April 2020

National Dance Coaches Association

Table of Contents - ALL ABOUT RESOURCES

  • Conference Update
  • Line Dance - Slappin' Leather by Melanie Dailey
  • Dance Team Podcasts
  • Members Only - Petra Krebbs 30 Minute Zoom Presentation - the Power of Positive Energy
  • Power of Positive Summit Information
  • Conducting a Virtual Audition - Instagram Live with Jenny Eustice - Listen now!
  • Partner Resource - Varsity's Virtual Audition Guides
  • Partner Resource - Team Spirit Fashion
  • Partner Resource - American Dance Facebook Group
  • Partner Resource - Apolla Shocks Links to Many Different Dance Topics
  • Partner Resource - Champion TeamWear Free Art Set Up
  • Free Warm-up Video to Share with Your Dancers
  • Mental Health Resources for Dancers and Coaches:
  • The Day Athletics Stood Still
  • Stay Positive Action Plan
  • Top 10 Virtual Team Building Ideas
  • Five Steps to Lead Students Wisely During the Coronavirus Pandemic
  • 10 Visible Signs of Stress in Students and How to Spot Them
  • Dancers: honor your mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak
  • Yale University Free Happiness Class
  • Thank You to Our Partners

Conference Update

The NDCA is monitoring the recommendations/regulations of the CDC, the WHO, and state and national government. Our priority is the heath and well-being of everyone in our organization. Currently, we are still evaluating the COVID-19 situation and how it impacts the 2020 National Dance Coaches Conference. Please be patient with us as we review all options. We will keep you up-to-date as we work through contractual obligations while following health guidelines.

Until then, we hope you enjoy and can utilize the resources that we have included in this newsletter. All the best for good health!

Stand up and dance for 12 minutes!

Let's hear it for Melanie Dailey, NDCA member and line dance instructor extraordinaire. Here she is teaching Slappin'Leather - a fun, upbeat country line dance. Melanie will be teaching a full line dance class before we hit the town in Nashville.
NDCA Line Dance Instruction - Slappin' Leather
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Members Only - Petra Krebbs from Jon Gordon Power of Positive Energy 30-Minute Zoom Presentation

Petra will be sharing a special 30 minute discussion about the Power of Positive Energy for the NDCA members only. There is no cost and all NDCA members are invited to the Zoom meeting on April 8, 2020 at 4:00pm pm PST.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 327 849 598

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/aVjEAlB5w

Who is Petra?

Petra Krebbs is a Certified Speaker and Trainer for Jon Gordon Companies, as well as a Certified Gallup Strengths Coach.

She is passionate about engaging, equipping and elevating others to achieve their very best. Her energy is contagious and her focus on outcomes is refreshing.

Petra’s professional career spans over 18 years in sales, leadership, training and development where she has helped employees and their clients exceed their goals. She is an entrepreneurial thinker with a degree in Education. She has served as a leader, mentor, coach and sales trainer for over a decade. Jon Gordon’s principles have been a guide to her personal and professional journey. Her experiences drive her passion to support others in their quest for excellence.

Want more? FREE - The Power of Positive Summit from Jon Gordon

Did you miss it? Jenny Eustice gives Instagram live session on virtual auditions! Click below to listen.

Partner Resource

Audition Resources from Varsity

Get excited about our amazing tryout information! We have free material, free online resources, and even have free virtual tryout judges if needed!

Click here to view: Virtual Tryout Guide

Next week, we hope to send a Step by Step Guide to an Online Audition Process. It will outline these 6 important inclusions to your auditions, as well as provide sample paperwork and scoresheet.


  • Introduction
  • Showcase Technical Skills
  • Across the Floor Progression
  • 1 Minute Dance Combination
  • Interview
  • Recommendation Letter

Tryout Kits: Varsity Dance brands are releasing their Tryout Kits for FREE, making them available to all coaches. Each includes tryout routine videos, music, document samples, tips and more. All materials can be accessed online so you can easily prepare at home. Here are the direct links below:

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Join NDCA's Hall of Famer Joyce Pennington and her company, American Dance to gain access to 3-6 online workshops every day. Just join their American Directors Corner on Facebook.

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Partner Resources - Apolla Shocks goes above and beyond! ALL FREE

We are bringing you a full list of resources for you and your dancers. Please print, share, and please continue to follow us as we continue to gather information for our Apolla Insiders.

For a dancer, being confined to the house can be challenging! Our community ROCKS and there are so many incredible people who are using their time and talent to help the best way they know how! Here are just some of the wonderful, FREE resources you can explore to keep your mind and body sharp during this hiatus:


Raddish Kids-healthy, fun meal prep activities for the family

Website: www.raddishkids.com

GoNoodle.com-keep your tiny dancer moving with these fun, free dance videos for the whole family!

Website: www.gonoodle.com


Health Made Simple For Dancers: a Facebook group with wonderful, easy tips and recipes for dancers and their families to fuel their bodies like the athletes they are!

Visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/2214245741922697/

The Dance Boss Podcast with Erin Pride: in-depth conversations with experts and industry professionals that give you actionable takeaways to grow your dance classroom, studio, and/or business.

Website: https://www.erindpride.com/podcast

Sugarfoot Therapy: injury prevention workouts for dancers designed by a physical therapist

Website: https://sugarfoottherapy.com/routines/

CLI Studios: the industries leading online class outlet is offering FREE classes during this time with your favorite choreogpraphers. Visit the website for a complete schedule and get moving!

Website: http://www.clistudios.com/keepdancing

Francisco Gella Danceworks: Virtual training sessions/classes will be offered beginning this week!
Francisco Gella and friends will be offering FREE live training sessions/classeson Facebook for students in the weeks ahead. Most of these will be geared toward in-home activities while you may be without a studio. The calendar will be posted on social media.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FranciscoGellaDanceWorks/?fref=gs&dti=577652945727298&hc_location=group

Dance Parties w/ Mark Kanemura-a former backup dancer with Lady Gaga and contestant on "So You Think You Can Dance," Mark is holding virtual dance parties daily to bring together 663,000 followers from around the world to dance it out and have some fun while stuck indoors. Check out the coverage from TODAY: https://www.today.com/popculture/lady-gaga-s-former-backup-dancer-hosting-virtual-dance-parties-t176009?fbclid=IwAR38ETlcsTBxN0CbKhZ1UY6oKunrKULTTKy3ti13QrgCdDHTUSXdl3yNTRI

All are welcome. Follow Mark on Instagram to get details on the next dance party!

Instagram: @mkik808

Ballet Class with Elite Classical Coaching-will be live streaming starting with barre at 9:00 am CST. Be sure to follow Elite Classical Coaching on Facebook as they will be posting other times we will live stream so you can take class with them at home! Ballet Master, Jason Ambrose, will teach live class one day this week!

Facebook: Elite Classical Coaching

Teddy Tedholm-join dancers all over the world on Instagram to take this FREE class with Teddy from the comfort of your own home and keep moving!

Instagram: @Teddytedholm; Monday 4:00pm EST

Emily Bufferd-to help keep our dancers doing their pliés no matter where they may be dancing right now, a free Warmup Video from Emily Bufferd, Faculty at Steps on Broadway/Broadway Dance Center/The Joffrey School in NYC, We linked this one above.

Emily's YouTubeChannel: https://vimeo.com/397943019

Broadway HD: Broadway may be temporarily dark but now you can brush up on your Broadway repertoire and see some amazing shows from the comfort of your computer! Don't miss out on this chance to broaden your perspective :)

Website: www.broadwayhd.com

Tap Class w/ Anthony Morigerato- Who’s up for some more Operation: Tap premium classes on FB live?! March 22nd from 12-1PM EST, @amtapdance will be teaching another Premium class on our FB LIVE!

Be sure to tune in

Facebook: Operation Tap Facebook

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Partner Resource - Champion TeamWear FREE Art Set Up Promotion

One great way to plan ahead and prepare for your new season is to have all of your artwork set up.

To help in this effort, we are offering a FREE ART SETUP promotion! Use this offer to set up your art and easily add it to any product with no initial purchase necessary. From uniforms and warm-ups to practice wear and fanwear, whatever your team needs, we’ve got it.

Give me a call or email me today to start designing.

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Emily Bufferd is offering a FREE warm-up for all dancers and all levels!

We especially like the exercises working on shifting weight and ballet technique. Send the link to your dancers to use as a warm-up (20 minutes) or as a good study break to get the blood flowing.

Emily Bufferd is Faculty at Broadway Dance Center, Steps on Broadway, and The Joffrey Ballet School in NYC; http://www.emilybufferd.com

Dancers: Hilary Harrison, Emily Nies, Kaitlyn Snyder

Filmed by Snyder Film Productions at Steps on Broadway

Emily Bufferd - Warm Up

Five Steps to Lead Students Wisely During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Dr. Tim Elmore of Growing Leaders shares a short list of ways we can help our dancers/students during this time. Growing Leaders is a regular source of information and inspiration for us through their articles and conference speakers.


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