No 41 10-12-18 “In What Direction Are We Moving?”
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No 41 10-12-18 “In What Direction Are We Moving?”

“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven, we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it, — but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809...

No 40 9-28-18 “Dancing Will Change Your Life”
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No 40 9-28-18 “Dancing Will Change Your Life”

  Our Mission Statement at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: Dancing Will Change Your Life!” David Woodbury  (1956) Arthur Murray Dance Professional In 1975, a friend invited me to a dance party at the Arthur Murray in Nashville, Tennessee. I loved it and became a ballroom dance student. Disco was the rage then and my...

No 38 9-21-18 “We will never give up”
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No 38 9-21-18 “We will never give up”

“There is a sense of exhilaration that comes from facing head-on the hard truths and saying, “We will never give up. We will never capitulate. It might take a long time, but we will find a way to prevail.” – Jim Collins, from his book, Good to Great (1958) American business consultant Ever want to give up or...

No 38 9-14-18 “Obscure Heroes”
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No 38 9-14-18 “Obscure Heroes”

“Man’s greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes – obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes.” – Victor Hugo (1802-1885) French Writer Have you had a hero in your life? My dad was my hero in every way. When he...

No 36 9-7-18 “To Discover Ability in Others”
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No 36 9-7-18 “To Discover Ability in Others”

“It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.” – Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915) American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher Today as an older dancer, I love to discover the great new dancers of today and help them grow and mature to their full...

No 35 8-31-18 “Go out and do something kind for somebody”
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No 35 8-31-18 “Go out and do something kind for somebody”

“When you find yourself overpowered, as it were, by melancholy, the best way is to go out and do something kind for somebody.” – John Keble (1792 – 1866) English Clergyman and Poet Have you ever had melancholy? I have. I have had times I could not get up and get out. I’ve had times I...

No 34 8-24-18 “Doing the Right Thing” Changing Lives Through Dancing!
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No 34 8-24-18 “Doing the Right Thing” Changing Lives Through Dancing!

“I have the right to do anything I want, but is that always the right thing to do?” David Woodbury – Arthur Murray Professional In ballroom dancing, we have a concept on the dance floor called Floorcraft. This is how couples dance Quickstep, Tango, Paso Doble, and Cha Cha on a crowded floor. The rule...

No 33 8-17-18 “Good friendships are fragile things”
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No 33 8-17-18 “Good friendships are fragile things”

  “Good friendships are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing.” – Randolph S. Bourne (1886 – 1918) American Writer After 42 years with Arthur Murray Dance Centers, I now have a lifetime of my dancing friends, and they are truly my family. These are precious and fragile relationships....

No 32 8-10-18 “To Give Real Service”
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No 32 8-10-18 “To Give Real Service”

“To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” – Donald A. Adams (1925) former president of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania When was the last time you had great service? At Arthur Murray, we practice the Cadillac Treatment with our...