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A Dance To Last a Lifetime…

Did you know that a fun cha cha, merengue or even a tango can get you to burn a minimum of 150 calories in just an hour? No one even mentioned a treadmill! Dancing isn’t just about learning the steps, it is about how learning the steps will benefit you in different ways, and we’re just getting started… Not knowing that dancing can help out with a range of issues ( i.e. arthritis, bad posture, depression..), people look over the possibility of fostering a healthier lifestyle through dance.

Arthur Murray West Island
Arthur Murray West Island

celebrate our 100th anniversary

Everyone wants to feel good about themselves. We all want a purpose and we all want to be confident. Confidence is knowledge and knowledge is power. Come and see for yourself how you can positively impact your life today!

Arthur Murray West Island
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Opening Hours

  • MONDAY5:00PM - 10:00PM
  • TUESDAY1:00PM - 10:00PM
  • WEDNESDAY1:00PM - 10:00PM
  • THURSDAY1:00PM - 10:00PM
  • FRIDAY1:00PM - 10:00PM
  • SATURDAY11:00AM - 4:00PM


  • Daniel Héroux Franchisee

    During the last twenty years, it has been my privilege to meet many people here at Arthur Murray D.D.O. Whether they are here for a marriage, a special event or simply for the pleasure of learning to dance, what always strikes me is the improvement in their self confidence.

    Their posture improves, they feel physically better due to the exercise that dancing provides and this often generates weight loss as well. The result is happy people in better health. That is the real magic of dancing!

  • Simone Zat Dance Director

    I have been dancing competitively since the age of 10. Being in the dance world, I have had a lot of training world-wide by numerous coaches and have therefore been in different studio environments. Although I greatly appreciate all who have taken me to where I am today, holding a title of the Canadian Champion in 2005, I have never been so humbled by a surrounding such as this. The staff at Arthur Murray has a way of making people feel right at home. Their approach is honest and efficient. Of all the establishments, this one has a system proven to work; being around for 100 years.

    The best part of my job is to know that I can make a difference in someone’s life for the better: be it to reconnect a couple or have someone reaching their goal of being able to dance during a special event. Whatever the case, we have the ability of accomplishing this, and that’s powerful.

  • Stephany Moujally Counsellor

    I have been in love with the DDO studio ever since I've started as a student, back in 2006. The staff as well as the students (most of which are still here today, going on with their education) are warm, friendly and most importantly, inviting. Those characteristics are what made it an easy decision to become part of the this great team of people. It had been from the beginning that I saw how great Arthur Murray was. From their compassionate training to constant follow-ups from a third-party (Counsellor / Manager) to the events they hosted to make learning fun through setting up goals and challenges showed great structure.

    Also, seeing how they have been teaching people how to dance for more than 100 years proved to be an efficient establishment. The fact that we can take couples, single men and women of any level and get them to be more confident dancers as well as more confident people at work or in social settings is the only reason I need to be grateful for the job that I have. Every day is a learning experience. Every day is exciting. It's time you came to see what all the fuss is about!

  • Scott McGrath Instructor

  • Karen Pearce Instructor


  • Marjorie Leon & John Karpat

    Dancing at the West Island Arthur Murray studio is a recipe for a perpetual smile. It is an evening out where you move to music, you focus on learning dance steps and you forget about all the stresses of your daily life. It is socializing in a friendly non-threatening atmosphere.

    It all started for me (Marjorie) several years ago when I was single and discovered that one could participate in the program even without a regular dance partner. Through the patience and encouragement of my wonderful teachers, the nervous stressed out person that I was changed into someone who could let go and learn to dance.

    For the last year we have been going to the studio as a couple and now we share the joys of dancing together. It is an activity that provides us with evenings out, amusing company and exercise that also works our brain. We hope to continue into our old age.

  • Karim

    My Arthur Murray D.D.O. experience.

    When I was chosing a dance school, I was looking for something very particular and sometimes hard to find in any business. I looked for people who care about, and are proud of the work they do. It has worked for me so far. I could never have imagined making so much progress in such little time. I am more confident on the dance floor and, most importantly, I'm having an amazing time!

    And this is just the beginning, it has only been 2 months. I owe it all to the staff at D.D.O.. Their appraoch to instructing, talent, attention to detail and outgoing personnalities make this an experience that is enriching my life. These people genuinely care about my progress and make sure I'm having fun too!

    I can't wait for my next lesson. A few months ago, the thought of dancing made me nervous. Today, I can't wait to get on a dancefloor!

    Thanks so much guys and gals! Sincerely Karim.

  • Danielle Dufresne

    Have you ever walked into a ballroom, treading the dance floor during a competition? Attracted by the music, colors and bewitching atmosphere? Felt the excitement of competitors of all ages? Or danced for friends, spectators in front of the eyes of judges?

    For me it has become a passion, a way for me to excel, to express myself and have a feeling of well-being.

    Dance, I do not learn it, I live it!

  • Anita Bartha

    I originally signed up for dance lessons simply to learn the proper steps to dances I was already dancing, albeit my own version, at different events. I even wrote “NO DANCE COMPETITIONS” on my form. Seven months later I was participating in my first competition and I haven’t stopped since.

    I have participated in many competitions in Montreal as well as Boston and Atlantic City. To prepare for a competition I am constantly challenging myself to reach the next level and with the help of my teacher and everyone else at the studio my dancing has improved tremendously. Dance is an incredible sport and a wonderful social activity and many friendships have been made over the years at the studio. The camaraderie and interactions amongst the students is infectious and what is nice is that this is regardless of your level.

    Regardless of what you reason for signing up, the experienced teachers are there to help you reach your goal. The patience, knowledge and professionalism of the teachers make the experience an unforgettable one. Kudos to a most wonderful team at D.D.O. Thank you for believing in me and helping me achieve my goals…

  • Marilyn Amias

    What dancing means to me...

    I am a beginner at Arthur Murray's Dancing Studio, having experienced four individual, group and supervised dance lessons. The sheer joy of these lyrical evenings have enabled me to express my love for music in a physical way which leaves me feeling exhilarated and happy.

    The dance instructors are patient, friendly and supportive, adding to the warm ambiance created by the many other students, whether they be advanced or beginners. The whole experience has been a total delight.