Meet  Our Teachers

 not just great dancers....
...great dance teachers!

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Introductory Program

2 Private Lessons

$59.95

$200 Value! 70% Savings!

*may be purchased as a gift*
good for singles or couples
first time students only
one per household / couple
Not to be combined with any other offer

Kevin McHugh

Director / Counselor

Kevin has been a certified instructor in Hamden since 1993, a certified master instructor since 2000 and became the Franchisee of the Hamden studio in 2008. Prior to Ballroom, he worked professionally in musical theatre for 12 years. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree with a double major in Theatre and Voice. Past endeavors include serving as soloist for the Starlight Swing Orchestra, singing jingles for HBO, and choreographing for VH1. Kevin can also be found teaching and coaching collegiate ballroom teams and judging college competitions. 

Christopher Blotney  

Specialist / Teacher

In addition to dancing Christopher enjoys participating in many other sports. Softball, swimming, rollerblading and skim boarding to name a few. He has taught swimming, is certified in CPR, and has also worked as a lifeguard. Besides being a sports enthusiast, he also plays the trumpet. Christopher joined Arthur Murray Hamden in 2010 and can also be seen on the Professional Competition dance floor. 

Shaina Stanley 

Specialist / Teacher

Shaina joined Arthur Murray Hamden in the spring of 2011. In addition to dancing at the studio she has been assistant choreographer for the stage. She is no stranger to the music side of things. Shaina is a trained classical singer, which enables her to bring a certain musical understanding to any lesson as well as a knowledge of performance to any student that is interested in exhibition dancing.


Robert Melendez 

Specialist

Robert has been a part of the Arthur Murray team since 2019. In addition to being a ballroom dance instructor, Robert is a music teacher, singer, and a theatrical performer. He has also studied many other dance forms including Ballet, Tap, Jazz, and Hip-Hop/ Breakdancing. Robert is also an Aspiring Musical Theatre performer. 

 

Camilla Cazagrande

Specialist / Teacher


Camilla has been working for Arthur Murray Dance Studios since 2012. She has had the experience of teaching in several studios in the state. If there is music playing, be certain that you can find her on the dance floor. She loves going to showcases, events, Dance-O-Rama, and has placed in several of them with students and professional partners. Right now you can find her having late night practices and getting ready for the competition floor with her professional partner, Christopher. Camilla joined the Arthur Murray Hamden team in 2021.

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