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Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast

Impact Dance Adjudicators

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside the mind of a dance competition judge? What does it take to impress the people behind the table? Join your hosts Courtney Ortiz, professional dancer, educator and owner of Impact Dance Adjudicators, and Lesley Mealor, veteran performer and judge, on Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, as they dive into all things dance competition! Each week, listen as Courtney and Lesley discuss various hot topics with members of the IDA judges’ roster and other special guests in the dance world, from technique, to costumes, to the dreaded question - “Tights…or no tights?” Stay tuned for special studio spotlight episodes, round table chats and so much more! Weekly episodes launch every Thursday throughout the dance season! 

Studio Spotlight - Beyond Belief Dance CompanyMay 16, 2024
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The Transition From Competitive Dancer to Professional DancerMay 09, 2024
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The Importance of Ballet Training - Insights from Seasoned EducatorsMay 02, 2024
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Changing Studios - When Is It The Right Time?April 25, 2024
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How Do Competition Judges Keep Their Emotions Out of Scoring?April 18, 2024
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Pursuing a Career in Concert DanceApril 11, 2024
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Advice from Veteran Competitive Dance ParentsApril 04, 2024
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Nutrition for Dancers - How to Fuel Your Body ProperlyMarch 28, 2024
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Cameras in the ClassroomMarch 21, 2024
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Studio Spotlight - Dance Attack MiamiMarch 14, 2024
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Hip Hop at Competition - What is Missing in the GenreMarch 07, 2024
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Mini Dancers Who Peak Too EarlyFebruary 29, 2024
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Perfecting the Pirouette - Tips from the ProsFebruary 22, 2024
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Homeschooling and Dance - What's Right For Your DancerFebruary 15, 2024
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Behind the Curtain - What You Need to Know Backstage at CompetitionFebruary 08, 2024
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When the Parent Wants It More Than The DancerFebruary 01, 2024
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A Crash Course on Award Ceremonies 🏆January 25, 2024
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Studio Spotlight - Steps Dance CenterJanuary 18, 2024
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A Day In the Life at a Dance CompetitionJanuary 11, 2024
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Boys Dance Too!January 04, 2024
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Q&A with Courtney Live 2023 - Platinum Premium ExclusiveDecember 28, 2023
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Ridiculous Expectations of Competitive DanceDecember 21, 2023
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The Duo/Trio Category at CompetitionDecember 14, 2023
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Continuing Education for Dance TeachersDecember 07, 2023
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Dance Conventions vs Dance CompetitionsNovember 30, 2023
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