Nobody’s Perfect

The Doc and I haven’t been to the studio in nearly two weeks. Other than post hip surgeries, this is the longest we’ve gone without dancing since we started competing back in 2015. We’ve been puppy sitting for my son’s puppy, Lina, which has consumed most of our time.

You’re probably thinking lots of folks have puppies and they manage to find time to get in a lesson or two a week and a little practice time…what gives?  Well, THIS puppy is a HANDFUL.

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Happy National (Dancing) Housewife Day

In case you missed it, November 3 was National Housewife Day. If you think it sounds like some ridiculous, made-up holiday, it is. It’s also legit. According to the folks at National Calendar Day (the self-proclaimed definitive experts on all things related to ridiculous made-up holidays)…

“National Housewife’s Day sets aside November 3rd to recognize the millions of hardworking housewives. The day honors the stay-at-home moms who take care of the children and the home. It’s

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To Tan or Not to Tan

If you’re a serious competitive DanceSport athlete you embrace a lot of fake stuff… eyelashes, hair pieces, padding in places that need it and of course, the pièce de résistance: the fake tan. No need to worry as you find a place on the dance floor for your first dance. You haven’t mistakenly stumbled into an Oompah-Loompah convention. You are indeed at a ballroom dance competition.

Ballroom dancing is an aesthetic sport, which means in addition to executing routines as

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Just Say Oui

A week or so before my first competition, I was having lunch with an old friend who also happens to be a ballroom dancer. As we parted ways and headed to our respective cars, she hollered, “merde!” from across the parking lot. I immediately stopped short of my next step and scanned the ground in front of me. When I realized the coast was clear, I lifted my foot behind me and craned my neck over my shoulder to see if I had already inadvertently sullied the sole of my shoe. Loosely translated

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Throwback Thursday… There’s No Farting in Ballroom…circa 2015

Throwback to November 5, 2015, the original publication date of There’s No Farting in Ballroom. 

I had been dancing pro-am with my then-23-year-old instructor/partner for 10 months. We were working hard to prepare for my first Ohio Star Ball. There was no farting in ballroom then. There is no farting in ballroom now and there never will be farting in ballroom.

WARNING: If you are offended by bodily functions, you may want to skip today’s post. Carry on. There’s nothing for

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