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…

Letting Dance Feedback “Marinate”

Why yes, I did just say marinate and, no, I’m not talking about grilling meat. One of the dance instructors I work with introduced this concept to me and it makes so much sense. Basically, the idea is that your brain can only handle so much new information at once and that sometimes new concepts…

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…