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Dancing Around Elephants , the DARE project, with host Dr. Danelle Dickson - dancer turned physical therapist- features intimate conversations with dancers talking about the elephant in the room - Dance Injuries. We break down important information that dancers should know about injuries and how to manage them. These dancers discuss their experiences, struggles and triumphs in navigating some of the most difficult times in their career, with the hope of inspiring other dancers to be healthy, injury free and have successful dance careers.

Dancing Around Elephants Podcast Danelle DIckson

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Dancing Around Elephants , the DARE project, with host Dr. Danelle Dickson - dancer turned physical therapist- features intimate conversations with dancers talking about the elephant in the room - Dance Injuries. We break down important information that dancers should know about injuries and how to manage them. These dancers discuss their experiences, struggles and triumphs in navigating some of the most difficult times in their career, with the hope of inspiring other dancers to be healthy, injury free and have successful dance careers.

    𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙫𝙖𝙧 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙞𝙧𝙤 𝙋𝙩 3: 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧

    𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙫𝙖𝙧 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙞𝙧𝙤 𝙋𝙩 3: 𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧

    𝘿𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘼𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙀𝙡𝙚𝙥𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙨: 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙫𝙖𝙧 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙞𝙧𝙤 𝙋𝙩 3

    𝘾𝙤𝙢𝙢𝙪𝙣𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙞𝙨 𝙗𝙚𝙩𝙩𝙚𝙧

    We’re back with the the last of 3 parts with this incredible artiste. We talk about issues with job scarcity during the pandemic, learning to pivot with creativity and being open to learn in a noisy dance world. Chalvar talks nourishing your inner child and also the important role that leadership in dance , and wraps up his convo with his favorite things.

    𝙄𝙂: @𝙘𝙝𝙡𝙫𝙧𝙢𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙤

    #dancerselfadvocacy #danceradvocacy #dancermentorship #danceinjuries #Classicaldance #blackboysdancetoo #blackballerina

    • 23 min
    𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙫𝙖𝙧 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙧𝙤 𝙋𝙩 2: 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙫𝙤𝙞𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨, 𝙨

    𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙫𝙖𝙧 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙧𝙤 𝙋𝙩 2: 𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙫𝙤𝙞𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨, 𝙨

    𝘿𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝘼𝙧𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙙 𝙀𝙡𝙚𝙥𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙩𝙨: 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙡𝙫𝙖𝙧 𝙈𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙧𝙤 𝙋𝙩 2

    𝙀𝙫𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙫𝙤𝙞𝙘𝙚𝙨 𝙨𝙝𝙖𝙠𝙚𝙨, 𝙨𝙖𝙮 𝙨𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜!

    We are back with artist, teacher, dancer Chalvar Montiero. We talk about his emotions around another major injury and the necessity of listening to your physical and emotional body. We talk about how his work ethic has allowed him to show up with full confidence in challenging situations, his talents in education, and thoughts on leadership, and innovation and mental health. 



    𝙄𝙂: @𝙘𝙝𝙡𝙫𝙧𝙢𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙤

    #dancerselfadvocacy #danceradvocacy #dancermentorship #danceinjuries #Classicaldance #blackboysdancetoo #blackballerina

    • 43 min
    Dancing Around Elephants Season 3: Chalvar Monteiro Part 1

    Dancing Around Elephants Season 3: Chalvar Monteiro Part 1

    𝙄𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙜𝙧𝙞𝙩𝙮 𝙞𝙣 𝘿𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚

    Chalvar does not hold back- you want to listen to this one! We talk about his origins and jump right into conversations around the influence of race in classical dance roles. We chat about his joy in joining the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the experience of fatigue and injury as he navigated his performances, and also the lessons of embracing the your unique qualities as a dancer. Lastly, we chat about value of mentorship and self -advocacy in the dance world. 

    𝙄𝙂: @𝙘𝙝𝙡𝙫𝙧𝙢𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙤

    • 50 min
    Dancing Around Elephants Season 3: John Sovec, LFMT Part 2

    Dancing Around Elephants Season 3: John Sovec, LFMT Part 2

    𝘽𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙫𝙨 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙤 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚

    We continue our conversation with therapist John Sovec. We talk about more viable tools to check in with where you are mentally , Nutrition and its connection to mental health and busting the myth that dancers feel alone in struggling in mental health issues. John gives us his go to resources for mental health management and touches on how to bring richness and depth to your career as a dancer.

    https://johnsovec.com/

    IG: @johnsovectherapy

    • 33 min
    Dancing Around Elephants Season 3: John Sovec, LFMT Part 1

    Dancing Around Elephants Season 3: John Sovec, LFMT Part 1

    𝗠𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗜𝗻𝗷𝘂𝗿𝘆 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝗸𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀, 𝗶𝘁’𝘀 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻

    This is such a timely conversation as we witness the 2021 Olympics in Japan and the conversations around mental health. I talk with Therapist and Coach John Sovec, who talks about how his career in theater fueled his passion to pursue his second career: therapy and coaching. He talks about the controversial but common place practice of dancing through injuries against your better judgement, rediscovering your power as a performer to shape the accepted narratives in your career and gives us amazing tools to reframe the power dynamic in the dance world to put you- the dancer - first.

    https://johnsovec.com/

    IG: @johnsovectherapy

    • 32 min
    Dancing Around Elephants Season 3: Tamisha Guy Part 2

    Dancing Around Elephants Season 3: Tamisha Guy Part 2

    Redefining the Standard of Dance

    I continue Part #2 of our conversation with Tamisha Guy. We chat about her thoughts on the thing essential for dancer's success including the use of cross training. We also chat about changes that are necessary in the dance world regarding pay equity, opportunity and racial equity, and the economic realities of being a dancer and how it affects our choices.

    Instagram: @tamishaguy
    www.tamishaguy.com
    Tamishaguy@yahoo.com

    • 25 min

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While coming from the perspective of a non-dancer I have found Dr. Dixon and her guest anecdotes for invigorating and sustaining athlete health to be very inspiring and useful while addressing my own health challenges. I’m excited see what this season as well as what the future has in store for such a timely and needed voice in our current societal circles.

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