Podcasts

By Martin O'Neill

I have always believed Knowledge is for sharing. It is as if the brain is like the teacup in the Zen proverb that needs to be emptied before a fresh cup is poured. So hopefully without entirely emptying my brain these podcasts are an attempt at keeping it fresh by revisiting things I thought I knew and asking questions of those who know better and more. Like everything we do here we see this as a joint venture with you. Just as our products have been developed as solutions to your problems and needs so can these podcasts. Press play below and let us know your ideas to be in the running for free stuff!

Dance Studio Maintenance

Shownotes Your Dance Studio is your brand, so it is essential to always present it as well as you did on opening day. This podcast includes tips, techniques and advise as to how best  [...]

Shownotes

Your Dance Studio is your brand, so it is essential to always present it as well as you did on opening day.
This podcast includes tips, techniques and advise as to how best to achieve that and why.

Links

This attachment whilst not a transcript closely follows the bulk of the podcast and is a great thing to share with your cleaning staff: STM Floor Care

Your add on guide to barres: Taking Care of Your Dance Barre

And of course mirrors, the reflection of your excellence: Glass Mirror Care & Cleaning

Randy Swartz Interview

Shownotes Randy Swartz – Advancing the Art Form of Dance Randy was in Australia recently and Martin caught up with him to find out a whole lot more. They discuss the man, his  [...]

Shownotes

Randy Swartz – Advancing the Art Form of Dance

Randy was in Australia recently and Martin caught up with him to find out a whole lot more. They discuss the man, his origins and motivations with both Stagestep and Dance Affiliates, plus his plans for Australia, a new portable performance floor in development and people he has met and worked with.


Randy Swartz
Randy Swartz

 

Links

Stage Step

One of the very first modern suppliers to the North American dance scene for more than 40 years, Stagestep - the dance floor system experts - has brought innovative dance, theatre and performing arts flooring solutions, including a full line of flooring surfaces, subfloors, installation and maintenance products to stages, studios and homes around the world.

http://www.stagestep.com/

Dance Affiliates

Stagestep's sister organization, Dance Affiliates, has been one of Philadelphia's leading dance presenters for decades. This academic year, Dance Affiliates will present 10 dance companies from 7 different countries. Dance company activities in the city include multiple performances and classes for the community. The organization presents diverse world-class dance with a broad outreach locally.

https://danceaffiliates.org/

Written Interview with Anne Marie Mulgrew 2009

http://philadelphiadance.org/blog/2009/01/27/interview-with-randy-swartz-artistic-director-of-dance-affiliates-and-dance-celebration/

A written  interview with Henrik Eger October 2014

http://phindie.com/dance-celebration-interview-randy-swartz-economically-strapped-5968/

Marley

The vinyl top-surface that dancers perform and rehearse on is often referred to as a “Marley Floor.” However, actual Marley Floors are no longer available.  Marley Flooring was founded in 1948 in Kent, United Kingdom, and it offered a range of floor coverings – including a rolled vinyl floor that ballet dancers liked the feel of.  The company stopped offering that range of floor in the late seventies, yet the term “Marley Floor” has stuck around, and it is now a general term that refers to any vinyl top surface for dance,

Tarkett

http://www.tarkett.com.au/

Tarkett Dansflor is our home grown “Marley”

Bill Akers

http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/akers-william-arthur-bill-16853

With apologies Bill, I said you had been with Sydney Ballet I meant to say the Australian Ballet. Thank you for some great advice over the years and for creating some great products.

Bilt Floor

http://showworks.com.au/our-products/biltflor-show-works/attachment/biltfloor-hero/

Walnut Street Theatre

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walnut_Street_Theatre

Yuri Grigorovich

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yury_Grigorovich

Fernando Bujones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_7mW4s-tq0

Donald Saddler

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/05/arts/dance/donald-saddler-dancer-and-choreographer-on-broadway-dies-at-96-.html

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0755439/ 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Saddler

Panovs Valery & Galina

http://www.balletpanov.com/en/index

Oleg Protopopov

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amlhlyKN9QE

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleg_Protopopov

Anton Dolin

http://dancelines.com.au/anton-dolin-dance-this-for-me-ladies-and-gentleman/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oleg_Protopopov

The Dying Swan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMEBFhVMZpU

Dance Magazine

http://dancemagazine.com/

For over 80 years, Dance Magazine has elevated the art form on a global scale

original Member of American Ballet Theatre

Walter Terry

http://archives.nypl.org/dan/18546

Jackson Competition

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA_International_Ballet_Competition

Dance floor vinyls

http://www.stagestep.com/flooring_surfaces_timestep.php

http://www.stagestep.com/flooring-surfaces-bravo.php

http://www.stagestep.com/flooring_surfaces_supertimestep.php

https://www.stagestepaeson.com/

Slip- no -mor and Floorshield

http://www.stagestep.com/maintenance_products_slipnomor.php

Springflex

http://www.stagestep.com/subfloors-springflex.php

Bill Goldberg

https://www.linkedin.com/in/bill-goldberg-ba423630

Game of Thrones

I don’t think this needs a link!

Rogue Lawyer

http://www.jgrisham.com/books/rogue-lawyer/

Orca

http://www.seaworldofhurt.com/features/blackfish-documentary-exposes-seaworld/

Michelle Dorrance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iy3HFCppLoY

https://www.macfound.org/fellows/935/

Dance Informa

http://danceinforma.com.au/


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Martin O'Neill