24 episodes

A new podcast dedicated only to Bachata for the growth of the social dance community from different points of view! In every episode, we invite special guests (artists, teachers, organizers) and get to know their unique take on different topics. Originally Hosted by Lucie & Yann passed on to Kevin & Nika.

Follow us on Instagram @backstage.podcast and for the video version YouTube: @kevinynika.

Backstage - The Bachata Podcast Kevin y Nika

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A new podcast dedicated only to Bachata for the growth of the social dance community from different points of view! In every episode, we invite special guests (artists, teachers, organizers) and get to know their unique take on different topics. Originally Hosted by Lucie & Yann passed on to Kevin & Nika.

Follow us on Instagram @backstage.podcast and for the video version YouTube: @kevinynika.

    Generations in Bachata - with Role Rotation creators Felipe & Tiago

    Generations in Bachata - with Role Rotation creators Felipe & Tiago

    Delve into how the bachata scene has been evolving throughout the last 15 years.



    Together with Role Rotation creators Felipe & Tiago, we will go from knowing how Role Rotation came to be, to deeper details of the "hierarchy in bachata", tips for upcoming artists, how to go viral, and even cheesecake!



    As always with no filter.

    • 56 min
    The Takeover - Social dance community thoughts with Kevin & Nika

    The Takeover - Social dance community thoughts with Kevin & Nika

    Originally hosted by Yann & Lucie the podcast will be revamped and brought to light by Kevin & Nika.



    Unfiltered interviews, discussions, and more inside topics surrounding the world of social dancing to check on its current state, the path it's taking from different perspectives, and much more!



    In this episode, the guests are the hosts going through a general check-up on the bachata community based on a questionnaire made for the Bachata Geneva Festival, finding out what the community wants more and less of, how supported people feel, and more.



    Have a great listen and stay tuned for bi-weekly new episodes.

    • 44 min
    The art of Instagram with Ofir & Ofri

    The art of Instagram with Ofir & Ofri

    There are only very few who mastered the art of social media. Ofir & Ofri are one of them.

    Their content is unique and entertaining all while staying 100% authentic and true to themselves.

    But it wasn't always like that for the israeli couple.

    In this episode they'll share with you the long journey & battle they had with social media and how they finally managed to let their true selves shine. And Ofir will share some general wisdom in the form an analogy or two...maybe three...four?!

    Sit back, relax and prepare for an hour of fun and lighthearted conversation with these two amazing people!

    on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ofirandofri_official/
    their new online dance school: https://www.bebachata.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    How to set & communicate boundaries? With Isabella MacKrill

    How to set & communicate boundaries? With Isabella MacKrill

    Someone asks you for a dance and you turn them down. Maybe that person was not respecting your personal space or they were dancing in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable. But instead of being honest about why you turned them down you make up an excuse. Sounds familiar, right?

    But why is it so difficult for us to be honest about it? Why are we unable to clearly communicate our boundaries and that the other person overstepped them?

    This episode is all about setting boundaries and how to communicate them. With us today is an expert on the topic: Isabella form Australia, a lifelong dancer and now bachata sensual teacher. In her classes she puts a big focus on boundaries & safety. She is dedicated to fighting the stigma of not being able to say no, whether you just started your dance journey or you are already an established dancer.

    On instagram: https://www.instagram.com/isabella_mackrill/
    On facebook: https://www.facebook.com/isabella.mackrill.7

    • 54 min
    Gatica's womens day Q&A

    Gatica's womens day Q&A

    She's back for another episode!

    In honor of internationals womens day we teamed up with Gatica and collected all sorts of questions from her followers on Instagram about being a woman in the dance scene.

    In this hour she goes in-depth and answers your questions from establishing boundaries to relationship advice.

    All questions with timestamp:

    2:15 What inspires you to be better in your dancing?
    6:30 How do you keep your level of dance now in the pandemic?
    10:30 How do you improve your body control?
    14:45 What can I do when a guy leads very rough?
    23:05 What can I do when my dance partner doesn't respect my personal space?
    27:20 I want to make more out of my passion and take it to the next level but I don't know how I can go big with it?
    33:00 I see a lot of people dancing similar styles and being copycats. How do you keep your style authentic and unique?
    35:25 How can I start to learn how to lead in the pandemic?
    37:15 People think it's weird that I want to lead. What is your advice?
    39:10 Sometimes I get jealous when I see my boyfriend dance with other girls. Have you been in that situation? What can I do?
    43:05 I have a new boyfriend but he doesn't like that I dance. He trusts me but not the other guys. What can I do?
    46:15 How do you manage to have a boyfriend that doesn't dance but also dance so sensual as you do?
    49:20 A Bachata artist was hitting on me in a bad way. I was scared to say anything because he is a famous dancer. How can I handle these situations?

    • 56 min
    From 0 to 1600 online students in 9 months | Brenda Liew

    From 0 to 1600 online students in 9 months | Brenda Liew

    As was the case for many dance teachers, Covid-19 completely turned Brenda's life upside down. It forced her to take all her regular in-person classes online.

    In April 2020 she gave her first online lesson and today - barely 10 months later - over 1600 students subscribed to her online dance platform where she teaches Salsa & Bachata.

    A lot changed for her in this short amount of time and perhaps most surprisingly she is not teaching actual live online lessons anymore.

    Find out why in this episode where Brenda reflects on her journey and shares everything from signing up the first students to growing it to what it is today: A successful online dance platform.

    https://brendaliewonline.com/
    on instagram: @brendaliew_official

    • 55 min

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