No 24 – 6-15-18 “Run the Great Risk”
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No 24 – 6-15-18 “Run the Great Risk”

“I run great risk of failing. It may be that I shall encounter ruin where I look for reputation and a career of honor. The chances are perhaps more in favor of ruin than of success. But, whatever may be the chances, I shall go on as long as any means of carrying on the...

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Freedom; Justice; Honor; Duty; Mercy; Hope 7-22-16

No 30 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, July 22, 2016 “All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom; justice; honor; duty; mercy; hope.”- Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) British Politician I found out that I’m a bit old fashioned. I arrive at the Arthur...

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Make Up Your Mind 6-19-15

No 25. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, June 19, 2015 Make Up Your Mind Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. — Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) 26th President of the United States Imagine walking up to Joshua Bell, famous violinist,...

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It's Better to Dream and Work

No 24. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, June 12, 2015 It’s better to Dream and Work. It is good to dream, but it is better to dream and work.  Faith is mighty, but action with faith is mightier.– Thomas Robert Gaines I have big dreams. I want Arthur Murray Santa Monica...

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Turn Your Dreams Into Reality 4-17-15

No 16. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, April 17, 2015 Turn Your Dancing Dreams into Reality When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge. — Albert Einstein (1879-1955)...

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Overcoming Apathy with Enthusiasm

  No 48 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, December 5, 2014 Overcome Apathy with Enthusiasm Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can be aroused by two things: first, an idea which takes the imagination by storm; and second, a definite, intelligible plan for carrying that idea into action.– Arnold...

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Aloha 9-12-14!

No 36 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, September 12, 2014 Aloha! No one’s going to do something for you, and I think that’s been the thing that’s gotten me through everything. I’ve never sat around and waited for anybody to do anything for me. If I wanted to do something, I...

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Dance-O-Rama 7-1-14

7-1-14 Dear Gaby Tip from Gaby With the Unique Dance-O-Rama, just around the corner, many of our Arthur Murray students and teachers are getting ready to show off their dancing, so my advice today is about competition dancing. Things to remember: All the hard work is behind you, all you have to do now is...

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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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