Mini Dancers Who Peak Too Early

Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast

Feb 29 2024 • 1 hr 33 mins

Guests - Kate Biernat and Krysten Danielle

Hosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley Mealor


In Episode 176 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, we focus on the tiniest dancers who defy all expectations, only to burn out at a young age. IDA judge Kate Biernat and dance educator Krysten Danielle give their unique perspectives and advice for the youngest of dancers.


Topics Include:

  • Typical weekly schedule for high-achieving minis
  • What happens when minis have to dance with an older age group due to their abilities
  • How to avoid the burnout that comes with over-training at a young age



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