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Welcome to the Dance Boss Podcast! I'm your host, Erin Pride, and this podcast is for my fellow dancers, entrepreneurs, and dream catchers with purpose leaning on their hearts… Each week I will give you strategies, tools, and motivation to bring it to life, make an impact, and earn additional revenue for you and your families, by building a successful online business. I will also share interviews with dance entrepreneurs who are crushing it, with out of the box ways to support the dance community, to give you the nudge you need to take the leap on your next creative project.

Dance Boss Podcast Erin Pride

    • Performing Arts
    • 4.9, 77 Ratings

Welcome to the Dance Boss Podcast! I'm your host, Erin Pride, and this podcast is for my fellow dancers, entrepreneurs, and dream catchers with purpose leaning on their hearts… Each week I will give you strategies, tools, and motivation to bring it to life, make an impact, and earn additional revenue for you and your families, by building a successful online business. I will also share interviews with dance entrepreneurs who are crushing it, with out of the box ways to support the dance community, to give you the nudge you need to take the leap on your next creative project.

    Behind the Scenes of the Dance Boss Podcast

    Behind the Scenes of the Dance Boss Podcast

    What really happens before you get the edited version?  
     
    You totally get curated versions of the online space - edited picture, captions, podcast, YouTube video… you name it!
     
    But I wanted to show what it’s like before we clean things up…
     
    On episode #85 of the Dance Boss Podcast, we go behind the scenes to bring you some raw audio footage!
     
    DOORS ARE NOW OPEN for my 1-on-1 coaching program! If you want to bring in additional revenue for you and your family, take your creative idea and impact the masses, and build a business that fits your schedule, then schedule your FREE Pursuing Purpose call and let’s see if we are a fit. To learn more - https://bit.ly/dbpcoaching
     
    Check out The Muse by Apolla Performance - www.apollaperformance.com
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance

    • 14 min
    Exploring Your Fullest Potential

    Exploring Your Fullest Potential

    WARNING! Things may not be as they appear.
     
    September 2018 Launched Dance Boss Podcast.
     
    May 2019 Launched Dance Boss University a monthly membership for dance educators.
     
    September 2019 Did some coaching around dance curriculum creation.
     
    October 2019 realized that I loved coaching woman 1 on 1... I loved the transformation, and connection of 1 on 1, but I didn’t enjoy coaching around curriculum (I didn’t tell anyone because I felt so far in and feared judgment).
     
    December 2019 Loved showing up but didn’t love speaking about dance education anymore (I am cringing with fear as I write this).
     
    January 2020 Dissatisfied with what I was doing, but I was too scared to change it.
     
    February 2020 Started working with a coach 1 on 1. 
     
    March 2020 Changed my brand. 
     
    April 2020 Launched and sold out my 1 on 1 coaching program & 90-minute intensives.
     
    April 2020 Decided to lean fully into helping dance educators build their dream, start an online business, and bring in additional revenue.
     
    May 2020 Announced the closing of Dance Boss University (this was hard, scary, and emotional). 
     
    May 2020 Shifted the content of the podcast (again scary... what if people stop listening...what if my sponsor leaves... what if it sucks). 
     
    May 2020 Working with my clients, helping them bring their dreams to reality and fully loving every second.
     
    You see my entire life I have always felt the drive, passion, calling to help people reach their goals, do the unthinkable, and live the life they want to truly live.
     
    It wasn’t until I:
    got honest about WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE DOING…
    dove fully into what I felt so strongly in my heart called to do…
    let go of all the things even though I feared judgment… 
    that I began to not only make the impact I wanted to make and find the light inside of me that I was searching for, but also make money doing what I love. And making money for sharing your gifts is a beautiful thing!
     
    If your holding onto something and scared to let it go... 
     
    If you are trying to hide it from yourself or those around you…
     
    Take it from me.
     
    Let it go.
     
    Something amazing is waiting on the other side.
     
    On episode #84, the final episode of season 7 of the Dance Boss Podcast, I pull back the curtain (even further lol) on my business journey and talk about how I stepped into something new.
     
    DOORS ARE NOW OPEN for my 1-on-1 coaching program! If you want to bring in additional revenue for you and your family, take your creative idea and impact the masses, and build a business that fits your schedule, then schedule your FREE Pursuing Purpose call and let’s see if we are a fit. To learn more - https://bit.ly/dbpcoaching
     
    Check out The Muse by Apolla Performance - www.apollaperformance.com
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance

    • 19 min
    The 5 Most Overlooked Coaching Strategies for Enhancing Student Performance with Kristen Hale

    The 5 Most Overlooked Coaching Strategies for Enhancing Student Performance with Kristen Hale

    You go into a new salon to get your hair done. 
     
    You don’t tell the beautician what you want, because you in fact don’t know what you want...
     
    You think somehow your wish of feeling good when you get spun around in that chair will jump off your body and into your hairstylist brain… It doesn’t. 
     
    They spin you around to look in the mirror and… you hate it! 
     
    You are disappointed. 
     
    They are disappointed. 
     
    It’s just a hot mess express...
     
    Tell me this… Has a teacher, boss, coach, etc. ever told you to do something new without teaching you how to do it?  
     
    With no explanation.
     
    No clear expectations outlined.
     
    If you answered yes, then you know how frustrating, overwhelming, and out-right chaotic this can be.
     
    On episode #83 of the Dance Boss Podcast, my guest Kristen Hale dives into the five most overlooked coaching strategies to up your student, staff, and team performance.
     
    Kristen, along with her husband and business partner Sam, help athletes in sports and the arts “achieve excellence by training their most powerful tool – their mind,” with Launch Peak Performance, a one-on-one mental coaching program.
     
    She dropped so many knowledge bombs and I know you will benefit from this conversation.
     
     
    DOORS ARE NOW OPEN for my 1-on-1 coaching program! If you want to bring in additional revenue for you and your family, take your creative idea and impact the masses, and build a business that fits your schedule, then schedule your FREE Pursuing Purpose call and let’s see if we are a fit. To learn more - https://bit.ly/dbpcoaching
     
    Check out The Muse by Apolla Performance - www.apollaperformance.com
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance

    • 41 min
    Take Control of Your Productivity

    Take Control of Your Productivity

    How we spend our days is how we live our lives...
     
    If you want to live your life a different way, you have to spend your days a different way.
     
    Quiz time! 
     
    How do you plan your day? Are you:
    a time blocking ninja (insert raise hand emoji)  a take the day as it comes person a scrambler (insert point right emoji) tries to plan, wants to plan, but it doesn’t happen   
    Full A (time blocker) right here! I love time blocking and many have been asking me how I do it. 
     
    On episode #82 of the Dance Boss Podcast I share with you, my exact step-by-step time blocking process. 



    DOORS ARE NOW OPEN for my 1-on-1 coaching program! If you want to bring in additional revenue for you and your family, take your creative idea and impact the masses, and build a business that fits your schedule, then schedule your FREE Pursuing Purpose call and let’s see if we are a fit. To learn more - https://bit.ly/dbpcoaching
     
    Check out The Muse by Apolla Performance - www.apollaperformance.com
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance

    • 17 min
    Rise of the Dance Influencer with Makeda Easter

    Rise of the Dance Influencer with Makeda Easter

    Social media; friend or frenemy?
     
    Being tuned in virtually has become our new norm.
     
    And social media...
     
    Fake friend? 
     
    Or bestie?
     
    Social media can be a tool used for connecting people around the globe, learning a new skill, and building an influence.
     
    It can also increase isolation, negativity, and comparison.
     
    But, on the flip side, it is becoming normal to go to social media for just about everything. And, in the dance world specifically, it is opening new doors for people who haven’t been traditionally successful in the dance industry. 
     
    WOC, plus sized, disabled, gender non-conforming (etc.) dancers are now taking the stage, and owning it!
     
    In this episode, I sat down with Makeda Easter of the LA Times and we dove into her article, “The Rise of the Dancefluencer.” Whether you love social media or hate it the truth is, dancers and dance teachers are using it to leverage their careers.
     
     
    DOORS ARE NOW OPEN for my 1-on-1 coaching program! If you want to bring in additional revenue for you and your family, take your creative idea and impact the masses, and build a business that fits your schedule, then schedule your FREE Pursuing Purpose call and let’s see if we are a fit. To learn more - https://bit.ly/DBPursuingPurpose⁣
     
    Check out The Muse by Apolla Performance - www.apollaperformance.com
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance

    • 34 min
    Overcoming Resistance

    Overcoming Resistance

    Oh no friend you're fine… You just need to reframe your what if! ⁣


    We all feel resistance in our lives. Resistance to working out, or doing housework, or chasing a dream, whatever. I feel it most, when I’m supposed to be shifting. ⁣


    The little monsters in my head say, “no, don’t do it,” “sleep longer,” “you’re not good enough,” “no one needs this!” ⁣


    Recently I was resisting a shift. ⁣


    I was leaning into fear asking myself questions like…⁣

    What if this doesn’t work?⁣
    What if it’s the wrong idea?⁣
    What if people judge me?⁣
    What if I‘m not good enough?⁣

    But then I reframed my what if’s... ⁣
    What if I help a lot of people?⁣
    What if I make an impact?⁣
    What if this is the next step of my journey that propels me closer to who I am meant to be? ⁣
    What if I succeed?⁣

    In this episode, I talk about my shift, my resistance, and how this one idea ended up being in total alignment with my purpose. ⁣


     
    DOORS ARE NOW OPEN for my 1-on-1 coaching program! If you want to bring in additional revenue for you and your family, take your creative idea and impact the masses, and build a business that fits your schedule, then schedule your FREE Pursuing Purpose call and let’s see if we are a fit. To learn more - https://bit.ly/DBPursuingPurpose⁣

    Check out The Muse by Apolla Performance - www.apollaperformance.com⁣
    IG/FB @Apollaperfomance

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Jgoins04 ,

Just what I needed!

I’m a fairly new dance educator and was thrilled to find this podcast! I’m also an administrative lead for the studio I teach at so I’ve gotten so many incredible tips on how to be a better dance teacher and leader. Erin does an incredible and thorough job of covering topics ranging from how to market your show, to how to improve in-class attitudes, to teaching in the age of videos and social media and even how to boost your morning routine as a dance educator (I’m working on starting every morning with prayer and a scripture reading and it has already made my life and my days better and more peaceful). I can’t wait to keep listening. Thank you Erin Pride for offering such an invaluable resource to the dance community!

Dancin Doll ,

Love this Podcast!

I came to this podcast looking for solidarity and solutions and found them! Erin gives great practical advice on how to run your dance classroom, strategies on class planning, and so much more!

Gabrielle Mac, NYC ,

Much needed!

Thank you Erin for sharing yourself and your work! Dance teachers at large need to be uplifted and provided practical solutions and personal development! We pour so much into developing our craft and our students that we easily neglect ourselves. I can’t wait to absorb every episode!!

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