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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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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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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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.  

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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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