Making the Most Out of Your Classes - In-studio and Online
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Guests - Ashley Marinelli and Kimberly Soel
Hosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley Mealor

In Episode 31 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, Courtney and Lesley are joined by IDA judges and teachers Ashley Marinelli and Kimberly Soel to dive deep into the art of taking class - in the studio, at home, and at conventions.

Topics Include:

  •  Expectations for students in-studio, on Zoom, and at conventions
  •  Helpful ideas for making the most of your virtual class experience
  •  Teacher tips for keeping students engaged in class
  •  Convention class etiquette

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  • Courtney - @courtney.ortiz
  • Lesley - @lil_lez36
  • Ashley - @alm433
  • Kimberly - @kimba2484

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