Let me tell you, while this outdoor-loving-girl-turned-ballroom- and theater-arts dancer had the good fortune to spend the better part of her childhood only miles from Yellowstone National Park, I am also a huge fan of the arts and am grateful now to be living in the DC metropolitan area, where there is so much easy…

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Facial Expressions: Do You Have to Smile, When You Dance?     I will never forget. A few years ago, we had just finished our Latin rounds and were getting ready to leave the competition, when an older woman approached me out of nowhere, pinched my cheeks like an annoying relative (1), and said, “You…

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How a Pro-Am Ballroom/Theater Arts Dancer Eats  If you spend any amount of time following dance boards on Pinterest or looking for diet and nutrition advice, you may have run across articles about how professional ballerinas eat, and while I think there is a lot that can be learned by emulating their eating habits, not…

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The Ballroom Dance Competition Emergency Preparedness Kit    Let’s face it. No matter how perfect you look or how great you feel, when you step onto the floor at a competition, somewhere along the line in your competitive endeavors you will inevitably be stepped on, kicked, bumped into, nudged, or unintentionally bopped in the head.…

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Being the hopeless romantics that we are, we thought it would be fun to put together a list of some of our favorite, classic love songs for you to dance to, either at the studio or in your living room. Whether you are married, engaged, or dating, we have you covered, and even if you…

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Maybe you took some group ballroom classes in college and had a blast, and now you have graduated, landed a job, and begun taking private ballroom lessons and competing. Or, maybe you and your spouse took some lessons for your first dance at your wedding, and now you are hooked and want to compete together.…

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Classical Music Suggestions for your First Wedding Dance (For Lovers of the Symphony, the Ballet, the Opera, and Theatre) With the advent of Pinterest and all of the wedding-planning sites and blogs out there now, finding a song for your first wedding dance has never been easier. It seems like everyone has a list for…

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