Monday, June 20, 2011

Krystal Schlegel: Top hat and Tails! + Go MAVS!!

Krystal Schlegel: Top hat and Tails! + Go MAVS!!: "Wow! It has been a busy week leading up to the final days before Top Hat & Tails - The Dancing with Stars of Dallas charity event for Paws..."

Thursday, June 9, 2011

LBJ Express Project Spotlights Arthur Murray Dance Studio

Local Business Spotlight
Usually the LBJ Express highlights a contractor working on the LBJ Express project. This month, the LBJ Express would like to spotlight a local business located in the heart of the LBJ corridor. We are proud to introduce the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.

The Arthur Murray Dance Studio has been in Dallas for over 18 years and at its current location on the LBJ Express for 11. This family business is owned and managed by Zack Stevens. Stevens and his wife both work at the studio while raising their four children.

Stevens admits that the construction along the LBJ Express is at times worrisome but he also understands the need for the project. "I am able to be positive during this time," Stevens said. "I can certainly see and feel the changes coming with construction, but you can't fear change, this is a necessary thing." Stevens continued.

The Arthur Murray Dance Studio is currently training many local celebrities for an upcoming fundraiser similar to the popular television show, "Dancing with the Stars." Stevens said the celebrities ask him about the construction and he tells them he is able to remain positive and look forward to the end result.

Finally, Zack Stevens noted that he appreciates the communication and efforts by the LBJ Express to keep the business community informed during the construction process.

The LBJ Express salutes The Arthur Murray Dance Studio! If you are a business owner along the LBJ Express, please visit for more information and to sign up for e-alerts and e-updates.

Friday, June 3, 2011

4th annual Top Hat & Tails to feature celebrity ballroom dance competition with Arthur Murray instructors!

4th annual Top Hat & Tails to feature celebrity dance competition

Jonnie England, Director of Animal Advocacy and Communications, Metroplex Animal Coalition
Photo credit Paws in the City
Jonnie England, Director of Animal Advocacy and Communications, Metroplex Animal Coalition
Don't miss the biggest party of the year, Saturday, June 18, when Paws In The Citypresents the fourth annual Top Hat & Tails. This year's event will once again be held at theFrontiers of Flight Museum at Love Field and will feature a silent auction, cocktails, a sit down dinner, live auction, and the wildly popular celebrity dance contest, which pairs local celebrities with Arthur Murray dance professionals.
This year's celebrity dancers include Emmy award-winning veteran of TV and radio Jody Dean; WB 33 Chief Meteorologist Rebecca Miller; journalist and online trendsetter Krystal Schlegel; movie and television star Burton Gilliam; NBC5 Gridlock Buster Tammy Dombeck; executive chef and owner of Suze Restaurant, Gilbert Garza; Fox 4's Fiona Garza; and Dallas Cowboys great Tony Casillas. Sports-casting legend Scott Murray and former Dallas Cowboys star Preston Pearson return as co-hosts, with TV personality and philanthropist Angie Barrett, former Dallas Cowboys great Drew Pearson, and Arthur Murray Dance Studio's own Claudia Marshall serving as judges for the contest.

Top Hats & Tails

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This year's honorees are Jonnie England, Director of Animal Advocacy and Communications for the Metroplex Animal Coalition and Jack Knox, long-time animal advocate and owner of Cafe Pacific.
Tickets are $125 per person, and are available online. Each ticket includes appetizers, a 3-course dinner, one drink ticket, a glass of wine with dinner, and a good bag. Dress is black tie optional, or something reminiscent of the Mad Men era. Cocktails and the silent auction begin at 6 p.m., with dinner, the live auction, and the dance competition at 7:30 p.m. The late night crowd will be able to enjoy dancing and cocktails again beginning at 10 p.m.
For more information, visit the Top Hat & Tails website.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It's time once again for Top Hat and Tails!

Once again, Arthur Murray Dance Studios will be partnering with the celebrities for the annual Top Hat and Tails Dancing With The Stars Competition! The instructors and celebrities are all getting really excited as the big day draws near. Arthur Murray is proud to be a continuing part of this effort to raise money for the animals of Dallas!
Click the link for more information about this year's event!