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During the 2019 Emerald Ball, Jose & Aimee from Dance Teachers’ Academy sat down with a few judges, officials and competitiors competing at the Emerald Ball. Here are the interviews from that week!

While competing at the 30th Anniversary of the Emerald Ball Dancesport Championships, Felipe Telona, Jr sat down with Jose & Aimee of Dance Teachers Academy. Felipe speaks honestly about the challenges of partnership dancing and how to avoid “The Captain Kirk Effect” on the dance floor. They also discuss filming instructional videos for Dance Vision where he and Carolina discuss creating energy.

When asked what’s his favorite dance, he doesn’t have a response because music is what inspires him. While watching the musical act on an episode of Saturday Night Live, Felipe heard a powerful song called “Goodbye My Lover” by James Blunt. It was this song that inspired him to create an artistic and moving dance number with Carolina Orlovsky.

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, we interview Victor Fung and Anastasia Muravyeva, who began their partnership in 2009. They have been finalists in all the major national and world competitions since that time. They are the 2017 Blackpool Dance Festival Champions, 2018 United States/WDC Open to the World Champions just to name a few. These two are extremely popular with audiences and when you experience this interview you will get an idea of how that happens. We are mesmerized by this couple on and off the floor. These two speak of inspiring each other, the audience, and their students. (Some of the dancers they coach are their fellow competitors!) We find the depth of their generosity inspiring as they come to this interview after flying from Japan and being in 6 cities within 10 days and right after they taught at The Dance Congress held at The 30th Anniversary Emerald Ball. But the generosity doesn’t end there as they reveal their love of people, the secrets to their dance success, and the focus of a “No Limitations” mindset that exudes in their every touch as they meet in their dancing. Enjoy!

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, we interview the incomparable Nadia Eftedal and discuss the 30th Anniversary Emerald Ball!

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, we interview Toby & Harmony Munroe about their dance history and discuss the 30th Anniversary Emerald Ball!

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, we interview Justinas Duknauskas at the 30th Anniversary Emerald Ball

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, we interview Professional dancer Mayo Alanen and discuss the 30th Anniversary Emerald Ball!

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, we interview the electric Kasia Kozak at the 30th Anniversary Emerald Ball

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy- David Estrada explains an interesting challenge that faces competition dancers. You will never guess what that might be! For more information on David Estrada go to themonarchballroom.com

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy- Jenell and Jim Maranto are champion dancers that are incredibly relevant today. You can spot Jim Maranto immediately at a competition. He even says it’s like “releasing an animal on to the dance floor.”

We love the story how Jim and Jenell met, ( she was his teacher.) And for Jim the shift of one career path to ballroom dancer. Just goes to show you how the right instructor can impact one’s life in such a meaningful way. Way to go Jenell!

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, we interview Former Smooth Champions Olga Foraponova at the 30th Anniversary Emerald Ball

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, we interview 4x American Smooth Champions Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy, we interview the legendary Sam Sodano at the 30th Anniversary Emerald Ball

On this episode of Dance Teachers Academy Nazar Norov reveals the pressures of competitive dancing in a transparent and honest way.