Where: JW Marriott
When: April 4, 7 – 10 p.m.
Tickets: $60 per person, available by contacting your studio.
Featuring: Dancing, Heavy Hors d’oeuvres, Cash Bar, Contests – dress as your favorite dance decade!
WHY: A Celebration of Arthur Murray’s birthday and 100 years of dance that will be part of a WORLDWIDE WEB CAST. We’ll feature staff shows, dance contests, and show off the best COSTUMES (OPTIONAL) from dance throughout the decades to salute the man who taught the world to dance! A night of spotlights is in store, with dance competitions like Peabody, the Twist, Charleston, Lindy, Electric Slide and more!
Murray stepped onto the dance floor and into the history of American pop culture when he was a student at Georgia Tech. Known best for the iconic Arthur Murray Dance Studios, Arthur Murray, the man, was a brilliant marketer and innovator, starting his dance teaching career in 1912 at the historic Georgian Terrace.
“Most people remember Arthur as an older gentleman smiling in grainy dance photo poses from the 1950s, many times accompanied by his wife Kathryn, a television celebrity in her own right. But Arthur was a visionary,” said John Kimmins, President of Arthur Murray International. “Fueled by a passion for sharing his love of dance, Murray created new marketing methods and embraced the latest in technology and media to bring joy to millions.”
Check out a new website, http://www.100yearsofdance.com, where there are YouTube video clips, a photo gallery, and more details on our 100th Anniversary! And please join us to fete Mr. Murray and his accomplishment by dancing the night away!