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Have you ever wondered what goes on inside the mind of a dance competition judge? What does it take to impress the people behind the table? Join your hosts Courtney Ortiz, owner of Impact Dance Adjudicators, and Lesley Mealor, veteran performer, dance teacher, and judge, on Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, as they dive into all things dance competition! Each week, listen as Courtney and Lesley discuss various hot topics with members of the IDA judges’ roster, from technique, to costumes, to the dreaded question - “Tights…or no tights?” Stay tuned for special Spotlight Interview episodes and Live Q&A's with your hosts!
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Guests - Angela Carter and Maddie KurtzHosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn Episode 69 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, Courtney and Lesley are joined by veteran judge and educator Maddie Kurtz and choreographer and author Angela Carter to discuss the pros, cons, and everything in between of dancing in college.Topics Include: The best reasons to go to college for dance Things to consider when choosing a dance college Differences between BA, BFA, BS and BPA Choices you can make besides going to college for danceIf you love Making The Impact and want to support our podcast, buy us a coffee now on Ko-Fi! Your donation will go directly towards helping create quality content for future episodes. We appreciate your support! ❤️Follow your Hosts & Guests!Courtney Ortiz - @courtney.ortizLesley Mealor - @miss.lesley.danceAngela - @msangelacarterMaddie - @maddiekurtz92Check out our guests' current projects! Volume 3 of The Genius Guide to College Dance Programs by Angela Carter releases September 2021! Download e-book now on Amazon! This episode is sponsored by:YoungArtsApplications are open for the 2022 National YoungArts Competition, available for artists ages 15-18 or in grades 10-12. Deadline to apply is October 15th, 2021. Learn more at www.YoungArts.orgCheck out IDA Affiliated Competition Star Talent Productions!View their 2022 season tour dates and register now at www.startalentproductions.comJoin our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! Follow Impact Dance Adjudicators on social media @impactdanceadjudicators and for a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website at www.impactdanceadjudicators.comSupport the show (http://www.ko-fi.com/makingtheimpact)
Prop Potential

Prop Potential

2021-09-0901:10:36

Guests - Erin Demers and Robb GibbsHosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn Episode 68 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, props are the name of the game! Courtney and Lesley kick off Season 3 with IDA judges Robb and Erin to talk about prop use, prop pet peeves, and prop no-no's at competition!Topics Include: How to effectively use a prop When props are and aren't necessary Prop pet peeves from your judges Proper prop etiquetteThe blog that inspired this episode was released in March 2017, and titled “Prop Potential - The Do's and Don'ts For the Competition Stage!”. Read now!Follow your Hosts & Guests!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @miss.lesley.danceRobb - @robb.gibbs Erin -  @erindance2014If you love Making The Impact and want to support our podcast, buy us a coffee now on Ko-Fi! Your donation will go directly towards helping create quality content for future episodes. We appreciate your support! ❤️This episode is sponsored by:Download the ArrangeUs app now to manage your formations and transitions for all of your choreography needs! Click here to try it now for FREE and download in the App Store!Check out IDA Affiliated Competition DecaDance Competition!View their 2022 tour dates and register now!Join our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! Follow Impact Dance Adjudicators on social media @impactdanceadjudicators and for a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website at www.impactdanceadjudicators.comArrangeUs - Dance Formations App A must have app for all dance teachers! Click logo to download now in the App Store! Deca Dance Competition View their 2022 Season tour dates and register now!Support the show (http://www.ko-fi.com/makingtheimpact)
Season 3 of Making the Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast kicks off with our very first Studio Spotlight Feature episode, showcasing Project 21, owned and operated by Molly Long in Orange County, CA. A professional training program which aims to prepare young dancers for a career in the commercial dance world, Project 21 has been seen on World of Dance, gracing the cover of Dance Spirit Magazine, and receiving recognition by The Dance Awards like Top Jazz Studio. Tune in to hear about how Project 21 evolved into the program it is today and how they are so successful!Follow Project 21 @project21official and be sure to check out... Dance Spirit Magazine article"Post That" jazz routineProject 21 YoutubeProject 21 websiteIs there a studio you'd like to see featured on our upcoming Studio Spotlight Features? Share your recommendations by shooting us an email at podcast@impactdanceadjudicators.com.Follow your hosts and guests!Courtney Ortiz- @courtney.ortizLesley Mealor - @miss.lesley.danceMolly Long - @mollylong21Impact Dance Adjudicators - @impactdanceadjudicatorsIf you love Making The Impact and want to support our podcast, buy us a coffee now on Ko-Fi! Your donation will go directly towards helping us create quality content for future episodes. We appreciate your support! ❤️This episode is sponsored by:Level Up Dance Supplies - Dance gear and Dance bags!Receive $10 off your next order with code: IMPACT21 Spirit of Dance Awards - IDA Affiliated Competition!New England based dance competition committed to providing a fun, fair and exciting venue for dancers of all levels to showcase their passion in a positive environment! Visit their website for 2022 season schedule and fall convention dates.Join our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! For a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website at www.impactdanceadjudicators.comSupport the show (http://www.ko-fi.com/makingtheimpact)
Welcome to Season 3!

Welcome to Season 3!

2021-09-0231:29

Hosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn the Season 3 Opener of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, your hosts Courtney and Lesley catch up on their summers, reminisce on Season 2, and share some fun news about the upcoming season!Topics Include: Welp Magazine ranking as one of the Top Dance Podcasts of 2021 Recap of Season 1 and Season 2 highlights Podcast cover art contest and winners New Studio Spotlight Feature episodes in Season 3 Follow your Hosts:Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @miss.lesley.danceIf you love Making The Impact and want to support our podcast, buy us a coffee now on Ko-Fi! Your donation will go directly towards helping us create quality content for future episodes. We appreciate your support!Join our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! Follow Impact Dance Adjudicators on social media @impactdanceadjudicators and for a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website at www.impactdanceadjudicators.comSupport the show (http://www.ko-fi.com/makingtheimpact)
Season 2 - Wrap Up!

Season 2 - Wrap Up!

2021-06-0353:44

Hosted by Courtney Ortiz & Lesley MealorAfter 41 episodes, 75 guests and over 75K downloads, Season 2 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast is coming to a close! Join your hosts for a Season 2 wrap up with a look back at some favorite highlights, many shoutouts and thank you's, and a sneak peek at what's to come for S3! Follow your HostsCourtney @courtney.ortizLesley @ lesley.mealorIDA @impactdanceadjudicators This episode was sponsored by:Dance Device Lab - In-studio workshops and Adjudication Showcases! Learn more on their website to have a DDL event come to your studio! Level Up Dance Supplies - Dance Gear, Bags, and Accessories!Use our promo code: BRAVO5678 at checkout to receive $10 off your order! What topics do you want to see on Season 3 of Making the Impact? Shoot us an email and share as we prep and brainstorm for next season over the summer! Email us with your ideas and requests at: podcast@impactdanceadjudicators.comBe sure to join our new Facebook Group to stay connected during the off-season - Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community.Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! Thank you for an amazing Season 2! We will see you for Season 3 starting Sept 2nd with episodes launching everything Thursday throughout the dance season! Until then, keep #MakingTheImpact
Guests - Holly Gannett and Rachel GentryHosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn Episode 66 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, co-hosts Courtney and Lesley are joined by IDA judges and teachers Holly and Rachel to discuss the upcoming summer dance season as well as the 2022 competition season, and all the emotions that come with looking ahead!Topics Include:How to keep dancers motivated as we conclude this year of training and competition and head into the summerThe obstacles that we have faced this season and what methods and tactics we will take with us into the next dance yearNationals preparation tipsSummer training and continuing educationFollow your Hosts & Guests!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @lesley.mealorHolly - @hollcol7Rachel - @rachgentryThis episode is sponsored by:Werk Dancewear - Activewear for dreams in motion.Enter code werkdance20 at checkout to save 20% today.Join our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! Follow Impact Dance Adjudicators on social media @impactdanceadjudicators and for a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website atwww.impactdanceadjudicators.comWerk Dancewear Activewear for dreams in motion! Use code: werkdance20 at checkout to receive 20% off your order!Support the show (http://www.ko-fi.com/makingtheimpact)
Hosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn Episode 65 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, we hear from over 20 IDA judges about the most common corrections judges give at competition - just in time for nationals! Topics Include:Movement qualityTechniquePresentationPirouettes + so much more!Follow your Hosts and IDA!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @lesley.mealorImpact Dance Adjudicators @impactdanceadjudicatorsThis episode is sponsored by:Dance Xchange AppDance Xchange is a resale app designed for Dancers by dancers! Buy and sell pre-owned dancewear, costumes, shoes, and gear! Download the app in the Apple app store now! Join our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! For a list of IDA affiliated dance competitions, visit our website at www.impactdanceadjudicators.com
In our final Spotlight Feature of Season 2, we sit down with the incredible Marinda Davis, an accomplished choreographer and dance educator on the convention circuit. You may know her work from World of Dance, Dancing With the Stars, or from her own company, MarInspired. Tune in to hear about Marinda's early days in dance, the struggles she faces as an immuno-compromised artist, and her drive and desire to create meaningful work for the stage and screen. Follow Marinda Davis on social media @marinspirations @marinspired@thestorytellersintensive Mark your calendars!  The Storytellers Intensive Volume 3 - Los Angeles (December 27-31st) Applications will open in August 2021Must Watch  Clips!Dancing With The Stars Season 25 - Week 10 - Finals - Pro Dance with Julianne HoughWorld of Dance - "Make Me Cry" - MarInspired"Smile" as Featured on Soul Pancake "My Last Days" Documentary featuring Marinda DavisWho would you like to see featured on our upcoming Spotlight Interviews? Share your recommendations by shooting us an email at podcast@impactdanceadjudicators.com.This episode is sponsored by:Level Up Dance Supplies - Dance Gear and Dance Bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678Werk Dancewear -  Activewear for dreams in motion.Enter code Werkdance20 at checkout to save 20% todayFollow Us!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @lesley.mealorImpact Dance Adjudicators - @impactdanceadjudicatorsJoin our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! For a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website www.impactdanceadjudicators.com
Guests - Maddie Kurtz and Casey NoblettHosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn Episode 63 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, Courtney and Lesley chat with industry professionals Maddie Kurtz and Casey Noblett about the many different performance pathways that exist for a professional dancer. Topics Include: The audition process for all types of jobs - from pro dance teams to Broadway to concert dance A discussion about what cities to find certain types of performance jobs Resources for dancers who may not be in big cities but who want to pursue a professional dance careerFollow your Hosts & Guests!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @lesley.mealorMaddie - @maddiekurtz92Casey - @casey_noblettCheck out our guest’s current projects! Commercial Dance Intensive - in-person workshops and seminars to train the next generation of dancers not only in technique, but in the skills required to be successful in the professional dance world!Upcoming Workshops:CDI Summer: Big Sky, Montana June 19-27Pigeon Forge, TN July 11-23Ages 13 and upCDI Winter:Raleigh, NC December 27-29, 2021Check out some of the resources we spoke about in the episode! Broadway Theatre ProjectBroadway Theatre Project is on hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemicBates Dance FestivalSummer dance intensive based in Maine, geared towards contemporary dancersThe Business of Show by Adam CatesA valuable resource  including vital information for the career-driven performer venturing down the professional pathThis episode is sponsored by:Dance Costumes By Urzúa - Custom Costumes!Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout!Level Up Dance Supplies - Dance gear and Dance bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678Join our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! Follow Impact Dance Adjudicators on social media @impactdanceadjudicators and for a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website at www.impactdanceadjudicators.comDance Costumes by Urzúa Custom costumes! Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout! Level Up Dance Supplies Dance gear and Dance bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678
Guests - Tracey Boon and Rachel PerlmanHosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn Episode 62 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, how to develop a competitive mindset is the name of the game, and IDA judges and dance educators Tracey Boon and Rachel Perlman give some excellent advice for dancers of all levels!Topics Include: Ideas to encourage the development of a competitive mindset How to keep your competitive mindset from hindering your success Goal setting and re-focusing so that your biggest competitor is yourselfFollow your Hosts & Guests!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @lesley.mealorTracey - @traboon1Rachel - @fuelmovesweat This episode is sponsored by:Dance Costumes By Urzúa - Custom Costumes!Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout!Werk Dancewear. Activewear for dreams in motion.Enter code Werkdance20 at checkout to save 20% todayJoin our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community  Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you!  Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox!  Follow Impact Dance Adjudicators on social media @impactdanceadjudicators and for a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website at www.impactdanceadjudicators.comDance Costumes by Urzúa Custom costumes! Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout! Werk Dancewear Activewear for dreams in motion! Use code: werkdance20 at checkout to receive 20% off your order!
Guests - Lexi Adair and Marlo BarberaHosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn Episode 61 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, co-hosts Courtney and Lesley are joined by dance moms Lexi Adair and Marlo Barbera to get an inside perspective on the life of a competitive dance parent! Topics Include: How their dancers got involved in competitive dance The challenges and joys of being a dance mom Helpful advice for new dance moms to survive the competitive dance worldFollow your Hosts & Guests!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @lesley.mealorChloe (Marlo's dancer) - @chloegrace.dancerParker (Lexi's dancer) - @adairyoutodanceThis episode is sponsored by:Dance Costumes By Urzúa - Custom Costumes!Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout! Level Up Dance Supplies - Dance Gear and Dance Bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678Join our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! Follow Impact Dance Adjudicators on social media @impactdanceadjudicators and for a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website at www.impactdanceadjudicators.comDance Costumes by Urzúa Custom costumes! Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout! Level Up Dance Supplies Dance gear and Dance bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678
In the April Edition of Q&A With Courtney Live, Courtney is joined by special guest IDA Judges Michael and Dione to answer viewers questions live on the air! Topics include:  How dancers can improve their artistry Why contemporary dances always seem to win The title division at competitionHow to power through block schedulingCLICK HERE to send in your questions to be answered on a future Q&A with Courtney episode. You can request to stay anonymous or have Courtney give you a shout out live on the air!This episode is sponsored by:Thrive Dance Experience - an education-first dance convention and mentorship program for dancers and dance educators. Register now for The Academy - A Virtual Mentorship Program!Dance Costumes by Urzua - Custom dance costumes and dancewear for every body!Use code IDA15 at checkout to receive 15% off your entire order! Follow Your Host and Guests!Courtney Ortiz - @courtney.ortizMichael - @Michael.dance.mccarthyDione - @dione.hamzaImpact Dance Adjudicators - @impactdanceadjudicatorsJoin our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community  Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you!  Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! For a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website www.impactdanceadjudicators.comDance Costumes by Urzúa Custom costumes! Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout! Thrive Dance Experience An education-first dance convention and mentorship program!
Guests - Britney Hall and Eliza OhmanHosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn Episode 59 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, hosts Courtney and Lesley explore all of the ways being a versatile dancer can lead to a success in the dance world! Joined by guests Britney Hall and Eliza Ohman, this episode covers it all!Topics Include: What it takes to become a versatile dancer in a studio setting How being versatile has helped in our guests' careers Other kinds of versatility besides dancing that can help dancers thriveThe blog that inspired this episode was released in February of 2019, and is titled "5 Reasons Versatility Will Make You a Better Dancer”. Read now!Follow your Hosts & Guests!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @lil_lez36Britney - @britneyhallEliza - @elizaohmanCheck out our guest’s current projects! Take class with Eliza! Weekly virtual class at Steps on Broadway, Tuesdays from 1-2:15PM ET! Sign up for class here! Take dance or fitness classes with Britney! Check out BritneyHall.Online!CLICK HERE to send in your questions to be answered on a future Q&A with Courtney episode! You can request to stay anonymous or have Courtney give you a shout out live on the air!This episode is sponsored by:Dance Costumes By Urzúa - Custom Costumes!Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout! Werk Dancewear - Activewear for dreams in motion.Use code: Werkdance20 at checkout to save 20% todayJoin our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you!  Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox!  Follow Impact Dance Adjudicators on social media @impactdanceadjudicators and for a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website at www.impactdanceadjudicators.comWerk Dancewear Activewear for dreams in motion! Use code: werkdance20 at checkout to receive 20% off your order!Dance Costumes by Urzúa Custom costumes! Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout!
Guests - Christina Fuschetto, Jill TremontiHosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn Episode 58 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, your hosts dive deep into the topic of teamwork in the studio, at competition, in the professional world and in life in general with IDA judges and teachers Christina Fuschetto and Jill Tremonti.Topics Include: What teamwork looks like in studio Repercussions of a lack of teamwork within a team of dancers How teamwork applies to all facets of lifeThe blog that inspired this episode was released in March 2018, and is titled “Teamwork Makes the Dream Work!”  Read now! Follow your Hosts & Guests!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @lil_lez36Christina - @dancing_warriorJill - @jillianmarieteThis episode is sponsored by:Level Up Dance Supplies - Dance gear and Dance bags!Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678Join our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! Follow Impact Dance Adjudicators on social media @impactdanceadjudicators and for a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website at www.impactdanceadjudicators.comLevel Up Dance Supplies Dance gear and Dance bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678
Guests - Cheryll Custer Klein, Alicia SehnHosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn Episode 57 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, Courtney and Lesley speak with multi-talented judges and choreographers Cheryll Custer Klein and Alicia Sehn about the best ways for dancers to take their solo to the next level - literally and figuratively! Topics Include: Non-negotiables of having a solo Ways to instill a good work ethic in soloists in class as well as rehearsal What successful soloists are doing in class that give them an edge on stageFollow your Hosts & Guests!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @lil_lez36Cheryll - @ccusterklein16Alicia - @aliciasehndanceCLICK HERE to send in your questions to be answered on a future Q&A with Courtney episode! You can request to stay anonymous or have Courtney give you a shout out live on the air!This episode is sponsored by:Dance Costumes By Urzúa - Custom Costumes!Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout!Level Up Dance Supplies - Dance Gear and Dance Bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678Join our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! Follow Impact Dance Adjudicators on social media @impactdanceadjudicators and for a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website at www.impactdanceadjudicators.comDance Costumes by Urzúa Custom costumes! Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout! Level Up Dance Supplies Dance gear and Dance bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678Support the show (http://www.ko-fi.com/makingtheimpact)
Guests - Voltaire Wade-Greene & John Comix BarellaHosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn Episode 56 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, Courtney and Lesley are excited to finally cover one of the hottest topics in the competitive dance world - hip hop! Your hosts are joined by two leading hip hop dancers and educators in the industry, Voltaire Wade-Greene and John Comix Barella, to go deep into the rich history of hip hop culture, and discuss how the genre translates into the studio and competitive dance world.Topics Include: A brief history of hip hop's origins What fundamentals of hip hop are "musts" in the studio world The differences between true hip hop and movement that is hip hop influenced, and why it mattersThe blog that inspired this episode was released in April 2019, and titled “Bringing Hip Hop To the Competitive Stage”. Read now!Follow your Hosts & Guests!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @lil_lez36Voltaire - @TisVoltaireJohn - @John_ComixCheck out our guests' current projects! The "Essentials" store at JohnComix.com is full of training material designed for dance teachers. E-books on hip hop class structure, technique, games, etc.. Videos breaking down key movements..and services such as custom choreography or curriculum creation. The Redef Movement is currently auditioning new dancers to join our company. Dance Recast is a new nonprofit aimed at providing programs to present and future generations of the BIPOC community.Check out some of the resources we spoke about in the episode! - The Freshest Kids: The History of The B-Boy- Hip Hop EvolutionThis episode is sponsored by:Level Up Dance Supplies - Dance gear and Dance bags!Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678Join our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! Follow Impact Dance Adjudicators on social media @impactdanceadjudicators and for a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website atwww.impactdanceadjudicators.comLevel Up Dance Supplies Dance gear and Dance bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678
Guests - Jordan Beyeler, James Washington ManningHosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn Episode 55 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, hosts Courtney Ortiz and Lesley Mealor discuss the value of mentorship for dancers, from both the side of the mentor and the mentee. The hosts are joined by IDA judges Jordan Beyeler and James Washington Manning.Topics Include: How to know you're ready for a mentor Tips to becoming a mentor What mentorship looks like specifically in the dance worldFollow your Hosts & Guests!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @lil_lez36Jordan - @jbeyeler James -  @Jawashi1Check out some of the resources we spoke about in the episode!James Washington's Next Level Dance Mentorship ProgramOff the Lane Mentorship ProgramThis episode is sponsored by:Dance Costumes By Urzúa - custom costumes!Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout! Thrive Dance Experience - The AcademyThe Academy is a new virtual mentorship and career development program for ages 15 to 18. Register now!Join our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! Follow Impact Dance Adjudicators on social media @impactdanceadjudicators and for a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website at www.impactdanceadjudicators.comDance Costumes by Urzúa Custom costumes! Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout! Thrive Dance Experience An education-first dance convention and mentorship program!
Our next Spotlight Feature guest is Alex Wong, an incredibly prolific and versatile dancer with some unbelievable credits! You may know him from his many television appearances on "Smash", "Glee", and "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend", or from his time on "So You Think You Can Dance". Or, perhaps you caught him on Broadway in "Newsies", or as a principal dancer with the Miami City Ballet. Making the Impact sits down with Alex to hear about his performance career, and what he's been up to recently!Be sure to follow Alex on social media! Instagram: @alexdwongTikTok: @alexdwong and be sure to check out… his Phone, Keys, Gum commercialWho would you like to see featured on our upcoming Spotlight Interviews? Share your recommendations by shooting us an email at podcast@impactdanceadjudicators.com.This episode is sponsored by:Level Up Dance Supplies - Dance gear and Dance bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678Follow Us!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @lil_lez36Impact Dance Adjudicators - @impactdanceadjudicatorsJoin our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! For a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our websitewww.impactdanceadjudicators.comLevel Up Dance Supplies Dance gear and Dance bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678Support the show (http://www.ko-fi.com/makingtheimpact)
Tricks vs. Technique

Tricks vs. Technique

2021-03-0401:01:20

Guests - Karla Curatolo, Troy HaywoodHosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn Episode 53 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, Courtney and Lesley are joined by IDA judge Troy Haywood, as well as Karla Curatolo, the owner of one of the top competitive dance studios in the country, Expressenz Dance Center, to get down to the bottom of the debate - tricks or technique?Topics Include: What do we mean when we say "technique"? How essential is it to have solid technique when learning tricks? Are tricks necessary for a winning competition routine?Follow your Hosts & Guests!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @lil_lez36Karla - @expressenz  Troy - @troyeography This episode is sponsored by:Dance Costumes By Urzúa - custom costumes!Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout!Level Up Dance Supplies - Dance gear and Dance bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678 Join our NEW Facebook Group and connect with us! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! Follow Impact Dance Adjudicators on social media @impactdanceadjudicators and for a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website atwww.impactdanceadjudicators.comDance Costumes by Urzúa Custom costumes! Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout! Level Up Dance Supplies Dance gear and Dance bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678
Guests - Tommy Scrivens and Christina YoderHosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley MealorIn Episode 52 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, musicality is the name of the game. Today, co-hosts Courtney and Lesley hear from IDA judges and dance educators Tommy Scrivens and Christina Yoder about the importance of musicality in all styles of dance, and give some great advice to dancers and teachers alike about how to develop musicality skills.Topics Include: How musicality can be incorporated into all styles of dance The necessity of basic music theory training for dancers Why a lack of musicality may lead to lower scores at competitionFollow your Hosts & Guests!Courtney - @courtney.ortizLesley - @lil_lez36Tommy - @tommytoes7Christina - @christinataps2Check out our guest’s current projects! Dynamics in Motion Dance - Develop your curriculum and class syllabus for all age/level ranges in tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and modern. This episode is sponsored by:Dance Costumes By Urzúa - custom costumes!Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout! Level Up Dance Supplies - Dance gear and Dance bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678Join our new Facebook Group! Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast Community Leave us a review on Apple Podcasts! We would love to hear from you! Join our Newsletter for weekly episode releases straight to your inbox! Follow Impact Dance Adjudicators on social media @impactdanceadjudicators and for a list of affiliated dance competitions, visit our website at www.impactdanceadjudicators.comDance Costumes by Urzúa Custom costumes! Receive 15% off by using the code IDA15 at checkout! Level Up Dance Supplies Dance gear and Dance bags! Receive $10 off your next order with code: bravo5678Support the show (http://www.ko-fi.com/makingtheimpact)
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