AusDancersOverseas - The Podcast
Bullies and narcissists in leadership positions - in conversation with Terry Hyde

Bullies and narcissists in leadership positions - in conversation with Terry Hyde

October 12, 2020

In conversation with Terry Hyde

In this podcast episode, we talk about ’the rest of the story’. While dancers find themselves constantly encouraged to speak up if they see, or experience injustice or abuse at their school/their company, we do believe that it is of utmost importance to discuss that speaking up can get you into a whole lot of trouble. Something you may not be prepared for. 

Terry tells us about bullies and narcissistic personalities in leadership positions, and how they can impact a dancer’s life. An episode not to be missed! Uncomfortable, but needed. 

 

Terry’s website:

www.counsellingfordancers.com

 

Or get in touch via email (esp. if you’re interested in group sessions, 1:1 sessions, or to invite him to your school/company):

counsellingfordancers@gmail.om

 

Terry’s social media:

Instagram @counsellingfordancers

Facebook ’Counselling for Dancers’

Twitter @Counselingdance

 

RACISM IN DANCE - episode 1

RACISM IN DANCE - episode 1

August 28, 2020
RACISM IN DANCE
 
Episode no 1 has launched! 
So grateful for @solangeurdang and @kaydances_ to have shared their experiences and how they actively fight racism in the dance world. Here’s an idea of what to expect in the podcast:
 
’You can’t act diversity, you have to be diverse.’
 
’We’re not stupid. We’re not going into a place just because you say ’You’re welcome’ but yet there’s no diversity in the teaching staff, there’s no diversity in the curriculum, the board is not diverse, no diverse choreographers, and then you say ’You’re welcome’. No, we’re not.’
 
’What I don’t understand … when the story is a fantasy, when it’s not even real, how can we debate what color the lead should be?’
 
’History is not generally taught. So again, this fosters the environment that dance is for particular people, but if they knew the history, it just would be evident (that dance is for everyone). So many schools teach jazz, tap, hip hop, commercial (…) and jazz, tap and hip hop come directly from the African Diaspora.’
 
’Especially in ballet, once you get your teacher’s qualification, you can go, you can put in great kids for exams and be quite successful, but your mentality hasn’t moved forward in what you’re doing.’
 
’It’s about students feeling comfortable, and then word will get back, to say that they had a good experience. If they didn’t have a good experience, the cycle (of diversity) would stop.’
 
This podcast episode is a must listen for every dancer thinking that there aren’t enough white people speaking up. Solange Urdang leads the way and teaches us how to become allies of black dancers in the industry, and Kamara is a godsend for young black dancers not (yet) daring to think they could make it in the dance world!
 
 
 
 
Physiotherapy, S&C and online training w/ Sally Harrison

Physiotherapy, S&C and online training w/ Sally Harrison

July 19, 2020

PHYSIOTHERAPY, S&C and ONLINE TRAINING - in conversation with Sally Harrison (@strength4dance and @band_its.official)

The brilliant Sally Harrison talks all things

  • What to do when you feel you’re not seen as a dancer during treatment? A situation so many have already encountered, especially when having moved to a new school/company.
  • What should you expect from a good clinician? Can you grow your clinician?
  • S&C movements that are helpful for dancers - and those that are not. How do you spot them? And how can you vary your conditioning?
  • Online training: Things to do at home, and what to look our for in online trainings. This form of training is still quite prevalent when we look at what’s happening in the world right now.
  • What’s most neglected in dance and what can we do against it?

Sally and I had a blast - never before have I laughed so much in an episode! Especially when we realized that our paths could have crossed ages ago in London when I was a student and Sally already an accomplished artist. Definitely recommend to tune in on IGTV as well to see Sally explain ’The Pyramid of Performance for Dance’ - so happy we kept the video footage as well, as this helps understand the importance of this pyramid. 

ENJOY!

WHAT STOPS ME FROM SEEING CLEARLY?

WHAT STOPS ME FROM SEEING CLEARLY?

July 17, 2020

A while ago 85% of our followers participating in a poll said that they tend to have negative thoughts, or bad habits like 

  • self-limiting beliefs
  • desperately holding on to plans
  • a need for constant validation
  • fear of uncertainty
  • holding on to the past
  • and projecting their insecurities onto others.

Now, 2020 has been tough on most of us, and the arts the artists have been hit particularly hard. So many graduates not having properly graduated, but also not having had a change to finish their audition tour, so many dancers still not knowing when they will either be able to get back to a studio, not to mention the stage, so many dreams in tatters. 

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I spoke to the brilliant Philippa from @stageminded, a former dancer with @hamburgballet, now settled as counsellor and back in Australia, founder of StageMinded, school counsellor for @theaustralianballetschool, and my partner for the new program LEAP OVERSEAS (click here). We discussed these dancer-typical character traits, in general, and in particular during the current coronavirus crisis, and also for those moving away from home to pursue their dream 

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ENJOY!

Dancing and studying in Germany w/Dancersconnect

Dancing and studying in Germany w/Dancersconnect

June 24, 2020

In this episode, Friedrich and Amelia (@dancersconnect.de) tell us about the rather unique situation in Germany, where public funding for the arts is far more part of the culture than in many other countries, how dancers can raise their voice even in very difficult situations, why unions are so important, where to seek support, and how to help build a better future for dance in Germany - the main reason why Friedrich founded Dancersconnect. This episode is for dancers from all over the world, and also students. Germany being one of the most popular destinations for dancers from overseas, definitely do not miss out, we discuss lots of points that you probably have never heard of before, and we also don’t shy away from difficult topics like abuse. This episode will help you become the most accomplished artist you can be. If you’re considering auditioning for schools and companies in Germany, this episode is a must!

All links can be found here.

CORONAVIRUS EXPLAINED

CORONAVIRUS EXPLAINED

May 10, 2020

On Sunday, May 10, I sat down to record a single episode for you to understand the confusing and often very mixed messages about the new coronavirus and what it means for our daily lives. I've touched on herd immunity, vaccines, drugs, kids, face masks, warmer weather, antibody testing kits, and how we perceive numbers published by governments. Hope this will clarify a lot!

ANZAC biscuits - and a ramble about diet culture in the dance world

ANZAC biscuits - and a ramble about diet culture in the dance world

April 25, 2020

We set out to discuss the plantbased swaps that Ballerina Bites uses for her new ANZAC biscuits recipe - and then found ourselves rambling about diet culture in general, in the dance world in particular, how disordered eating can easily be triggered in a dance environment, and who should advice on a dancer's diet - and who should not. We believe this episode will be massive help for anyone with a not-so-healthy relationship with food!

’What’s been in the pots and pans this week, Alex?’ - #1, April 17

’What’s been in the pots and pans this week, Alex?’ - #1, April 17

April 17, 2020

In this episode, we discuss with Ballerina Bites the meals she created during lockdown when training is limited to online classes. We provide nutritional insights into the meals, how to twist her meals into non-plantbased versions, but we also discuss training intensities, meals plans, calorie counting, the controversy around coconut oil and soy products, some of the myths surrounding carbohydrates ..... and so much all. A great combination of recipe creator and sports nutritionist!

Lockdown, coronavirus, and training from home - facts and inspirational messages

Lockdown, coronavirus, and training from home - facts and inspirational messages

April 10, 2020

This is a podcast episode for dancers to help understand the often mixed messages in the media and news, but additionally, this episode includes 9 dancers and their experiences during lockdown and self-isolation - think routines, positive distractions, keeping in touch with family and friends, cooking and baking, their favorite classes and conditioning programs, but also their anxieties and worries. Prof. Hartland helps us understand what we need to know about SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19. 

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