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
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.
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
Kelly Batchelor and her partner/husband, Alan Burns are accomplished, prolific USA Dance and WDSF competitors.
Kelly is also the organizer of the USA Dance sanctioned National Qualifying Event, Chicago DanceSport Challenge, held annually in late October at the beautiful Hyatt Regency O’Hare and she asked me to share the following with fans of The Dancing Housewife.
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Meet Slawek Sochacki and Marzena Stachura, four-time national and world professional smooth champions. [Watch]
When The Doc and I discovered we’d be attending a wedding in California over the same weekend that Slawek and Marzena were hosting a workshop at their dance studio in Laguna Hills, we did we did what any self-respecting American Smooth addicts would do. We went.
And. It. Was. Fantastic.
We’d love to work with Marzena and Slawek again. We’d love to work with them consistently.