Pas de Chát: Talking Dance

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We live in an age where contemporary dance is everywhere, yet few programs offer training exclusively in this style and no two contemporary dancers move alike. Listen in as Barry discusses the evolution of contemporary dance in America, how he
Merry Xmas and happy new year ~ 10 Wishes for 2021!   As we head into the new year, Barry shares his wishes for the Performing Arts in 2021. Happy New Year   http://www.patreon.com/movementhq   Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-win
In a time when the arts have suffered so much, Patreon is a great platform that can bring in extra income and engage audiences for companies, school, artists, and beyond. Listen in as Barry shares what he learned while launching a Patreon to fu
Every time anybody mentions the year 2020, it is stated in a way that sounds utterly dreadful. While it has been a hard year, there is still much to be thankful for. Listen in to hear why Barry is still grateful for what 2020 has brought. Pas d
While there is always talk about dancers who never made it out of the Corps de Ballet, there is something special about dancing with a group of colleagues regularly. Listen in for Barry’s Top 10 reasons he misses dancing in the Corps. Pas de Ch
With extended closures of dance organizations and theatres the arts have been significantly impacted by the pandemic. In this episode, Barry ponders whether the arts will come back and whether organizations can survive this trying time.  Pas de
Nobody should be returning to the studio and jumping back into full class. Listen in for a comprehensive plan on how to build yourself back in shape; from barre to center and jumps. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreogr
While many people enjoy art as a form of entertainment, recreation, and escape, they don’t realize that it is often used to create a deeper impact. A great deal of art is used to make political statements, question ingrained values, and so much
In today’s episode, Barry shares a range of items he wishes students knew before entering his classroom. Listen in for thoughts ranging from body language to researching teachers. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreograp
With indoor dance performances closed for the foreseeable future, the only way to hold a show is to do it outdoors. Listen in to this week’s episode to hear how Barry has built socially distanced outdoor pop-up performances to be performed arou
Many of us have felt frozen over the past months as a pandemic, civil unrest, and political strife have overtaken our country. In this episode, Barry shares the steps he took to slowly regain his creativity as a dance maker without putting pres
As the Heroes Act comes to an end and COVID-19 restrictions remain on performing arts, many artists fear they won’t financially survive. Listen in to this week’s episode for ideas on how dancers can diversify their income streams to bring in ad
In a very special episode, Kiara Felder (ballerina with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens) takes over as host of Pas de Chát to talk about her experiences as a black, queer woman in both life and the art form of ballet. Listen as she shares how she
Starting with a conversation on the state of the world, this episode transitions to the topic of dancers retiring during the COVID-19 pandemic without any final performance. Barry shares his experience with a career-ending injury and how the la
Mistakes aren’t always a bad thing. We all make mistakes! As long as we learn from them, they can offer positive forward movement in all aspects of life. Listen in to hear many common mistakes that dancers make throughout their training and car
In the past 2 month, virtual dance classes have become common-place as schools sought new ways to engage with their students throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen in to learn about Barry’s experiences teaching on Zoom, YouTube, Facebook Live
 For years, many in the national dance community have frowned upon dancing in socks. Though as contemporary dance has established itself as a major movement in our art form, dancers are having to embrace what was always considered a normal part
Every dancer has a bucket list of choreographers and their works that inspire them to strive to dance with top companies. In this week’s episode, Barry shares his favorite dance makers who have inspired him as both a dancer and choreographer. P
Barry shares his experience living in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Queens, New York and offers some tips to help listeners self-correct their home practice during this period of social distancing. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis
In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Barry talks about how hysteria affects the dance community and shares a story about dancers handling a flu outbreak in 2007. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instruc
In this special crossover episode, Melissa Klapper, host of Pirouettes from the Past, sits down to talk about her new book, Ballet Class - An American History. Listen in for a fun and educational conversation on recreational dance in the United
Ever wonder what it’s like to take class from Barry? In this episode, Barry shares 10 common phrases he uses when trying to inspire and educate dancers in his classes. Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instruc
Wondering how to choose summer intensives to train at, what programs offer what, and more? Listen to this week’s episode as Barry sifts through Dance Magazine and discusses summer intensive options from location to style, size, and more. Pas de
Ever wondered what things students do that irk their dance teachers? Listen in to this episode for a list of student pet peeves and why they bother dance educators.  Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instructo
As the decade comes to an end, host Barry Kerollis offers a review of the 2019 from most humbling moments to favorite performances. Happy holidays and happy new year! Pas de Chát's host Barry Kerollis is an award-winning choreographer, instruct
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