Dance Mom Survival Guide: Growing a Great Dancer Without Losing Your Mind

Dance Mom Survival Guide: Growing a Great Dancer Without Losing Your Mind

by Malena Lott, Jill Martin


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Two dance moms. One crazy dance world.

A humorous and helpful guidebook for parents of dancers, written by two dance moms who have not only "been there," but "are there!" Lott and Martin talked to dance moms across the country, dance professors, a psychologist, and instructors, to bring the stage lights directly on the difficulties and joys of raising a dancer and helping them be successful. Is it anything like reality TV?

-the role of a dance mom
-the healthy dancer
-the leap from dancer to team or company dancer
-time and financial investment
-improving communication
-dance manners
-camps, conventions and competitions
-dance statistics
-dealing with mistakes
-how to make dance fun for moms

Dance moms with dancers of all ages and stages will find useful information to help on the journey from dance class to stage star.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781938493072
Publisher: Buzz Books USA
Publication date: 03/14/2013
Pages: 106
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.25(d)

About the Author

Malena Lott is a married mother of three in in the Midwest, where she is a dance mom, den mom, brand strategist and author. She is the author of four women's fiction novels including Fixer Upper and Something New. Lott received a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Oklahoma where she was a McMahon Scholar. See all of her titles on her website: Connect with her @malenalott on Twitter and Instagram and on Facebook at

Jill Martin has a B.A. in Child Development from Harding University. While at Harding, she fell in love with a handsome young man as they served together on a mission trip to Houston's inner city. Soon after, they married and now have four fabulous children, one of whom is a dancer.

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