Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast

From Competitive Dancer to Competition Teacher - Navigating the Other Side

March 31, 2022 Impact Dance Adjudicators Season 3 Episode 97
Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast
From Competitive Dancer to Competition Teacher - Navigating the Other Side
Show Notes

Guests - Lenaya Williams and Maddie Barnes

Hosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley Mealor


In Episode 97 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, special guests Lenaya Williams and Maddie Barnes give us the inside scoop on what their transitions were like from being competitive dancers to becoming competitive dance teachers. Both provide unique perspectives that are must-hears for dancers wanting to dive straight into teaching competitive dance!


Topics Include:

  •  How these comp teachers got the teaching bug, and how their competitive experiences shaped their teaching styles
  •  Differences between the perspective of a seasoned comp teacher and a new comp teacher, and how that influences their work
  •  What to do when studios and teachers differ in their approach to teaching competitive students


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  • Maddie Barnes - @maddiembarnes



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