10 Things That Made The Theater Show Awesome

  1. There was not just 1 but 2 Theater Shows! In San Diego County, the 2nd Annual Theater Show was held at the Carlsbad Village Theater in Carlsbad and in Orange County, the 5th Annual Theater Show was held at the Rose Center Theater in Westminster.     2.  There were over 100 solos

What Did Your Teachers Do Last Weekend?

What did your teachers do last weekend? Dancing of course! Once a year all of the instructors, managers, and Franchisees from Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado get together and participate in a 2-Day training experience called Fall Forum. With over 170 Arthur Murray professionals in attendance, the weekend was full of teaching and dance

Unique Dance-O-Rama 2016

Unique Dance-O-Rama is outdoing itself once again! With 68 studios in attendance and a record breaking 17,000 entries it will most certainly be the biggest competition in the world! For the first time ever, the Unique DOR schedule has added an extra day as well as an exciting early arrival evening, giving it a whole

Six Tips to Making a Theatrical Routine from a Pro

Christina Campbell, an executive at the Orange Studio, certified examiner and smooth competitor, also dabbles in Theater Arts. This type of dancing centers on making theatrical ballroom routines that create an entrancing story. With carefully chosen music, costumes and choreography, a theatrical routine requires more planning than a normal solo. Here's her expert advice to

Favorite Dance Movie Moments!

Your instructors are always trying to inspire you to imagine more for you and your dancing, but what inspires them? We've asked some of your teachers about their favorite dance scenes from movies and what inspired them about it. Christina Campbell - Counselor in the Orange Studio "Funny Face" Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire dancing

Gonzalo’s 10 Rules for Social Dancing

Guest writer Gonzalo Lara from Orange loves going out dancing. Along the way he's picked up some tips to make your nights out even better! Gonzalo's 10 Rules for Social Dancing 1. Manners: Accepted everywhere! The same rules apply inside and outside of the studio. Do it right, be polite! 2. Leave your pick up

Classic Songs with a Modern Twist

Classic Songs with a Modern Twist Sean Casaol Guest writer Sean Casaol from the Lake Forest Studio shares his favorite classic songs that have been covered and transformed into an entirely new sound. People dance for many reasons, such as exercise, competing, grace and much more. I personally do it for the music! Nothing's better

What is the Arthur Murray Method?

For more than 70 years, Arthur Murray has been perfecting a dance teaching method that makes learning easy and fun. What makes the Arthur Murray Method so effective? Hint: It isn’t a magical technique. It’s a combination of skill-based teaching, progressive development, and special events. Students learn efficiently and have the chance to practice, showcase

Area 7 – Tournament of Champions

Your teachers spent the past two days tirelessly training to make your lessons, dancing and experience better. Take a look at some photos and videos from the weekend to see how we take our dance lessons.    

Change your attitude; change your dancing

2016 will be the year of the dancer. It's fun, healthy, social and a great way to spend your free time. Put down your remote and put on your dance shoes! For the month of January we will have a new way to get the most out of your dance every week. So check back