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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 …

Complete The Total Package…. A Judge’s post-competition feedback

Immediately following a big competition is the best time to reflect on what to focus on next. Unique Dance-O-Rama Competition is one the biggest with over 12,000 entries this year. We are in a gorgeously decorated ballroom and get to experience amazing dancing, energy, and costumes. Being able to judge at this competition is truly an honor because of the …

Who Are Your Mentors?

Friday, August 9, 2013   Colonel Woodbury, my hero and dad, was my first mentor.  He was a charismatic man who did not know a stranger.  My mom, J. Clair Woodbury, was the personality of the family. She was a charmer and a lady who truly gave me the love of living a full life. Remembering all the great teachers …

So You Think You Can Dance…or Not?

Thursday, August 1, 2013   Calabasas Style magazine is a publication that circulates to Calabasas, Hidden Hills, Bell Canyon and Agoura Hills. They have an upcoming spread on our amazing franchisees, Robert and Christy Melgoza. The editors have allowed us to take a look at the article before it went to print, and we wanted to share it with our …

Neerja Saxena – A Student's Journey Through Dance

Wednesday, April 24, 2013   This week I want to share with you a very special student testimony written by our very own, Neerja Saxena. Ballroom dancing for close to 3 years, she reflects back on her dancing journey, from her very first lesson, to her first competition, and looking forward to lifetime of dancing. So here it is, in …

8 Tips for Students Trying a Dance Competition

Wednesday, February 20, 2013   How many of us as adults get to perform or compete in something? The chances are, almost none of us. One of the cool things about Ballroom dancing is aside from our regular dance classes, we have many extra curricular activities that enhance your social dancing and life. Now in the beginning, most of the …