Welcome Back to Dancing at Arthur Murray
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Welcome Back to Dancing at Arthur Murray

Week 28 7-10-20 Welcome Back to Dancing at Arthur Murray Dream with Open Eyes   “All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity; but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may...

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...

2-28-20 “Ballroom Dancing as an Oasis”
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2-28-20 “Ballroom Dancing as an Oasis”

Our motto this year at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: “See Clearly in 2020. Make all your dancing dreams come true!” No. 09 2-28-2020 “See Clearly in 2020” Changing Lives Through Dancing “Ballroom Dancing as an Oasis” During these present times we have a lot of chaos thrown at us. Worldwide virus contamination, election news...

No 43 10-25-19 “Teamwork makes the Dream Work”
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No 43 10-25-19 “Teamwork makes the Dream Work”

Aloha, so happy to be back on my blog after some time away. Joel and I cruised to Hawaii from Vancouver, BC. We had five days at sea each way with NO cell phone signal. That means, no Internet, emails, Netflix, texts, news updates, or Facebook. It was a cleansing time for us, frightening, but...

No 40 10-4-19 “How to Find Your Hero”
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No 40 10-4-19 “How to Find Your Hero”

I have always looked for heroes, and I have had many in my life. My father, Troy D. Woodbury, Sr. was a major hero and mentor in my life. Being born in 1909, daddy had a unique outlook on life. He was smart, hard-working, frugal, faithful and a great man of service and faith. Jim...

No 38 9-20-19 “Life as a Dream Maker” by David Woodbury
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No 38 9-20-19 “Life as a Dream Maker” by David Woodbury

As a dream maker, I have lived through many trials that have almost taken my dreams away. I have been challenged by non-dreamers, or those with a different vision, or they may be just as passionate about their own dreams and we’re on different life paths. For those who make my dreams come true, I...