It started off with a lift, how did it end up like this?

Many people tout the health benefits of dancing, and dances like chacha and jive can burn upwards of 400 calories an hour. But did you know you can actually lose weight dancing? Here is my story of how ballroom dancing helped me lose over 15 pounds…and better yet, I’ve managed to keep it off for…

Meeting your dance idol

So they say never to meet your idols, because they will disappoint you. But one idol who has certainly not disappointed me is Val Chmerkovskiy. If you aren’t familiar with him, he has won two WORLD championship titles in latin dancing and has been a pro on Dancing With the Stars since 2011. I’ve had…

Ballroom Competition Prep

This is the first post in a series of three posts about ballroom competitions. The first one is about what you do in the weeks and days leading up to a ballroom competition – how to prepare your mind and body. The second post will be about what a competition weekend looks like. The last…

Help! I think I’m falling for my ballroom partner

I met R at the first week of ballroom dance club my freshman year of college. The instructor asked all the boys to line up facing the girls and our eyes met. Then the instructor had all the guys step forward and pick a lady and I found myself hoping that the cute, tall guy…

Disneyland in a Day

Hear my tips for making the best out of a single day at Disneyland. And hear about that time we got stuck on Space Mountain…

Eep! Ballroom is Expensive!

How I make ends meet and where to cut corners Transitioning from being on my college’s ballroom team to the world of pro-am was a rude awakening. Heck, even if I was part of an amateur couple, it still would’ve been a shock. At my college in TX, we paid dues of about $30/semester to…

Top 5 Books I read in 2018

So for those of you just getting to know me, one of my favorite things to do other than dance is read. Ideally curled up with my cat and a cup of tea. I use the Goodreads app to track books I’ve read and what I want to read, so I can tell you that…