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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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2-7-14 Adding Style and Technique to Your Dancing

David Earl Woodbury – Franchisee No 7: Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, November 7, 2014 Adding Style and Exciting Technique to Your Dancing! After thinking about this all week, I can’t write it…at all. I think and believe this. If you don’t have a full, heart-felt laugh on every dance lesson...

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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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1-31-14 "The Medalist System"

David Earl Woodbury No 6: Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, January 31, 2014 “The Medalist System ” Recently one of our new students said this to me as he was starting on his journey of dance at the Santa Monica Arthur Murray: “Your internal well of enthusiasm is your storage room...

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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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1-21-14 The Benefits of Dance

Gabriela Young The benefits of social events are fantastic, especially dance parties. The benefits are meeting new people and sharing your life and contributing to the lives of others. Making new friends is such a thrill! Dancing is just plain old fashion fun with lots of health benefits and it’s good for the soul! You...

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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...