Dance Momma Drama!

The ups and downs and misadventures of a crazy dance mom

Turkey Trot 11/19/2011: I won a trophy! November 19, 2011

It’s my blog and I’ll brag if I want to! Sparky (the boyfriend) and I ran the Turkey Trot 5K this morning. I did this with NO TRAINING. My first race in two years, ran cold with no training, no couch to 5K, nothing. In fact, I’ve gained 30 pounds in the last year. However, I wound up walking away with a small trophy for 2nd place in my age group. Whoo Hoo!



Tired is the new pretty.

Oh the things kids say to boost your self esteem. Lulu an I were going to dinner, I was stressed because I had been stuck in traffic on the way home, and had been at work for a solid workday in a new position. We passed a window and out loud I remarked, “Shew, I look tired.”

“Oh momma, don’t worry about it. Tired is the new pretty.”

I love my daughter so much.


@taylorswift13 My nine year old’s Rumba routine to #speaknow is underway! November 14, 2011

Filed under: Ballroom Technique,Busy Mom-isms,Posture — dancemomma @ 12:00 pm
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Last year for Winter White, LuLu experienced her first ballroom exhibition. She only performed the Rumba with her instructor, to her favorite Taylor Swift hit, Speak Now. Winter White Ball is coming around again. With a year of dance at the studio under her belt, she plans on performing a Rumba routine to Speak Now once again, so that she may compare her progress more than a year later in Latin dance. I’m pretty excited about watching this routine. It will be amazing to see how much she has learned over the year on display.

So I tweeted this @Taylorswift13 because 1. My none year old worships her and wants to do all her ballroom and Latin routines to her music. 2. I’m tired of hearing people complain how she wins “Entertainer of the year” and other awards. How does she? Listen to her music. There is no raunchiness involved, she has little to no scandal surrounding her empire, and her songs are original, written by a young girl. There is no “trying to be someone you’re not” there. I have to say, she’s one of the VERY few artists I will allow my nine year old, very impressionable young girl to listen to. So Taylor Swift, thank you, from all the concerned moms out there, for realizing that the world always isn’t a “sex sells” environment and that young kids are listening and following your example. Its very disappointing when someone that kids look up to sells out and becomes the kids of person you pray your child never becomes (ie the maturing of Miley Cyrus.)

For those of you out there who know us in “real life,” stay tuned…the vids will be posted so you can see the progress. I know you’ll all be impressed!


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.”


Won’t be posting much for three more weeks! November 4, 2011

Filed under: Busy Mom-isms — dancemomma @ 2:31 pm

November will be a month of not much of anything on this blog. Those of you who know me are aware that I am participating in National Novel Writing Month (#NaNoWriMo) and this will be taking up most of my writing time. So, check back in December for more back stories, guest posters, and updates to our lives in the dance world!


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!


Three day week at the studio… September 27, 2011

Filed under: Busy Mom-isms — dancemomma @ 12:57 pm

Which means my butt will be fused to the couch there about 10 hours this week. So you people have a lot to look forward to…lucky readers!

Unfortunately I can only bring you this short preview. My day job demands that I constantly speak to humans today and figure out what is ailing them, instead of sitting behind my laptop.

So long for now…people are waiting.