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 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 28 7-13-18 “The Greatest Test of Courage”
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No 28 7-13-18 “The Greatest Test of Courage”

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.”             – R.G. Ingersoll (1833 – 1899) American lawyer Do you like the rough times in life? I don’t. I can barely handle the great times in life with all their abundance and joy, much less loss, illness,...

No 20 5-18-18 “Offering a Word of Praise”
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No 20 5-18-18 “Offering a Word of Praise”

“Yes, Thank You! I’d love to do that for you. May I assist you? You look great today. I love that color on you. You look happy and healthy. Thank for coming today. It is a pleasure to have you with us. Welcome! That’s the best I’ve ever seen you dance. You’re on fire today....

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No 19 5-11-18 "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't."

“A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” – Jack Dempsey (1895 – 1983) American professional boxer There have been a few times when I could not get up in life. I was beaten down, crushed, defeated, and lost in the dark night of the soul. And yet, I got up. Jack Dempsey said it...

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No 17 4-27-18 “A Failure is a Mark of Experience”

I had not failed, but I had not fully opened my eyes to our true success and our great possibilities of growth. Perhaps my past ‘marks of experience’ had given me strength, wisdom, hope, vision, and a new excitement to achieve and hit new great goals.

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No 16 4-20-18 “Nothing becomes real until it is experienced”

  “Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced.” – John Keats (1795 – 1821) English Romantic poet   The path to having an understanding heart has been paved for me with years of experience. Now that I have experienced loss, illness, success, failure, good days and bad days, my many stupid mistakes, and my precious...

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