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…

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…