American Dancer Magazine is Alive and Well!

After a short budget-related publishing hiatus, American Dancer Magazinethe official publication of USA Dance, Inc., is alive and well!

Anthony Mattos and Alexandra Markova from San Mateo, California. Photo courtesy of David Getchell

The new online version of American Dancer Magazine, previously included as a USA Dance, Inc. benefit of annual membership dues, is currently being made available free of charge to members and non-members alike. Word on the street, however, is the organization will likely

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Scalora DanceSport Is Going Live!

Scalora DanceSport is premiering the following live videos on Facebook! Click the hyperlinks to RSVP and set up reminders or visit the Scalora DanceSport Facebook page to join the conversations.

Interview with Tatsiana Lahvinovich

Wednesday, May 13 at 1:00PM EST

Interview with Vladimir Karpov 

Saturday, May 16 at 2PM EST

Open Mic Night with Andrea Zaramella

Sunday, May 17 at 8PM EST

Ask your questions live during the Facebook Live broadcast or

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A Word from Our Friend, Kelly Batchelor

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.

Hello all!  Who’s coming to the Carolina

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Throwback Thursday… circa 2016

Ten pounds, five hairstyles, six hair colors, a combined  seventeen rhythm costumes and ballroom gowns, same studio in three locations with one name change (Jones DanceSport Ballroom), two age classifications and six proficiency levels over 31 competitions later …what a difference three years makes! Thank you again to Liberty Cogen, the host of Dance Network’s Barretender, for the opportunity

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Shouting Merde?

Dancers shout merde at each other all the time. Beautifully coifed women in Swarovski crystal laden gowns and dapper men in suits and tails shouting merde at one another around the ballroom seems odd, but it’s how we say good luck. The custom is rooted in  NEVER saying good luck to performers because silly superstition dictates that to do so actually causes bad luck. One says break a leg to thespians, musicians and singers, but obviously

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