Dance-O-Rama is almost finally here! You're all signed up, the big day is approaching, then all of a sudden, these terrible thoughts pop into your head and panic sets in. Oh no! Luckily, we've heard them all before and know how to demystify them as quickly as they appear. Here are 5 myths we tell
This past weekend our studios held not 1, not 2, but 3 cookouts throughout the Southland. The cookout is an Annual Tradition held by our studios to celebrate the end of the International Dance Festival, a contest held by Arthur Murray Studios worldwide on a quest for highest participation during a 6 week time period.
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? 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 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
Arthur Murray’s life story is one of the quintessential American Dream. Born in a small town in Austria-Hungary in 1895 and raised in New York City, Arthur built a dancing empire from humble beginnings. What he initially saw as a great means to overcome his shy nature and meet girls transformed a modest and hard-working
Imagine you’re at a Broadway show, watching a main character’s solo. She’s feeling desolate and shows her emotions in a moving dance performance. She hides her face, reaches up as if pleading, sways from side to side in the agony of her desperation and ends crumpled in a ball on the floor. This is a
Salsa is cool, no doubt about it. If you’re a bit skeptical, go out and see for yourself. It wouldn’t take too long for you to meet someone who knows a great place to practice some serious Salsa moves. Indeed, it sizzles—like a red-hot Spanish chili smothered with piquant spices grown in the Caribbean.
Have you ever had one of those days where you just need to kick back with a blushing glass of red? As with our favorite activity, dancing, wine is a great way to unwind, and it may just be good for us. We’ve all heard it before – a glass of wine a day does
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