The One About the Arm Yanker

Dear Dance Diva,

I am a professional competitive ballroom dancer and instructor. One of my responsibilities is to staff social parties hosted by the studio where I work. The parties are open to the public and a few months ago I injured my shoulder from dancing with a gentleman at one who is not a student of mine or anyone else at our studio. To my knowledge he does not take lessons at any of the other studios in town.

Self-taught dancers often make bad choices when leading patterns. While the result

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Old Dog. New Tricks.

I rarely take social media quizzes, but I took this one and… SHUT. THE. FRONT. DOOR.

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They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but apparently you can. Check it out.

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Like I said. Old dog. New Tricks. Word.

Obviously I’m not a dog-turned-human, but the truth is the Old Dog version of me spent more time and resources grooming the family dog than I did grooming myself because that’s what moms do. We put everybody – including the dog – first. There are

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What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas

Not if you behave yourself. Check it out…

The Dancing Housewife and The Dancing Doc (a.k.a The Dancing Datocs) would like to thank the organizers of the 2016 Vegas Open Dance Challenge – Paul Holmes, Maria Hansen and Mikal Watkins – for a terrific event. See you next year!

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Dreams Really Do Come True

Big news: I got to compete in The Ohio Star Ball! Dreams really do come true!

In case you don’t know, the depth and quality of talent at The Ohio Star Ball is the best of the best. Literally. It’s the event that’s televised on PBS every year – basically the World Series of competitive ballroom dancing – and it’s intense. Really, really intense. Take my good friend, Karina Hooper (KH for short) for example.

Photo Credit: www.masterfile.com

Photo Credit: www.masterfile.com

Although KH is an extremely talented and successful silver

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