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Dancer Profile: Dean Tapiki

Dean Tapiki

Name: Dean Tapiki

Position at Arthur Murray: Owner/Franchisee

Arthur Murray Studio: Sydney and Bondi Junction Studios

How long have you been dancing for: 20 years

Why did you go into dancing: Exercise

How long have you been with Arthur Murray for: 15 years

Styles taught: Ballroom and Latin American


  • Top Teacher in Australia & 5th in the World
  • Won Australian Pro/Am competition 2010

Best dance experience/memory: Watching all the students progress from beginners to amazing dancers

Favourite dance movie: Dirty Dancing

Favouite music to dance to: Latin Music (it just makes you want to move)

Dance Tips: Get your technique and style perfected, steps will come later