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Five Tips for the First Time Dance Competitor: New post on Squidoo

Five Tips for the First Time Dance Competitor

Beginner Dancers at a Ballroom Competition (CC)I have a new article over on  Here is an excerpt from the introduction to the article:

Congratulations!  You are already a winner!

Just by deciding to compete, you have placed yourself into a very special group of people. Don’t believe me?

When you’re done checking out these tips for the first time competitive dancer, I invite you to read Dancers Are Special People.

I remember my first time competing. I have to confess that I was very nervous which is really weird because I love being in front of people! That didn’t stop me from being nervous however.

I still get nervous just before walking onto the dance floor for the first dance at every event. Truthfully, it feels like I gotta go to the little dancer’s room!

You laugh! But it’s true! And I’m not alone!

At my last competition, I was standing in line ready to go onto the floor for the first dance of the event; I was right behind this professional dancer who was in the same heat with his lady student and I overheard him say “I gotta go” with a wiggle and a…

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I hope you enjoy the article.

See ya on the dance floor!


Travel Tips and Tricks to Competitive Dancing “On the Cheap”

Dance Travel ©In a recent post, Dancing: How much does it cost?, I described a sliding scale listing the costs of dancing which can range from almost zero up to thousands of dollars per year.

This is the first post in a series that will offer some suggestions on how to save money and make your competitive dancing as inexpensive as possible.

Start Small

So, you’ve taken a few dance lessons and you coach says “Hey have you ever considered competing?”.  Well I have good news for you friends, neighbors and the six people who are actually reading this blog —  <drum roll please>  — It doesn’t have to cost you an arm or a leg.   True, if you want, you can go all out, spend lots of money, then get a second mortgage or dip into little Monty’s college fund to support your dance habit, but then again, you can do it for a very reasonable amount. Read the rest of this entry

I Added an “Event Schedule” to my Blog

TxCowboyDancer Logo ©2011Cowboy Smiley (CC)I added a new section to my blog, which is quickly turning into a full-fledged website!

You can find links to the Schedule Page:

— in the menu up above under “Home,”
— in the menu under “Dance”
— or as a link in the text area at the top of the right hand column of the blog.

OR you can just click on this link:

2012 Event Schedule

See ya on the dance floor!

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