At last, we have reached the much-anticipated episode 67 of DanceSpeak with Nicole Kirkland (Prince, Iggy Azalea, Kehlani, Cee-lo Green). Here we are in the 'wild west' of social media where class videos and 'influencer' clout has become the center of both praise and controversy. I know that the heartache surrounding the negative impacts of social media on dance class culture and the art have been heavily discussed on prior episodes of DanceSpeak, but as a member of the dance community, I know that there are more sides of social media impact and discourse to explore to have a FULLER conversation... What I've been wanting to know forever, and what we cover in this episode are:
- What it is like to be on the 'other side' of having a large social media following (the bad, the good, the great, the ugly) and why having a platform might be even more important than one can imagine
- A fresh perspective on the 'lesser represented'
- What one of Nicole's classes are actually like
- How Nicole has come to deal with negative commentary
- Building one's social media
- Nicole's larger purpose
- The power of collaboration
- Industry work and who has taught Nicole some of her most valuable lessons
As I interviewed Nicole, it was obvious to me that she has so many layers, that I would be saddened to know others might miss out on. Listen up, take notes, and enjoy!
Welcome to episode 66 of the DanceSpeak podcast! After receiving such positive feedback on the group episode with Derrell, Andye J, and Hollywood, we decided to deliver to you the last segment of this recorded time we had together. We first focus on the idea of support and really GET INTO IT. What does support look like? What kind of problems can lack of support in the dance community cause? What if you don't give support in the way that others want to receive it? This one seriously shifted my perspective majorly.
The other gems we get into I will leave to the listener to discover, as this episode is concise and POWERFUL!
Episode 65 of DanceSpeak takes us into the new year with solid steps on how to approach goal-setting and intentionally causing movement in your life. We start off with a conversation around Tia Rivera's path as a motivational speaker and coach (in addition to her role as dancer/choreographer). Then we delve into how you can bring your goals into reality in a way that is feasible and easily-applied.
Tia will be releasing a worksheet for goal-setting on her website TiaRivera.com, available (for FREE!) on January 19th.
After 15 years of experience in the dance world, Galit has worked as Assistant Choreographer for Prince, danced in numerous music videos, including Pharrell Williams' "Happy", has been featured in two dance publications, and currently works as a dance instructor and conditioning specialist in Los Angeles and around the country.