Arthur Murray dance instructors can be found not only in the studios, but on the movie sets in Hollywood ; backstage on Broadway; and partnering with major entertainers to promote the music that the world dances to. Whenever a movie involves dance, it’s a good bet that the AMI has been involved in some way, shape or form. Such movies such as Dirty Dancing, Dirty Dancing II, Dance With Me, Beautician and the Beast, Flash Dance, An American President, True Lies, Saturday Night Fever and Scent Of A Woman are some of the films which have used Arthur Murray instructors to either teach a dance to the stars and/or dance in the film.
The Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studio’s name appears regularly in major national magazines that include Vogue, Martha Stuart Wedding, Smithsonian, Sports Illustrated, Woman’s Day and more. Even talk shows like “The View” and “Phil Donahue” Arthur Murray instructors on their shows. Wherever advertisers want to reach consumers with a message of romance, intimacy or just plain fun, you’ll see dancing from the Gap’s now famous Khaki Swing commercials to dancing M&M’s and gas pumps.
Arthur Murray International’s commitment to dance goes even further, with senior management heavily involved in the world of professional and amateur competitive dance, known as DanceSport. Many of Arthur Murray’s officials have contributed to bringing the competitive ballroom to the forefront as an Olympic Sport.
All Arthur Murray franchised Dance Studios are independently owned and operated by individuals who started as dance instructors and worked their way up to the executive level. By the time they are qualified to purchase a franchise, they have experienced every phase of studio operations, from teaching and supervising to marketing and managing. It is possible for an ambitious person to advance to a top executive job and become eligible to be a franchisee within just a few years.
Building from within has kept the studio system strong, with franchisees that are committed to the Spirit of Excellence which is the hallmark of the entire Arthur Murray system. Currently there are approximately 180 Arthur Murray Franchise Dance Studios worldwide