Ballroom dancing her way to the top


In a dvm360® interview, Dr Ryane Englar shares her passion for ballroom dancing and her experience meeting a celebrity dancer

Ballroom dancing has been an outlet where Ryane Englar, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice) can enjoy exercise and express herself when not practicing veterinary medicine. In this dvm360® interview, she described the kind of ballroom dances she is fond of, her experience meeting—and even dancing on stage with—famous Dancing with the Stars professional dancer Derek Hough, plus more.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Ryane Englar, DVM, DABVP (Canine and Feline Practice): I [enjoy] the memories of different things, more so than the dance, but I really love American tango, or pasodoble. I like the power of them because they, to me, elevate each dance person, the lead and the follow, so that each is fierce and each is is kind of the confidence that I don't necessarily display on a daily basis. It makes me feel like I'm in control, in a good way. And [my dance partner], Lowell, always ended pasodoble in that competition with his characteristic, it's like this crazy double axel, triple axel flip, which I don't know what it is, but he lands on his knee. And it's this very showy, cool thing.

[Derek Hough] has become somebody that I've really grown to admire, right? Initially, I just knew of him through Dancing with the Stars. I don't really follow a lot of social media, even though he has a very active presence. But what I had caught on to with Dancing with the Stars is just his [authenticity]. He just seemed very real. And I think that's what what stood out to me.

So just by luck, I had an opportunity to meet [Derek Hough] for the first time. And, that was in May 2019. Back in Christmas time, December 2018, he had some contest online. And a friend had said, 'You got to apply," and [I just had to answer the question], 'Why do you want to attend my show?' And this is me. I've never been to a concert. I don't go to concerts. I don't go really anywhere other than the studio and work. And so I had to write, why did I want to attend, and I wrote something looking back, it was super boring. It was probably the most boring thing of anybody, because you could see what people wrote, right? And everyone was like, 'I want to marry you.' 'I want to date you.' And I'm just like, 'I'm a ballroom dancer, and I really am inspired.'

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