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Release Date:
August 10, 2020

075: It's Time For A Professional Dance Association

In this episode, my guest Laura Riva comes back to talk about her latest initiative to start an international professional social dance association that can provide training and education for dance professionals to uphold a standard of values to create safer spaces for the international dance community.


Intro Song:

  • Niteke – Maua Sama

Key Points:

  • Laura is in the beginning phases of creating a professional dance association in order to create and uphold a standard of professionalism across many areas, especially as sexual misconduct.
  • There is very little accreditation, if any, in order to become a "professional" in the dance scene and this leaves many instructors, DJs, performers, and event organizers very ill equipped to handle more serious professional matters.
  • It is important for the association to have as much of a global reach as possible and for it to span across multiple partner dances.


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