Live performances and classes may still be mostly on pause, but the dance community continues moving and shaking. Podcasts are one of our fave ways to keep up with the dance world in an entertaining and informative way. Try listening to one of these pod recs while stretching, cooking, or on your commute—even if your commute these days is from your bed to your at-home dance studio.
The Dance Edit Podcast
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On this week's episode of The Dance Edit Podcast: Extended closures and the need for racial equity on Broadway, intellectual property rights in the age of digital programming, mental health for dancers, and more. Listen now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Link in bio.
Dance Media's own podcast features a rotating panel of Dance Media editors recapping all of the week's biggest dance-related news. Everything from the latest ballet company promotions to social media's newest dance trends are covered in less than 30 minutes—just the right amount of time for your morning coffee or your stretching routine.
Conversations on Dance
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It’s our 200th episode of Conversations on Dance! To celebrate, we get together to chat about the beginnings of COD, some favorite memories, and catch up on what we have been up to recently. Tune in via your favorite podcast app. And while you are there, take a minute to leave us a review to help us celebrate 200 episodes! 🎉 Thank you as always to our amazing sponsor, @yumiko for their continued support of the pod! This episode is also brought to you by @veyettevirtualballetschool.
In "Conversations on Dance," Former Miami City Ballet dancers Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden take a weekly dive into the ballet world with interviews featuring professional dancers, choreographers, artistic directors, and educators from around the world. The longer episodes are perfect for indulging your inner (or outer) dance nerd.
If you're still mourning the (temporary!) closure of your fave Broadway show, this podcast might help tide you over until we can return to the Great White Way. "The Ensemblist" shines the spotlight on some of the hardest working performers on Broadway—the ensemble. (Side note: We're still waiting on a Tony Award for Best Ensemble!) Each episode features interviews with ensemble performers talking about anything and everything—from their toughest auditions to the teachers that inspired them.
Three Bonus Podcasts From Our Dance Faves
Some of our favorite dancers have dabbled in podcasting and have archived episodes available to stream.
"The Stage Rightside with James Whiteside" is another ballet-themed podcast hosted by ABT principal and social media superstar James Whiteside.
"The Dance Room" with Heather Morris and Ava Bernstine-Mitchell focuses on the danciest shows on TV and conversations with some of our commercial dance faves.