Showcase gives you the experience of a DOR and allows you to prepare for a DOR, all without the need to compete and all for a fraction of the cost.
A showcase is a 1 day event, held either locally by one studio, or combined with more studios in the same district. It is a less formal event, usually held at a function centre, which allows costs to be kept to a minimum. It’s non-competitive and every student receives individual critique from the judges, all designed to prepare them for the competitive nature of DOR.
DOR is designed to be a 2 to 3 day event at a luxurious hotel, with multiple categories, renowned judges, floor shows and always involves studios from around Australia and even from around the world. It is designed to be the ultimate experience for every dancer, to take their dancing to the furthest level and partake in an experience that will last a lifetime.
The Area Chairperson and not the studio is responsible for running and organising DORs. The Area Chairperson is the middleman between the franchisees and head office in the US. They run training classes, promotions and dance camps for the growth and advancement of the Arthur Murray staff. Currently, there are 12 Area Chairpersons in the world, each with the responsibility of looking after a particular area.
But wait, there’s more!
Beyond the National DOR, Arthur Murray regularly holds World DORs and Superamas in various locations overseas. These can run for up to five days, and are a once in a lifetime unforgettable experience for those that want to take their dancing to the furthest level