“Rejoicing in what we have”
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“Rejoicing in what we have”

Week 01 1-7-22 “Rejoicing in what we have” Changing Lives Through Dancing David Woodbury – Arthur Murray Santa Monica, CA   “He is a man of sense who does not grieve for what he has not, but rejoices in what he has.” – Epictetus Greek Philosopher   “To be alive, to be able to see,...

“Pain Nourishes Courage”
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“Pain Nourishes Courage”

Week 52 12-30-21 “Pain Nourishes Courage” Changing Lives Through Dancing “Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” – Mary Tyler Moore (B – 1936) American Actress   “It is the nature of man to rise to greatness if greatness is expected of him.” – John Steinbeck (1902 –...

“What to do in ‘22”
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“What to do in ‘22”

Week 51 12-17-21 “What to do in ‘22” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   We have just danced through the holidays. The Murray Christmas Party, Holiday Star Ball, all our Tournament of Champions themed parties and events. It’s amazing that we are dancing again...

“What to do for your dancing now”
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“What to do for your dancing now”

Week 45 11-5-21 “What to do for your dancing now” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                                                                           Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   As we emerge from this global pandemic, dancing is back in swing again. In Santa Monica in LA County, we are fully masked and are mandated to have...

“How to Get Started!”
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“How to Get Started!”

Week 43, 10-22-21 “How to Get Started!” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                                                                           Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” – Mark...

“Why is Ballroom Dancing is So Good for You?”
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“Why is Ballroom Dancing is So Good for You?”

Week 41, 10-8-21 “Why is Ballroom Dancing is So Good for You?” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                                                                           Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   Why is Ballroom Dancing So Good For You?   My head is spinning from all the news on covid right now. I just can’t find peace...

“It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes”
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“It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes”

Week 40, 10-1-21 “It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                                                                           Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   “It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.” – John J. McCloy (1895 – 1989) American Lawyer and...

“The most valuable result of all education”
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“The most valuable result of all education”

Week 39, 9-24-21 “The most valuable result of all education” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                                                                           Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   “Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether...

The Friendship of Arthur Murray
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The Friendship of Arthur Murray

Week 38 9-17-21 “The Friendship of Arthur Murray” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                                                                           Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   “Many a friendship — long, loyal, and self-sacrificing — rested at first upon no thicker a foundation than a kind word.” – Frederick William Faber (1814 – 1863) English Priest and...

“Treat Others with Respect, Kindness and Generosity”
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“Treat Others with Respect, Kindness and Generosity”

Week 33 8-13-21 “Treat Others with Respect, Kindness and Generosity” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                                                                           Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   “There is overwhelming evidence that the higher the level of self-esteem, the more likely one will be to treat others with respect, kindness, and generosity.” – Nathaniel Branden (1930...