“Remaining Peaceful During Times of Turmoil”
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“Remaining Peaceful During Times of Turmoil”

Our motto this year at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: “See Clearly in 2020. Make all your dancing dreams come true!” No.11 3-13-2020 Changing Lives Through Dancing “Remaining Peaceful During Times of Turmoil” Well, do you think we have enough going on right now? Corona virus, November Elections, closures and cancellations and travel restrictions everywhere...

“Courage is Grace Under Pressure”
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“Courage is Grace Under Pressure”

Our motto this year at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: “See Clearly in 2020. Make all your dancing dreams come true!” No.10 3-6-2020 “Courage is Grace Under Pressure” Our above quote today is from Ernest Hemingway. I remember when I was an Arthur Murray dance student in 1975. I was 18 came as a guest...

2-28-20 “Ballroom Dancing as an Oasis”
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2-28-20 “Ballroom Dancing as an Oasis”

Our motto this year at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: “See Clearly in 2020. Make all your dancing dreams come true!” No. 09 2-28-2020 “See Clearly in 2020” Changing Lives Through Dancing “Ballroom Dancing as an Oasis” During these present times we have a lot of chaos thrown at us. Worldwide virus contamination, election news...

2-14-20 “Characteristics of Arthur Murray Champions”
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2-14-20 “Characteristics of Arthur Murray Champions”

Our motto this year at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: “See Clearly in 2020. Make all your dancing dreams come true!” No. 07 2-14-2020 “See Clearly in 2020” Changing Lives Through Dancing “Characteristics of Arthur Murray Champions” Arthur Murray Santa Monica is so blessed to have many, many exciting traveling coaches and champions visiting our...

11-29-19 “See Clearly in 2020”
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11-29-19 “See Clearly in 2020”

No 02 11-29-19 “See Clearly in 2020” Happy New Year and Happy Year 2020, the New Roaring 20’s! Our motto this year at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: “See Clearly in 2020. Make all your dancing dreams come true!” What a wonderful theme for a new year, a new decade, a new beginning! With this...

No 47 11-22-19 “When God Closes a Door….”
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No 47 11-22-19 “When God Closes a Door….”

Alas, the only thing we can truly count on is change. As the sun rises and sets, we will all experience change in our lives. Some changes are minor, some are life-changing, but changes will happen to us all. Many years ago, I had the perfect life. My parents were alive and actively my heroes,...

No 43 10-25-19 “Teamwork makes the Dream Work”
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No 43 10-25-19 “Teamwork makes the Dream Work”

Aloha, so happy to be back on my blog after some time away. Joel and I cruised to Hawaii from Vancouver, BC. We had five days at sea each way with NO cell phone signal. That means, no Internet, emails, Netflix, texts, news updates, or Facebook. It was a cleansing time for us, frightening, but...

No 40 10-4-19 “How to Find Your Hero”
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No 40 10-4-19 “How to Find Your Hero”

I have always looked for heroes, and I have had many in my life. My father, Troy D. Woodbury, Sr. was a major hero and mentor in my life. Being born in 1909, daddy had a unique outlook on life. He was smart, hard-working, frugal, faithful and a great man of service and faith. Jim...

No 39 9-27-19 “Finding Your Voice” by David Woodbury
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No 39 9-27-19 “Finding Your Voice” by David Woodbury

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent” ― Madeleine K. Albright “When we share those stories we’ve been scared to share, voicelessness loses its wicked grasp.” ― Jo Ann Fore “I’ll never forget. I’ll never give up. I’ll...

No 38 9-20-19 “Life as a Dream Maker” by David Woodbury
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No 38 9-20-19 “Life as a Dream Maker” by David Woodbury

As a dream maker, I have lived through many trials that have almost taken my dreams away. I have been challenged by non-dreamers, or those with a different vision, or they may be just as passionate about their own dreams and we’re on different life paths. For those who make my dreams come true, I...