Arthur Murray Franchise Pioneer Started in Michigan

By November 30, 2009Dance in the News

Doris Travis made a lot of firsts, especially in Michigan, where she owned and operated 19 Arthur Murray Dance Studios after opening the company’s very first franchise in Detroit, Michigan in 1938. This story of the ‘dancing queen’s’ 1992 triumph in receiving her degree from the University of Oklahoma is rich in historical dance detail, and is reprinted with gracious permission of Sooner Magazine, published by The OU Foundation, http://www.oufoundation.org/sm/archives.asp

Please click on the document below to download the PDF of the article “An Award-Winning PerformanceP by Anne M. Barajas that was published in the 1992 Spring/Summer edition of Sooner Magazine.

Award_Winning_Perf_Sooner1992.pdf