Over the past 20 months friends and co-workers have made com­ments such as, “You seem stronger, more con­fi­dent”, “You’re hap­pier”, “There’s some­thing dif­fer­ent about you.” Ahh, yes. Yes, there is some­thing dif­fer­ent about me. I sit a lit­tle straighter, walk a lit­tle taller, hold my head a lit­tle higher. I laugh more deeply, smile more freely and live life more fully. I’ve been so greatly enriched by the new friend­ships I’ve made. I dance when oth­ers walk, my eyes have begun to sparkle and I think I’m begin­ning to believe in myself. When peo­ple ask what has made the dif­fer­ence, I smile and say “Dance.

Ms. VanDyk

Thanks to Arthur Mur­ray, I have a new focus in my life, which includes trav­el­ing to new places, danc­ing with friends, and becom­ing a con­fi­dent social and com­pet­i­tive dancer. Thanks to Arthur Mur­ray, I have excel­lent instruc­tors who have shared their skill and tal­ent with me and encour­aged me through­out their endeav­ors. For that, I can’t say thank you enough.


Can you guess what I like best about com­ing to the stu­dio? The peo­ple I meet, of course, and just hav­ing a place to come to, and skilled instruc­tors who make learn­ing fun, but the best part is that when I’m here, I don’t have to be anybody’s mother, I don’t have to be anybody’s super­vi­sor, I don’t have to be the leader and the advi­sor, nor set the good exam­ple. It has taken a while, but I can now begin to shed all those acquired per­son­al­i­ties and prac­tice being just me again — after all these years!

Laura-Jean Masters