The Holidays 12-23-14 Gabriela Young

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Tip from Gaby

“The Holidays”

It seems like at this time of year a lot of people start to feel sick maybe even a little tired and overwhelmed by all the things that have to get done, timeout guys!

Dancing this time of year provides good health from over eating so you don’t feel tiered it might even make you feel better when you have the sniffles. Frustrated? Take it out on your “Tango”, need to laugh dance a “Swing” just want to relax maybe a nice

“Rumba” or “Waltz”. If you come in and dance a little, you will take all the holiday frustrations out of your life.

Dancing doesn’t fix everything but it sure makes the world a lot happier and

a better place to be!

Happy Holidays and Happy dancing!

Gabriela Young

More Passion than Problems 11-28-14

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No 47 Changing Lives through Dancing
By David Earl Woodbury

Friday, November 28, 2014

More Passion than Problems

When I am dancing, I am happy and healthy. When I am dancing nothing hurts and there is no pressure in my life. Time stops when I dance, and when I continue to dance, time reverses and I get younger, healthier, and happier. Dancing is magic for me.

We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real
excitement of what you’re doing is in the doing of it. It’s not what
you’re gonna get in the end – it’s not the final curtain – it’s
really in the doing it, and loving what I’m doing.– Designer Ralph Lauren

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Now I dance for the fun of it. Even in competition, I just want to please my partner and the audience. I want them to love the dance as much as we do. The joy of dancing is what fuels me these days. Yes, there have been many, many lessons and shows and competitions to get me to this point, but here I am. Doing it because I love it.

Are you angry? Have you had a bad day, having troubles, fed up? Well, save it all up and come in and dance a Tango. Let it all out on the dance floor. Are you full of passion, come in and dance a Rumba or a Bolero. Dance the dance of love and put your feelings into the rumba motion. Need a lift, dance the Swing, need to relax, do the Waltz. No matter what you need, there is a dance to satisfy you in every way.

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by
deserting our ideals.– Samuel Ullman

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Dancing will keep you young all your life! How many times have we seen young men panting after just a few dances, and on the dance floor is a couple in their 80’s dancing every dance of every set. They can Cha Cha, Waltz, Swing, and Salsa. They never get tired and they are the sweethearts of the dance floor. Young people have to stop from fatigue as they watch the older couple with amazement and envy.

I have danced with many, many older dancers who have the heart and soul of young lions. They have passion, drive, vision, and energy. They can dance many hours in the day and at night they want to dance some more. I have had children of my older students try to get them to quit their lessons. They were afraid their mom’s would go though their inheritance and live forever! Also, I’ve seen children who supported their elderly parents in their dancing, and the parents danced for many, many happy and healthy years. Their inheritance was the joy of seeing their parents so joyous and vigorous in their later years.

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it’s not
going to go away.– Elvis Presley

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You want the truth? Dancing is fun, good for you, and will keep you mobile and in good health for a long time. Get to know someone who dances, then encourage them to dance for the rest of their lives.

David Woodbury

Next Week: Overcome Apathy with Enthusiasm

The Truth About Dancing 11-21-14

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No 46 Changing Lives through Dancing
By David Earl Woodbury

Friday, November 21, 2014

The truth about dancing…It’s good for you!

When I am dancing, I am happy and healthy. When I am dancing nothing hurts and there is no pressure in my life. Time stops when I dance, and when I continue to dance, time reverses and I get younger, healthier, and happier. Dancing is magic for me.

We all get report cards in many different ways, but the real
excitement of what you’re doing is in the doing of it. It’s not what
you’re gonna get in the end – it’s not the final curtain – it’s
really in the doing it, and loving what I’m doing.– Designer Ralph Lauren

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Now I dance for the fun of it. Even in competition, I just want to please my partner and the audience. I want them to love the dance as much as we do. The joy of dancing is what fuels me these days. Yes, there have been many, many lessons and shows and competitions to get me to this point, but here I am. Doing it because I love it.

Are you angry? Have you had a bad day, having troubles, fed up? Well, save it all up and come in and dance a Tango. Let it all out on the dance floor. Are you full of passion, come in and dance a Rumba or a Bolero. Dance the dance of love and put your feelings into the rumba motion. Need a lift, dance the Swing, need to relax, do the Waltz. No matter what you need, there is a dance to satisfy you in every way.

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by
deserting our ideals.– Samuel Ullman

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Dancing will keep you young all your life! How many times have we seen young men panting after just a few dances, and on the dance floor is a couple in their 80’s dancing every dance of every set. They can Cha Cha, Waltz, Swing, and Salsa. They never get tired and they are the sweethearts of the dance floor. Young people have to stop from fatigue as they watch the older couple with amazement and envy.

I have danced with many, many older dancers who have the heart and soul of young lions. They have passion, drive, vision, and energy. They can dance many hours in the day and at night they want to dance some more. I have had children of my older students try to get them to quit their lessons. They were afraid their mom’s would go though their inheritance and live forever! Also, I’ve seen children who supported their elderly parents in their dancing, and the parents danced for many, many happy and healthy years. Their inheritance was the joy of seeing their parents so joyous and vigorous in their later years.

Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it’s not
going to go away.– Elvis Presley

You want the truth? Dancing is fun, good for you, and will keep you mobile and in good health for a long time. Know someone who dances, then encourage them to dance for the rest of their lives.

David Woodbury

Next Week: More Passion than Problems

Keep Your Feet Moving 11-18-14 Gabriela Young

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Tip from Gaby

Today I am going to share one of the most memorable lessons my advanced teacher gave me while I was a student. I will never forget him telling me: “Gabriela if you just keep your feet moving to the rhythm of the dance you will never be wrong!” My understanding of this lesson was that if I kept shifting my body weight from foot to foot to a Slow Quick Quick rhythm, I was going to be able to keep up with him and the music while dancing a Rumba. That gave me peace of mind and the ability to follow him and not worry about my feet all the while being able to enjoy the music as I danced with him. So I dedicated my self to learning the Rhythm of the various dances I was learning with short practices of just shifting my body weight from foot to foot to that particular Rhythm. Life on the dance floor and at parties became much easier and less stressful.

Happy dancing everyone.

To Dance is to Live,

Gabriela Young

4-22-14 Add the “Romance” to your Dancing!

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4-22-14 Earth Day!

Dear Gaby

An advice column for dancers

Tip from Gaby

Last week I recommended dances for Fitness.
This week, I am recommending dances to put
some romance and mojo back in your life.
Top of the list is RUMBA, this dance will bring out your inner
Goddess or Masculinity depending which side of the dance your on.
Nothing says LOVE like Bolero, how about Bachata to add that extra flirt to your dance and if you’re looking for Passion, Tango is your dance!
Is in it exciting to know that these dances can transform your way of expression?
So let’s get our sexy on , let’s dance!

To Dance is to Live

Thank You,
Gabriela Young

Tips for Gentlemen 4-11-14

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Gabriela Young

 

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Dear Gaby

An advice column for dancers

Tip of the day: Women love a man who can dance

Despite what you may think, dancing is going to sneak up on you in some sort of social situation whether you like it or not, like at a party. There will be music. There will be dancing. What will you be doing? Well, you should be DANCING, because a man that can dance is more attractive to a woman!

So relax, guys! Dancing is fun! Dancing is exciting! Dancing can show a girl what a great partner you can be in all types of situations.

So guys don’t worry, this is why the dance god’s created the Arthur Murray Dance Studios, so we can help guide you and teach you with those cool moves, like the smoothness of Foxtrot, Waltz and the passionate Tango, adding the romantic Rumba or sexy Salsa or fun Swing.

So what do you say? Don’t be a wallflower!!
Show the ladies that you are not only the calm, cool, and collected man she is looking for, but that you have great dance moves too… shall we dance?

To Dance is to Live

Thank You,
Gabriela Young

4-4-14 “The Time Machine”

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No 15 Changing Lives through Dancing
By David Earl Woodbury
Friday, April 4, 2014
The Time Machine

Seek out that particular mental attribute which makes you feel most
deeply and vitally alive, along with which comes the inner voice
which says, “This is the real me,” and when you have found that
attitude, follow it. — William James (1842-1910) American Philosopher and Psychologist

Time Machine

When I dance I believe that time stands still, and we do not age. We are in the eternal dream of endless youth and vitality. Then, I believe that the longer we dance, we become younger and the hands of time reverse. Therein is the magic of dancing, we remain young at heart forever always with a song in our hearts, and a spring in our steps.

Want to feel wonderful, dance a Swing. Want to feel elegant…Waltz, dramatic…Tango, exciting…Mambo, romantic…Rumba. You can live all your life’s emotions through dancing, and even create new experiences through dancing.

Health is Wealth

Now that I’m 57, I am usually the oldest person in a staff formation or at a dance camp. More mature students seem feel comfortable with me. I’m like that vintage Cadillac that becomes a classic as the years roll on. But inside, when I dance, I am fierce, young, vital and youthful. Dancing seems to wipe away injuries, illness, age, and doubt. The moments I spend dancing are fun-filled and joyous.

The biggest change for me in dancing has always been making mistakes. Yet, every lesson has a whole lot of great laughter, enough to water your eyes and giggle your sides. Now, when we make a mistake, I just look at my student and say “What was that?” and we just roar with laughter together. It makes them unafraid of venturing into something new, and we realize that there are no limitations to movement. We laugh together and give each other a hug. Try learning this way and you’ll do it better the next time, and you’ll both have a twinkle of joy in your eyes.

As for health, it’s our wealth. As you know, I’m back to Weight Watcher in Santa Monica with Amy Brunell and she is a saint. She brought me back to a healthy way of thinking and got the good gears moving again. I’m midway through my physical. Just had my heart echo today and my treadmill stress test with good results.

Get this, when I heard the heart echo scan today, and heard my heart beating through the speakers, I was amazed. This is what I heard, “Ka-wish, kawoosh kawoosh” or “Sh-wee, shumm, shumm” or “Chi-cka, kachu kachu” as I heard the actual sound of each part of my heart beating. I said to the technician “My heart is keeping beat to the music of life”. I was amazed at the musical rhythm I heard as she did her procedure. At the end, I told her that everyone who has a heartbeat has rhythm and the echo test proved that theory!

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What we do with that rhythmical music of life is what determines the outcome of who we are. My cardiologist said, lose weight and get your heart rate up to 135 three times a week and you’ll be fine for the rest of your life. Move, eat well, and take care of myself.

Have you used your Time Machine? Well, come to the Santa Monica Arthur Murray Dance Center. Our theme is “Hospitality” so we know that you will feel welcome. Our plan is simple and we have a course for everyone. Take a lesson, experience a group and a party. Invite a guest and have them join with us. Take a leap of faith and see what it’s like to have time stop, or even reverse for you. You’ll be younger in heart and feel great!

Thank You,

David Earl Woodbury

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