Every Step I Take

Each year Broadcast Music, Inc. organizes the BMI Awards to honor songwriters and publishers in various music genres. In 2019, Sting received the accolade for writing the most played song EVER.  Every Breath You Take, performed by Sting and The Police, achieved the historic milestone by surpassing You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling’ in radio plays. The iconic1964 hit, performed by The

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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: 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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Daniel for Dancing with the Stars

Nearly a decade ago this full-time housewife, mother of two and Dancing with the Stars fanatic launched a blog called Just Another Ordinary Day. My not-so-hidden agenda in blogging was to become famous… not paparazzi-infiltrating-suburban-neighborhoods famous… just famous enough to garner an invitation to join the cast of celebrity contestants on DWTS. Fast forward five years.

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The Dancing Housewife Show: Season One, Episode 1: The Dancing Engineers

Amateur ballroom dancers, Tevfik Altan and Pamela Mittoo… a.k.a The Dancing Engineers… stopped by Kitchen Pantry Studios to record an episode of The Dancing Housewife Show. 

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UPDATE: Since recording this episode of The Dancing Housewife Show, The Dancing Engineers have competed twice. Most recently, they won Senior 1 & 2 Bronze Rhythm at the USA Dance sanctioned Southeastern Dancesport Championships in Birmingham, AL in February 2017, which

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