I would like to tell you a little bit about myself…
I was born in Poland and loved to dance since as far as I can remember. Because I was always twirling around the house my mother signed me up for ballet classes when I was 4 years old. I really liked it but it was not until I was 7 when I tried ballroom dancing and I fell in love with it. I didn’t come easy to me in the beginning and I actually failed miserably at my first competition but I got hooked.
I still have my first dress- it was green with a lot of ruffles which constantly would get between my legs! Thinking back I never would have guessed it that my childhood hobby will develop into such a passion, career and way of living. I’m eternally grateful for my mum who supported and encouraged me from the very beginning. She had to sacrifice so much to make my dream possible and she taught me to never give up on something you really really love.
The company’s founder, Arthur Murray, began teaching dance in 1912 and formed the company as it is known today in 1946. Arthur Murray began officially franchising in 1939, making it one of the oldest franchise companies in the world. The first franchised dance studio was opened in Minneapolis, Minnesota.