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Pas de Chát: Talking Dance

Barry Kerollis, Premier Dance Network

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Pas de Chát: Talking Dance

Pas de Chát: Talking Dance

Barry Kerollis, Premier Dance Network

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Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a dance studio at one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world? Or wondered what was going through Giselle's mind as she lifted her leg to her ear? There is a lot more to the politics of dance than lithe women wearing pointe shoes being hoisted into the air by men in tights. Listen in for a weekly conversation on all aspects of the professional dance world as Barry Kerollis, freelance choreographer and popular blogger, candidly shares his experiences and thoughts on the workings of the dance world as he travels the globe creating ballets, teaching future generations of dancers, and performing for audiences

Latest Episodes

130 - Dancers - Built to Be Risk Takers

It is part of the job description for dancers to take risks. Every day they risk injury, failure, pain, public embarrassment, and more. Listen in to this week’s conversation for a thought-provoking discussion on how risk taking is built in tiny increments through dance training and how it influences artists lives beyond dance. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

34 MIN5 days ago
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130 - Dancers - Built to Be Risk Takers

129 - Things I've Learned Starting My Company

Starting a company is no joke. As host Barry Kerollis develops Movement Headquarters Ballet Company, he has learned a lot. Listen in to hear about lessons regarding building community, talking to dancers, public criticism, asking for money, and much more. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

41 MIN2 weeks ago
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129 - Things I've Learned Starting My Company

128 - Cultivating Importance for Dancers

In a recent social media post, Kobe Bryant appeared to shame a young player on his youth basketball team for choosing to attend her dance recital over a game. This week we discuss this post, how expecting young athletes and artists to understand the importance of an art form or sport is unreasonable, and how host Barry Kerollis slowly educates students to make the art form of dance important in their lives. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

47 MINSEP 14
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128 - Cultivating Importance for Dancers

127 - Why I Retired Young

Most dancers would never consider retiring before they have to. In this week's episode, Barry Kerollis discusses why he decided to retire young and what his experience has been like since stepping out of the limelight to direct, choreograph, teach, and write. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

45 MINAUG 30
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127 - Why I Retired Young

126 - Talking Pointe Shoes

Over 3 years of podcasting, pointe shoes have never been discussed in depth on Pas de Chát. But all of that changes this week, as we collaborate with and interview New York City's premier pointe shoe fitter and Youtuber, Mary Carpenter (dancewithmarynyc). Listen in for a history lesson in pointe shoes, what to expect in a fitting, discussion of brands, and an all-around good conversation. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

94 MINAUG 9
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126 - Talking Pointe Shoes

125~ 10 Expectations of My Students

While dance students often have expectations of their instructors, they may not realize that their teachers have extremely specific expectations for their students, as well. Listen in to hear a list of 10 expectations Barry has of his students and learn why they are important for dancers entering any classroom. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

53 MINJUL 5
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125~ 10 Expectations of My Students

124 ~ My Craziest Open Class Experience

Teaching open class can be full of excitement and surprises. Sometimes, you have professional ballet dancers and Broadway stars at the barre. When you teach drop-in classes for the general public, you never know who is going to walk into the studio, what their level is, and how they will act. Listen in as Barry shares his wildest experience as an instructor at the famed Broadway Dance Center. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

40 MINJUN 22
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124 ~ My Craziest Open Class Experience

123 - 2018-2019 Season Analysis

As the 2018-2019 season comes to an end, Barry analyzes his successes and failures over the past year in dance. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

44 MINJUN 7
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123 - 2018-2019 Season Analysis

122 - Demystifying Promotions

What exactly does it take to get a promotion in rank within a ballet company. Listen in to learn when promotions happen, who makes the decisions, and what factors go into deciding who moves up in rank. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

44 MINMAY 24
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122 - Demystifying Promotions

121 ~ Is Ballet My Most Natural Form of Expression

Have you ever seen a dancer post footage of themselves dancing on social media alongside the statement, “This is my most natural form of expression.” Frustrated by how commonly he views these posts, Barry discusses whether ballet can actually be considered a natural form of expression. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

25 MINMAY 10
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121 ~ Is Ballet My Most Natural Form of Expression

Latest Episodes

130 - Dancers - Built to Be Risk Takers

It is part of the job description for dancers to take risks. Every day they risk injury, failure, pain, public embarrassment, and more. Listen in to this week’s conversation for a thought-provoking discussion on how risk taking is built in tiny increments through dance training and how it influences artists lives beyond dance. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

34 MIN5 days ago
Comments
130 - Dancers - Built to Be Risk Takers

129 - Things I've Learned Starting My Company

Starting a company is no joke. As host Barry Kerollis develops Movement Headquarters Ballet Company, he has learned a lot. Listen in to hear about lessons regarding building community, talking to dancers, public criticism, asking for money, and much more. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

41 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
129 - Things I've Learned Starting My Company

128 - Cultivating Importance for Dancers

In a recent social media post, Kobe Bryant appeared to shame a young player on his youth basketball team for choosing to attend her dance recital over a game. This week we discuss this post, how expecting young athletes and artists to understand the importance of an art form or sport is unreasonable, and how host Barry Kerollis slowly educates students to make the art form of dance important in their lives. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

47 MINSEP 14
Comments
128 - Cultivating Importance for Dancers

127 - Why I Retired Young

Most dancers would never consider retiring before they have to. In this week's episode, Barry Kerollis discusses why he decided to retire young and what his experience has been like since stepping out of the limelight to direct, choreograph, teach, and write. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

45 MINAUG 30
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127 - Why I Retired Young

126 - Talking Pointe Shoes

Over 3 years of podcasting, pointe shoes have never been discussed in depth on Pas de Chát. But all of that changes this week, as we collaborate with and interview New York City's premier pointe shoe fitter and Youtuber, Mary Carpenter (dancewithmarynyc). Listen in for a history lesson in pointe shoes, what to expect in a fitting, discussion of brands, and an all-around good conversation. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

94 MINAUG 9
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126 - Talking Pointe Shoes

125~ 10 Expectations of My Students

While dance students often have expectations of their instructors, they may not realize that their teachers have extremely specific expectations for their students, as well. Listen in to hear a list of 10 expectations Barry has of his students and learn why they are important for dancers entering any classroom. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

53 MINJUL 5
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125~ 10 Expectations of My Students

124 ~ My Craziest Open Class Experience

Teaching open class can be full of excitement and surprises. Sometimes, you have professional ballet dancers and Broadway stars at the barre. When you teach drop-in classes for the general public, you never know who is going to walk into the studio, what their level is, and how they will act. Listen in as Barry shares his wildest experience as an instructor at the famed Broadway Dance Center. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

40 MINJUN 22
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124 ~ My Craziest Open Class Experience

123 - 2018-2019 Season Analysis

As the 2018-2019 season comes to an end, Barry analyzes his successes and failures over the past year in dance. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

44 MINJUN 7
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123 - 2018-2019 Season Analysis

122 - Demystifying Promotions

What exactly does it take to get a promotion in rank within a ballet company. Listen in to learn when promotions happen, who makes the decisions, and what factors go into deciding who moves up in rank. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

44 MINMAY 24
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122 - Demystifying Promotions

121 ~ Is Ballet My Most Natural Form of Expression

Have you ever seen a dancer post footage of themselves dancing on social media alongside the statement, “This is my most natural form of expression.” Frustrated by how commonly he views these posts, Barry discusses whether ballet can actually be considered a natural form of expression. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructor, and dancer with over 13 years experience in the dance world. His career includes directing Alaska Dance Theatre, dancing for Pacific Northwest Ballet, and traveling the country as a nationally-touring freelance artist. He also runs the popular blog,Life of a Freelance Dancer. Premier Dance Network website Barry Kerollis website Dancing Off Stage Blog Life of a Freelance Dancer Blog Barry Kerollis You Tube Channel

25 MINMAY 10
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121 ~ Is Ballet My Most Natural Form of Expression