Ballroom Topics

From getting started in ballroom to being a tattooed dancer to money issues, I try to answer those questions that no one really talks about.


Newcomers: Start Here

Dance Diaries: Learning Ballroom Dance is a digital guide to being a beginner student of ballroom dance, as told by the Girl with the Tree Tattoo. Given 4.6 out of 5 stars by reviewers on Amazon, this book has been called a “must-read!” Click here to download your copy.   Ballroom has its own language, just like … Continue reading Newcomers: Start Here

Dancing While Tattooed

Ballroom dancing is steeped in tradition. It originates from a time when society’s expectations carried great weight and there were some things you just didn’t do. Like get your entire back tattooed. I am not much of a traditionalist. I tend to take traditions and conventions and adapt them to what feels right for me. … Continue reading Dancing While Tattooed

The Pro-Am Relationship

Here’s a breakdown of the basics. For the whole picture, check out the first book in my Dance Diaries series, Dance Diaries: Learning Ballroom Dance. The relationship between a ballroom dance teacher and a student (when you are the student) has to be one of the most unique you’ll ever encounter.  On the surface, the arrangement is … Continue reading The Pro-Am Relationship

Ballroom Budgeting

NOW AVAILABLE: the second book in the Dance Diaries series, Ballroom Budgeting! From budgeting basics to specific tips to save on ballroom dancing, I share exactly how I dance and compete in ballroom while living paycheck to paycheck AND reducing debt. I also include a bonus – access to and the worksheets I use … Continue reading Ballroom Budgeting