JUST THREE STEPS: The Basic Elements of Ballroom Dance

Have you ever wanted to learn how to ballroom dance? I made an introductory video for my dance YouTube channel!

Welcome To The Dance

When it comes to ballroom, there are a lot of steps to learn. The good news is, almost every step can be broken down into three basic elements: walks, rocks, and box.

In this video tutorial, I break down the three basic elements of ballroom dance to get you started on your dance journey. I hope you enjoy!



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Digital Data and Dance: Combining my Passions

Nerding out on digital dance culture.

Welcome To The Dance

I am no stranger to working from home. I completed the bulk of my master’s degree remotely and I have had my own online businesses and blogging endeavors on and off for a few years. That being said, this whole situation is allowing me to reflect and focus on my own plans.

The original goal of this blog was to combine my love of data and dance, and to use that passion to improve the dance industry. I had already been talking with a few of my local studios about their online presence and digital teaching goals. For the most part, the response was positive but hesitant. Often, there are more questions than answers, since each studio has its own unique culture and client base. Now that we are in a moment of clear social distancing, physical studios feel they have no other option but to go digital.

As many…

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ADVENTURES IN USER TESTING | The Pivo Pod Cameraman

Check out this awesome tripod I have been using lately! It can also be used for product 360 videos. I would have LOVED to try this thing out back when I was doing archaeology photography.

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As a long-time house dancer, I had been desiring a way to film myself that would be more useful than my still phone on a tripod. I have seen some awesome dance videos on social medias, and also many that leave me wanting to see more. It is a huge advantage to be able to employ a moving cameraman perspective. When the lens can follow the dancer, that makes for great dance film. Realistically, however, all we have during practice is ourselves (and maybe a cat).

Enter the Pivo Pod. It’s a small tripod adapter that syncs with a software application in your smartphone. This software has a few different content creating features built in, but I am most interested in the action tracking capabilities. I love trying new technology, but let’s face it: a lot of tech looks better than it is. I first saw an ad for Pivo…

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Coming Now! My Digital Dance YouTube Channel

For the last few months, I have been working on my YouTube channel where I share free dance tutorials and some of my experiences as a dancer and anthropologist. It’s been fun trying out new ways of teaching dance.

Welcome To The Dance

I just finished uploading my introductory video on my new YouTube channel. I am so excited to share my experiences as an applied anthropologist and consumer of dance culture and hope you will join me in discussing all things digital dance!

I have some exciting projects planned for that in the coming weeks, so please subscribe and help me build up my momentum!


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Side-Hustle Ideas for Out of Work Dancers

A post from one of my other sites Welcome to the Dance. This post is not just for dancers, and shares ideas for making money online.

Welcome To The Dance

Hello dancers! If you are temporarily not working or working less, I feel you, and so I want to share a few ideas that I have used to make some extra money from home. I have done all these before, and while they are not meant to be a full-time dance income replacement, they may help to supplement you whatever your current situation may be like.

Resell Your Dance Clothing on Poshmark

If you have got any dance practice wear or costumes you won’t wear again, consider listing it on a resell app like Poshmark. I have used Poshmark for both buying and selling and have even found dance shoes for a great price. Poshmark was intended to be used to sell luxury and designer items too, so they have an authentication process available if you would like to list higher priced items such as ballroom competition gowns. For a…

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READ THIS: An open letter from Poshmark’s CEO

Poshmarks Founder and CEO Manish Chandra sent the following message to users:

“Dear Poshmark Community,

My heart is heavy with our nation’s tragic history of violence and racism that continues to target the Black community. So many are hurting, including many of you, and this pain cannot be ignored. I grieve for those who have lost their lives, their loved ones, their innocence, and their opportunity in life as a result of prejudice and discrimination.

We stand with the Black community. As a company, we haven’t spoken out publicly on important social issues like racism and injustice up to now, but we need to use our voice to help drive change and support the path to healing. The crisis of systemic racism in America is something that demands action and attention from all of us. As a first step, we are donating $100,000 across a number of organizations for their vital work to advance racial justice, civil rights, and economic empowerment in the United States: the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Urban League. We also want to create a future with more women of color in technology and will be supporting Black Girls Code as part of this donation.

We want to help create long-term change and will continue to seek out ways to be part of the progress, as a company and community. You have our commitment that acts of racism, hate speech, and discrimination of any kind are not tolerated on Poshmark and are a violation of our community guidelines. If you see or experience such acts, please contact us so we can take action.

We’re proud of the strong community we’ve built together over the years, one that leads with love and one where everyone has the opportunity to thrive. Although the gravity of the injustice is immense, I believe in the power of community, the possibility that comes when we work together, and that love will always overcome hate.

Thank you for being part of the Poshmark community.”


Join me on @poshmarkapp to buy and sell fashion. Sign up using my shop name ARCHAEO_CHIC to get $10 off your first order. https://posh.mk/hxR1O1eeFW


Looking for Jeans? Come Check Out My New Listings!

Hello Poshers!

I just listed a bunch of things in my Poshmark closet, including so many jeans! Come and check out my closet for brands like LOFT, Old Navy, Express, and more!

Uniqlo
UNIQLO Jeans in my Poshmark Closet


Join me on @poshmarkapp to buy and sell fashion. Sign up with ARCHAEO_CHIC to get $5 off your first order. https://posh.mk/hxR1O1eeFW

Caught Between Branding and Sustainability: Reselling as a Minimalist

I love the sustainability aspect if online reselling. We are recycling and reusing good quality items. It helps many people to make income who wouldnot otherwise be able to, and reusing clothing reduces the need to produce more.

That being said, I am often finding myself with small tinges of guilt over some of the branding expectations that come with being a Poshmark seller. Poshmark users like to treat their purchases as gifts, so gift wrapping and extras are expected from many customers. Here are a couple of thoughts for how I am trying to reconcile:

Use Recycled/Recyclable Materials (If you do use recycled materials for packing, make sure they are clean (it’s one thing to save money on handling, but if it’s gross you risk the entire sale being refunded.

Be mindful of extra gifts and notes (I’d much rather receive what I ordered, in good time and in good condition.)


Join me on @poshmarkapp to buy and sell fashion. Sign up using my shop name ARCHAEO_CHIC to get $10 off your first order. https://posh.mk/hxR1O1eeFW


Posh Affiliate doesn’t Pay Real Cash anymore

My first campaign I actually made money, not app credit. The incentive now is app credit. Now, I totally get that influencer marketing doesn’t always result in actual monetary pay, but Poshmark should have announced the change.

I did notice it when I signed the agreement for the new campaign, but there were a lot of resellers who saw this as a new stream of potential income. Now any credit will need to be converted to new inventory on Poshmark first. 

I don’t think I’ll be putting as much effort into advertising for a company that doesn’t pay, but if you are looking for a way to earn more credit for in-app purchases, Poshmark campaigns may still work for you.


Join me on @poshmarkapp to buy and sell fashion. Sign up using my shop name ARCHAEO_CHIC to get $10 off your first order. https://posh.mk/hxR1O1eeFW