ARTHUR MURRAY INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES RAPID GLOBAL GROWTH AND UK EXPANSION PLANS
Arthur Murray International Inc., one of the world’s largest dance brands, has announced news of rapid global expansion and plans to extend its franchise operation in the UK.
The company, headquartered in Coral Gables, Florida was founded by the late Arthur Murray. Teacher to the stars, Murray and the company he formed, have enjoyed enormous success since he set up his first dance class in 1912 and garnered a glittering student roster that included Marilyn Monroe, Eleanor Roosevelt, John D. Rockefeller and the Duke of Windsor.
Today Arthur Murray International Inc. has 272 dance studios in 23 countries world-wide. The combined businesses offer its students lessons, courses, parties, club memberships, competitions, trips and a social and lifestyle community, and account for approximately $98 million in annual revenues.
Last year Arthur Murray Dance Studios launched a campaign to #GetBritainDancing to promote the health and lifestyle benefits of dance and the business opportunity an Arthur Murray franchise provides.
Tom Murdock VP explains: “Arthur Murray International has been engaged for over a hundred years in operating and franchising dance studios of the highest reputation and excellence and boasts unique and successful methods of teaching dance. The company has a wonderfully talented team and I share their goals, values and vision.
“There are only three Arthur Murray studios in the UK – all in London, and as a result, there is an enormous opportunity for expansion here and in Northern Ireland. I am on board to support that drive and in turn assist any new franchisees that join us.”
Tom Murdock continues: “Arthur Murray International Inc. has expanded exponentially in recent years through new franchises, international competitions and organic growth. We are in the strongest fiscal position ever and have the largest global reach in our company’s history.
“We will be bringing to the UK – one of our most important markets, capital, experience, enthusiasm and a solid franchise support structure to assist new franchisees in the UK set up their businesses and capitalise on the company’s market-leader status in the dance franchise category.”