What’s Up with the Feud Between NDCA and USA Dance?

What’s up with the feud between NDCA and USA Dance? The rift is so polarizing you get a different answer depending on whom you ask so I decided to find our for myself. No biased opinion here… no impudent #NotMyGoverningDanceOrganization… just the facts. I promise.

Believe it or not, the first world championship of ballroom dance took place in 1909. The event was considered unofficial due to a lack of rules and ill-defined, inconsistent protocol for ranking and judging

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The Dancing Housewife Show Season 1 Episode 3: Jenn Jackson Dancing through Breast Cancer

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Amateur ballroom dancer and breast cancer survivor, Jen Jackson, is the author of Breast Cancer Ballroom Dancer, a blog about dancing through cancer treatment and beyond. She shared her inspirational story with me as a guest on The Dancing Housewife Show last fall. Listen here…

DANCE UPDATE: Jenn competed in the Vancouver Challenge Cup in January and reported it was a great personal success. Visit her blog to read

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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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