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Meet the owners


Arthur Murray Owners Lucian andSarah Stanila

Lucian & Sarah Stanila

Lucian and Sarah Stanila are the owners of the Denville and Ridgewood studios. They are honored to be a part of the Arthur Murray legacy and look forward to keeping it going for the next 100 years! They have been dancing all their lives and teaching professionally with Arthur Murray Dance Studios for over 11 years. In addition to their New Jersey locations, they have recently opened the first Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Bucharest, Romania; where Lucian is from. They have won many top instructor and management awards including the prestigious Studio of the Year award given by Arthur Murray International. They strive for an excellent learning environment filled with lots of fun, laughter and great dancing!

Owners Danny and Jennifer Villavicencio

Danny & Jennifer Villavicencio

Danny and Jennifer are the owners of the Roxbury, Chatham and Morristown studios. They feel extremely fortunate to be able to share their passion of dancing with as many people as possible. Their main objective is to make dance lessons fun and easy in a relaxed and un-intimidating environment. They are also the proud parents of three beautiful children.

Jennifer has been dancing all of her life. She started teaching professionally in 1998 and has achieved incredible success during her time in the Arthur Murray Franchise. She has multiple Top Instructor and Top Counselor awards under her belt and now focuses on the training and development of their staff.

Danny, a former competitor and Grand Finalist in dozens of competitions throughout North America, retired in 2002 at the peak of his competition career in order to focus on managing his studios. He now enjoys coaching dancing and is a World-Class Adjudicator.

Owners Thomas & Frantsiska

THOMAS &  Frantsiska PAPKALA

Thomas and Frantsiska are the proud owners of the new Arthur Murray Dance Center in Tenafly. They are very excited to be a part of the huge international Arthur Murray family and continue the legacy of their founder. Both originally from Europe, they started their dance journey at the age of 8. For the last 20 years they traveled and competed around the world with a great success, which includes becoming European Professional Ballroom Finalists and 3 times National Polish Professional Champions.  Their love of dancing allowed them to take beginner dancers and develop them to national champions. They are now fully committed to share their knowledge with the local community of Tenafly.  Having two young children taught them the importance of creating a familiar atmosphere in order to foster a positive and happy learning experience for everyone.