Throwback Thursday: Top 5 Reasons I Love Ballroom Dancing

Throwback to July 5, 2015…

In an effort to fend off the negative impact empty-nesthood can have on couples who devote the better part of their married lives to raising kids, my husband and I took up ballroom dancing.

Photo Credit: Nicole Wardell

Photo Credit: Nicole Wardell

Two years and three obscenely expensive ballroom dresses later, we find ourselves preparing for our first American Rhythm competition…TOGETHER. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, I finally wore him down and in however many days and hours the counter on the homepage currently

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The Story of The Dancing Housewife And The Dancing Doc

Once upon a time there was a housewife and her husband, the doctor, who became competitive ballroom dancers because they wanted a hobby they could enjoy together once their youngest son headed off to college. This is their story.

2016 USA Dance National Dancesport Championships

One day, The Dancing Housewife was stopped at a traffic light at the entrance to her neighborhood when the word BALLROOM screamed at her from a sign across the intersection. She had been driving through that intersection for nearly ten years so it struck her as odd that

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The Dancing Housewife on How to Spice Up a Marriage

The Dancing Doc had way more fun than he expected in his competitive debut. Of course he did because 1) he danced with me and  2) he danced with me. Check out the post-competition pictorial wrap…

Don’t we look happy? Crap loads of fun aside, there are significant advantages to dancing full-on amateur with your spouse over dancing pro-am with someone half your age (okay, less than half your age).

Cost.  No brainer. Sure, it took something like ten months of

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Atlanta Ballroom Challenge

Screen Shot 2015-07-10 at 6.07.57 PMThe Atlanta Ballroom Challenge is tomorrow and enough Atlanta folks have texted, emailed and called to find out when Pat and I are dancing that I decided to post the details. So here you go. The event is at The Westin Atlanta Perimeter North hotel located at 7 Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328. Following is the schedule by dance style.

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Between pro-am with my coach and amateur with Pat, I’ll be dancing from 9:45 AM straight through to about 6:00 PM. If you’re only interested

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