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Guest Post: Competitive Ballroom Dancing After Hip Surgery



Darla Davies is the only competitive athlete and ballroom dancer who in less than three years—claimed the United States Pro Am American Smooth Championship title, succumbed to hip replacement surgery, and fought back to regain the national championship. At 61 gorgeous years, she continues to win championship titles across the nation each year. Darla and her dance partner and husband Jim Maranto have appeared on PBS television’s America’s Ballroom Challenge and have visited with the judges on the set of Dancing with the Stars. The couple maintains extensive relationships in the national ballroom dancing market. Darla splits her time between Virginia, Florida and Arizona.