No 36 9-7-18 “To Discover Ability in Others”
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No 36 9-7-18 “To Discover Ability in Others”

“It is a fine thing to have ability, but the ability to discover ability in others is the true test.” – Elbert Hubbard (1856 – 1915) American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher Today as an older dancer, I love to discover the great new dancers of today and help them grow and mature to their full...

No 35 8-31-18 “Go out and do something kind for somebody”
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No 35 8-31-18 “Go out and do something kind for somebody”

“When you find yourself overpowered, as it were, by melancholy, the best way is to go out and do something kind for somebody.” – John Keble (1792 – 1866) English Clergyman and Poet Have you ever had melancholy? I have. I have had times I could not get up and get out. I’ve had times I...

No 34 8-24-18 “Doing the Right Thing” Changing Lives Through Dancing!
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No 34 8-24-18 “Doing the Right Thing” Changing Lives Through Dancing!

“I have the right to do anything I want, but is that always the right thing to do?” David Woodbury – Arthur Murray Professional In ballroom dancing, we have a concept on the dance floor called Floorcraft. This is how couples dance Quickstep, Tango, Paso Doble, and Cha Cha on a crowded floor. The rule...

No 24 – 6-15-18 “Run the Great Risk”
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No 24 – 6-15-18 “Run the Great Risk”

“I run great risk of failing. It may be that I shall encounter ruin where I look for reputation and a career of honor. The chances are perhaps more in favor of ruin than of success. But, whatever may be the chances, I shall go on as long as any means of carrying on the...

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No 16 4-20-18 “Nothing becomes real until it is experienced”

  “Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced.” – John Keats (1795 – 1821) English Romantic poet   The path to having an understanding heart has been paved for me with years of experience. Now that I have experienced loss, illness, success, failure, good days and bad days, my many stupid mistakes, and my precious...

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No 36 9-8-17 Just Keep On Playing

No 36 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, September 1, 1956 Just Keep on Playing! “If you just keep playing, keep believing and have some faith, something good can happen.” – Washington Redskins coach Norv Turner, whose team became only the second in NFL history to win six games after losing the...

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Keep on Trying! 8-12-16

  No 33 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, August 12, 2016 Keep on Trying! “But try,” you urge, “the trying shall suffice; The aim, if reached or not, makes great the life: Try to be Shakespeare, leave the rest to fate!”- Robert Browning Do you ever want to give up? What...

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Aloha 9-12-14!

No 36 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, September 12, 2014 Aloha! No one’s going to do something for you, and I think that’s been the thing that’s gotten me through everything. I’ve never sat around and waited for anybody to do anything for me. If I wanted to do something, I...

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David Earl Woodbury No 25 Changing Lives through Dancing Friday, June 27th, 2014 The Wright Brothers Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he’s been given. — Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Russian Dramatist and Writer From the new book release, Birdmen, by Lawrence Goldstone, is...

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"Back to Weight Watchers Santa Monica" March 28, 2014

No 14 Changing Lives through Dancing By David Earl Woodbury Friday, March 28, 2014 “Back to Weight Watchers” One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world — making the most of one’s best.– Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969) American Protestant Minister...