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February 14, 2014 Happy Valentine's Day

David Woodbury – Franchisee No 8: Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, November 14, 2014 Happy Valentine’s Day! Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a beauty, admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a...

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2-11-14 Dear Gaby, Tips for Ballroom Dancers "Polishing the Stone"

Gabriela Young – Franchisee 2-11-14 “Polishing the Rock” Not too long ago, I was talking to an artist friend who is a sculptor. I asked her “How do you know what the rock you’re sculpting is going to be?” She told me that when she starts working and polishing the rock that she does not...

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2-4-14 Spice Up Your Valentine's Day

Gabriela Young – Franchisee 2-4-14 Dear Gaby An advice column for dancers “Spice up your Valentine’s Day” With Valentine’s day just around the corner, I thought of ways that the Arthur Murray Santa Monica staff could make this Valentine’s day one of the best ones of your life! For one we will be hosting a...

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1-28-14 Being Present!

Gabriela Young – Franchisee Arthur Murray Santa Monica Dear Gaby Tips for Ballroom Dancers. Being present. Recently as I was giving a new student at the Arthur Murray Santa Monica Dance Center his second ever Salsa lesson, I became present of how many things can get in the way of us learning a new task,...

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1-24-14 "Starting without a Paper Clip".

David Earl Woodbury No 5: Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, January 24, 2014 “Starting without a Paper Clip”. When we signed our lease for the Arthur Murray Santa Monica Dance Center on September 16, 2013, I returned to the studio and sat on a rickety bench and a card table with...

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How to Plan a Great Dancing Year!

No 4: Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, January 17, 2014   (Today is our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!) There are not secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure. — Colin Powell (1937-) American Military Leader and Diplomat   The world needs dreamers and the world...

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You're Never To Old To Dance

Gabriela Young Just having been at the Hawaii Dance-O-Rama, which is a World class Arthur Murray event, I was reminded of what a great Organization I belong too . People from all over the world gathered this last weekend in Maui and we kicked off this year with great dancing . 10,000 entries later, 380...