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Arthur Murray to Re-Open in Danbury under New Ownership
It’s been a staple for ballroom dance lovers in Danbury for over 37 years and now, the Arthur Murray Dance Studio will re-open under new ownership.
The studio moved to their current location on Main Street back in 2000, and now they’re getting ready for another milestone, as they get set for their grand re-opening this Thursday (September 27). Read Full Article
Arthur Murray Dance Studio Hosts Grand Reopening
The event, from 5-7:00 p.m. at the studio on 345 Main Street in City Center Danbury, will offer food, spirits, and performances by studio instructors and students.
Says new owner Andy Cabell, “I love to dance and invite everyone to join me… dancing and celebrating our 40th anniversary. Hopefully you’ll all return.”
The dance academy offers classes for all ages and styles, from ballroom and Latin dancing to hip hop for kids. They also offer a slate of team building programs aimed at local corporations and associations as well as dance curricula focused on fitness. In the works are parties and competitions for dancers of all ages from high schoolers to seniors. Read Full Article
New owner, new outreach as Arthur Murray Danbury hits 40
Perhaps surprisingly, “born to dance” is not the best way to describe Andy Cabell, a longtime instructor at Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Danbury. In April, Cabell bought the franchise at 345 Main St. for $185,000 and has ambitious plans for expanding its community reach — though he’s not a born entrepreneur either.
“It all started with a Craigslist ad,” he recalled with a laugh. “Arthur Murray was looking for instructors, no experience required.” Read Full Article
New owner expanding dance studio offerings
The Arthur Murray Dance Studio in downtown Danbury is more than just a place to learn the foxtrot, waltz, salsa and tango.
Although the traditional ballroom and Latin dances remain a major part of the business, new owner Andy Cabell has expanded the offerings to include team-building and health-and-wellness programs for employees, and dance lessons for kids such as ballet, creative movement and hip-hop. Read Full Article
Taking the lead: Same-sex competitive dancers seek greater visibility, opportunities
In his 10 years teaching dance, Andy Cabell has seen more same-sex pairings put a new spin on traditional expectations, as they push to perform in more mainstream venues and vie for national honors.
“It’s been a growing movement in the ballroom dance community,” says Cabell, who owns the Danbury Arthur Murray studio. During his 10 years as an instructor, he has seen an increasing number of same-sex couples arrive to learn the moves for their first dance as a married couple. Read Full Article