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This podcast follows comedian Daryl Williams aka D. Williams aka Dumb-ass from his very first open mic all the way to the present. Each episode he talks about his stand up routines and invites fellow comedians to talk about their journey too. He also throws in a sketch, a cool flashback, or a poorly executed celebrity impression to shake things up now and then. It's a podcast, it can be whatever he wants! He can even talk about himself in the third person! Subscribe where ever you get podcas ...
 
Do people think you’re crazy because you want to be a dancer and drop the 9-5? We get it! Listen in as we teach you how to take your love for dance and turn it into a career. Welcome to the Dance Your Life podcast by Maxt Out Dance Competition with your host Joanna Vargas. Every week Joanna will bring you intimate interviews with the most successful and open dancers, choreographers and directors in the dance industry. The Dance Your Life podcast will help you and your dance career. Whether y ...
 
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Salome and Joanna go all in and talk about their top Dance Your Life guest interviews and their takeaways from their experiences with 100+ dancers. Join us in this conversation as it’s their last episode for this podcast. They will be putting a pause on this wonderful adventure. It’s not a “goodbye”, it’s a “see you again soon!” In this episode you…
 
Tori gives you several tips to get out of your head when you are stuck thinking that you can’t push through tough changes in dance and in life. In this episode you will learn about: What you can do to become a more well rounded dancer. How you can implement other forms of art into dance to create something new and unique. What are some tips that ca…
 
Elm tells you his story on how Boogiezone got started and how it’s created opportunities in the dance community for dancers. In this episode you will learn about: How you can start creating your own dance opportunities. What are the steps to starting your own business? How to continue adapting with the dance community that keeps evolving. How to ke…
 
Danny talks about not regretting the past and how he was able to recreate himself. This episode is such a gift and it will help you get through a moment of self doubt. In this episode you will learn about: How can you create more by the way you respond to judgements. What are the different ways to reconnect with yourself and explore more about your…
 
This conversation with Shockwave is deep and very important to listen about the expectations that we have as humans in which we have the power to improve in society. In this episode you will learn about: Where your street dance movements come from. The importance of you knowing where styles originated. How you can improve society expectations by be…
 
Audrey talks about her car accident and how she got back to continue dancing and took an opportunity to teach in China where she ended up staying for 5 years. In this episode you will learn about: What it takes to motivate yourself to dance what you love. How to create your own opportunities in life. Teaching in other countries and dance being a un…
 
Kevin talks about his experiences working with Madonna, Michael Jackson and Prince, to name a few. In this episode you will learn about: How dance can be developed in different ways the more experiences you allow yourself to go through. Choosing your strengths to take you through the journey you want. Allowing every single audition as a growth expe…
 
Dom talks about the ability that everyone has to create the best version of yourself as a performer and person. In this episode you will learn about: What it’s like to really create a safe space for yourself as a dancer. How to maintain your unique artistry. If you’ve never freestyled, how you can start to let go. Adapting to other cultures when tr…
 
Liezel made some sacrifices in dance to get her Bachelors and Masters to later on create more opportunities for herself and other dancers in the dance community. In this episode you will learn about: What you can do by sacrificing something you love so much. Having a plan to create the most out of your passion and career. Finding the right training…
 
Did you know that you are capable of creating your own happiness in life? As artists we are very passionate about our work and we at times build stories in our mind that we are not capable of happiness when we get rejected or we are not appreciated then we choose to give up and wonder when your big break will come. Romiah and Salome invite you to c…
 
Remember Breed, TM, Miguel Zarate, all the other dance teams and choreographers in the early 2000’s? Jordan and Salome have some good throwback conversations about how dance used to be 15+ years ago. You’ll also get behind the scenes of Disneyland’s Mickey and the Magical Map show. Who doesn’t love a good Disney inside look?! In this episode you wi…
 
Johanna tells us about her experience coaching JLo for the movie Hustlers and Super Bowl. She coached JLo for the famous pole dancing scenes in Hustlers and she also choreographed the Super Bowl pole dancing section. Joanna and Johanna met years ago. When Joanna hosted her first dance showcase, Johanna performed at her show. And now they have come …
 
Ally talks about how she mixed hip hop and cultural dance to create a unique dance company. This conversation inspires you to go outside of the box to make up your own rules and create another stream of income. Ally has discovered that she is ready to expand energetically outside of L.A and the U.S. In this episode you will learn about: How Ally’s …
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews Allyssa Sniff. Allyssa brings out the lessons that were taught while she was a performer at Six Flags and what her experience was running back and forth from one audition to another in different cities. Listen in as you will hear a different perspective from a dancer that moved to L.A not too long ago to pur…
 
Essence talks about being rejected from a dance company and how she moved forward to being a dancer that gets noticed because of her performance and as a great dance teacher. In this episode you will learn about: Taking advantage of all the dance classes and workshops to gain more training and get to where you want to be as a dancer. Going all the …
 
Sarai lives in Tijuana, Mexico and talks about her upbringing as a dancer living in Mexico and training in San Diego. Listen in as they talk about the different latin cultures and the latin entertainment industry. In this episode you will learn about: How you are capable of accomplishing anything by looking for different ways to get what you want. …
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews Meghan Magoun. They have a lot in common with their dance journeys. Listen in and learn how taking care of yourself has to be taken seriously. Take actions about your health and pay attention to your body. In this episode you will learn about: Taking different avenues for dance to build your dance career. Re…
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews Chad Geiger. Their conversation is so sweet and refreshing. Chad is such a kind hearted person. You will feel the positive energy through your earbuds as you listen to Chad and Joanna talk about manifesting a positive environment and bringing in good vibes. In this episode you will learn about: Allowing spac…
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews Chris Naoki Lee. They talk about working in the entertainment industry from going to school for acting and dance to booking commercials and T.V shows. In this episode you will learn about: How dance is connected to everything you do out of dance. Separate you know if you’re a professional by how you react to…
 
Have you shifted your daily routine since the pandemic started? This show was inspired by the 5 things that our host, Joanna Vargas does daily in order to create a great day! Listen in to this show as Joanna gives you her 5 biggest tips on how to start your day off with a bang. 5 WAYS TO SAVE YOUR DAY: Evening routine Morning routine Drink water in…
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews Jesse Fields. They talk about the difference between masculinity and femininity and what the differences might be to you when it comes to dance styles. Jesse speaks about speaking your truth about your past dance experiences relating to trauma. In this episode you will learn about: How the meaning of masculi…
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews Reanna Holt. These ladies talk about the discovery of your intuition. You will love this episode as they get real about nurturing your inner connection. In this episode you will learn about: Looking for different ventures as an artist. Doing what you really want and making it happen. What you can accomplish …
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews Katie Batres. Joanna and Katie get REAL about how to create your own business as an artist. They bring up the good stuff about the topics surrounding finances that people in general don’t like to face. The good, the bad and the ugly… but is it really ugly? Or is that the story we’ve been given all of our liv…
 
What have you learned from the pandemic? When the pandemic hit in March (here in Los Angeles) the Maxt Out team and I sat down and brainstormed on how we can bring the dance community closer together. We came up with the idea of hosting IG Live interviews and starting a podcast. What a gift? The silver lining in the pandemic was the creation of our…
 
Are you interested in standing out on Instagram? In this solo episode, Joanna shares her IG tricks on ways and ideas on what to post on Instagram when you feel stuck on what to post for that day. Instagram is the NEW RESUME. Your Instagram account is also seen as your website. Think of Instagram as a free tool to use to brand and promote yourself a…
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews David Slaney. They bring up some serious topics about being your true self in the dance world and going through self doubt to then finding out what you really want to accomplish as a dancer. In this episode you will learn about: How you can experience so much more by branching out to different communities in…
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews Nikolas Bermea. Niko talks about his dance journey starting as a school mascot and eventually discovering that he has passion for dance. He talks about his 3 month residency in Costa Rica as an instructor. In this episode you will learn about: How you can discover what you are good at by trying new things. W…
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews Anna Sarao about what it takes to put on a dance competition for thousands of dancers. These ladies spit it all out, the good and the bad. In this episode you will learn about: How you can feel uncertain about one dance path and yet end up finding a dance path that suits you. What kind of sacrifices you can …
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews Knicole Haggins. Listen in as Joanna and K talk about previous dance experiences. K gives you different stories that happened behind the scenes from tours with different “A List” pop artists. In this episode you will learn about: How your journey can change from one day to another. What kind of sacrifices yo…
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews Thalia Ramos, director of Cubcakes, a junior dance company. In this episode, Joanna and Thalia really get into spiritual and emotional mental tools. Learn how much power you have to create a sweet future! In this episode you will learn about: What you can do with emotional and mental tools. How your emotions…
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews Goose Polanco. They talk about how we are all learning together through this pandemic. Goose runs through his dance journey from growing up in Boston to living in Hawaii, Australia, Los Angeles and Arizona. In this episode you will learn about: What it takes for you to absolutely pursue your dance goals. How…
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews JC, and they talk about why the dance industry suffers financially and why there still isn’t a rate value. In this episode you will learn why artists struggle the most and how you can change it. In this episode you will learn about: How passing on knowledge as an instructor is more rewarding. Why you have a …
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews Bella Garcia, a dancer and new upcoming choreographer. In this episode, Bella and Joanna talk about how your social media branding is important and why putting the time and effort on your content can create more opportunities for dancers. In this episode you will learn about: What you can get out of going to…
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews members Susanne Puerschel, a retired ballet dancer from Berlin, Germany. In this episode, Susanne gives you information on what the major requirements were to become a successful ballet dancer in a strict ballet school in Europe. Listen to the stories that happened as the wall of Berlin was knocked down and …
 
Are you sick of 2020? In this episode Joanna shares her 3 step process how to make the best out of a not fun situation. Let’s end our year on a high note. Listen in to learn more about how to pause, how to ask a better question and how to act and make a choice. Text me SUMMIT to (323) 524-9857 to be the first 200 dancers to get on our VIP list to b…
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews members from Servility to see how they as a dance team are pushing forward in quarantine. Servility brings a refreshing perspective on how they as a team run and present themselves, so get ready because a wave of kindness is coming your way. In this episode you will learn about: What you can expect from the …
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews Dameion “Lucky” Smith. He is well known for his great personality and lively energy as an MC and host for several events in the entertainment industry and in sports. Lucky talks about the importance of making positive changes in your life and how you can start evolving at any time in your life. It’s never to…
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews members from C8 Dynasty to see how they have pushed through quarantine while tackling current issues as one. In this episode you will learn about: How the name Collabor8 originated. The teams that fall under C8 Dynasty. What their members look forward to in the future for the dance world. How creative minds …
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews the young members from Cubcakes and talks about their perspective and what they learned from the pandemic. Listen in as every dancer has a great tip and point of view for life and dance. In this episode you will learn about: The different tips and perspectives that young dancers learned through the pandemic.…
 
Arnel Calvario shares his knowledge of leadership in the dance community in this episode. Learn why the dance community needs more leaders and educators. Arnel explains the importance of excellent leadership and what it takes to become a good mentor. In this episode you will learn about: What led Arnel to create Kaba Modern. How going to school, ma…
 
In this episode Joanna Vargas interviews members from Tequila Movement Dance Crew to learn how they’re dancing through the quarantine in Mexicali, Mexico. This episode gives you insight into life in a different country and a view of how dance is truly a gift in their community. In this episode you will learn about: How quarantine guidelines are in …
 
Hey guys! Did you miss me? Of course you did. Well I'm back with another amazing episode with my special guest Julia Pels (@queercomedian). We chat all about how she got into stand-up, her personal involvement with a #metoo comment made on Facebook, growing up in Chicago, how she met Tom Hanks and Sarah Silverman (not at the same time), and how she…
 
Joanna shares her dance journey from a business perspective. This episode will sure give you a lot of input about starting a business involving dance. In this episode you will learn about: The strengths and weaknesses a business owner can have and how to work around it. How important it is to have good work ethics by working as a backup dancer for …
 
In this episode the tables have turned, Joanna Vargas, creator of “Dance Your Life” is interviewed by Salome Valdez. You will get a business perspective of dance as Joanna talks about her experience with opening her dance studio, Jayvee Dance Studio in Alhambra, CA. In this episode you will learn about: The qualities that make a great dance instruc…
 
In this episode 664 in the Groove Dance Crew shares how they are training, having fun, and staying informed during the pandemic in Mexico. Get ready for some laughs because you’ll experience a genuine friendship that lives within this team. In this episode you will learn about: The journey to create 664 in the Groove Dance Crew. 664 in the Grooves …
 
In this episode, Danyel Moulton shares how she went from training professionally as gymnast to falling in love with dance and creating an award winning dance crew. Danyel’s energy is so infectious and she is so wise. Please note that Joanna’s microphone is not as strong. Our apologies. Hang in there and thanks for listening. In this episode you wil…
 
In this episode, Ricky shares how the dance world is today compared to when he first started dancing. Get all the juicy details about how he kept a stable job while pursuing dance and turning it into a full time career. In this episode you will learn about: The importance of having a backup job to pursue dance as a career. Landing a gig to be the m…
 
Kavita shares her story about how her business background helps guide her projects to success over and over again. You will get the inside scoop on her dance career and her journey to becoming a successful businesswoman in dance. In this episode you will learn about: Constantly switching dance agencies to sign with an agent that best fits What danc…
 
In this episode you will learn how Amanda thrived in becoming an inspiration for all types of dancers around the world. You will be inspired by this young artist and how she is BREAKING THE DANCE STEREOTYPE. In this episode you will learn about: What it’s like to have her mom as her dance manager (Momager) Building relationships in the dance commun…
 
In this episode you will learn about: Being born into dance and growing up as a dance studio child. Having downfalls and not giving up in life while becoming one of the top choreographers. Embarrassing audition stories and overcoming them. How Instagram is a visual resume for dancers. The kind of professional dancers choreographers want to hire. Sh…
 
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