31 Day Writing Challenge

The blog posts from the Write31Days Challenge have been compiled into my first Dance Diaries book, Learning Ballroom Dance. I’ve left some of the links active so you can get a preview of the information available in the book. Click here for more information on the Dance Diaries series!

As I slowly find my way down a new path on my ballroom journey, I’ve decided to put more effort into my journey as a writer. I learned about this 31 day writing challenge this morning and signed up! It’s simple enough – pick up a topic and write about it every day for the month of October.

Naturally, my chosen topic is ballroom dance!

31 Days

Those that have been on this journey with me for awhile know that I typically post every 2 to 3 days. So I’ll have to kick it up a notch to make myself write EVERY day! I plan on updating this post with links to each day’s post, so you don’t have to scroll through my blog page to find ones you miss. Just come back here, or click on the category 31 Days.

And let me know in the comments if any other bloggers out there decide to take on the challenge too!

Arm Styling Article Repost

As someone who needs every arm movement choreographed for her because going with what “feels right” or “natural” usually ends with me looking like my arms are trying to mutiny against my brain, I love articles like this one!  Check it out:

http://dancesportplace.com/the-8-arm-styling-positions-for-american-smooth/

Lightbulb Moments – Rising in Waltz and Dealing with Doubt

I’ve decided to start a series called “lightbulb moments.” These are the moments when something “clicks” in your head and you finally understand whatever your teacher was trying to convey to you. Maybe my moments will be things that were obvious to you, but who knows, maybe sharing them will help someone else with their own lightbulb!

So how does a ballroom dancer change a lightbulb?

Direction, and then rotation! (Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.)

Anyhoo…

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