Competitive dancing for ballroom and latin dancing is commonly referred to as "Dancesport". This takes the practical enjoyment of social dancing and places the emphasis on performance. Similar to other individual sports like Tennis, Golf, or Cycling - Competitive Dancing is for anyone that enjoys Ballroom and Latin dancing, and would like to explore events outside of everyday recreation.
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There are Arthur Murray events for every skill or interest level. These competitive dance events can put your learning on the fast track, and improve your self confidence on, and off, the dance floor.
Whether it is a demonstration at one of our Practice Parties, Open House, or Studio Showcase, these events are a great first step to participating in larger public events.
Combine the community of a studio event but with the format of a large scale competition and you get a District Showcase. Held twice a year at the Marriott Hotel in San Jose, this event is the largest of its kind in the Arthur Murray organization and features two days of dancing, and over 12 studios in Northern California and Nevada.
This is the largest of the exhibition events. In most cases, these events involve travel, heavy preparation time, and, at some point, dance costumes. These events are held in locations like Hawaii, Las Vegas, Southern California, or Italy. Students and teachers from around the Arthur Murray world attend, and it is the fastest way to progress in your dance hobby and confidence using it.
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