Knowing Why You’re Motivated with Toby and Harmony Munroe

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, Aimée Méndez & Jose Tolentino sit down with Toby and Harmony Munroe during the 30th Anniversary of Emerald Ball. They discuss how every dancer has a message when they dance and knowing WHY you are motivated can keep you going.

“Just knowing yourself can help you know YOUR benefits in dancing”

– Harmony Munroe

Watch the full interview below on Dance Teachers Academy’s You Tube below!

There’s No End to Learning with Mayo Alanen

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, Aimée Méndez & Jose Tolentino sit down with Mayo Alanen during the 30th Anniversary of Emerald Ball. One of the key points in their interview was when Mayo shared…

“There’s no end to learning…we can constantly learn through our own feedback”

-Mayo Alanen

A humble soul who stresses the importance of being both a teacher and a student, that is still “a work in progress” who continues to push, learn and grow! Watch the full interview below on Dance Teachers Academy’s You Tube.

The Importance of PRACTICE with Nadia Eftedal

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, Aimée Méndez & Jose Tolentino sit down with Nadia Eftedal during the 30th Anniversary of Emerald Ball. Nadia discusses how many students don’t practice enough and the importance of applying information you learn from each lesson when you PRACTICE. She recalls being once told by a former teacher…

“For every one lesson, there should be 8 hours of practice.”

Another great takeaway from this segment is when Nadia reminds students to get out of your head, get into your body and BE PRESENT! Watch the full interview below!

Pursuing other Passions Post Retirement

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, Aimée Méndez & Jose Tolentino sit down with Justinas Duknauskas during the 30th Anniversary of Emerald Ball. Justinas shares his pursuit of other passions post retirement. Organizing Crown Cup International Dance Competitions around the world with his family, in Lithuania, Dubai, Kazakhstan, Indonesia & Spain. In addition to organizing the Dance Vision Awards with Partner, Karina Smirnoff. He also shares that he feels that he did not retire at his best and his biggest advice for others before they choose to retire is…

“Be at your peak when you choose to retire.”

-Justinas Duknauskas

They also discuss the many opportunities that now exist in the Ballroom Industry, post retirement. From teaching, performing, judging, hosting events and so much more. Watch the full video below to hear more!

Three-time cancer survivor turns dancing into much bigger journey

What did CU Nursing’s Linda Johnson do when facing a final surgery during her third bout with cancer? Dance. She turned an opportunity to perform in Dancing with the Broomfield Stars into a much bigger journey.

After 4 1/2 years, she is still dancing. Watch the video below to hear more about Linda’s inspiring journey. Thank you Linda for sharing your story and love for ballroom with us all!

“if you really want to do it, you can make it work.”

-Linda Johnson

International Tango Summit & Argentine Tango World Cup

This September 12-14, 2019 at the Hilton LAX in Los Angeles, CA come attend the International Tango Summit & Argentine Tango World Cup. Directors Ruta Maria & Marcos Questas have gathered together for the purpose of offering dancers an inclusive tango experience featuring a new open worldwide competition, a full festival and live music all in four days and nights! Marcos & Ruta embrace the unity that tango brings in partnerships, nationalities, all levels and styles authentic to the Tango of today.​Through the art of tango, its culture and heritage our goal is to share the knowledge, embrace one another and challenge ourselves in a creative and supportive environment. Welcome to the International Tango Summit 2019!

Dance Vision announces their new Comp Buddy!

Keep up to date at completion with Dance Vision’s Comp Buddy

Las Vegas NV – July 2019: Dance Vision (DV), the largest producer of ballroom dance educational materials, is pleased to announce that Comp Buddy is now available through the Dance Vision app by Wayne Eng.

Comp Buddy by Dance Vision aims to help competitors stay up to date with everything happening at Dancesport events. Comp Buddy gives you access to live & archived ballroom competitions on your mobile device.  Notable features of Comp Buddy include: event notifications of live results, current heats and important messages straight from organizers.  

Organizers can rest assured because they are in control of their event. Each organizer has their own personal login for uploading heat lists, scores, and their program.   

No sign-up is required to access Comp Buddy.  Simply download the free Dance Vision App available now for iOS & Android.

iOS – https://apple.co/2yazj39
Android – https://bit.ly/2YdTTu8