“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...

“How to have a turnaround in your thoughts” 2-7-20
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“How to have a turnaround in your thoughts” 2-7-20

Our motto this year at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: “See Clearly in 2020. Make all your dancing dreams come true!” No 06 2-7-2020 “See Clearly in 2020” Changing Lives Through Dancing “How to have a turnaround in your thoughts” Recently, I have been having a rough time with my thoughts. As hard as I...

1-24-20 “Doing the Job at Hand”
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1-24-20 “Doing the Job at Hand”

No 04 1-24-2020 “See Clearly in 2020” Changing Lives Through Dancing “Doing the Job at Hand” Our motto this year at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: “See Clearly in 2020. Make all your dancing dreams come true!” “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,...

No 48 11-29-19 “A Season of Thanksgiving!”
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No 48 11-29-19 “A Season of Thanksgiving!”

43+ years of dancing for me with Arthur Murray Dance Centers! I am thankful every day for having ballroom and social dancing in my life. These years have given me a true Arthur Murray family, enabled me to travel the world, dance, judge, choreograph and live a dream life in every way. Dancing has been...

No 47 11-22-19 “When God Closes a Door….”
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No 47 11-22-19 “When God Closes a Door….”

Alas, the only thing we can truly count on is change. As the sun rises and sets, we will all experience change in our lives. Some changes are minor, some are life-changing, but changes will happen to us all. Many years ago, I had the perfect life. My parents were alive and actively my heroes,...

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 39 9-27-19 “Finding Your Voice” by David Woodbury
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No 39 9-27-19 “Finding Your Voice” by David Woodbury

“It took me quite a long time to develop a voice, and now that I have it, I am not going to be silent” ― Madeleine K. Albright “When we share those stories we’ve been scared to share, voicelessness loses its wicked grasp.” ― Jo Ann Fore “I’ll never forget. I’ll never give up. I’ll...

No 37 How to Plan your Dancing Future 9-13-19
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No 37 How to Plan your Dancing Future 9-13-19

One of my favorites parts of being an Arthur Murray man is planning my dancing future. Here, in September 2019, I am finishing our Dream Sheet for 2020! Our branding for next year is “See Clearly in 2020! Make all your Dancing Dreams Come True!” I love having things to look forward to. I love...

No 36 How to Keep you Enthusiasm 9-6-19
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No 36 How to Keep you Enthusiasm 9-6-19

October 15, 2019 is my 43rd anniversary with Arthur Murray Dance Centers. I have worn many hats: student, instructor, Guest Director, Counselor, Supervisor, Manager, Franchise, National Guest Director, organizer, producer, speaker, Chamber of Commerce Board member, and I have loved my whole journey. Some of my friends have been franchisees longer, some have more money,...