A Chat With Bianca Caryl – LDCPS4E4

Bianca Caryl is the coach of a major powerhouse, the Arizona State University Dance Team.  I think listeners will be pleasantly surprised and inspired by Bianca’s approach to competition, building team culture, and her team’s purpose.  She shares so much insight and advice from her wealth of knowledge and experience!   Follow ASU Dance Team:…

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A Chat With Mo Klug – LDCPS4E3

Mo Klug has lived on both sides of the country, but eventually settled here in the Midwest where we are so fortunate to have her.  She talks about her varied background and dance experience and shares all kinds of great insights and advice on coaching.  There are so many takeaways from this episode with Mo,…

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FLOURISH with Larkspur – Race Relations With Yvonne Cole

In an effort to keep this topic at the forefront, our second episode in our FLOURISH with Larkspur series of the podcast discusses the sensitive topic of race again.  This time I sit down and chat with Yvonne Cole, the longtime coach of the Lindbergh Flyerettes and Missouri Dance Team Association founder and board member,…

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Rob Miller

Rob Miller has influenced and guided the most successful and significant dance team coaches through Proactive Coaching, an organization that  works with coaches to help them create character-based team cultures, provide a blueprint for team leadership, develop confident, tough-minded competitors, and train coaches for excellence and significance.  He is one of my favorite speakers, and…

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Line Dance Instruction for NDCA

It’s my absolute pleasure to provide line dance instruction for the National Dance Coaches Association Conference in Nashville!  I love this organization and the support it gives to the dance team community.  And I’m thrilled that the conference will be in Nashville this year!  I love that city because a really fun part of my…

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A Chat With Jenna Schneider – LDCPS2E19

This podcast episode with former University of Wisconsin coach Jenna Schneider could not have come at a better time!  With her background in public health and her completion of the University of Wisconsin Professional Coaching Cohort in 2019, she is launching Jenna Schneider Coaching and will continue to advise and inspire individuals as they strive…

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1-Day Clinics

We’re excited to be partnering with the Sion Storm Dance Team and the Oak Park Pommies to host 2 one day clinics!

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A Chat With Katie Jackson – LDCPS1E15

Katie Jackson, coach of the Mill Valley Silver Stars, shares some great insights and advice on choreography, cleaning routines, building a positive team culture, and how the different brands of national competitions differ.  She also shares what elements judges look for in competition routines.   Connect with Larkspur at the following links: Website: https://www.larkspurdance.com Instagram:…

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A Chat With Cindy Freeman – LDCPS1E10

Cindy has spent the last 20 years coaching Avila University, a highly successful collegiate team that did well at nationals their very first year, and they continue to do well year after year!  She’ll share useful advice on how to build a program, plan your year, clean routines and maintain a positive team culture.  She…

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Larkspur 1-Day Clinics

We’re excited to be partnering with the Sion Storm Dance Team and the Lee’s Summit North Northern Stars to host 2 one day clinics! Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 at Notre Dame de Sion Saturday, July 28th, 2018 at Lee’s Summit North Our main focus will be to teach usable and crowd pleasing material for the…

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Aerial Sessions at Voler!

The aerial sessions for the Overall High Point Winners at The Kansas City Classic have begun!  A huge thank you to our good friend Rachel at Voler for being so awesome and supportive of Larkspur and The Kansas City Classic since day one, AND for being such a great teacher!  During the sessions, she taught the…

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Larkspur Scholarship Winner Ashtyn Scruggs

Congratulations to Ashtyn Scruggs for being selected as the 2013 winner of the Allyn Schwinn Scholarship! Ashtyn has not only overcome a physical deformity at birth that made doctors doubtful she would ever be able to dance, but also a broken back, the result of an accident her sophomore year. With hard work and dedication,…

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Summer of 2014

Summer flew by and I was a terribly lazy blogger, so I’m going to just do one big, fat blog post now. Kayla and I choreographed a pom routine for an adorable team that we love.  Here’s what the choreo sessions looked like: I did actually snap a photo of all the Hello Kitty stuff…

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Thank you, Headliners!

I had a really great time judging for Headliners in Orlando, Florida!  What a great company!  Here’s a link so you can check it out.  So many great things!  National titles, agency representation, college scholarships, charity involvement.  The list goes on and on.  And it’s run by some wonderful people!  The following is a PDF…

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School Nutrition Association National Conference

I got the opportunity to teach at the School Nutrition Association National Conference as part of their Steps Challenge program sponsored by Jennie O.  It was so great hanging out with lunch ladies (and a few lunch men) from all over the country!  Over 300 attendees turned out and participated in my “dance as fitness”…

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