Nicole Almeida, Owner

“In 1979 my parents opened up the Arthur Murray dance center on Main Street in Danbury and it has been there for 36 years! For the last 7 years I have been the second generation owner of this particular dance center.  Growing up I never really thought I would have anything to do with this business as an adult.  I originally studied and received a degree in communications with a plan to pursue a career in public relations or radio broadcasting. As a way to stay active while looking for my career job, I started a training class at the Danbury location…and never looked back! I truly believe and value the way dancing can change a persons’ life and that is why I decided to make this my career. I very quickly became a top teacher in the Arthur Murray organization, finishing in 2006 as the number three teacher in the world.  I then started managing and became a franchisee in 2008.  Currently I am also a district leader and have been picked as an examiner for a new communications certificate that Arthur Murray is developing. I truly believe in the impact that dancing can have on someone’s life!”

Our Timeline

1979
July 18

MARCH

John and Sophie became the sole owners and operators of Arthur Murray of Danbury.
1990
July 18

SEPTEMBER

Sophie becomes the sole owner of Arthur Murray of Danbury
2005
July 18

MAY

Right out of college, Nicole Almeida joins the Arthur Murray of Danbury instructor training class.
2006
April 2

Teacher Awards

Nicole finished as the number 3 teacher in the world in 2006 for sales. Also won multiple top teacher awards in international dance festival and tournament of champions throughout the years.
2008
July 18

JANUARY

Nicole and a partner become owners of the dance center.
2012
September 18

Tournament of Champions

Won second place in Tournament of Champions in our group.
2013
January 18

JANUARY

Nicole becomes the sole owner of Arthur Murray of Danbury.
2014
May 18

Bronze studio of Excellence

Studio won a Bronze studio of Excellence award for a 30% growth from the previous year.
2016
January 18

spirit award

Won the spirit award at the January showcase.
July 18

Present

After growing up in the industry, Nicole continues to run the dance center with the same passion as when she first started. She seeks to teach the world to dance!

OUR STAFF 

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Andy
Supervisor & Certified Instructor

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Tara
New Student Director
& Dance Specialist

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Lazaro
Dance Specialist

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Courtney
Certified Instructor

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Julio
Certified Instructor

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Marcos
Certified Instructor & Administrative Assistant