The Kitchen Dancing Blog

Inspiration, Community, and Resource


The Ballroom Dance World seeks to provide everything you need to know about your ballroom life- from social parties to dancesport. Our primary purpose is to provide you not only with resources but also inspiration and a community.

Please look around and share your favorite blog posts!


Professional Ballroom DancerBallroom Dance Experience: Story of a Studio Owner

Learn more about how Emily Mertens fell in love with Ballroom Dance and decided to start a professional career.... More









What makes a wedding dance YouTube-Worthy?

Find out what the five fixes you can add to your wedding dance to take it beyond the conventional bore. Read More.





From A Student's Perspective - If They Only Understood

When a student can't understand why everyone doesn't have the same love of dancing as he has. Read More.






Determining your Dance Theme: Find out which type of dance is best for your wedding. Read More.






S.M.A.R.T.E.R Goals

Ballroom Dancing, just like any other art, takes persistence and dedication. In order to be at your personal best, you have to consistently challenge yourself to become a better person and dancer. One of the best ways to do so, is to establish S.M.A.R.T.E.R. short, medium, and long-term goals for yourself. But where do you start? ...more



Using Routines and Choreography on the Dance Floor

One of the most difficult, and sometimes terrifying, skills Leads are asked to do is memorize routines or choreography. At first, the lead has a limited repertoire, but over time, simply remembering a long list of moves you have mastered seems tedious. Whether you are a social dancer or competitive dancer, routines are essential to helping you navigate the floor and increase your sense of confidence –even when you know that you...more