Ballroom Dancer Problems

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Even worse than #firstworldproblems are #ballroomdancerproblems. Life as a Ballroom Dancer is so harsh!

1. You have to stifle a scream when you find a set of old eyelashes stuck to your purse/shoe bag/wallet/steering wheel. BECAUSE THEY LOOK LIKE A HUGE DAMN BUG.

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2. You can’t hit the club anymore because all your sweet moves have somehow morphed into Cha Cha basics.

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3. Strictly Ballroom isn’t a documentary?! 

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4. You forgot that you tanned according to your costume coverage (a nice little chest triangle for the guys, asymmetrical backs and fronts for ladies) and then hit the beach.  #itsnotadermatologicalcondition 

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5. Shopping for street shoes is hard since you don’t know your American shoe size, but you’re pretty on the ball with your European and English sizes. 

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6. Your accountant calls to confirm your “ballroom” finance category. Because it couldn’t possibly be THAT HIGH.

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7. Rhinestones appear in the oddest places: on your partner’s cologne bottle, stuck to the hardwood under your bed, the inside of your running shoes, the wall of the studio. #truestory 

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8. Shopping for a “Real” dress seems like a bargain EVERY. TIME. #buyitall

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9. Your fear of the shoe brush is not unfounded [side-eye to the scar on your knuckle].

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10. Redecorating your place means getting rid of furniture and having to rip up those silly carpets, because HOME DANCE STUDIO.

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11. You are called on to do hair and makeup for your non-dancer friends’ special occasions because of your obvious skills, whether you’re a guy or girl.

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12. Referring to yourself as a dancer gets the eyebrow raise from so many people. #notastripper

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13. After a competition, you can’t help but thinking you need a little more makeup. And still a little more. Um, maybe just a bit more? And another layer of tan. And maybe some music. [SIGH] Ugh.  Real life is so un-theatrical.

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Author: Kate Bratt – Riot & Frolic
Photography: Egorich.ca
Exclusively for Dance Comp Review

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