Anyone who tries ballroom dancing quickly learns how expensive it can be. From private lessons to competition fees, the monetary cost of being a ballroom student can quickly skyrocket. In my experience, the high cost is the most frequently cited reason for quitting dance. It shouldn’t be that way!
I live paycheck to paycheck, carry credit card debt, and still dance and compete in pro-am ballroom. In my first two years as a pro-am competitive ballroom dancer, I entered five competitions, had the money reserved for two additional events, and, at the same time, reduced my credit card debt by almost 50%!
I wrote this second book in my Dance Diaries series out of a desire to help my fellow struggling dancers do the same thing. From budgeting basics to specific tips on how to save on ballroom dancing, in Ballroom Budgeting, I share exactly how I dance and compete in ballroom while living paycheck to paycheck AND reducing debt! I even provide the tools I use to help you start organizing your own ballroom budget right away! Stop stressing over the cost and focus on what is important – the dancing!
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I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.
Dance Diaries: Ballroom Budgeting: How I Afford to Dance is about budgeting and planning your money so that you can pursue your passion. It’s obvious that the author loves ballroom dancing and, although it’s very expensive, she has figured out how to be able to afford it.
There is a lot of information in Dance Diaries: Ballroom Budgeting: How I Afford to Dance. It’s not only for people who want to ballroom dance but for anyone who wants to pursue a passion that is expensive. Kate goes into detail about how she has budgeted and sacrificed in order to pursue ballroom dancing. She also shows actual examples of her budgets and explains how to deal with those unforeseen expenses such as car repairs.
I recommend this book for anyone who is living paycheck to paycheck like Kate but wants to pursue ballroom dancing or any other passion that they think they can’t afford. If it’s important enough, she proves that there are ways to accomplish it.
About the Author
Katie is known as the Girl with the Tree Tattoo because of the tree of life tattoo that covers her entire back. She has been taking ballroom dancing lessons since December 2012 and competing in pro-am ballroom competitions since April 2014. It was through ballroom dance that Katie started to discover who she really was and what she was capable of, despite the demons of fear, self-doubt, and anxiety that live in her head. Through sharing her own experiences, Katie hopes to lead others to experience the amazing effect ballroom dancing can have on a life.
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