TDS 09: Is There Such Thing as a 'Ballet Body' in 2019?

 
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Hello and welcome to Episode 9 of The Dancer's Sidekick, a podcast for smart dancers. I'm Kimberley, your dance sidekick, mentor & virtual dance bestie. I'm here to give guidance, support and advice, as you navigate the world of dance.

In today's episode, I'm diving into a topic I've long thought about. Definitely in my dance days, it was talked about in a rather concerning way. I'm going to attempt to tackle the topic of bodies. Is there such a thing as a ballet body in 2019? Remember, this show is about total transparency. I want to open up the conversation - especially when it comes to topics like these. It's important we talk about it! The more we talk about it, the more we can question the status quo and help to make positive changes in the industry.

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TDS 08: Am I Dancing Too Much?

 
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Hello and welcome to Episode 8 of The Dancer's Sidekick, a podcast for smart dancers. I'm Kimberley, your dance sidekick, mentor & virtual dance bestie. I'm here to give guidance, support and advice, as you navigate the world of dance.

Today, I am discussing the impact of training. How much dance is too much? Is there such a thing as over-training? I'm going to share 4 signs that may indicate that you're dancing too much.

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TDS 07: What Is The Right Age To Start Pointe?

 
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Hello and welcome to Episode 7 of The Dancer's Sidekick, a podcast for smart dancers. I'm Kimberley, your dance sidekick, mentor & virtual dance bestie. I'm here to give guidance, support and advice, as you navigate the world of dance.

Today's episode tackles a big concern amongst the dance community, particularly parents whose dancers have been told that it's time for pointe shoes. What is The Right Age To Start Pointe Work? Can you be too young - or too old for pointe shoes? Here are my thoughts on the topic.

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TDS 06: 3 Steps To Achieving Your New Year Goals

 
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Hello and welcome to Episode 6 of The Dancer's Sidekick, a podcast for smart dancers. I'm Kimberley, your dance sidekick, mentor & virtual dance bestie. I'm here to give guidance, support and advice, as you navigate the world of dance.

Let me start by saying - Happy New Year and welcome back to the pod! I hope you had a restful Holiday break! I spent Christmas in Vegas with my family, who travelled from Australia to be with my partner and I. if there's anything that living abroad teaches you, it is to enjoy and cherish every moment with your loved ones.

To kick off the first episode for 2019, I'm sharing 3 steps to achieving your biggest dance goals and dreams. Because I want you to see success and become the awesome dancer you know deep down you can be.

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TDS 05: How To Enjoy The Holiday Season

 
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Hello and welcome to Episode 5 of The Dancer's Sidekick, a podcast for smart dancers. I'm Kimberley, your dance sidekick, mentor & virtual dance bestie. I'm here to give guidance, support and advice, as you navigate the world of dance.

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last month, you'd be well aware that we've hit Nutcracker season! And we all know what that means.... we're counting down the days to the Holiday break!

A lil fun fact - if you couldn't tell already by the accent, I'm an Aussie. I live in Canada now but for my Australian & New Zealand dancers, Holiday break means a big 6 week Summer break over Christmas & New Year. My Northern Hemisphere dancers only get a couple of weeks to celebrate the season, and then it's back to the studio!

No matter where you live and train, the Christmas/New Year break is a time for celebration, relaxation and reflection. For today's episode, I'm sharing my top tips for the season. How to enjoy the break while staying focused and fit.

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TDS 04: Am I Too Old To Start Ballet?

 
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Hello and welcome to The Dancer's Sidekick, a podcast for smart dancers.
I'm Kimberley, your dance sidekick / mentor / virtual dance bestie. I'm here to give guidance, support and advice, as you navigate the world of dance.

In today's episode, I'm talking all things ballet and age. Is there such a thing as being too old to start ballet? What if you're a late starter who dreams of a professional performance career? Is it possible or should you just give up now?! Don't do that. But listen on as I discuss all of the things.

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TDS 03: Pointe Shoes FAQ

 
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Hello and welcome to The Dancer's Sidekick, a podcast for smart dancers.
I'm Kimberley, your dance sidekick / mentor / virtual dance bestie. I'm here to give guidance, support and advice, as you navigate the world of dance.

Today I'm answering your questions! I've compiled a bunch of questions across my platforms to turn this episode into a bumper Q&A chat. These pointe related questions are some of the most common questions I get. Hopefully I can help a few of you out with my responses!

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Video Version of this Episode: https://youtu.be/RFO7sQ0-Tsg
Email: podcast@kisarhi.com
Website: http://www.kisarhi.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kisarhi
Instagram: @thedancerssidekick

TDS 02: Are You Ready For Pointe?

 
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Hello and welcome to The Dancer's Sidekick, a podcast for smart dancers.
I'm Kimberley, your dance sidekick / mentor / virtual dance bestie. I'm here to give guidance, support and advice, as you navigate the world of dance.

For the second episode, I wanted to share the content from my most popular YouTube video - how to know when you're ready for pointe.

I've been blown away by the response of this topic in particular. Over 40,000 people have viewed this video about starting pointe and I've received hundreds of comments and questions about pointe shoes and how it all works. There's a lot of concern out there and I want to do whatever I can to help make things easier for you! So with all that said, let's dive into it.

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Watch the Video Version of this Episode: https://youtu.be/Gqq-VjI2PHE

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TDS 01: You Need a Dance Mentor

 
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Hello and welcome to The Dancer's Sidekick, a podcast for smart dancers.
I'm Kimberley, your dance sidekick / mentor / virtual dance bestie. I'm here to give guidance, support and advice, as you navigate the world of dance.

I'm also here as your secret weapon - your cheerleader and confidence booster. I'm a dance artist and have been enamoured with all things dance for 20+ years. I left school to train full time and later studied dance at university. I have 2 Bachelors in Dance and Education. My life has been dance and now I'd like to pass on what I've learned to you.

This is episode 1 of The Dancer's Sidekick and I'm SO thrilled that you've decided to give my lil podcast a listen! Today I'm sharing why I believe you need a dance mentor.

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Video Version of this Episode: https://youtu.be/Pv07kiP-Mo4
Email: podcast@kisarhi.com
Website: http://www.kisarhi.com
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/kisarhi
Instagram: @thedancerssidekick