Have you seen Dance Mom’s on Lifetime? Well, this blog is not about them (well, a few posts here and there.) I have been a proud dance momma for almost eight years now, cheering on my little dancer, dealing with crazy back stage costume changes, putting on makeup and false eyelashes, encouraging and building self esteem. Six years of my daughter’s dance “career” was spent in ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theater, but for the last two years she has fallen in love with ballroom and Latin dance. Prior to leaving her old studio, she was given the choice of to continuing “traditional” dance, or completely transition to ballroom, leaving group classes of her peers behind to dance with folks much older than herself. She chose the latter, and has never regretted the decision or looked back. I think “we” have found our dance “home” and couldn’t be happier.
So welcome along our journey, learning ballroom and latin from the ground up, and dealing with all the “dance momma drama” that comes along with it, and finding time for life in between the rigors of a full time job, school, and studio life.