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caroline

Ep. 67 – Finding Your Unique Professional Path with Caroline Liviakis

Not every journey to a professional dance career looks the same! Today’s guest is Caroline Liviakis, she is the Founder and Executive Artistic Director of the Caroline Liviakis Dance Company (CLDC), choreographing and producing live performances and interactive experiences. In her most recent project, she brings her creative visions to digital form as a choreographer …

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stephanie westbrook

Ep. 65 -Team Building with Champion All-Star Coach Stephanie Westbrook

Concrete ideas to improve your dancers’ connection Today’s guest is Stephanie Westbrook, who is based in Sydney Australia and currently coaches the University of New South Wales Warriors Premier Dance Teams. Over the years her teams have won multiple National Championships, multiple international bids, and multiple Dance Grand Champion titles, and Stephanie has also received …

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Ep. 59 – Advice from Passionate Dance Educators Joe Nickel & Michelle Tolson

Why our dancers need our help more than ever… Today’s episode features two special guests, who are both professionally accomplished and exceptional dance educators.  As I say in the episode, sometimes you just click with people right away because you are grounded in the same philosophy and approach to life, which is why I clicked …

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erin pompa

Ep. 52 – The Mindset of a Dance Boss with Erin Pompa

Helping professional dancers launch an online business Have you ever thought about using your dance experience and education to do something other than teaching dance? Now, if you are a dance educator out there who loves what you do, I’m certainly not the one to tell you to leave. But, I have a guest today …

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Ali Phillips

Ep. 33- Why You Shouldn’t Tell Tour Dancers to “Leave it at the Door” with Ali Phillips

Why You Shouldn’t Tell Tour Dancers to “Leave it at the Door” with Ali Phillips Have you ever told your dancers to “leave it at the door?” I know I used that phrase a lot and it’s because I wanted dancers to come into class with a positive mindset and let go of any drama …

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alternates

Ep. 31- Thinking about High School Dance Team Alternates? 5 different perspectives

Thinking about High School Dance Team Alternates? 5 different perspectives This episode comes straight from all of you, I’ve had many people ask me to talk about having alternates on the team. It’s a tricky situation, mentally and logistically but I didn’t feel like I could talk about this topic on my own. Instead, I …

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caitlin sloan

Ep. 29- Finding Intention for Your Dance Career with Caitlin Sloan

Finding Intention for Your Dance Career with Caitlin Sloan This week I have the pleasure of sharing an interview with Caitlin Sloan from The Brainy Ballerina. Caitlin is a dance educator, nonprofit leader and former professional dancer based in Madison, WI. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Grand Valley State University and …

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technology

Ep. 22- Accept that Technology Changed Our Gen Z Dancers… Here’s what you can do

Accept that Technology Changed Our Gen Z Dancers… Here’s what you can do There is no denying that the current generation of athletes is different. Not necessarily good or bad, but they are different. There are some things to consider this season when coaching and teaching Generation Z: the advantages, the challenges, and specifically in …

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doubts

Ep. 20- Ten Doubts Every Dance Coach Has About the New Season

Ten Doubts Every Dance Coach Has About the New Season I used to start every season with a mix of emotions. Excitement, nerves, doubts, plans, goals… there are a lot of moving parts! I talk a lot about self-talk with dancers. It’s a really important and challenging mental skill that doesn’t come easy to most …

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