Arthur Murray Dance Center of Whitefish Bay
"We're not just a dance studio we are a community!"
How do clients of the Arthur Murray Dance Center in Whitefish feel walking through our doors?
The most frequent answers are “Welcomed” and “Excited.”
Our mission is that everyone walks out the door with a bounce in their step and a smile on their face!
Have you ever been mesmerized by the beauty and elegance of great dancers?
Have you ever sat at your table at a wedding or club and watched as other couples spin, turn and laugh on the floor in what seems an effortless synchronicity of move-ment and rhythm?
Have you ever thought: “That looks like so much fun! I wish I could dance like that?”
You can! And the highly trained team of instructors at Arthur Murray Dance Center in Whitefish Bay can help make your dream a reality!
Arthur Murray Dance Center in Whitefish Bay isn’t only a dance studio, it’s a communi-ty. It can become your new home away from home. If you’re looking for a place that has great dancing, amazing community, a caring team and loads of fun, come visit us at Arthur Murray Whitefish Bay. Our clients come to dance, but they discover so much more.
Come and see for yourself!
The Arthur Murray organization has been teaching people to dance for more than a century. With a family of more than 270 studios in 27 countries, we are the largest and longest standing teachers of ballroom and social dance in the world. Each Arthur Mur-ray professional constantly strives for excellence, undergoing training in not just danc-ing, but in teaching and customer service.
Every studio is independently owned and operated, which gives each a unique style and personality. At our Whitefish Bay location, we strive to create a fun and friendly experience. It is a place where anyone can come and learn to dance in an elegant, comfortable and supportive environment, no matter what their skill level, physical abil-ity or age.
Although the Arthur Murray Dance Center in Whitefish Bay was opened not quite a year ago, it has been more than seven years in-the-making. Starting in 2013 we searched for an ideal location to bring the Arthur Murray experience to Milwaukee’s North Shore. In 2018, we found that perfect spot. After months of diligent design and extreme renovations, that simple space has been transformed into one of the most el-egant and charming dance studios you will find anywhere on the planet.
The four owners and franchisees, Ying Cheng, Zach Rosen, Chialing Chang and Bry-an Stewart, are some of the top performers in the Arthur Murray world. With a com-bined 71 years in ballroom and social dance experience, they have come together with the singular goal of creating a truly satisfying and unique dance experience for Whitefish Bay and the surrounding communities.
Bryan Stewart and Chaling Chang have lived and breathed ballroom dancing together for 24 years. They met in Ballroom Dancing 101 in college and were instantly addict-ed. They competed as amateurs for the next five years and traveled around the country learning everything from Ballroom to Salsa to Argentine Tango. After graduating, they began their professional dance careers at the Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Chi-cagoland in 2001. For the next eight years they competed professionally in the Ameri-can Smooth category. As instructors, and later as managers, they both found them-selves on many of Arthur Murray International’s Top 20 Performers lists, out of thou-sands of instructors and executives worldwide. With Ying Cheng as their first instructor, Bryan and Chialing opened the Arthur Murray Dance Center of Lincolnshire in 2009. Since then, with Ying and Zach’s help, the Lincolnshire studio has become a Top 5 school out of the 270 Arthur Murray Studios around the world.
In 2010, Bryan and Chia-ling welcomed their daughter, Viola, to the Arthur Murray fam-ily. Now nearly 10 years old, Viola spends her days loving school, playing with the chess club, and dancing her heart out at the studios. With three ballroom competitions under her belt and multiple other dance events and performances, she is a perfect ex-ample of how ballroom dancing can help to shape children in positive ways. Taking lessons with all of the instructors and performing consistently has built a level of confi-dence and maturity rarely found in children her age. When she was six years old, Chialing asked her what her family’s last name was, and she replied “Arthur Murray!”
Ying Cheng stared her dancing as a competitive student at the Arthur Murray Studio in downtown Chicago. As she finished her degree in fashion design at the Chicago Art Institute, she spent most of her free time dancing. Passionate about helping people through dancing, she began teaching professionally in Lincolnshire in 2009. Loved by all of the students, and revered by instructors, she was a symbol of excellence in all things Arthur Murray. For the next 10 years she achieved many honors, including mul-tiple appearances on Arthur Murray’s Top 20 lists as both instructor and manager, and making the “All Stars” team five years running. She eventually became Arthur Murray Lincolnshire’s Manager/Team Leader, and helped lead the studio to its highest achievements.
Zach Rosen, after graduating from the University of Illinois with a degree in account-ing, started as a student in 2011, but quickly transitioned to instructor. His background as a competitive Jr. Olympics Gymnast combined with his passion and talent for tech-nique and nuance propelled him quickly in his dancing. As he progressed, Zach and Ying began competing together professionally in 2013. After years of hard work and dedication, they became staple finalists in the Open Professional division of American Rhythm. They were married in October of 2018, and soon welcomed Violet, their own adorable future dancer, into the Arthur Murray family in August of 2019.
Having recently become Whitefish Bay residents, Ying and Zach have fallen in love with the Whitefish Bay community. With Ying as acting Team Leader and Zach as act-ing Dance Director, every student experiences spectacular service, not just from our talented and friendly staff of instructors, but from all four owners on a regular basis.
So, this story of love and dancing that started so many year ago dances on. Every year brings new blessings, new challenges and new learning experiences for Zach, Ying, Bryan and Chia-ling. They are thankful every day for how fortunate they are; to have met each other, to have become a family within a family at Arthur Murrays, to meet and train amazing instructors and to have the privilege of changing lives through dancing every day in Whitefish Bay. Come and see for yourself how dancing changes lives!