The One About the Painful Bunions

Dear Dance Diva,

I think I may have bunions or possibly osteo-arthritis in the great toe joints on both of my feet. They are chronically stiff and swollen which makes dancing incredibly painful. Any suggestions on how to get rid of this problem or at least cope with it? Quitting dancing is not an option!

Painful Peds

Dear Painful Peds,

I feel your pain. First off, make sure to invest in a good pair of proper fitting dance shoes and wear toe spacers between your great toe and second toe when

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The Dancing Housewife Show: Season One, Episode 1: The Dancing Engineers

Amateur ballroom dancers, Tevfik Altan and Pamela Mittoo… a.k.a The Dancing Engineers… stopped by Kitchen Pantry Studios to record an episode of The Dancing Housewife Show. 

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UPDATE: Since recording this episode of The Dancing Housewife Show, The Dancing Engineers have competed twice. Most recently, they won Senior 1 & 2 Bronze Rhythm at the USA Dance sanctioned Southeastern Dancesport Championships in Birmingham, AL in February 2017, which

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Interview By Girl with the Tree Tattoo

I had the honor of being interviewed recently by fellow ballroom dancer and blogger, Katie Harrison, also known as The Girl with the Tree Tattoo. Please click on the link below to take a moment to visit her site and see what I had to say…

INTERVIEW:  ANTOINETTE DATOC, THE DANCING HOUSEWIFE

Image Credit: Katie Harrison; https://thegirlwiththetreetattoo.com/about-the-girl/the-tattoo/

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The Story of The Dancing Housewife And The Dancing Doc

Once upon a time there was a housewife and her husband, the doctor, who became competitive ballroom dancers because they wanted a hobby they could enjoy together once their youngest son headed off to college. This is their story.

2016 USA Dance National Dancesport Championships

One day, The Dancing Housewife was stopped at a traffic light at the entrance to her neighborhood when the word BALLROOM screamed at her from a sign across the intersection. She had been driving through that intersection for nearly ten years so it struck her as odd that

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