My Flying Pig Moment

Have you ever had a flying pig moment? I have. Let me tell you about it.

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Image Credit: http://paxonbothhouses.blogspot.com/

First off, if you think all it takes to be a successful ballroom dancer is executing syllabus figures; if you think it’s all about impeccable technique, style, grace, poise, posture and practice, practice, practice, think again. Sure training is vital, but I’m going to let you in on a secret: there’s a whole lot more to this ballroom business than meets the eye. You think we dance divas are born bedazzled?

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Top 5 Reasons I Love Ballroom Dancing

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 displays, we will hit the dance

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Life is Too Short for Bad Attitudes

13879I recently competed in my second ballroom dance event, the Michigan Dance Challenge. It was a big event with over 7000 entries and I am exhausted. You might think I’m exhausted from dancing something like a fillion-dillion cha-chas, rumbas, east coast swings, boleros and mambos, but you’d be wrong. Swollen feet and painful hip joints notwithstanding, all that dancing was invigorating. The exhausting part was allowing

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