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Join Us for Tournament of Champions – Lake Mary

By October 15, 2023November 22nd, 2023No Comments

Join Us for Tournament of Champions – Lake Mary

The most anticipated event of the year… That’s right, the Tournament of Champions (aka TOC) begins November 6th and runs through December 16th! We recently kicked off this year’s Tournament of Champions with Casino Night!


If you are unfamiliar with the Tournament of Champions, you’re probably wondering why all the hype around this particular event. What is the Tournament of Champions anyway? Simply put, it’s a perfect blend of competition and celebration worldwide. There are over 250 Arthur Murray Studios in numerous countries that take part in the event!


What is the Tournament of Champions?

Tournament of Champions, aka TOC, as you might hear it called, is a worldwide competition between all the staff and studios throughout the Arthur Murray organization. The purpose is to see who has the most active studio. Both the instructors and students take part in the event! It’s bragging rights at the highest level!

TOC is also the one time each year your dance teachers can be recognized by the worldwide organization. They put in a lot of hard work and tons of energy to help create a fantastic dance experience for Y-O-U!


TOC runs for 6 weeks (this year is Nov. 6th – Dec. 16th). While it is an organization-wide event, each studio has a unique way of engaging its students! Each studio creates its own theme and plans out special-themed events over the course of the 6 weeks. Lake Mary’s theme this year is… DANCING AROUND THE WORLD!

TOC point system

How To Get Points…

Points can be used during the Tournament of Champions Finale Party.

There are a variety of ways to earn points… From attending group classes and studio parties to dressing up or bringing in items! You can grab a flyer from the studio with all this year’s TOC details!

The top students & couple will receive the GRAND PRIZE!


  • Private lessons – Points each lesson!
  • Coaching –Points!
  • Enrollment – Grab a student dance package and some points.
  • Group Classes/Parties – Attend as many as you can and get to know the other students in the studio. While you are partying it up, you’ll also earn points!
  • Dressing Up on Theme Days – It’s not a themed event for nothing… get your creative juices flowing and dress the part and earn points!
  • Showcase Performances – Shine like a star and show your best dance moves while earning points!
  • DOR – Points!
  • Spotlight – Points!
  • Bring Food – Pretty sure this is an instructor favorite! Bring something to the party or even to your lesson and serve yourself points for snacks.
  • Bring Guests – Guests must take an introductory lesson… it’s free for them and you earn points! Win-Win!
  • Google/Yelp Review – Share how much you LOVE the Arthur Murray Lake Mary studio by giving a review! Don’t forget the kudos to your dance teacher! This is a serious point-getter… Review us on Google and/or Yelp and earn points!

… these are just a few ways to earn points, and there are weekly specials that take place during the Tournament of Champions. Get with your studio for more information.

If you are not a student yet… Grab your New Student Offer and come join us on the dance floor!

TOC Dancing Around the World