fantastic place to learn to dance. A partner is not required if you want to learn on your own. You will learn to dance from their knowledgeable instructors and there are always others to dance with at practice parties and events. It is a very supportive environment and a fun way to learn and enjoy ballroom dancing. More...

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Awesome Travel

24 May 2018

6 years ago when I joined Arthur Murray Ottawa my goal was not to be afraid of being asked to dance. I use to try and hide when I saw someone coming my way. Well, it didn't take long to get over that! Beautiful studio with a team of experienced instructors working together to help you meet and exceed your expectations. Why am I still there....because it's so much fun! More...

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Kathy Belanger

24 May 2018

We started at the studio over 12 years ago, and are still there. Great instructors, and warm, inviting atmosphere make for the perfect place to learn, and practice. It is the only accredited dance school, which allows you to claim in on your taxes, making it comfortably affordable. We have met and maintained so many friends at this studio, and often refer to them as our dance family. It is always a great pleasure when we get to share a dance floor with them. Dancing is a perfect exercise, fun, and addictive. Give them a try, you won't be disappointed. More...

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Ernst Radloff

24 May 2018

My wife and I have been at Arthur Murray Ottawa for 3 years and we are thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and expertise of the teaching staff. We also appreciate the range of programs designed to advance the student's progress. In addition, we are very appreciative of the effort made to put the student's at ease. More...

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Joe Zhou

24 May 2017

It was great that I have been here with this Arthur Murray Dance Center Ottawa since 2014 , it's professional instructors, teaching system and management. It's the best place to learn and practice social dance. I'm very sure that they are able to bring students from beginner to different levels. Strongly recommend THIS ONE from my own experiences if you have time, love to learn dance. Of course, some money should be planned in your budget to success. More...

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Y Manga

25 May 2014

I had always liked to learn to dance and I am so glad I took that first step nearly two years ago. I have since been attending dance classes regularly at the studio. My experience with the studio has been extremely positive and rewarding. The studio has a team of young, energetic, dedicated and highly skilled instructors. They know how to motivate, support and cultivating the love for dance in their students. Whatever your personal goals might be, they are happy to accommodate.

I have witnessed amazing transformation with many initially shy and awkward students just after a few months into their learning. Most students would like to be able to dance with confidence in social settings. If you want to stand out on the dance floor or become a competitive dancer, they will work with you to make your wishes to come true but you must be prepared to work hard. However, you won't feel it is hard work because you will be surprised how much progress you can make and how lovely it is to learn in a very friendly and professional environment.

For me, dancing has become an integral part of my life, a part of my fitness regime and a booster to my emotional well-being. If you want to be really good,

The lessons are not cheap - definitely an investment, though you have full control over how much you want to invest as the lessons you buy will never expire. Furthermore, the studio is a registered educational institution; therefore, part of the tuition is reimbursable by Revenue Canada at the time of filing personal income tax.
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