Area 6 Director
Area 6 Director and Master Franchisee, Russ Clark, has played an integral roll in the Arthur Murray Organization since 1980. His primary responsibilities include overseeing all aspects of the business; expenses, pricing, marketing, hiring, staff development and training, event planning and promotions, expansion, research and development of new programs, creating growth and opportunities for employees, and most importantly, creating life-changing experiences for clients to chase their dance dreams!
Russ has a strong passion for dance and what it can do for people in the community, in his own words:
“The experience and opportunity of being introduced to dancing and the life changing experience it created for myself drives me to want to help introduce and help create that same experience and the benefits that having dancing in your life make possible.”
The top priority for Russ as Area 6 Director is to pay it forward. Because so many people helped mentor and guide his grown and development as a dance professional, Russ seeks to honor their mentorship and continue to share what he has been taught with others. Part of the gift of dancing is to selflessly share that gift with all the people we touch — a truth Russ is well acquainted with in the dancing world.
As a note to those just getting started with ballroom dancing, Russ has the following words to share:
“If I could do it I know you can as well! Sometimes the learning experience will be discouraging and you will stumble along the way and try to quit. Don’t!! You will learn, it will be worth it! Regardless of the commitment of time, emotional ups and downs or cost it will be worth it! Dancing is both a blessing and a gift I wish you much success on your path to the enjoyment that dancing brings to your life!”
To gets started with your dancing journey at one of our six convenient locations, contact us today! Thanks to the direction and guidance of Russ Clark, we know you will not find better instruction or an experience like Arthur Murray in the Bellevue Area!