>Mayor Killion proclaim April 4th Arthur Murray Day in Ridgewood NJ!
Mayor Killion proclaim April 4th Arthur Murray Day in Ridgewood NJ!
Wed, April 04, 2012
Time: 1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Arthur Murray Dance Studio, 257 E. Ridgewood Ave. (entrance on Maple Ave.)
Mayor Killion has proclaimed April 4th Arthur Murray Day in Ridgewood NJ in honor of Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios 100 Year Anniversary!
Arthur Murray Dance Studio is located at 257 E. Ridgewood Avenue (Entrance on Maple Ave.)
In 1912, a young immigrant living in New York named Moishe Teichmann taught his first dance lesson. At the outbound of WW1, under pressure of an anti German feeling prevalent in the US,
Teichmann changed his name to Arthur Murray.
On April 24, 1925, Murray married his famous dance partner, Kathryn Kohnfelder – A Jersey City resident, with whom he had met at a radio station in New Jersey. She was in the audience while he was broadcasting a dance lesson.
After their marriage, the mail-order business declined and the Murrays opened a dance school offering personal instruction. Their business prospered, especially in 1938 and 1939 when Arthur picked 2 little-known dances, the “Lambeth Walk” and “The Big Apple”, and turned them into dance crazes. They were taught at hotel chains throught the country, and the name “Arthur Murray” became a household word.
There are now hundreds of Arthur Murray studios globally, with specially trained instructors, making Arthur Murray the most successful dance instructor in history.
On April 4th, Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios world wide, will celebrate the legacy of Arthur Murray by having a dance party in every franchised studio in the world that will be streamed live on the internet making it the world’s largest dance party. Dance studios in the United States, Austrailia, South Africa, Europe, Canada, Dubai and many more will similtaneiously stream their celebrations of this once in a lifetime celebration; Arthur Murray’s 100 years of changing people’s lives one step at a time.