Arthur Murray Live Sends 3 to the World Championships
Each year, Arthur Murray International holds a skills competition called, The George B. Theiss All Star Competition - named after the late George B. Theiss, former President of the company.
This event features the teachers, managers, and administrators who have advanced in a series of tests and placed at the top of their respective categories. Although this is Arthur Murray, it is not a dance competition.
This is a customer service, probelm solving, and teaching skills competition.
Many teachers, including the Top Rookie, will be competing in the final round in Las Vegas for the very first time. For 3 Bay Area Arthur Murray professionals, however, this trip means something completely different: Redemption.
In 2014, the "Area 6" All Star Team representing the Northwest corner of the United States had high hopes. When the results were announced, however, the team placed 5th out of 6 competing areas from around the globe.
With a combined 7 trips to the Geoge B. Theiss All Star Championships, Brienne Thompson, Evan Healy, and Joey Sena hope to deliver a trophy to Area 6 in 2015, and vindicate the team from a year ago.
Position: Administrator, Arthur Murray Redwood City
Visits to the All Star Finals = 3
Quote on having a close working connection with the other members of the team: "I know we can find the rhythm faster because we speak the same language."
Position: Supervisor, Arthur Murray Hayward
Visits To the All Star Finals = 2
Quote to sum up the All Star Experience = "The strength of the team is each individual member. The strength of each member is the team."
Position: New Student Counselor, Arthur Murray Livermore
Visits To The All Star Finals = 2
Quote on his personal experience with the All Star Finals in Vegas: "I have made it to the finals twice before: Once in 2011, and once in 2013. I take the Giants approach of every other year."