“How to Find True Happiness”
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“How to Find True Happiness”

Week 31 7-30-21 “How to Find True Happiness” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                                                                           Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   “True happiness is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” – Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) American Writer   First, Helen Keller is listed as an American...

“We Need a Renaissance of Wonder”
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“We Need a Renaissance of Wonder”

Week 28  7-9-21 “We Need a Renaissance of Wonder” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury “We need a renaissance of wonder. We need to renew, in our hearts and in our souls, the deathless dream, the eternal poetry, the perennial sense that life is miracle and magic.” – E. Merrill Root (1895 – 1973)...

“Preach a Better Sermon” Changing Lives Through Dancing!
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“Preach a Better Sermon” Changing Lives Through Dancing!

Week 27  7-2-21 “Preach a Better Sermon” “You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.” – Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774) Irish Writer   During the pandemic, and now the blessed recovery, I have seen a certain type of person throughout my own experience. These are the ones who were leaders and...

June 11, 2021 “Faith, Hope, Vision, Dreams”
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June 11, 2021 “Faith, Hope, Vision, Dreams”

Changing Lives Through Dancing! Over 100 business have closed in Santa Monica and our city ranks as the 5th hardest hit city in the nation, in terms of small businesses, following Manhattan, Brooklyn, San Francisco and Honolulu. During the Riots of May 31st, 2020, many businesses who were looking forward to reopening again soon were...

May 7, 2021 “We are Open Once Again!” Arthur Murray Santa Monica
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May 7, 2021 “We are Open Once Again!” Arthur Murray Santa Monica

Week 19 May 7, 2021 “We are Open Once Again!”   Welcome back to Arthur Murray Santa Monica! We were closed for two separate lockdowns that totaled 176 days having our doors shut! We taught lessons from our living room, group classes and even dance socials on Zoom! During the second lockdown we taught on...

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...

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...