About Darla

Darla Davies is the first dancer with an artificial hip to win a national ballroom title.

She is perhaps the first athlete with a hip replacement to come back to win a U.S. championship title in any traveling movement sport.

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Who Said I'd Never Dance Again?

A Journey from Hip Replacement Surgery to Athletic Victory

More than twenty-two million Americans watch—eyes glued to the TV screen—as dancers move swiftly and smoothly across the dance floor. More than 250,000 others get off the couch and participate in dance studios, dance competitions, and dance organizations across the country.

Until now, no one watching could imagine that someone with an artificial hip could move so deftly on the dance floor. Many viewers don’t have the physical flexibility and stamina to dance with their own joints, let alone an implanted one.

Who Said I’d Never Dance Again? is the first book about ballroom dancing to address a painful yet victorious comeback after joint replacement surgery, and the rigorous physical and mental strength required to make it happen. Its appeal is broadened by the inclusion of the moving stories of other athletes, inspiring quotes, and recommendations for action for the reader.



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