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The Complete Guide to Ballroom Dance Competitions

Congratulations, you’re going to Dance-O-Rama! All of the Arthur Murray hosted ballroom dance competitions are the largest, most popular, and by far the most exquisite. It will be a memorable time for you if you are prepared, and know what to expect.    Preparing for Dance-O-Rama’s  You have been preparing for DOR by taking lessons and practicing your moves and …

How to Avoid the Post-Competition Blues

One of the biggest pleasures teachers experience is when their students decide to participate in dance competitions. The anticipation and euphoria that is associated with a dance competition can sometimes lead to a letdown afterwards. Here are some tips to continue to ride that pre-competition high, even after a competition.   1. Expectations Your success at any particular event is …

The Show Must Go On! – a personal story

This week we were pleased to host Juan de Dios Garcia as a visiting coach. His presence here had us reminiscing about the “good ol’ days” when we worked together at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Redlands, years ago. I had already been teaching for about 5 years when Juan started. We partnered up and started competing together shortly …