Holiday Gift Guide for Ballroom Dancers

Yes, I know it’s not Thanksgiving yet, but it’s time to start thinking about holiday gifts. If you are stumped on what to get your dance teacher or dance friends then look no further! Or you can subtlety forward this link to your family as a hint to what they should get you for the…

Affordable Ballroom Costumes – a myth?

Do you remember signing up for your first ballroom competition and finding out how much costumes cost? Holy cow, talk about sticker shock! The quality of the fabric, type of rhinestones used, quantity of rhinestones, and the country the dress is made in all factor into the price, with some designer gowns getting upwards of…

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…

Why You Should Go Out Social Dancing

I’m surprised by the number of people I know who have been taking dance lessons for over a year but have never been out social dancing.  Social dancing is great!  By “social dancing” I mean partner dancing that is informal and relaxed, there is no instructor critiquing your technique, and you aren’t being judged like…

Quiz: How Obsessed with Ballroom Dancing are you?

So this past week, I decided to mix things up and instead of writing a blog post, I created a quiz on Buzzfeed. It already has almost 800 views! Give it a try if you haven’t yet and comment below your results! …I don’t think this will shock anyone, but I got can check every…

Pros and Cons of Practice Shoes

Those that know me in real life know I love making lists. So here I give you my list of pros and cons regarding ballroom practice shoes for ladies. Pros –You’ll feel more stable. Practice shoes have a “Cuban heel” which is lower and wider that normal ballroom shoes have. It’s easier for me to…

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…

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…