23 episodes

Join us for an honest look at the how, why, and what of the dancer’s journey. From inspirational stories to practical tips, host April Maclean takes you into the mindset of the adult dancer and how dance changes and challenges both the dancer and the world around us.

Dancers Called to Action April Maclean

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Join us for an honest look at the how, why, and what of the dancer’s journey. From inspirational stories to practical tips, host April Maclean takes you into the mindset of the adult dancer and how dance changes and challenges both the dancer and the world around us.

    22. Dancers Deserve More.

    22. Dancers Deserve More.

    I tried a thing-- a thing that failed. But it led to a discovery: the way we've been learning dance is a relic of the past.

    • 14 min
    21. Is "Ultimate Fulfillment" suffocating us?

    21. Is "Ultimate Fulfillment" suffocating us?

    We're obsessed. 

    Obsessed with fulfillment, passion, and chasing dreams.

    How is that working for us? Since when did enjoying something mandate we take it to extremes? And what, WHAT, do you really want from dance?

    • 14 min
    20. My fat, squishy 5th grade body

    20. My fat, squishy 5th grade body

    Ugh. The body and mind is a messy little game.  Why do we constantly confuse our own spirit?

    • 12 min
    19. Setting goals for 2020? Will you be my partner?

    19. Setting goals for 2020? Will you be my partner?

    If you're looking to make some changes in 2020, I'm with you. Rather than talk theory, I decided to open up about my number one dance goal and work through the most effective way to conquer it in 2020. Partner up with me on this one...I could use the help. 

    • 18 min
    18. Before you ever dance again...

    18. Before you ever dance again...

    Before we do one more step, project, or take one more class, let's do this: return to a natural state of being. The one that found that 98% of five-year-olds can be labeled "genius" while only applying to 2% of adults. Your inner five-year-old genius is waiting for you to come home.

    • 15 min
    17. Back to Basics with Dance Junkie's Training

    17. Back to Basics with Dance Junkie's Training

    I remember watching my little brother get coached in baseball. Whenever he was struggling, the coach would say "let's get back to basics", and sure enough, as they revisited the fundamentals...something was off. It's so easy to forget the basics because we put those on autopilot while we move on to the shiner things. In today's episode, I am sharing a single part of the Dance Junkie's Training. Hold onto it for dear life while everyone is trying to stuff your face with cookies and stress you out with holiday plans.

    • 28 min

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