Dance Momma Drama!

The ups and downs and misadventures of a crazy dance mom

We didn’t try out the new studio after all… November 6, 2011

Filed under: Ballroom 101- General,Busy Mom-isms — dancemomma @ 3:50 pm
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Well, LuLu was going to try out a children’s class at Kentucky Dancesport.  We had only an “appointment” to simply observe a private lesson with another youth that attends the studio and the owner.  Story of my life, I got called into work.  Sigh.  So I attempted to call the studio to reschedule for another day, to at least let them know she wouldn’t be there.  So much for trying to be proactive and polite.  I called at 3pm…then 3:30…then 4…4:30…5…5:30…6…  The phone at the studio rang and rang and rang.  No one ever answered.  I checked and double checked that I had the right number, yet there was not an error in my dialing.  No one ever answered the phone!  There was no answering machine that ever picked up!  Maybe I should take this as a sign that no changes need to be made right now, that things are hectic enough in our lives, that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

 

Yesterday’s deal of the day in Lexington… October 25, 2011

Yesterday LivingSocial, one of the group coupon sites, ran a special at Kentucky Dancesport for one month of unlimited Zumba, Turbokick, or PiYo.  They also offered two free ballroom or latin private lessons with this deal.  When did Dancesport come to Lexington?  Well, because curiousity usually kills my checkbook, I decided to purchase the PiYo deal just beccause I want to see what it’s all about, and I saw that one of the students at my daughter’s studio is teaching there.

Now, I know there is a huge difference between “social dance” where my daughter learns, and the sanctioned DanceSport organization.  The term “dancesport” traditionally applies to international style of ballroom or Latin dance only, and limits choreography.  This is the olympic style of ballroom and Latin dance.  So I must check this out.

No worries…my daughter will be staying at her current studio.  We are VERY happy there, and I am committed financially until the end of time.  But…it never hurts to be nosy and check things out!

 

As much as I complain… October 8, 2011

Filed under: Ballroom 101- General,Ballroom Technique — dancemomma @ 1:51 am

About sitting at the studio doing nothing but blogging while the kiddo dances, I have to say that I love watching her dance.  How many nine-year old children get to strut their stuff and show off thier knowledge in a room full of adults on a regular basis?  Talk about self-esteem boosters…  I get to see how this affects her every day.  She has no qualms speaking to adults, even those she has never met, she has no personal space issues, and shyness is such a foreign concept that she may only know the factual definition of.  So yeah, I’m using this post as a form of braggery about my kid…but who could blame me.  At dance, she just shines, and it spills into every other facet of her life.  Proud momma here!

 

If the shoe fits… October 7, 2011

Filed under: Ballroom 101- General,Busy Mom-isms — dancemomma @ 2:03 pm
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Oh my goodness.  Those shoes I was so excited to find on ebay?  They do not fit!!!  So frustrated!  They are exactly the same size as her old pair that have gotten too small.   The good news?  If I decide to take lessons, I have a pair.  Something I might explore in the near future.  Stay tuned!

 

New Shoes Time! September 29, 2011

Filed under: Apparrel AKA drive me to the poorhouse,Ballroom 101- General — dancemomma @ 4:00 pm

One of the biggest expenses in ballroom, or any dance, seems to be the shoes, costumes, makeup. Last night Lulu was dancing and could only make it through two group lessons. She came over to me with that waver in her voice where I know she’s about to cry and said “my feet hurt.” Usually I tell her to just suck it up and get back to waltzing, but I happened to look down at her feet. Oh wow. Both upper foot was a stage 1 pressure ulcer with imprints of her shoe straps. Poor baby. It’s time to purchase another pair of shoes. Stephanie ballroom shoes: $115. Comfort while promenading, priceless.

 

The more I read, the less I know… September 25, 2011

The world of dance is very vast.  There are countless blogs online, books available, and forums to read that the more I devour, the less I realize I know.  Competitions, gown regulations, stoning, makeup techniques, dance steps, partnering…  What have we gotten into?  There is a lot I need to learn, really quickly.  So, there will be an educational element added to this site in addition to my rants and feelings that I have been subjecting you all to.  This will be a lesson for us all, I hope that those interested in the world of ballroom can appreciate and take something away from this.  In addition to some educational material, I will be bringing in guest writers and interviews as available.  Enjoy the new addition to Dance Momma Drama!