On our first episode of Dance Wellness month your co-hosts YeaJean and Azaria interview ballerina Alessia Lugoboni the co-founder of Lazy Dancer Tips and Lazy Dancer Studio. In this episode, we go behind the screen and talk about how the Lazy Dancer Tips community helped shape Lazy Dancer Studio, Alessia’s tips for dealing with mental health and body image, owning who you are, acknowledging limitations, and using social media to change the world for the better.
This week on DANCE BEHIND THE SCREEN PODCAST…
[0:29] Azaria and YeaJean introduce Alessia Lugoboni
QUESTIONS WITH ALESSIA LUGOBONI
[1:38] YeaJean asks: “Can you briefly explain what Lazy Dancers Studio is? Why did you and your co-founder choose to start Lazy Dancer Tips?”
[7:20] Azaria asks: “What specific feedback were you getting from your audience?”
[9:08] YeaJean asks: “Why the name Lazy Dancer Tips?”
[11:54] Azaria asks: “Could you give some tips for what dancers can do to overcome some of those mental health issues or body image issues that they face in the dance community and society at large?”
[18:56] YeaJean asks: “What has ballet taught you?”
[21:51] YeaJean asks: “Can you tell our audience what you offer?”
[25:57] Azaria asks: “To get this right, your audience submits video to you then you give them feedback?”
[27:06] YeaJean asks: “What are other ways to give feedback online?”
[28:25] Azaria asks: “How do you deal with the negative comments or the trolls?”
[29:48] YeaJean asks: “Can you share the feedback you received from the people who have been training in your program?”
[33:51] Azaria asks: “Can you give our audience some lifestyle recommendations?”
[36:08] YeaJean asks: “Do you have advice for those who want to open or manage their own studio?”
[39:07] Azaria asks: “Did you ever imagine social media would have this big of an impact on your career?”
[40:46] YeaJean asks:
1- If you had to recommend a resource to our audience what would it be?
2- What was the first dance you saw?
3- Do you think social media has a positive influence on the dance world (yes or no)?