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...

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”...

11-29-19 “See Clearly in 2020”
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11-29-19 “See Clearly in 2020”

No 02 11-29-19 “See Clearly in 2020” Happy New Year and Happy Year 2020, the New Roaring 20’s! Our motto this year at Arthur Murray Santa Monica is: “See Clearly in 2020. Make all your dancing dreams come true!” What a wonderful theme for a new year, a new decade, a new beginning! With this...

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No 51 12-22-17 "I Love the Holidays"

No 51 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, December 22, 2017 I Love the Holidays! We put up our Christmas tree Thanksgiving Day. Sent out our cards the next day. We knew that we would dance almost every day from then to Christmas Eve. Guess what? The days have been glorious. We...

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Excellence for its own sake! 1-29-16

No 5. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, January 29, 2016 Excellence for its own sake! “Those who turn good (organizations) into great (organizations) are motivated by a deep creative urge and an inner compulsion for sheer unadulterated excellence for its own sake.” – Jim Collins Have you ever felt that you are...

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Grow by Brave Reflection 1-1-16

No 53. Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, January 1, 2016 Grow by Brave Reflection! “I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.”- Thomas Paine (1737-1809) British-American Writer What happened to the holidays and 2015? It seems as if just...

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Santa Monica One Year Anniversary 11-7-14

No 44 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, November 7, 2014 Our One Year Anniversary Destiny, I feel, is also a relationship – a play between divine grace and willful self-effort. Half of it you have no control over; half of it is absolutely in your hands, and your actions will show measurable...

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Dear Gaby – Dancing With Our Stars – March 11, 2014

Gabriela Young   Dear Gaby   An advice column for dancers   I wanted to take this time to thank the Staff at St. Monica Parish, for doing such an amazing job with their “DANCING WITH OUR STARS” fundraiser.ss   Friday night 6 staff members and 1 parent accompanied by the Santa Monica Arthur Murray...