A Crash Course on Award Ceremonies 🏆

Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast

Jan 25 2024 • 1 hr 15 mins

Guests - James Murphy and Maria Pomerleau

Hosted By - Courtney Ortiz and Lesley Mealor


In Episode 171 of Making The Impact - A Dance Competition Podcast, we go deep into one of the most confusing parts of the competitive dance world - awards ceremonies! IDA judge and dance educator Maria Pomerleau and Star Talent Productions host and emcee James Murphy join us for this informative discussion!


Topics Include:

  • Types of awards and what they mean
  • How levels affect how many 1st places exist at any given competition
  • Awards ceremony etiquette



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