The One About Competing and Hurt Feelings

Dear Dance Diva,

Part of what I enjoy about competing is the fellowship with other dancers, who have become my friends. I always make a point to go to the ballroom to watch them dance, to encourage and to cheer for them. The problem is, my studio-mates don’t do the same thing for me and it really hurts my feelings. A bunch of us – students and instructors -recently attended a ballroom dance competition in Virginia where I danced my personal best, but no one from my studio was there

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American Dancer Magazine is Alive and Well!

After a short budget-related publishing hiatus, American Dancer Magazinethe official publication of USA Dance, Inc., is alive and well!

Anthony Mattos and Alexandra Markova from San Mateo, California. Photo courtesy of David Getchell

The new online version of American Dancer Magazine, previously included as a USA Dance, Inc. benefit of annual membership dues, is currently being made available free of charge to members and non-members alike. Word on the street, however, is the organization will likely

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Merry Christmas from the Dancing Housewife!

First published on Christmas Day, 2017. A little late this year, but it’s the thought that counts. May the joy of Christmas last throughout the coming year!

And the angel said unto them, Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: for there is born to you this day in the city of David a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord. (Luke 2:10-11)

Let them praise His name with dancing! (Psalm 149:3)

Merry Christmas from the Dancing Housewife!

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The One About What to Do When You’re Sick

Dear Dance Diva,

I recently caught a bug. My symptoms were fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose and low energy so I had a COVID test and stayed away from the dance studio while I waited for my results. It came back negative. My fever is gone and my energy is back, but I still have a sore throat, runny nose and cough. I’m sure this is just a common cold and I really want to go back to the studio for some group classes, but I’m not sure it’s a good idea. I’m wondering what

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