53 episodes

Do people think you’re crazy because you want to be a dancer and drop the 9-5? We get it! Listen in as we teach you how to take your love for dance and turn it into a career.
Welcome to the Dance Your Life podcast by Maxt Out Dance Competition with your host Joanna Vargas. Every week Joanna will bring you intimate interviews with the most successful and open dancers, choreographers and directors in the dance industry.
The Dance Your Life podcast will help you and your dance career. Whether you want to dance professionally on tour, choreograph for camera or create your own dance crew, we have the information for you.
Joanna has been involved in the dance world her whole life. She owned and sold a successful dance studio and has created one of the biggest dance competitions for the last 20 years.
This podcast will give you tips and advice to work towards your dream job in the entertainment and dance industry. Every episode has information and answers to your questions about your dance career.
If you’re looking for the answers, we got you! Are you excited? We are. Let’s do this!

Dance Your Life Joanna Vargas

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 31 Ratings

Do people think you’re crazy because you want to be a dancer and drop the 9-5? We get it! Listen in as we teach you how to take your love for dance and turn it into a career.
Welcome to the Dance Your Life podcast by Maxt Out Dance Competition with your host Joanna Vargas. Every week Joanna will bring you intimate interviews with the most successful and open dancers, choreographers and directors in the dance industry.
The Dance Your Life podcast will help you and your dance career. Whether you want to dance professionally on tour, choreograph for camera or create your own dance crew, we have the information for you.
Joanna has been involved in the dance world her whole life. She owned and sold a successful dance studio and has created one of the biggest dance competitions for the last 20 years.
This podcast will give you tips and advice to work towards your dream job in the entertainment and dance industry. Every episode has information and answers to your questions about your dance career.
If you’re looking for the answers, we got you! Are you excited? We are. Let’s do this!

    What did you learn and unlearn this year with Joanna and Salome

    What did you learn and unlearn this year with Joanna and Salome

    Salome and Joanna go all in and talk about their top Dance Your Life guest interviews and their takeaways from their experiences with 100+ dancers. Join us in this conversation as it’s their last episode for this podcast.

    They will be putting a pause on this wonderful adventure. It’s not a “goodbye”, it’s a “see you again soon!”

    • 35 min
    What it takes for you to become a well rounded dancer with Tori Farias

    What it takes for you to become a well rounded dancer with Tori Farias

    Tori gives you several tips to get out of your head when you are stuck thinking that you can’t push through tough changes in dance and in life.

    In this episode you will learn about:

    ● What you can do to become a more well rounded dancer.
    ● How you can implement other forms of art into dance to create something new and unique.
    ● What are some tips that can help you get through a challenging dance style you are new at learning.
    ● The importance of accepting challenges in life to help you grow as a person.
    ● How changing your mindset and shifting can allow you to explore so much more for yourself.

    • 33 min
    How to evolve in the dance community with Elm Pizarro

    How to evolve in the dance community with Elm Pizarro

    Elm tells you his story on how Boogiezone got started and how it’s created opportunities in the dance community for dancers.

    In this episode you will learn about:
    ● How you can start creating your own dance opportunities.
    ● What are the steps to starting your own business?
    ● How to continue adapting with the dance community that keeps evolving.
    ● How to keep learning to be a better leader.
    ● The importance of showing appreciation

    • 48 min
    Your happiness is now with Danny Vuong- Batimana

    Your happiness is now with Danny Vuong- Batimana

    Danny talks about not regretting the past and how he was able to recreate himself. This episode is such a gift and it will help you get through a moment of self doubt.

    • 45 min
    FUTURE IMPROVEMENT OF SOCIETY EXPECTATIONS WITH SHOCKWAVE

    FUTURE IMPROVEMENT OF SOCIETY EXPECTATIONS WITH SHOCKWAVE

    This conversation with Shockwave is deep and very important to listen about the expectations that we have as humans in which we have the power to improve in society.

    In this episode you will learn about:
    ● Where your street dance movements come from.
    ● The importance of you knowing where styles originated.
    ● How you can improve society expectations by being yourself and not following the leader.
    ● How some trends become toxic instead of creating unity.
    ● How artists can create more money by working together to create a better financial industry.

    • 1 hr
    Teaching in China and Meeting the Love of Your Life with Audrey Benson

    Teaching in China and Meeting the Love of Your Life with Audrey Benson

    Audrey talks about her car accident and how she got back to continue dancing and took an opportunity to teach in China where she ended up staying for 5 years.

    In this episode you will learn about:
    ● What it takes to motivate yourself to dance what you love.
    ● How to create your own opportunities in life.
    ● Teaching in other countries and dance being a universal language.
    ● Making it work for yourself throughout the pandemic as a creative.
    ● Being a mom and continuing your passion for dance.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

reannashay ,

LOVE THIS PODCAST!

Every single episode you take away SO many gems!!! A great podcast to listen to and get inspired and ready to take on anything dance OR life related <3 A MUST LISTEN!!!

ChadHGeiger ,

An informative and uplifting listen!

Joanna Vargas is a phenomenal and well-educated host who really takes the time to understand each guest's story. Dance Your Life hosts a wide range of dancers with different experiences and careers, and offers listeners hope for anything they may be experiencing. It's a must-listen for any dancer who is trying to find their way or exploring different ideas--or if you just want a good time! Highly, highly, highly recommend!!

Essence Florie ,

Learn from Listening

It’s amazing to hear everyone’s stories on their dance journey. Very inspiring, encouraging, and informational.

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