Meet  Our Teachers


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 has 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.

Rebekah Senk  

Specialist /Teacher

Rebekah joined the Arthur Murray Team in 2017. In addition to being a certified dance instructor she is a certified fitness professional and an MMA conditioning specialist. Whether at the gym or on the dance floor, she is passionate about using her skills to assist clients in reaching their goals and improving their quality of life. 

Robert Melendez 


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. 

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

Introductory Program

2 Private Lessons


$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

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