A podcast where the top dance educators share their experiences and philosophies of dance teaching. Our guests come from all sectors including K-12 schools, higher education, private studios, community centers and more.
Season 2 Teaser
In this episode you hear a few names of some of our featured guests we will be having on season 2 of Dance With Teachers. New this season we will be launching our brand new YouTube channel. You can watch the raw footage of some of our season 1 interviews. We will also have video episodes released with some of new guests this season. Be sure to follow and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts, as well as YouTube, Instagram and Facebook. Be sure to check out our website for additional resources.
Center Stage Performing Arts Studios prepares the working dancer with Kim DelGrosso
In this episode, we hear from Kim DelGrosso. Kim is the co-owner and artistic director of Center Stage Performing Arts Studios in Orem, Utah. The studio recently won the highly competitive award for "Studio of the Year" in 2019, at The Dance Awards in Las Vegas.
Some notable alumni from this studio include contestants from "World Of Dance" and "Dancing With The Stars", such as Julianne and Derek Hough and Jenna Johnson.
In this episode, Kim talks about the three dancers associated with her studio who made the Top 10 on "So You Think You Can Dance" last season. She wasn't able to say their names at the time of the recording, but we know now that they are Stephanie and Ezra Sosa and Eddie Hoyt. Dancers from her studio are also dancing in the "High School Musical" productions.
It was fascinating to sit down with Kim and hear about how the studio has grown to become a top studio for producing working dancers. To start our second season of "Dance With Teachers," I bring you to the wonderful Center Stage Performing Arts Studio.
Using the Depth of Knowledge Wheel and Group Assessments
In this episode you hear from our host, Victoria. She shares a group quiz she gave to her middle school students. She talks about how she uses the Depth Of Knowledge wheel and question stems to generate assessment and discussion questions. Also, how her students became more engaged in their assessment when they were able to discuss it in a small group.
Teaching Jazz Dance with Melanie George
In this episode, we hear from Melanie George. Melanie George is a dance educator, choreographer, dramaturg, and scholar. In this episode Melanie tells us all about her own dance journey and how she found her love and focus for jazz dance. I ask her about her work in jazz under her project Jazz Is... She shares information about her website she created as a recourse for jazz dance teachers. We talk about the importance of jazz music, improvisation and the roots of jazz. Please enjoy this episode on Jazz dance with Melanie George.
artÉmotion with Ballet West's Allison DeBona and Rex Tilton
In this episode we hear from Allison DeBono and Rex Tilton from Ballet West.
Allison and Rex met and fell in love while dancing in Salt Lake at the professional ballet company. They were featured on the television series Breaking Pointe, which followed the lives of the ballet dancers from the company. Since then they have grown as a couple and as dancers becoming a first soloist and a principal dancer. Together they started a family and their company artÉmotion. In this episode we talk about their personal and professional lives specifically about their company artÉmotion as well as how they have managed being new parents while remaining professional working dancers. As a Utah native I am thrilled to bring you two professional dancers and teachers from Salt Lake so here they are, Allison DeBono and Rex Tilton.
Choreographing within the #MeToo movement featuring Bruce McCormick
In this episode we hear from Bruce McCormick. He was a presenter at the National Dance Education Organization's Conference in Miami 2019. Bruce McCormick is an educator, choreographer, performer and scholar. He earned his BFA from the Juilliard School and his MFA from the University of Washington, where he has worked as Assistant Professor of Dance from 2015-2018. He currently is on faculty at the University of Southern California as an Assistant Professor of Practice in Ballet Technique.
Bruce shares the process he went through as a male choreographer working with three females at the start of the #MeToo movement. Through his process he empowered the women he worked with by giving them a voice.
Disclaimer: This interview was recorded while at the NDEO conference in Miami 2019, excuse the background noise.
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This was so interesting . . . highly recommend!