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Welcome to the Dance Boss Podcast! I'm your host, Erin Pompa (Pride). This podcast is for my fellow dancer entrepreneurs who are on a mission to share their dance expertise in the online space. You want to impact people across the globe, and you want to impact them in a BIG way! Oh and let’s not forget you want your pockets to reflect that too! Can I get a Heck Yes?! You are tired of playing small and are ready to show up, do the work, and share your message. Each week I help you do just that! Sharing perspectives and strategies that will guide you in creating an online dance product or service that is the go-to in the industry. I will also share interviews with dance entrepreneurs who are crushing it in the online space, with out-of-the-box ways they serve the dance community, giving you the nudge you need to think bigger, do the work, and most importantly KEEP GOING!

Dance Boss Podcast Erin Pride

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    • 4.9 • 111 Ratings

Welcome to the Dance Boss Podcast! I'm your host, Erin Pompa (Pride). This podcast is for my fellow dancer entrepreneurs who are on a mission to share their dance expertise in the online space. You want to impact people across the globe, and you want to impact them in a BIG way! Oh and let’s not forget you want your pockets to reflect that too! Can I get a Heck Yes?! You are tired of playing small and are ready to show up, do the work, and share your message. Each week I help you do just that! Sharing perspectives and strategies that will guide you in creating an online dance product or service that is the go-to in the industry. I will also share interviews with dance entrepreneurs who are crushing it in the online space, with out-of-the-box ways they serve the dance community, giving you the nudge you need to think bigger, do the work, and most importantly KEEP GOING!

    Teaching Performing Artists How to Thrive with Susanne Puerschel

    Teaching Performing Artists How to Thrive with Susanne Puerschel

    Let’s face it, mental abuse in our dance education system is alive and kicking!
    When I was in school, we were taught to strive for perfection, compare ourselves to our peers, and give our lives over to dance, forsaking anything else.
    We weren’t taught to advocate for ourselves, make a budget, plan our days, or even how to stay motivated.
    I can’t lie. I learned this way, so when I started teaching, I taught this way.
    But I soon realized that fear-based teaching didn’t work for me. I didn’t feel good about my relationship with my students, and we all were burned out.
    So instead of using fear, I started teaching confidence!
    I realized that I have the power to create dance companies that empower, support, and motivate dancers to be their best selves mentally and physically.
    You have that power too!
    In episode #146 of the Dance Boss Podcast, I sit down with Susanne Puerschel and we have a fantastic conversation about her life and her newest company R.I.S.E. Media, a platform and community that helps performing artists and companies generate multiple streams of income, building sustainability, and financial and artistic freedom.
    We also talk:
    The importance of having a coach and asking for help Knowing and owning your superpowers without shame Differences between how the arts are valued in Europe and America And so much more! I was amazed by the parallels in both Susanne’s and my story, especially when we spoke about the many shifts she had to make before finding what felt good for her life. 
    There will be some things that we have to release, and there will be some things that we have to embrace in order to build the lives that we want.
    So tell me friend, what do you need to release to build the life you want?
     
    Click here for show notes 
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    Join Apolla Performance LIVE this and EVERY FRIDAY at 2 pm EST for Beyond the StEPS, where they tackle the big questions facing the dance community. 
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    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance
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    DancePreneur Academy is Currently Closed!
    I am focused on helping dance specialists create 5K consistent months with my signature virtual group training program.
    BUT fear not friend, I'll be back… in the meantime, join the waitlist.
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    • 52 min
    Writing a Dance Book with Gina McFadden

    Writing a Dance Book with Gina McFadden

    Why is market research so important in my online dance business?
    I get this question from clients all the time.
    Here’s what I tell them:
    You don’t really know what your audience wants unless you ask them.
    Market research can guide you if you let it, and today I have a great example of that.
    In episode #163 of the Dance Boss Podcast, I sit down with Gina McFadden, author, wellness coach, dance educator and yoga instructor. We dive into Gina’s upcoming book, why she is writing it, her writing process, and who it is for.
    We also talk about Gina’s first plans for the book, and how she allowed market research to change that direction so she could better serve her community.
    Gina also gives us a relaxing, uplifting meditation freebie. Click here to check it out and, “see yourself accomplishing your dance goals while tapping into your inner joy.” 
    https://bit.ly/DBP163Freebie 
     
    Click here for show notes 
    https://bit.ly/DBPShowNotes
     
    Zero Gravity, the Experience created by Emily Rossetti is a dance convention for ages 12 and Up, being held on November, 21st 2021 in Summit NJ. For more information visit https://www.zgx.dance and use code ZGXDANCEBOSS when registering for 5% OFF!



    Join Apolla Performance LIVE this and EVERY FRIDAY at 2 pm EST for Beyond the StEPS, where they tackle the big questions facing the dance community. 
    www.apollaperformance.com
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance
    https://www.instagram.com/apollaperformance/
     
    DancePreneur Academy is Currently Closed!
    I am focused on helping dance specialists create 5K consistent months with my signature virtual group training program.
    BUT fear not friend, I'll be back… in the meantime, join the waitlist.
    https://bit.ly/dpawaitlist

    • 36 min
    Young Dance Boss on the Rise with Ava Otto

    Young Dance Boss on the Rise with Ava Otto

    I grew up in an inner-city. 
    And I know what it’s like not to be privy to certain opportunities...
    Years later I started teaching in an inner-city school.
    So I bend over backward for my students.
    And other people like me who teach in urban communities and love their students, know the challenge of bending over backward to get them opportunities.
    It touches my heart whenever I meet people who give of themselves and create opportunities to help others. Today’s guest is one of those people.
    Ava Otto is an 11-year-old professional dancer, working model, and soon-to-be nonprofit business owner. She is crushing it as a young dance boss, and we talk:
    Her professional career How she balances her professional and personal lives And, her upcoming nonprofit business Check out Ava’s Instagram @avalillianaotto to learn more!
     
    Click here for show notes 
    https://bit.ly/DBPShowNotes
     
    Zero Gravity, the Experience created by Emily Rossetti is a dance convention for ages 12 and Up, being held on November, 21st 2021 in Summit NJ. For more information visit https://www.zgx.dance and use code ZGXDANCEBOSS when registering for 5% OFF!



    Join Apolla Performance LIVE this and EVERY FRIDAY at 2 pm EST for Beyond the StEPS, where they tackle the big questions facing the dance community. 
    www.apollaperformance.com
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance
    https://www.instagram.com/apollaperformance/
     
    DancePreneur Academy is Currently Closed!
    I am focused on helping dance specialists create 5K consistent months with my signature virtual group training program.
    BUT fear not friend, I'll be back… in the meantime, join the waitlist.
    https://bit.ly/dpawaitlist

    • 20 min
    "Traditional" Dance to Erotic Artist with Maura García

    "Traditional" Dance to Erotic Artist with Maura García

    Disclaimer: This episode contains mature content about erotic art and may not be suitable for everyone. Listener discretion is advised.
     
    Have you ever thought about doing erotic work?
    Are you worried about what people will think because of how that industry can be perceived?
    Who gets to draw the line between erotic and artistic?
    In episode #161 of the Dance Boss Podcast, I sit down with dancer, choreographer, and erotic artist, Maura García, and we dive in!
    We talk:
    Maura’s pathway through technical dance training How erotic art and entrepreneurship go hand in hand And, the hypocrisies within the industry by consumers I truly enjoy having conversations about new things because it’s an opportunity to educate myself and learn a new perspective.
    Whether you agree or disagree with what you hear in this episode, head on over to Instagram and tag me @erinpride and let’s have a conversation.
     
    Click here for show notes 
    https://bit.ly/DBPShowNotes
     
    Zero Gravity, the Experience created by Emily Rossetti is a dance convention for ages 12 and Up, being held on November, 21st 2021 in Summit NJ. For more information visit https://www.zgx.dance and use code ZGXDANCEBOSS when registering for 5% OFF!



    Join Apolla Performance LIVE this and EVERY FRIDAY at 2 pm EST for Beyond the StEPS, where they tackle the big questions facing the dance community. 
    www.apollaperformance.com
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance
    https://www.instagram.com/apollaperformance/
     
    DancePreneur Academy is Currently Closed!
    I am focused on helping dance specialists create 5K consistent months with my signature virtual group training program.
    BUT fear not friend, I'll be back… in the meantime, join the waitlist.
    https://bit.ly/dpawaitlist

    • 37 min
    Pricing Your Dance Boss Services

    Pricing Your Dance Boss Services

    Come on in, the water is fine! 
    So this weekend I took Pilates with my sister and I’m thinking about joining.
    I also took my niece to Chick-fil-A.
    Chloe has arthritis in her back left leg and I’m thinking about enrolling her in therapy. 
    Small things? Not for me!
    There was a time when I could do none of these things. Or I did them with tremendous fear about what was in my bank account.
    There was a time when I had to ask my parents for money and I was older than I would like to admit.
    There was a time when the idea of doing anything extra for myself or those I love meant I had to cut back on something that I needed.
    Living this way was painful and I honestly didn’t think another way was possible.
    Then I started to surround myself with people who charged more, based their prices on the lives they wanted to live instead of guilt, and did it while delivering exceptional services!
    And then the question turned from why me? To why not me?
    I can’t even believe I’m here! Even more so I can’t even believe that I believe I deserve to be here! 
    So come on in my friend, the water is fine.
    In episode #160 of the Dance Boss Podcast, I share a framework that I use with my clients to help them price their services and some perspective shifts that can help you release those old, incorrect beliefs about how we as dancers should price our services.
    Now tell me, is guilt holding you back from charging what you need to live the life you want? Tag me on IG @erinpride and let me know!
     
    Click here for show notes 
    https://bit.ly/DBPShowNotes
     
    Zero Gravity, the Experience created by Emily Rossetti is a dance convention for ages 12 and Up, being held on November, 21st 2021 in Summit NJ. For more information visit https://www.zgx.dance and use code ZGXDANCEBOSS when registering for 5% OFF!
     
    Join Apolla Performance LIVE this and EVERY FRIDAY at 2 pm EST for Beyond the StEPS, where they tackle the big questions facing the dance community. 
    www.apollaperformance.com
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance
    https://www.instagram.com/apollaperformance/
     
    DancePreneur Academy is Currently Closed!
    I am focused on helping dance specialists create 5K consistent months with my signature virtual group training program.
    BUT fear not friend, I'll be back… in the meantime, join the waitlist.
    https://bit.ly/dpawaitlist

    • 23 min
    Zero Gravity, the Experience with Emily Rossetti

    Zero Gravity, the Experience with Emily Rossetti

    Do you remember going to those dance conventions as a student?
    The highs you felt, being around all your friends, giggling and enjoying the moment.
    And the lows you felt when the dance instructor called you out for doing a sloppy chassé.
    Now, I’m not saying that we shouldn’t hold our students (or clients) accountable for what we have taught them.
    We should!
    But, we should also lead with grace and motivate them not to just be good dancers, but good human beings as well.
    In episode #159 of the Dance Boss Podcast, I chat with Emily Rossetti and we talk all about her dance convention, Zero Gravity the Experience. We dive into:
    How she came up with this idea and how it will be different from other competition-based conventions The steps she took to bring it to life And, the importance of delegating and knowing you can’t do it all Click here to check out Zero Gravity, the Experience!
    https://www.zgx.dance



    Click here for show notes 
    https://bit.ly/DBPShowNotes
     
     
    Zero Gravity, the Experience created by Emily Rossetti is a dance convention for ages 12 and Up, being held on November, 21st 2021 in Summit NJ. For more information visit https://www.zgx.dance and use code ZGXDANCEBOSS at when registering for 5% OFF!



    Join Apolla Performance LIVE this and EVERY FRIDAY at 2 pm EST for Beyond the StEPS, where they tackle the big questions facing the dance community. 
    www.apollaperformance.com
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance
    https://www.instagram.com/apollaperformance/
     
     
    DancePreneur Academy is Currently Closed!
    I am focused on helping dance specialists create 5K consistent months with my signature virtual group training program.
    BUT fear not friend, I'll be back… in the meantime, join the waitlist.
    https://bit.ly/dpawaitlist

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

Gfriedla ,

Fabulous Topics!!

I love Erin’s focus on different topics for the dance world. As a creative, teacher, and mover I couldn’t be more excited to listen to each episode. This is put together with care, savvy, abs must be listened to!

ekc1000 ,

Love this podcast!

Such an empowering, fun and motivational podcast to listen to!

taylor lhamon ,

Must-listen for all artists!

This podcast is a must for dancers — and artists— alike. Erin really taps into the creative-entrepreneurial process, in an accessible way. If you have any questions about navigating this industry, subscribe to Dance Boss!

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