On Advocating for Yourself

This is a topic that needs to be talked about especially with people who are newer to the world of pro-am ballroom dancing. Basically, it boils down to – you don’t need to be a passive observer when it comes to your dance career – speak up!  Voice your interests, needs, and concerns so you…

DWTS Season 28 Predictions

After an entire year, the wait is finally over! DWTS Season 28 is here!  As someone who has been watching the show for 12 years and ballroom dancing for 7, I want to share my thoughts on the opening night and predict who will make final 4. …drumroll please… DWTS Season 28 top 4 prediction…

8 Reasons Why Collegiate Ballroom is Awesome!

Some of you may know I started my ballroom dance journey in college.  I was a fan of Dancing with the Stars, and so when my university hosted their club fair the first week of freshman year I bee-lined to the ballroom dance club table.  They didn’t even need to sell me on it, I…

Smooth vs. Standard

Let’s start with a brief history lesson. Ballroom dancing falls under two main styles – American and International. International style came first and was developed in England. Under the “International style” umbrella falls standard and latin. As partner dancing became more popular in the United States the country put their own spin on the more…

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…