August 21, 2020 “How are you doing?” Changing Lives Through Dancing
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August 21, 2020 “How are you doing?” Changing Lives Through Dancing

Week 34  8-21-20 “How are you Doing?” Changing Lives Through Dancing Are you OK? Just checking in with you. How is your health, mentally and physically? How is your family, job, business, place of worship, your friends? Are you eating well, exercising, praying, sleeping, still connecting with others? Are you all right? I’ve had a...

“Work, Love, Dance, Sing, Live” by David Earl Woodbury
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“Work, Love, Dance, Sing, Live” by David Earl Woodbury

Week 33 8-14-20 “Work, Love, Dance, Sing, Live” Work like you don’t need the money.  Love like nobody has ever hurt you.  Dance like nobody is watching.  Sing like nobody is listening.  Live as if this was paradise on Earth.  Bypass those who are determined to see the worst in the  world no matter what.  From...

“Listening with Open Ears”
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“Listening with Open Ears”

Week 31 8-1-20 “Listening with Open Ears” Changing Lives Through Dancing!   A few years ago, I had a great revelation. I realized that I saw in others what I recognized in myself.   What does that mean? It means that when I see someone who loves to dance, cook, walk and run, or any...

7-24-20 “Come Back to Dancing at Arthur Murray”
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7-24-20 “Come Back to Dancing at Arthur Murray”

Week 30 7-24-20 “Come Back to Dancing at Arthur Murray” This year’s theme at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is “See Clearly in 2020, Make all your Dancing Dreams Come True!”. Wow, what a year it has been! Who could have imagined that we would be where we are today in the world, our county, our...

Rest if you Must, But Don’t you Quit!
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Rest if you Must, But Don’t you Quit!

Week 29 7-17-20 “Rest if you Must, But Don’t you Quit!” This week the City of Santa Monica, and LA County went back into lockdown due to the virus. What a shock as our school is gaining momentum, students returning, our church attendance increasing, restaurants reopening, returning to the gym. Hopefully this will be a...

7-3-20 “The Four Cornerstones of Character”
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7-3-20 “The Four Cornerstones of Character”

Week 27 7-3-20 “The Four Cornerstones of Character” “The four cornerstones of character on which this nation was built are: Initiative, Imagination, Individuality and Independence.” – Eddie Rickenbacker (1890 – 1973) American Aviator and Business Executive As I sit at my desk at Arthur Murray, looking out at the street with people walking around in masks,...

6-22-20 “What Happened to Spring?”
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6-22-20 “What Happened to Spring?”

Week 26 6-22-20 “What Happened to Spring?” We  just celebrated the start of Summer around the world. It seems that just yesterday we were wearing jackets, having the heat on in the house, and receiving the news that we had to close and shutter our thriving business, Arthur Murray Santa Monica, and “Shelter at Home”...

4-10-20 “I’ve Found Some Joy in These Dark Times!” Posted 6-20-20
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4-10-20 “I’ve Found Some Joy in These Dark Times!” Posted 6-20-20

No 15 4-10-20 “I’ve Found Some Joy in These Dark Times!”   “The great end of art is to strike the imagination with the power of a soul that refuses to admit defeat even in the midst of a collapsing world.” – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844 – 1900) German philosopher   First, a huge thank you for...

“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...