Thoughts of Dancing Housewife

I’m on Twitter!  Now you can follow all my hijinks (translation: PLEASE FOLLOW ME) at @TDHousewife or if you’re new to this whole Twitter thing click HERE and click FOLLOW…I think. You have to have a Twitter account to follow people (or dogs), so if you don’t have one, go ahead and sign up, login and follow me…pretty please.

ANYWAY, I’m on Twitter and yesterday I noticed this tweet from the hilarious Thoughts of Dog (@dog_feelings)…

…and it

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The New and Improved o2cm: Everything You Always Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask

Online Onsite Competition Manager, more commonly known as o2cm, has been updated. Effective immediately, folks attempting to register for competitions contested after April 15, 2019 will be required to obtain a Registrant Identification Number (RIN). Yay! Yet another randomly assigned nine-digit permanent and unique identifier to keep track of! What’s not to love about that?!

If you suddenly experienced a stabbing, knife-like pain in your left eye and if it ain’t broke, don’t

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Interview with Kelly Batchelor

Kelly Batchelor is an active competitive DanceSport member of USA Dance and the co-organzer of the Chicago DanceSport Challenge, a USA Dance National Qualifying Event held annually in late October. Kelly and her partner, Alan Burns who also happens to be her husband, currently hold the #36 spot in Senior 1 Standard and the #41 spot in Senior 2 Standard on the WDSF world leader board. Kelly sat down with The Dancing Housewife earlier this year to share her thoughts on World Dance Sport Federation

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The Dancing Housewife is Growing

The Dancing Housewife is growing! We are pleased to announce Jennifer Allen Egl has joined the team as a content writer. Jennifer brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to as our resident expert on all things country!

She is a competitive country dancer with a UCWDC World Championship pro-am title to her credit and serves as chairperson of Media and Marketing for the United Country Western Dance Council (UCWDC). She also is Event Director of MidAtlantic Dance Classic, a UCWDC sanctioned country competition held annually in May at the Hyatt Regency Dulles Airport in Herndon, Virginia.

 

When not wearing sparkles and country boots, Jennifer works as a Large Market Benefits consultant and freelance sports and dancesport photographer. She also keeps busy raising two fabulously photogenic children who refuse to learn to dance.

Please join us in welcoming Jennifer with a note in the comment section below.

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The Other One About the Bad Breath

Dear Dance Diva,
This is awkward so I’ll get straight to the point. My pro-am partner has bad breath. It’s really bad. I’ve been working with him for about six months and he’s a good instructor, but I’m thinking about finding another pro because I don’t know how to handle this without embarrassing him (and me). At first I thought I could just grin and bear it. I tried mouth breathing, but I get so parched that I find myself holding my breath during my lessons. As I write this I know it sounds like I’m being overly dramatic, but honestly his breath reeks. It literally takes my breath away. I’ve tried offering him gum and mints at the start of our lessons, but he politely refuses every time.  Any suggestions?
—Breathless

 

Dear Breathless,
This certainly is an awkward situation, but you won’t be doing yourself or this gentleman any favors in avoiding it by finding another instructor. You need to address it head on.

Bad breath, also known as halitosis, can result from poor mouth/dental hygiene as well as a heavy dose of pungent foods. Onion, garlic, cheese, pastrami, orange juice and alcohol are a few of the most common offenders, but bad breath also can be a symptom of an underlying health problem. Sinus or chronic lung

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