“Slight not what is near though aiming at what is far.”
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“Slight not what is near though aiming at what is far.”

Week 03 1-14-22 “Slight not what is near though aiming at what is far.” Changing Lives Through Dancing David Woodbury – Arthur Murray Santa Monica, CA   “Slight not what is near though aiming at what is far.” – Euripides (480 BC – 406 BC) Greek Playwright   Yesterday I was in a Zoom meeting for...

“What to do in ‘22”
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“What to do in ‘22”

Week 51 12-17-21 “What to do in ‘22” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   We have just danced through the holidays. The Murray Christmas Party, Holiday Star Ball, all our Tournament of Champions themed parties and events. It’s amazing that we are dancing again...

“Why is Ballroom Dancing is So Good for You?”
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“Why is Ballroom Dancing is So Good for You?”

Week 41, 10-8-21 “Why is Ballroom Dancing is So Good for You?” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                                                                           Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   Why is Ballroom Dancing So Good For You?   My head is spinning from all the news on covid right now. I just can’t find peace...

“It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes”
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“It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes”

Week 40, 10-1-21 “It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                                                                           Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   “It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.” – John J. McCloy (1895 – 1989) American Lawyer and...

“The most valuable result of all education”
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“The most valuable result of all education”

Week 39, 9-24-21 “The most valuable result of all education” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                                                                           Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   “Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether...

“Keep Yourself Clean and Bright!” Changing Lives Through Dancing
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“Keep Yourself Clean and Bright!” Changing Lives Through Dancing

Week 30 7-23-21 “Keep Yourself Clean and Bright!” Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                  Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   “Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.” – George Bernard Shaw (1856 –...

7-16-21 “Why Do We Dance?” Changing Lives Through Dancing!
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7-16-21 “Why Do We Dance?” Changing Lives Through Dancing!

Week 28  7-9-21 “Why Do We Dance?”   Changing Lives Through Dancing – by David Woodbury                                                                           Arthur Murray Dance Center of Santa Monica, CA   As we are living in these fast-changing times, it is tough to get our bearings. Sometimes it’s tough to just catch our breath. Turning on the news is always a...

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...

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...

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...