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The heart of Dance Teachers Academy Podcast is to interview top dancers,
dance champions and experts to inspire, instruct and motivate
dancers of all styles and levels.

-Ep 68-

Tatiana Seliverstova World and National American Smooth Vice Champion

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy Tatiana Seliverstova of the dance team Tatiana Seliverstova and Max Sinitsa! As we are all social distancing, our phone interview had some challenges with audio and yet Tatiana has so much charisma that her bright star energy shines through on this podcast! Tatiana is known for bringing on the floor different kinds of characters. This is the way that she challenged herself to grow in her dancing. She feels dancing to the top means challenging yourself. She feels like a tiger sometimes but if her costume is more like a princess than she stays true to that character. She lives through the movement with her character. Tatiana recommends finding your signature movement by being confident with your own body. Max and Tatiana's retirement this February 2020 was a surprise to many people however that decision was made privately at the end of 2019. Two things helped her mind for this big decision and new year. First, there was time with her family. Next a trip to Bali helped her get centered with spiritual time for meditation and yoga. A time to get into a different zone . Like many of her crazy ideas, at first seemed to be an odd move for Max and Tatiana to retire. Timing can be tricky for professional dancers from which shows and competitions to do and when to retire but with ,it turns out, a Global Pandemic the timing for their retirement was perfect!  Tatiana comes up with crazy ideas and Max knows how to ask questions to bring them to fruition. Like many dance stars at the top,much of her dance movements and costumes have been questioned along the way. But when her crazy ideas come to life,experts and the audience are spellbound! Tatiana describes herself as an impatient person often looking for inspiration at concerts and other live performances. She searches for her inspiration! A great suggestion Tatiana gives if you feel that your dancing isn't growing or getting results- ask yourself- what brought you to dancing in the first place? What do you like about dancing the most? Is it taking lessons the most?Is it practicing that you like the most? Tatiana loves showing off at the compettion and getting on the stage! And we can tell! Tatiana puts on a show and we are all looking forward to her next performance with Max!! Thanks for a great interview Tatiana!

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-Ep 67-

Jean Dorff-

A Dancer's Movement

to Stop Sexual Abuse

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy

the return of Jean Dorff, author of "Broken Silence- Living With Passion and Purpose

After Sexual Abuse," returns to our podcast.

Jean has a heart to help whether it is; - live streaming group classes with our home studio here in Dallas Studio22 -writing down his story as a method to give help to people that have been in his same situation. -running his non- profit company www.adancersmovement.org with

the help of the lovely Irene Martens.) -creating his Phoenix program, a branch of the non-profit that provides life coaching to many and jobs with a "work from home" model that proves

right on target during this fluid situation of

our world. Jean likes to focus on taking people

to a place of healing, addressing the mind and body soul and helping people feel authentic and at home wherever they are.

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-Ep 66-

How Wayne Eng Embraces

the World from A Safe

Social Distance!

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On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we are talking to the generous Wayne Eng who brings joy to the world with his DanceVision.com media library for free for 30 days , no obligation, 30 days from the day you enroll without credit card enrollment. We are all at home so let's make the most of this time! Let's dance!! Emerald Ball's new date starts June 2nd-Lord willing. He will keep us updated. He shares with us what uplifts him and keeps him positive. Listen to his vision to help and give back to the people when the world gets back to normal! Go on line to sign up then download on the app! Dancevision.com

-Ep 65-

Natalia Maidiuk

and Manuel Favilla

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we have Natalia and Manuel; at the time of this interview they were ranked 10th in the World in International Latin and they are 100% generous with their time. We had our interview after The Texas Star Ball. It’s midnight and this lovely couple has a 6 am flight. And Natalia is still in her beautiful costume. (Natalia’s costumes are made by Atelier Ella by Marek in Los Angeles. A good match for her style and personality.) They explain it’s hard work to be in top ten. Travel is a big part of achieving and maintaining this ranking. And travel is a serious concern at this time regarding health. But these two have a Cha Cha to get your spirit up with an exceptional quality of movement and a sizzling communication between them as they dance. They are with The Fred Astaire Organization. They love sharing their love for dancing. “Our purpose is to improve ourselves and then improve others.” We had the opportunity to enjoy a group class with them at this event and they sure inspire people and made us want to move! In performance,Manuel is a very handsome man and an excellent male dancer. I feel like he shows Natalia so well. And your eye goes to Natalia! Natalia says to look that way you have to have a great man. To look effortless and shine, you have to have a great partner. They believe in partnering and she has phenomenal balance and expression. Manuel says as a male dancer he enjoys his role. “I like the audience to enjoy her movement.” He is excellent but has an economy of movement. He has a true masculinity! And in my opinion, a real man does not have to move way too much. We ask advice on how to make dancing look easy and effortless and avoid “over movement” “If something looks too tense, something is missing, “he explains. Reach for organic movement, like an engineer, it’s very important to get the mechanical part first, to get the function of the movement and stability then add story line and musicality. Be efficient, In dancing and in practice. It’s not how much you practice but the efficiency of practice. Then release on performance day and “party” is Natalia’s advice! And what a BIG PARTY it will be at Blackpool as they represent the United States in the Team Match which they are very much looking forward to! Blessings and success to you Natalia and Manuel from Jose and I !!

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-Ep 64-

Texas Tornadoes and Other Challenges Don't Stop EverDance

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we learn dance partnerships are often formed from opposite personalities. Dianne Homann and Loui Moreno form EverDance Studio. Dianne fell in love with dancing after her first child. Her love of dancing grew to a desire to teach and then own a studio. Loui grew up in the ghettos of Peru. He experienced seeing people being killed, stabbed, assaulted, and kidnapped. Martial law, drugs, alcoholism was part of the atmosphere of his childhood. We appreciate his candid story of what his parents sacrificed to bring him and his siblings to this country. Dianne and Loui both have had personal transformations which is no doubt the energy behind the warm friendly dance atmosphere they have created here in Arlington, Texas. They explain how they feel rewarded seeing their student's lives changed from the benefits of dancing!!

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-Ep 63-

"Body Esteem: Piece of Cake & Peace of Mind"

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy Psychologist Susan Parish- Walker discusses her book "Body Esteem: Piece of Cake and Peace of Mind." Our body esteem is a topic dancers and all people are challenged with at one time or another.

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-Ep 62-

J.J. Jackson and

Progressive Country

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy Joe Jackson a.k.a J.J. the mechanical engineer went from " Belly Rubbin" to Progressive Country. He was taught the mechanics of dancing and through some serendipitous moments and also engineering some basics, he propelled forward to a successful dance teaching career.

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-Ep 61-

How To Navigate

The Waters Of Competitive Dancing With Nazar Norov

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy Nazar Norov reveals the pressures of competitive dancing in a transparent and honest way.

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-Ep 60-

Sam Sodano

Sam Sodano.

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-Ep 59-

Marzena Stachura

and Slawek Sochacki

Marzena Stachura and Slawek Sochacki.

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-Ep 58-

 Olga Foraponova

Olga Foraponova

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-Ep 57-

Always Super Stars Jenell

and Jim Maranto

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy- Jenell and Jim Maranto are champion dancers that are incredibly relevant today. You can spot Jim Maranto immediately at a competition. He even says it's like "releasing an animal on to the dance floor." We love the story how Jim and Jenell met, ( she was his teacher.) And for Jim the shift of one career path to ballroom dancer. Just goes to show you how the right instructor can impact one's life in such a meaningful way. Way to go Jenell!

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-Ep 56-

The Sexy David Estrada

from the 30th Anniversary Emerald Ball!

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy- David Estrada explains an interesting challenge that faces competition dancers. You will never guess what that might be! For more information on David Estrada go to themonarchballroom.com

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-Ep 55-

The Effervescent Kasia Kozak at The 30th Anniversary Emerald Ball

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy- Kasia Kozak is electric!

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-Ep 54-

Toby and Harmony Munroe, Emerald Ball 30th Anniversary

Toby and Harmony Munroe.

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-Ep 53-

Mayo Alanen Emerald Ball 30th Anniversary

Mayo Alanen.

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-Ep 52-

Nadia Eftedal, Emerald Ball 30th Anniversary

Nadia Eftedal.

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-Ep 51-

Justinas Duknauskas,

Emerald Ball 30th Anniversary

Justinas Duknauskas.

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-Ep 50-

How To Take Control of Your Dancing-YOU Are The Key!

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy

we interview Melissa Dexter and Giacomo Steccaglia. These two are a dynamic duo and emphasize movement over over analyzing in your head.I enjoyed their very energetic and impressive class and we sat down with Melissa and Giacomo directly after their class"You Are The Key" at The Dance Congress held at the 30th Anniversary Emerald Ball. These two emphasized that to know something you must experience it! All of us have access to an incredible amount of information. But Melissa asks," You know it ,but are you doing it!" The problem or challenge that Melissa and Giacomo notice is that some dancers feel they don't know enough ,which leads them to feelings of not being good enough. Giacomo explains one doesn't have to know that much to be good! They emphasize dancers must ultimately practice to the speed of the music, not practice some "Quantum Physics" style of rehearsal. This was an incredibly funny and informative interview. These two have such a great delivery of information. They reveal very helpful game plans to get out of your head. "Stop thinking, NOW you have to dance! " Melissa and Giacomo inspired me to dance ! I know they will inspire you! Enjoy!

-Ep 49-

How Dance Helped a

7 Foot Purple Dinosaur

Named Barney

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we feature Carey Stinson, the purple dinosaur, Barney, from T.V. and has devoted 28 years of his life being Barney, the well loved and world renowned purple dinosaur. We are absolutely astounded with the dedication of Carey and the professionals that surrounded him that made this cast of characters so loved and popular.

The world of Barney is an incredible story of performers with a passion and a heart for children. And a huge part of Carey Stinson's success was his mother Barbara Stinson who is a trained dancer and instructor for 70 years. She originated his choreography for his larger than life moves and patiently instructed him proper dance techniques in their family garage to accomplish Barney's dances.

Another important lady behind the success of Barney is Sloan Coleman, Senior Vice President of Stage Tours and Live Events. Sloan asked for two things; a million dollars and the best rock and roll tour manager to create the live events. She got Jake Berry, who left The Rolling Stones Tour to tour with Barney. The curtain is lifted on the secrets of the show that have never been revealed before March of this year! Enjoy some exciting behind the scenes information on this podcast of DTA and all the great aspects of Barney on "Purple Tales Podcast" www.purpletalespodcast.com

And Saturday June 22nd at 6 p.m.
"PURPLE TALES LIVE!"
Contact Ennis Public Theatre box office

972 878 7529.

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-Ep 48-

World Ballroom Dance Champions Katusha Demidova and Arunas Bizokas

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy Katusha Demidova and Arunas Bizokas.
Recently retired at Blackpool 2019 and with a hint of the retirement coming on this episode?
You be the judge. But how do you become 10 time world champions? Find out on this podcast. Broadcast from the 30th Anniversary Emerald Ball they discuss how they work very productively together. Katusha compliments Arunas on his amazing ability to deal with a woman. They discuss their mottos "Stay in shape"and "Agree to disagree." They discuss how they continue to practice and they like practicing.

Jose and I particularly enjoyed the story they shared on this podcast of the unexpected challenge prior to their first World Championship win.They discuss their excitement at that time being in line to win the World Championship,only to wake up in a remote part of Alaska! By a traveler's miracle,they still made it to win the World Championship! Katusha and Arunas then share beautiful advice for instructors.They discuss the importance of balance in instruction.For example, to not overload the student with information so that they become paralyzed. They both agree that a good teacher must instruct with encouragement and prioritize what the dancer needs. Even Arunas likes to have inspiration and motivation before performance! They discuss how competitors are sensitive right before competition,and this is important for an instructor to understand. Katusha is a very competitive person. You can see it in her marvelous and intoxicating green eyes! We had a wonderful laugh when she brings up a quote,"Dance competition is not a matter of life and death, its much more important!" In seriousness though her advice to enjoying the dance competition journey-Healthy competition is the key. We invite everyone to enjoy this podcast and enjoy their competition North American Imperial Star Ball in November too!

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-Ep 47-

How To Share The Beauty

Of Dancing And Inspire

The Audience

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy Katusha Demidova and Arunas Bizokas.
Recently retired at Blackpool 2019 and with a hint of the retirement coming on this episode?
You be the judge. But how do you become 10 time world champions? Find out on this podcast. Broadcast from the 30th Anniversary Emerald Ball they discuss how they work very productively together. Katusha compliments Arunas on his amazing ability to deal with a woman. They discuss their mottos "Stay in shape"and "Agree to disagree." They discuss how they continue to practice and they like practicing.

Jose and I particularly enjoyed the story they shared on this podcast of the unexpected challenge prior to their first World Championship win.They discuss their excitement at that time being in line to win the World Championship,only to wake up in a remote part of Alaska! By a traveler's miracle,they still made it to win the World Championship! Katusha and Arunas then share beautiful advice for instructors.They discuss the importance of balance in instruction.For example, to not overload the student with information so that they become paralyzed. They both agree that a good teacher must instruct with encouragement and prioritize what the dancer needs. Even Arunas likes to have inspiration and motivation before performance! They discuss how competitors are sensitive right before competition,and this is important for an instructor to understand. Katusha is a very competitive person. You can see it in her marvelous and intoxicating green eyes! We had a wonderful laugh when she brings up a quote,"Dance competition is not a matter of life and death, its much more important!" In seriousness though her advice to enjoying the dance competition journey-Healthy competition is the key. We invite everyone to enjoy this podcast and enjoy their competition North American Imperial Star Ball in November too!

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-Ep 46-

How A Song Can Inspire

A Dance Masterpiece

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy Felipe Telona Jr drops in between competing at the 30th Anniversary Emerald Ball. Felipe speaks honestly about the challenges of partnership dancing. He gives great advice about keeping it real when performing and how to avoid "The Captain Kirk Effect" on the dance floor. He speaks of the Dancevision instructional videos where he and Carolina discuss creating energy. Also on this interview Felipe's reveals his energy and passion when he discusses how a song moved him to create a dance masterpiece. ( "Goodbye My Lover" by James Blunt is the song that inspired him to create an artistic and moving dance number with Carolina. We encourage you to look up this incredible dance with choreography that features Carolina and Felipe's beautiful and breathtaking dance skills!)

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-Ep 45-

How Did Progressive Double Two Step Develop?

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we have Michael O'Brien, the developer of Progressive Double Two Step. We have a full panel to discuss this period of time in the Dallas and Fort Worth area including Trisha Garland who Michael considers the grandmother and the mother of Progressive Double Two Step. And Jim Weber, highly respected Country Western Professional. All three of these professionals were there at it's beginning! Enjoy!

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-Ep 44-

John DePalma is The Voice

of Ballroom Dancing Competitions

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we interview the gregarious and wonderful John DePalma! He makes his announcing skills look so easy but that is because he is superb on the microphone! We explore all the "backstage" challenges of a dance competition. And talk about his dance competition Capital Dancesport Championships August 21-24th, 2019 at Hilton at Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia!

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-Ep 43-

What to Expect at this year's Emerald Ball 30 Year Anniversary

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we have Wayne Eng, Co-organizer of Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships, president of Dance Vision by Wayne Eng and vice president of USDC.  This thrilling competition for both amateurs and professionals is in Los Angeles, California April 29th- May 5th. Learn more about this wonderful event and special surprises to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of The Emerald Ball!

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-Ep 42-

AJ Amyx - Top Ten in Business Coaching Services

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we discuss embracing social media and using it as a tool to amplify who you are!

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-Ep 41a-

Jean Dorff- author

of "BROKEN SILENCE"

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy a Dancer's Movement to Stop Sexual Abuse. Here we interview Jean Dorff, colleague, passionate dancer and coach. In this podcast Jean speaks openly about his abuse as a kid and how his passion for dance helped him to overcome his ordeals. He also reads the powerful start to his international best selling book, "BROKEN SILENCE, Living with Passion and Purpose, A Dancer's Story." As so many of us dancers and instructors have experienced first hand that dancing means and does so much more for people than just learning how to move. Jean, in his book and here on the podcast speaks about how dancing can be instrumental to truly change your life. From the start, his story and the cause he stands for has touched us deeply and we discovered that it speaks to many people inside and outside the dance world. www.adancersmovement.org

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-Ep 41-

Jean Dorff- author of "BROKEN SILENCE"

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy a Dancer's Movement to Stop Sexual Abuse. Here we interview Jean Dorff, colleague, passionate dancer and coach. In this podcast Jean speaks openly about his abuse as a kid and how his passion for dance helped him to overcome his ordeals. He also reads the powerful start to his international best selling book, "BROKEN SILENCE, Living with Passion and Purpose, A Dancer's Story." As so many of us dancers and instructors have experienced first hand that dancing means and does so much more for people than just learning how to move. Jean, in his book and here on the podcast speaks about how dancing can be instrumental to truly change your life. From the start, his story and the cause he stands for has touched us deeply and we discovered that it speaks to many people inside and outside the dance world. www.adancersmovement.org

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-Ep 40-

How to dance and travel

in Optimum Health

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy John Ayo is a classical Naturopath and Certified Biofeedback Specialist and has been researching mind/body/spirit topics since 1976. He worked in sales for IBM for 27 years, where the stress of Corporate America caused him to examine his priorities in life. When he became very ill, doctors said it was in his head. He turned to the Natural Health World for answers. Success with this path inspired him to pursue his Doctorate in Naturopathy in 2006. Naturopathic doctors are the general practitioners of the Natural Health World. John Ayo explains how everything is energy and the body has frequencies. Biofeedback removes energetic stressors. We live in a toxic world and all dancers, all people need a little extra help these days to be in optimum health and prevent diseases. John Ayo surely has the heart to help both with his practice in Plano, Texas and his book, "Travel Balance." JohnAyo.com

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-Ep 39-

How to perform with

the audience in mind

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we interview Marat Gimaev and Alina Basyuk.
These two are extremely popular with audiences. They have the look of a 1940's Glamorous Hollywood Couple. We had the privilege of watching this dynamic couple perform and the whole performance was perfection. Their dancing was flawless, their look, AND the music!
The conversation went to music and staying true to the dance when performing. Honoring your audience and keeping them in mind when choosing music and how important that decision is - this is part of the love of performance. Their drama teacher in Russia emphasized the importance of the audience. We learn that dancing was illegal for a period of time in the Soviet Union. So these two have so much respect for dancers in the Soviet Union at that time who kept dancing going with just pure enthusiasm and the love of dance. Their own teachers in Russia were groundbreaking in winning major championships. Their teachers taught them that process is more important than the result. And "The Magic Life Of A Dancer" is like a fairytale .
Marat and Alina are grateful for their experiences and credit much of their success to the love, patience, and belief that their teachers had for them.

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-Ep 38-

Hugo Patyn and Celina Rotundo bring Argentine Tango to the world

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we have a very special interview with the sensational Celina and the dynamic Hugo after a special performance at The Black and White Ball where they combined rollerskating with Tango along with another number! Our conversation flows in English and in Spanish with special emphasis on how their relationship is very connected with their art. Their love for Tango is strong and they share that joy with their son, their students and audiences all over the world. Hugo and Celina's choreography has been described as," challenging,intense, and sensual!" We certainly agree!
Look at their website for a performance or workshop near you!
Hugoandcelina.com

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-Ep 37-

How to create your dance look without damaging

your body

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, we have another great podcast with Maria Hansen. Maria is a 7 time U.S. National Ballroom Finalist and an U.S. representative to the World in Ballroom Dancing! She is also co-organizer of Vegas Open Dance Championships. She is a highly sought after coach and judge.

Maria, like many dancers, has suffered injuries. In healing her own body, she became very interested in studying kinesiology, postural and movement correction at the CHEK Institute in California and has implemented many of these ideas into her teaching and training programs. She is a certified CHEK Practitioner. Exercise is like medicine and it's important to have the correct medicine. And Maria discusses how you can create the correct dance posture and look without being in pain.

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-Ep 36-

The incomparable

Corky Ballas

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy

we learn that the dancer apple doesn't fall far from the tree! The incomparable Corky Ballas is an energetic man that speaks brutal truth about his dancing, his life, relationships and dancing with a partner. The dance partnership of Corky and Shirley Ballas is known as dance royalty.  But Corky speaks of clawing their way to

the top. Even getting knocked down to the

semi-finals after they had their son Mark Ballas.
"After 13 grinding years" they made every

major final in the world!

(Also, learn about what it was like having Mark Ballas, Derek Hough and Julianna Hough all in the same house!)

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Carolina Orlovsky-How to pursue your dance dreams

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we have Carolina Orlovsky an extremely expressive, passionate, emotional, and unafraid to be vulnerable. You will be mesmerized by the details of her dance journey. Starting with Carolina at 5 years old being very inspired by Audrey Hepburn in "My Fair Lady." A trip to Cuba in her senior year as a dance cultural exchange changed her life.  Transformed by the people of Cuba who were rich in dancing, she auditioned and was accepted to Alvin Ailey independent study program and went to New York to get an education in Contemporary Dance rather than pursuing a college education.

Her body sore and in pain every day, Ailey's regimented program left her strangely feeling like she didn't dance. So after a full day of dance, she would take a dance class! With no plan but just simply walking through the streets of Manhattan and walking through doors, she had training with dance giants like Gwen Verdon, Gregory Hines as a part of "Ann Reinking's Broadway Theatre Project." Tango caught her eye. Dancing with a man on the other end was very enticing! And so her path to partnership dancing began. You will enjoy her very transparent journey about her relentless work ethic and commitment to the dance!

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-Ep 34-

Ron Montez

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we interview Ron Montez who is one of the most respected personalities in the dance business. Ron shares his journey from D.J. for his sister's dance class and then immersion into teaching and competing to 7 time United States International Latin Champion and World Professional Latin Finalist, co-host of the show "Championship Ballroom Dancing" and choreographer for "So You Think You Can Dance."
Ron has a heartwarming nod to his first dance teacher, great appreciation for his dance partner Liz Curtis, and a wonderful conversation about the uniqueness of Ballroom Dancing. He speaks of the skill it takes to develop analytical powers to help dancers achieve a good look. Ron shares how teaching dancing is an unique profession that combines relating physical skills components and elements to create magic on the dance floor.

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Julia Gorchakova and

Bob Powers-Legends!

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we have Bob and Julia! And Bob and Julia is all you have to say for the dance world to know who you are talking about!
12 Time United States Rhythm Champions,
3 Time World Mambo Champions and hold the record for the most United States Championships ever held by a couple.

These two speak about how to stay the course on the tough road to becoming successful champion dancers.
Great wisdom like:
- Have your own opinion and remembering what you are about.
- Have confidence in what you are doing.
- Develop your own style and identity.
- Enjoy day to day operations and know that not every day is going to be a good day!
- Keep the love to dance!

Also enjoy more of Julia's fun personality on Design Republic.

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-Ep 32-

How to get relief from back pain and migraines

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we have Dr. Brandon Brown of The Specific Chiropractic Centers. His emphasis is Upper Cervical Specific and analysis of the nervous system, spinal column and related musculature. And his approach is so different. We discuss how Jose went from suffering day and night with stabbing lower back pain, and how Dr Brandon Brown's adjustment FINALLY stopped his pain. My husband is a tough case and honestly Dr B. was our last resort before surgery. There are many great chiropractors, and I have had great results with them. However, if you are not finding permanent relief from what ails you,consider The Specific Chiropractic Centers!
THESPECIFIC.COM - nationwide

Dallas/Fort Worth - Richardson.thespecific.com 972 454 9362

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-Ep 31-

Connect through dancing - the conversation

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy Pam and Wes Neese discuss dancing to communicate, even as a way to enrich your marriage. And Wes asks, "When you communicate, what message are you sending?" This kind of focus on partnership helps Wes

and Pam guide students whether it is a

marriage enrichment class or one of his world famous west coast swing classes at Studio 22 Dallas. Catch some of his students competing Labor Day weekend at Dallas Dance, dallasdance.com.

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How to have the heart

to win-David Hamilton's

Dance Story

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy-
David Hamilton began his dance career in Nashville. In 1995 David took the national title with his partner at the time Teresa Shiry,

followed by two more national titles with Olga Foraponova. Other titles include three time World Showdance finalist and 68 National Dance Council Championship events.

David resides in his hometown of Nashville, TN, where he operates Nashville Ballroom & Company.

David is registered with the World Dance Council as an adjudicator for World Championships and is registered with the National Dance Council of America to adjudicate nationally recognized dance championships.

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Dress for success

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we interview the fabulous Donna Hamza! We discuss the importance of self image and the right person to dress you for your day of success in dance!

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How To Be A Beautiful

Part Of This World

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy,

The beauty of this lady is she helps others to be the best version of themselves through hair

and makeup and branding. AND THEN uses

her platform and connections to make a real difference in our world! Her beauty is

all the way deep!

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-Ep 27a-

How To Be

Powerfully Feminine

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy Susie Thompson discusses how powerful it is to be truly feminine. From tomboy to the epitome of femininity, she discusses the importance of the artistry of performance and leaving a long term impression on your audience. We also discuss maintaining the true characteristic of each dance, the authenticity of good dancing, connecting with your dance partner, and showing a relationship on the dance floor in a way that leaves a powerful memory with people.

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How to be

powerfully feminine

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy Susie Thompson discusses how powerful it is to be truly feminine. From tomboy to the epitome of femininity, she discusses the importance of the artistry of performance and leaving a long term impression on your audience. We also discuss maintaining the true characteristic of each dance, the authenticity of good dancing, connecting with your dance partner, and showing a relationship on the dance floor in a way that leaves a powerful memory with people.

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-Ep 26-

How this young lady battled her suicidal thoughts

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we discuss a difficult topic of suicidal thoughts. Author Onuwabuchi Ayozie discusses her book, "My Dearest SUICIDE , A Minds Road To Redemption."
Onuwabuchi is a vibrant soul but sadness was a part of her life for many years. Her amazing and transparent journey to LIFE!

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-Ep 25-

DanceVision's Wayne Eng. Dancevision.com

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we welcome back Wayne Eng as we visit the Emerald Ball in Los Angeles. The Emerald Ball is a big competition with a big heart! The competition is in it's 56th year making it the longest running competition in the United States, and 29 years under Donna and Wayne's hands. And since it's been run for 28 years at the Hilton LAX the whole hotel embraces the dancers and joins in the fun! Cameo appearance by Stephen Marino. Enjoy the energy !

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-Ep 24a-

How To Create Your Own Art On The Dance Floor!

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we're pleased to have the brilliant Mayo Alanen. There is no comparisons to his dance form...no cliches to his movements. He stands alone.

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-Ep 24-

How to create your own

art on the dance floor

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we're pleased to have the brilliant Mayo Alanen. There is no comparisons to his dance form...no cliches to his movements. He stands alone.

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-Ep 23a-

How To Trail Blaze The Dance Industry and Still Be On Top!

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy Forrest Vance tells us how he trail blazed the dance industry. Often hearing" You can't do that!" Staying true to himself, hard work and exceptional artistry earned him the top spot in every major Championship in the United States and Canada. He was 5 X U.S. American Rhythm Champion and Hall Of Fame Award winner just to name a few. His energy and graciousness to share his knowledge is evident in this episode! DanceVision.com

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-Ep 23-

How to trail blaze the dance industry and still be on top

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy Forrest Vance tells us how he trail blazed the dance industry. Often hearing" You can't do that!" Staying true to himself, hard work and exceptional artistry earned him the top spot in every major Championship in the United States and Canada. He was 5 X U.S. American Rhythm Champion and Hall Of Fame Award winner just to name a few. His energy and graciousness to share his knowledge is evident in this episode!

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-Ep 22a-

How To Build

Self Confidence

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy

we interview the fabulous Toni Redpath.

This energetic and confident woman who is a champion dancer and who's TV credits include choreographer on FOX's "So You Think You

Can Dance," discusses her lack of self confidence at the beginning of her career.

DanceVision.com

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How to build self confidence

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we interview the fabulous Toni Redpath. This energetic and confident woman who is a champion dancer and who's TV credits include choreographer on FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance," discusses her lack of self confidence at the beginning of her career.

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-Ep 21a-

When to say

enough is enough

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy

we visit with Maria Hansen in Laguna Beach, CA. area to discuss her competition Vegas Open

Dance Championships. And from a personal side, sometimes the road to success starts with

walking away and being true to yourself.

Maria is a...

* 7x U.S. National Professional Ballroom Finalist

* U.S. Representative to the World in Ballroom

* North American Showdance Champion

* Certified CHEK Practitioner

* National NDCA adjudicator Most importantly,     

    she is a stellar human being!

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-Ep 21-

When to say

enough is enough

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we visit with Maria Hansen in Laguna Beach, CA. area to discuss her competition
Vegas Open Dance Championships. And from a personal side, sometimes the road to success starts with walking away and being true to yourself.
Maria is a * 7x U.S. National Professional Ballroom Finalist
* U.S. Representative to the World in Ballroom
* North American Showdance Champion
* Certified CHEK Practitioner
* National NDCA adjudicator
Most importantly, she is a stellar human being!

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-Ep 20-

How to choose a proper

dance attire

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we welcome back Chad Graber as he shares his experience at the UCWDC (country western world championships) from San Francisco. How to avoid looking like you"just had puppies" and other funny descriptions to help you choose the proper attire for competition. Plus much more from our comical friend!

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-Ep 19-

How to travel the world

while dancing

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we chat with Omar Angels, accomplished dancer in many forms of dance. His experience has allowed him to travel with his students to renown and exotic locations. Omar is well loved and respected in the dance community for his integrity and care and attention that he shows towards his students.

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-Ep 18-

Dancing increases

brain function

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy

we welcome Diana-Liz Gallego. She started

with classical ballet but is well known in Dallas for her contribution to ballet folklorico and Dallas ISD Dance and Theatre. Her passion for dance and the search to restore her own wellness, immerses her into yet another

project - rejuvenatinglifestyle.com.

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-Ep 17-

From computer programmer

to gold level dance student

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy,

we welcome Aimee's long time student Richard Newhouse. He has an unique viewpoint from the student's point of view.

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-Ep 16-

Evolution Tango

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we welcome George and Jairelbhi Furlong of Evolution Tango for a quick and fun chat. Their high energy and passion for dance fit perfectly with the style in which they are known for - Argentine Tango.

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-Ep 15-

Divorce care

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we cover a tough topic, how to recover from a divorce. We both have shared the experience so we speak from familiarity. The key is to NOT isolate yourself, find someone who will listen.

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-Ep 14c-

Dance Teachers Academy Holiday Greetings

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we simply want to wish everyone peace, blessings and the love of family. Happy Holidays from José and Aimée.

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-Ep 14b-

Andrew Smart and

the Politics of Dancing

Andrew Smart of World Promotions Inc.

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-Ep 14a-

Interview with Anna Smart of World Promotions Inc

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-Ep 14-

What makes a good

dance instructor?

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we invite several students to share their perspective on what makes a great dance instructor.

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How prformance improves your dancing and dancing improves your life

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy Esteban Cardenas talks about Ballroom Dancing as a performance art. The enthusiasm of students to make it to their dance lesson at any cost. And his wonderful non-profit program that gives underprivileged children an opportunity to dance, Kiki's Kids.

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-Ep 12-

How to be a gentleman

on the dance floor

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we cover dance floor etiquette and other information helpful for beginners as well as seasoned dance students. We welcome back friend of the show Jim Weber who shares his experiences on the matter throughout his teaching career.

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-Ep 11-

You can't dance

with out music

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy- How to create the best music for dancers-We catch up with Brent Thomas Mills of MusicMills.net on the road. Having earned his BA in dance from BYU and a BA in music from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Brent brings an unique and focused musical perspective to the dance community. The energetic Music Mills has an app,software,and a record label!

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-Ep 10-

How to run the United States dance championships

during a hurricane

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy from Las Vegas we welcome Wayne Eng of Dance Vision and the Emerald Ball. Wayne covers his Dance Vision empire, Emerald Ball considered a measuring stick for the US Dance Championships and Hurricane Irma.

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-Ep 09-

The politics of dancing

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we welcome Anna and Andrew Smart of World Promotions Inc. The Smarts have been major contributors in dance as a whole, from world champions to champions in the dance community worldwide.

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-Ep 08-

How to keep it positive

with Chad Graver

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we welcome country-western instructor extraordinaire and competition judge Chad Graber. Chad will share how to "keep it positive" with a dance lesson and on the competition dance floor.

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Love a child, don't harm them

On this episode of Canvassing DFW

we welcome back dance instructor/mental

coach Jean Dorff and we cover a very sensitive

if not delicate subject matter, child abuse.

From his personal experience Jean's message

is "don't just survive, but thrive".

 

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-Ep 07-

What is an episodic career?

How do you re-invent yourself after an episodic career change? What can you do if you're not happy with your current career? How can you change directions? On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we welcome back AJ Amyx, Growth Strategist. AJ will share his unique perspective on the psychology of the workplace and ways to adapt to its' changes.

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Luqman Rashada

On this episode of Canvassing DFW

we feature singer/song writer Luqman Rashada who performed a few numbers during

an unplugged session. His smooth jazzy voice and positive spirit will lift you up on a down day. www.luqmusic.com

 

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-Ep 06a-

CanvassingDFW

On this episode of CanvassingDFW we feature Andrew Kochie and fellow artists Jenny Keller and Francene Christianson who share their insight about their particular style. Andrew delves into the Dallas art scene with several projects he is currently working on to help expand the local talent.

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-Ep 06-

On the road in San Antonio

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we're on our first road trip to visit Esteban Cardenas, dancer, teacher, studio owner (Studio One Dance Center), competition owner and visitor to "Dancing With The Stars". Esteban shares his experiences from early dancer to now studio owner and what it takes to make it in the business. Checkout his competition "Alamo Star Ball" coming in January as well as his efforts to help children learn to dance with "Kiki's Kids".

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-Ep 06-

How to get motivated

to grow your dance business

 

On this episode we're going to drop some knowledge on you with musician/growth strategist AJ Amyx. He shares his insight into what stifles our business growth and how to clear hurdles to maximize our opportunities.

 

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-Ep 05-

Dancing

can change your life

Dancing can change your life, on this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we welcome Jesse Verdin. After his tour in the Korean War, Jesse embarked on a 65 year journey instructing dance. He shares his history of dances, some from their inception.

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-Ep 05-

Competition Dancing

On this episode we welcome a pair of world class dancers, Rangel Spirov and Veronika Chernyavska who will share their experience in competition dancing and teacher involvement.

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-Ep 04-

What's the proper nutrition for a succesful dancer

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we welcome Lisa Solomon who shares with us the importance of proper nutrition if you want to be a successful dancer.

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Special Guest Rebeka Boling

On this episode of Canvassing DFW

we welcome local photography artist

Rebeka Boling. Her unique style of

photographic art is a blend of photography

with a deep digital tweaking manipulation

that bears witnessing.

 

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On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy we welcome Michael Raisch, current competitor, teacher, coach, mentor and studio owner. Michael discusses what training it takes to become a dance teacher as well as sharing his vast experience in the industry.

 

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-Ep 03-

What training does it take to become a dance teacher

-Ep 03- 

Welcome Jean Dorff

On this episode of Canvassing DFW

we chat with Jean Dorff,

world class martial artist,

ballroom dancer/instructor,

life coach and author.

Talk about an interesting and busy man.

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Rapping With "Cuttication"

 

On this episode of Canvassing DFW

Aimee and I host our very close friend

Cutty Slim. His music is well worthy of a look...check it out.

 

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How to become

a dance teacher

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy

we have with us Jim Weber, currently teaching Country Western dance at Studio 22 in Dallas. He shares his extensive past experience in both learning and teaching as well as some

pitfalls to avoid.

 

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-Ep o1-

The Pivot Podcast

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy

we explain why we switched from

Canvassing DFW. We decided to leverage

our talents more towards teaching dancers

how to teach. In future podcasts we'll delve into strategies and techniques for becoming better teachers of dance.

 

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-Ep o1-

Lighting the candle

So my lady and I finally got to start our podcast, something we've been talking about for a few months...I'm still with TIGS

(The Ian Gleason Show),

this is just a side project.

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