The Dance Pod

The Dance Pod

Weekly episodes covering all things dance industry.

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February 21, 2022 43 min
Special edition to kick off 2022, I have Conner joining us for the very first time in TDP history!
We're both stuck in isolation after testing positive together so enjoy a very candid interview between myself and Conner where we discuss how we met, wedding updates, his take on the performing arts industry and more! Don't worry, I still have the usual dance segments and all the bits you love about my catch up episodes just wi...
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Kermond, Freeborn & Mahoney LIVE is a fresh & modernised Vaudeville/cabaret variety show including world class tap dancing, classic and current show tunes with vocals to die for! I Sat down with these talented souls to discuss their upcoming Sydney show on 12th December, 8pm at the Red Rattler Theatre. We also dived head first into their lives outside of the arts and everything in between before they became KFM LIVE!

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October 27, 2021 54 min
Navigating the transition from High School to College and everything in between. We discuss the importance of foundation classes even for professional dancers and how to make sure you're getting the most out of your training regardless of your ability. Sydney is on a journey of self discovery as a dancer and choreographer in LA and I loved being able to sit down and discuss this time in her life as a tool/resource that will hop...
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Here is a list of things to look forward to and apply for!

QLD.
FORME Programme by Caetlyn Watson 8th January - 14th February 2022
email:
forme.theprogramme@gmail.com

Global Dance Pro - Hidden Show
Tickets:
https://www.instagram.com/globaldancepro/

NSW.
LOcREaDO Dance Program starts 17th October 2021
Website:
locreado.com.au
email:
locreado@hotmail.com

DUTI Studios
Website:
dutistudios.com.au/timetable

Mary Poppins Sydney Lyric Theatre
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September 26, 2021 20 min
Have you ever had to justify your rate and thought, this feels like $@%#.
I dive into this topic and the need for further transparency between employers and artists. I also have a solid discussion piece around the offering of free tutorials and classes in the online space and what it means for your colleagues and fellow artists. ENJOY DANCE PODERS
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September 8, 2021 27 min
If you have ever been interested in the concept of Reggaeton but don't feel like you know enough about it, THIS is the episode for you! MJ has created the most inclusive platform for dancers and non dancers to learn and thrive in the world of Latin dance. This chat opens up to the history and background of reggaeton, along with it's progress into the charts over the last few years.
To learn more about BYLA, Here are the lin...
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September 8, 2021 4 min
Short sharp and to the point this week. Terrific classes and projects being held in the land of online. Jump on, push yourselves and have a boogie!
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August 18, 2021 17 min
LIFE UPDATE: Engagement, Wedding planning in a pandemic, Cat bites, Nude on zoom, Dancing around the world and all of your anonymous stories!
If you want to send in your embarrassing stories, good vibes and frustrations, be sure to follow us on instagram @thedancepod or email us at: thedancepod@gmail.com
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July 22, 2021 8 min
So much happening this week in the land of online zooms/IG lives and tutorials. Get those laptops charged, clear your living room and get dancing people! There is something for every age and ability level and in this episode we cover the smallest amount of whats out there.

Neale’s outdoor tutorials:

https://nealewhittaker.com/store

Aimee’s Pilates:

https://www.aimeewhittaker.com/

Loredo’s x3 classes:

https://www.loredomalcolm.com/book...
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Ever wondered what it would be like to work in the same industry as your other half? Neale and Aimee Whittaker are both creative legends of the dance world in their own right, each bringing various performance, education and business opportunities to the table. They also make one hell of a duo! We talk pros/cons of working together, decision making, parenting and being each others cheerleader!

Neale's Instagram:
https://www.inst...
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May 30, 2021 22 min
SHE'S BACK BABY! With all of your favourite segments! Letting you all know where I've been for the past month, Stinger suits on vacay, naughty dogs, the great dancing in string bikini top debate, Split pants in a warm up, having "The look" for commercial gigs, no dancers loving the arts + more! Happy listening Dance Poders!
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Restrictions have eased and we can celebrate! HOORAY!!
Here is your guide to whats on and whats coming up in our entertainment industry!!
Hamilton: https://hamiltonmusical.com.au/
La Traviata: https://opera.org.au/productions/la-traviata-on-sydney-harbour
Dance For Sick Kids: https://www.danceforsickkids.com/
Sydney Dance Company Holiday Workshops: https://www.sydneydancecompany.com/classes/youth-program/school-holiday-workshops/
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March 18, 2021 15 min
3 NEW SEGMENTS!! + life update. CONFESSION OF THE ARTS - Weird and wonderful confessions of the entertainment industry. FISHNETS IN A TWIST - What's got you frustrated about the industry? THE ONLY WAY IS UP - Feel good stories and positive vibes. HAPPY LISTENING DANCE PODERS.
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March 6, 2021 56 min
HAPPY MARDI GRAS LOVERS! I sat down with the queen of my absolute dreams this week to discuss all things drag!! We look at the career highs and lows of Hannah Conda as she explains her relationship with this ever so fabulous sector of our entertainment industry! We discuss her plans and celebrations in the lead up to Sydney Mardi Gras 2021 and her partnership with Koala. STRAP IN KIDS! This ones a wild ride! ENJOY!!
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March 3, 2021 29 min
Ever considered what your environmental impact as a creative is? This episode I'm joined by mother daughter duo, Olivia and Orla from Zozii Active - An ethical and sustainable activewear company that is changing the way we purchase our workout gear. We discuss where we're going wrong as an industry and ways we can be making a difference for our planet in the studio, on stage, behind the scenes and in everyday life.
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January 31, 2021 9 min
News room for whats happening in our dance industry. Quick updates on all upcoming auditions, shows, workshops, training programs and where to find out more information. It's all about spreading the love and making sure we're all up to date! If you want it promoted, get in touch with me!!
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January 26, 2021 13 min
HELLO DANCE PODERS! Welcome to 2021 and THE CATCH UP with me! Here we'll get to know each other a little more and have a debrief at the start of each week! Life updates, what's coming up for the podcast and our industry and SO MUCH MORE!! This first episode back will get you up to speed on my move back across the country, going viral and my current situation. ENJOY!
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December 20, 2020 18 min
Chatting with 7 year old Kenzie aka Combo Girl and her gorgeous mum Tammy about what it's like growing up in today's dance industry, what she loves about our community and what we could all work harder on for this next generation coming through. We also uncover why Kenzie hates mashed potatoes and apparently I look like Lauren Elton with white hair... Love that for me. ENJOY!
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December 7, 2020 21 min
Matt is mostly based in London working as a professional dancer/choreographer. Right now, he's back in Australia and is ready to share his knowledge and passion for creativity with other young professionals and emerging artists through his three day mentorship and training program, 'The Intensive by Matt'. This course aims to nurture dancers who are ready to reinvest and reinvent themselves through the transition from s...
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December 3, 2020 21 min
Maddy Hassan is the creator and director of Dancers Unite - An annual performance night combining some of the best dancers in Melbourne to raise money for various charities. She sat down with me to explain how others can get involved and what to expect from the night!
It was established in 2015 with the goal to raise money and awareness for various charities by bringing together the dance community to educate young girls and boys a...
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