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The Dance Floor

The Dance Floor

By Anna Harsh
The Dance Floor is an exploration of the life lessons learned through the art of dance.
Anna Harsh interviews artists of all expertise that give advice and explain how art has improved their lives.
Anna is the Director and Founder of Allegro Dance Company an Italian dance company that preserves, entertains and tours the world performing and teaching about the Italian heritage and culture. She holds M.A in Communication, B.A in Dance is a RYT200 yoga instructor and certified Pilates instructor with decades of teaching experience.
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10 Tips to Improve Choreography
Does your choreography feel kind of blah? Use these 10 tips to improve your choreography, win competitions and have a professional and polished look on stage. Anna Harsh offers her advice that has helped her win various dance competitions, create artistic work in theaters and festivals.  Host: Anna Harsh offers 10 tips to level up your choreography that involves everything from changing directions to lighting. Grab some paper and pen to take notes!  www.AnnaHarsh.com - take a class in choreography with Anna! 
16:40
September 19, 2022
Tips for getting the perfect dancer head shot
Host Anna Harsh interviews an up and coming dancer/ photographer about advice on the latest tips for dancers head shots. Marcella Galvan from San Antonio Texas gives great advice on how to get the best dance head shot along with what to wear, make up and how to pose. Marcella Galvan is an intuitive artist with a passion of movement, performing, and choreography. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Marcella is recognized for her versatility in performance and choreography. She is currently pursuing her BFA in dance with a concentration in ballet at Point Park University. Marcella has attended summer intensives at Perry Mansfield, Complexions Contemporary Ballet, and Broadway Dance Center. She has been taking photos since 2016 of dancers and other subjects that have gotten her noticed by various dance companies.  Book Marcella for a photo shoot visit her website for more information https://www.marcellagalvan.com/ Visit Anna's websites  www.AllegroDanceCompany.net or www.AnnaHarsh.com 
23:07
August 31, 2022
Dance & Theater in Pittsburgh PA
Host Anna Harsh speaks with Rossilynne Culgan about her new book 100 Things to do in Pittsburgh before You Die.  She gives great suggestions for dance and theater lovers to explore in the city. Rossilynne also offers advice and life lesson to live by to be more creative.  So get out there and explore the city you live in! Listen in and get your calendars out to enjoy some great events!  Buy her book at https://100thingspittsburgh.weebly.com/  or http://www.rossilynne.com/  Take dance lessons with Anna Harsh at www.AnnaHarsh.com  or visit www.AllegroDanceCompany.net  #Dance #Theater #pittburgh #100thingstodoinPittsburgh #TarantellaWithAnna #PittsburghBalletTheater #WomenSpeakers #Podcasting 
17:55
August 22, 2022
10 ways to Improve your Dance Performance
Director Anna Harsh offers 10 ways to improve your dance performance on stage. From Breathing exercises to rehearsing each day, Anna gives you ways to improve and up your experience so that you can look polished on stage. Easy ways you can see a great difference for your very next performance.  You will need your phone and a mirror to use for a few of the tips. Enjoy and break a leg!  Anna's dance lessons www.AnnaHarsh.com www.Allegrodancecompany.net Write in and let Anna know what you want to hear about next on her podcast! 
14:52
August 09, 2022
Summer Fun Events
Want something to do this summer that fun and for the entire family?  Host Anna Harsh offers a list of festivals, a musical, a baseball game and more to entertain your whole family from June - September 2022. Anna also shares Allegro Dance Company tour dates where you can see them perform!  For more information visit the websites: www.AllegroDanceCompany.net www.AnnaHarsh.com 
12:18
June 09, 2022
Foot Notes
Host Anna Harsh and her friend Geoff Steele (dancer, choreographer) interview Mike Curtis (dancer) from All That Clogging Group in Myrtle Beach, SC about his time on stage. Mike talks about a chance meeting with a Broadway producer on a cruise ship that gave him a great idea for new choreography. He also gives pro tips to young dancers on how to be professional and stay humble as you grow with your career.  Internationally renowned hip-hop clogging group and featured performers at The Carolina Opry Theater in Myrtle Beach, SC. All That has recently made the dance famous with their successful appearances on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. As solo dancers these guys dominated the competition dance world for over 20 years, collectively winning hundreds of Solo Grand Championship titles and thousands of trophies each. After years of solo competition, the top 5 competitors knew it was time to join together to create something bigger; in 1995 All That was formed and it turned into something bigger than any of them had ever imagined. The group has danced across the globe in some of the world’s most popular events and festivals promoting Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Mercedes and into millions of living rooms on poplar shows like Fox’s 30 Seconds to Fame, ABC Family’s Dance Fever and NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Follow ALL THAT on facebook https://www.facebook.com/AllThatClogging Host Anna Harsh websites: www.AllegroDanceCompany.net or www.AnnaHarsh.com 
34:44
April 18, 2022
Italian folk music
Host Anna Harsh speaks with drummer and composer Anthony Taddeo and vocalist Amanda Powell about their band and the unique sound they bring to audiences. They discuss why it's important to study or listen to cultural music as well as offer advice to inspiring artists out there. Alla Boara seeks to bring recognition and new life to Italy's diverse history of regional folk music. Their modern arrangements of  folk lullabies, laments, hymns, and festival songs are variously surprising, playful, mournful, tender, and bewitching. Live performances can also be accompanied alongside projected visual images that reveal a deeper insight to where these songs come from. Alla Boara’s dynamic work aims to inspire audiences of all ethnic heritages to treasure their musical roots and consider historical songs’ contemporary cultural relevance. Vision of drummer and composer Anthony Taddeo (Helen Welch/Hey Mavis), Alla Boara also features vocalist Amanda Powell (Apollo's Fire), guitarist Dan Bruce, trumpeter Tommy Lehman, bassist Ian Kinnamon, and accordionist and keyboardist Clay Colley. Currently finishing their first record, which will be released in fall 2022, Alla Boara has received critical acclaim for its originality and accessibility and was recently featured in La Gazzetta Italiana and predicted to have a bright future by Cleveland Magazine.  Alla Boara also features a robust outreach curriculum that is suitable  for adults and children alike! Band website: https://www.allaboara.com/  Anna's website: www.AllegroDanceCompany.net    Book classes with Anna www.AnnaHarsh.com 
21:30
April 11, 2022
Touring Calabria Italy
Host Anna Harsh speaks with accomplished musician and author Karen Haid about her books, Calabria The Other Italy and Basilicata Authentic Italy. Karen gives the listeners a bit of detail about Calabria Italy and what it is like to live there. She offers tips and advice on traveling and writing. Anna share more information about the dance the Calabrian Tarantella and it's history as well.  Anna's websites: www.allegrodancecompany.net or www.AnnaHarsh.com Karen's websites: https://karenhaid.com/  or  https://www.calabriatheotheritaly.com/about-the-author/
33:32
April 04, 2022
Advice for Authors
Host Anna Harsh chats with Dale Roberts about his journey to success from wrestling to fitness to becoming an author. Tips to be more successful as an author plus how to change up your public speaking to create a unique experience.  Dale L. Roberts is an accomplished indie author and host of Self-Publishing with Dale on YouTube. Since 2014, Dale pursued a full-time career in self-publishing books and now shares his experience on his YouTube channel devoted to building a successful self-publishing business. His specialties include book publishing, video production, public speaking, and networking. Appearing on numerous YouTube channels and podcast interviews, Dale is always looking for ways to reach a broader audience to share the value of self-publishing books. Dale Roberts website https://selfpublishingwithdale.com/ Anna Harsh Website www.AnnaHarsh.com - order a copy of La Danza- Conflict, Passion, and Healing on amazon today!
30:05
March 28, 2022
Dance Full Circle
Host Anna Harsh interviews Megan Greenwood, dancer, choreography and co-owner of BAM Choreography in Pittsburgh. Megan talks about dance coming full circle for her from her love of MTV videos to today dancing and creating online classes and videos. Megan shares what inspires her as a choreography and how that is interpreted when she works with others. She also offers advice to those that want to get involved and how it's easier than you might think. She answers the question: where do we go from here with dance? Giving us the update on where her business is today and how they are adjusting to keep dance alive to bring communities together.  Dance with BAM Choreography www.BAMChoreography.com  Dance classes with Anna Harsh www.AnnaHarsh.com Don't forget to LIKE SHARE AND SUBSCRIBE! 
32:43
March 14, 2022
Having courage
Host Anna Harsh chats with creative soul Dolores Alfieri Taranto. Dolores is a native New Yorker and co-host of The Italian American Podcast, as well as hosting her own podcast called Bella Figura. She shares  how her Italian heritage is seen in her creative products such as her photographs and hand-made jewelry and so much more. Dolores gives advice on how to have a plan to be creative and getting the courage to do your art.  Take Classes with Anna Harsh website: www.AnnaHarsh.com  Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BellaFiguraStore Listen : https://www.bellafigurapodcast.com
20:13
March 01, 2022
5 Tips to Become More Successful
Grab a pen and some paper! Host Anna Harsh gives 5 tips that every entrepreneur should know to become more successful. Anna's new memoir is coming out in March and she can't wait to share these 5 tips and MORE!  La Danza Conflict, Passion, and Healing gives the reader an inside look at how her college thesis turned into a touring dance company after just one performance. The book tells her journey to Italy to research about authentic Italian dances, meeting family and the dances she finds there.  Anna uses these 5 tips to take her career to the next level.  Want to take a class with Anna? Visit www.AnnaHarsh.com Want to audition for Allegro Dance Company? Visit www.AllegroDanceCompany.net To buy La Danza Conflict, Passion, and Healing go to: https://www.amazon.com/Danza-Conflict-Passion-Healing-ebook/dp/B09R11QS2F/ref=sr_1_1?crid=21YYUK4G88X9Z&keywords=la+danza+conflict+passion+and+healing&qid=1644010664&sprefix=la+danza+conflict+passion+%2Caps%2C412&sr=8-1 Anna Harsh, M.A Communication, B.A Dance, RYT200 (Yoga), Certified in Pilates
16:16
February 15, 2022
Thinking Outside the Box for studios
Welcome to our new season where we are asking our guests... WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? How are we adapting and surviving in the arts community. Host Anna Harsh chats with Mandi Angelini professional dancer and owner of Evolving Artists Dance Studio about how she adapted her teaching during this ongoing pandemic.  Mandi gives thinking outside the box ideas and advice for studio owners as well as young dance majors how to survive.  Studio website : www.evolvingartistsdancestudio.com Chat with host Anna Harsh www.AllegroDanceCompany.net
22:16
February 01, 2022
Meditation for Success
Host Anna Harsh brings you an easy quick meditation for success. Start your new year off with a positive meditation to help you with your journey to success. A few breathing exercises along with a visualization of what your success might be like is explored in this meditation. Enjoy this journey and take a step toward achieving your goals.  Journal after you listen to remind you of your goals. Come back and listen to this each day or week to improve.  Yoga & Meditation classes with Anna Harsh RYT200 go to https://allegrodanceco@square.site
04:39
December 27, 2021
Meditation for Anxiety
Take a few mins and get comfortable to listen to this relaxing meditation for anxiety. Anna Harsh guides you through some slow breathing and visualization to calm the nervous system. Yoga and meditation classes are available online with Anna  Visit www.AnnaHarsh.com Listen to this episode each night to relax and destress from your day.
04:22
December 06, 2021
Gratitude Meditation
Find a quiet place to sit and meditate. Join Anna Harsh on a gratitude meditation.  Take deep breaths and listen in. Make this your daily practice. What are you grateful for today? You might want to journal after each time you meditate.  Make sure you like share and subscribe !  Stay mindful and keep listening to THE DANCE FLOOR!  Classes for Yoga & Meditation https://allegrodanceco.square.site 
05:09
November 22, 2021
Tango with Parkinson's Disease
Host Anna Harsh interviews one of her newest dance company members, Angela Gadd about her research with Argentine Tango and Parkinson's Disease. Parkinson's is a disorder of the central nervous system that affects movement, often including tremors. Angela shares how learning the Tango can help with symptoms.  Angela also shares her performance at a red carpet opening with Allegro Dance Company along with what it was like to rehearse via zoom.  She will soon graduate with her B.A. in Dance and B.S in Exercise Physiology and looking to continue into graduate school.  Follow Angela on Instagram at AngelaG_32  For more information about Allegro Dance Company visit www.allegrodancecompany.net 
22:51
November 15, 2021
A triple threat Battle
Host Anna Harsh interviews Allegro Dance Company Alumni Emily Battles living in New York City. Emily is a triple threat singer, dancer and actress that is also a fitness specialist who gives tips on how to survive in the big city. Emily also shares a funny story about meeting another Emily with a similar last name and how that changed her life.  Follow Emily Battles on Instagram @Bodybybattles  or @embattz For more information about Allegro go to: www.allegrodancecompany.net  Register for a fitness or dance class at https://allegrodanceco.square.site 
27:25
November 09, 2021
B+Well Everyday
Welcome to The Dance Floor Podcast with host Anna Harsh! In this episode guest Leslie Benedetto, dancer and fitness expert shares her dance journey all the way to college as well as how she got into teaching fitness. Her advice and life lessons give us inspiration on how to push through and achieve your goals when it becomes challenging. Leslie also talks about how music makes a difference and is her muse in life.  Join Leslie online or in person classes visit Bwellnation.com Visit www.allegrodancecompany.net for more information on Anna Harsh and her Italian dance company.
32:45
September 27, 2021
Broadcasting your Heritage
Guest Joe Costa from Waterbury CT, host of WATR Carosello Italiano, an Italian music program, shares his journey getting into the radio business with his father. He gives tips and advice to those that are new in the business plus shares a secret that he does before he goes into the booth to host.  Listen to Joe's show at www.WATR.com Every Sunday at 10am  Host: Anna Harsh  Website: www.allegrodancecompany.net
19:25
September 13, 2021
Dancing on tour again
Anna Harsh shares Allegro Dance Company full 2021 touring schedule and unveils their new show details.  Plus inside scoop on her brand new choreography. She also speaks about why it's important for Allegro Dance Company to perform at other events besides Italian festivals.  Listen in on what she discovered.  Visit www.allegrodancecompany.net for more information and show dates.  Audition this fall for Allegro Dance Company! 
18:07
July 28, 2021
Ballet through a different lens with Guest: Dan Karasik
Dan Karasik, dancer, choreographer and professor speaks about his latest dance film creation based on ballet.  La Spectre de la Rose is a short film about the freedom of releasing ourselves from our tethers. Featuring Isabella Bergamin, as Rose, with Maddie Kucensky, and Jillian Sinko. Conceived, directed, and filmed by Daniel Karasik and set to music by Daniel McTiernan. Dan also gives advice on emerging choreographers on how to be authentic to your work.  Host: Anna Harsh  Website www.allegrodancecompany.net  Follow Dan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dankarasik  To see Dan's Dance Film Click here > https://vimeo.com/544558415
17:19
July 19, 2021
Dance Saved my Life
Guest Olivia Bone, Dance major at Point Park University in Pittsburgh, PA speaks about her childhood journey and how dance truly saved her life. She shares her experiences growing up dancing as well as advice and tips on how to stand out when auditioning for a dance program in college. Host: Anna Harsh  Allegro Dance Company website www.allegrodancecompany.net Take virtual technique classes with Anna https://allegrodanceco.square.site 
22:27
July 05, 2021
Why should I learn Cultural Dances?
Joe Nickel, dancer, choreographer and Thrive Dance Experience owner discusses why we should learn more partner dance and cultural dance. Joe and Anna share what life lessons cultural dance teach us and along with advice and ways to improve our dance education and studio spaces. Thrive convention info: www.ThriveDanceExperience.com  Host: Anna Harsh  Allegro Dance Company www.allegrodancecompany.net THE DANCE FLOOR PODCAST : https://anchor.fm/anna-harsh 
46:03
June 28, 2021
Growing as a Dance Professional with Jadell Lee
Jadell Lee, dance educator/ author/ professor shares how he started in dance and how he grew into a dance professional. He gives tips and advice for dancers that want to make a shift in their career and even how to do a Ted Talk. Dates on the Thrive Dance Experience tour are given as well. https://thrivedanceexperience.com www.JadellLee.com  www.AllegroDanceCompany.net 
30:56
June 21, 2021
College Connections with Guest Rosalie Anthony
Rosalie a Point Park University dance major speaks about her journey from Alabama to Pittsburgh for college.  Giving advice on auditioning and how to take care of your body before and after dance classes.    www.Niche.com for more helpful tips and advice about college life!  Follow Rosalie on instagram @rosalinaballerina  Allegro Dance Company www.allegrodancecompany.net Anna Harsh host
18:01
June 14, 2021
Beyond the Dance Studio
 Melissa McDaniel from Charlotte, NC speaks about ways a dancer can continue on with their passion for dance after studio days are over. She gives tips and advice on how dance parents can be advocates for their child. Her years of dance education and teaching allowed her passion for dance to continue in her personal organizations.  Melissa M. McDaniel is an entrepreneur,  educator, choreographer, and program manager. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies and a Masters in Business Administration. Melissa's strong background in education, event management, and choreography led her to combine all her talents and found Melissa McDaniel 360, LLC, a multi-faceted organization that serves to educate, engage and empower businesses, organizations, and individuals through the work of five subsidiary companies. Melissa McDaniel website https://www.melissamcdaniel360.com/  Anna Harsh Director Allegro Dance Company www.allegrodancecompany.net
27:15
June 07, 2021
The Graham Technique
Honoring Martha Graham's birthday on May 11, host Anna Harsh speaks with Steve Rooks a former principle dancer for the Martha Graham Dance Company. Learn more about Martha's technique and what dancers should be doing outside of the dance studio. Steve shares his unique dance journey and gives advice to dancers today. Study dance online with Anna Harsh https://allegrodanceco.square.site  Learn more about Martha Graham Dance Company https://marthagraham.org 
22:33
May 10, 2021
A Virtual Musical with Anna Harsh
Host Anna Harsh shares how she choreographed an entire musical virtually without ever going to the high school!  Hear the tips and advice to make this all work, plus the life lesson that the students gained from the show. Listen to how Wheeling Park High School in Wheeling WV is putting on a musical during a pandemic.  Tickets to see the show wphswv.booktix.com See it in person on April 30-May 2 or May 8 & 9 for online showcases.  Join Anna Harsh and take a musical theater dance summer intensive online! https://allegrodanceco.square.site June 7-10, 2021
24:19
April 25, 2021
Letting Go
Host Anna Harsh offers a guided meditation about letting go. If you don't know how to get started, try listening to this guided meditation about letting go. We all had a hard year...so take time to care for yourself. This meditation will allow you to release anxiety and tension to feel relief and clarity.  Book a yoga or meditation session with Anna Harsh  https://allegrodanceco.square.site
07:44
April 20, 2021
Making Space to Create
This is part 2 of a conversation with guest Geoff Steele called Making Space to Create.  Dance friends Anna Harsh and Geoff Steele (Dancer/ Choreographer) share the pros & cons of virtual dance, using improvisation in shows and how creating space in your life and letting go can bring new opportunities. Geoff also talks about the upcoming appearance on The Travel Channel new docuseries.  Geoff Steele contact:  https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixAcademyoftheArts  https://www.facebook.com/IgniteVarietyShow Podcast host: Anna Harsh  The Dance Floor https://anchor.fm/anna-harsh  Allegro Dance Company www.allegrodancecompany.net
25:36
April 06, 2021
Having FAITH to create with guest Dean Skinner
Join host Anna Harsh on THE DANCE FLOOR where life lessons are learned through the art of dance. Anna interviews a talented Cleveland Artist, Author and Italian American Dean Skinner. Painting and writing put him on a journey that restored his faith. Dean sees the unseen and finds solace in art and writing. Tips and advice are discussed on how mistakes can turn out to be your masterpiece.  Dean's Books: Broken, Paths & Healed (soon to be released) https://www.amazon.com/Dean-Skinner/e/B07VX5Y4R5?ref_=dbs_p_ebk_r00_abau_000000 Follow Dean on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deanskinner  Find more episodes of THE DANCE FLOOR https://anchor.fm/anna-harsh 
36:04
March 30, 2021
Igniting Friendship with Dance with Guest Geoff Steele
In part 1 of a 2 part series Geoff Steele, Director/ Choreographer/ Dancer from Salem WV shares his story of growing up performing clog dancing and competing on a national stage. A bit of history of clogging is given and how the style has changed today. Geoff and Anna share how their friendship grew over time and haven't missed a beat even during the pandemic. Being open to all forms of dance can create a dance family and help dancers network with others. Geoff can be found on all social media.  https://www.facebook.com/IgniteVarietyShow https://www.facebook.com/PhoenixAcademyoftheArts
29:01
March 23, 2021
Spirit & Oppy
Host Anna Harsh brings on special guest Rachel Vincinguerra, dancer, podcaster, author to chat about her new book Spirit and Oppy.  She holds a Master of Social Work and Master of International Development and is a RYT200 Yoga Instructor.  Her new book Spirit & Oppy Illustrated by Samantha Gottwalt is the journey the 2 rovers go on to Mars in 2003 while sending measurements and photographs back to Earth. Rachel reveals her life lessons while writing her book as well as how the exploration of her dance space taught her something similar.  Contact Rachel https://rachelvinciguerra.com   Her podcast Paradoxia https://open.spotify.com/show/5V4tMe9dS0nfT0UCqCMPyM  Instagram @RachelVinciguerra  Host: Anna Harsh Visit www.allegrodancecompany.net for more information 
24:15
February 09, 2021
Under the Light of the Italian Moon
Host Anna Harsh interviews Jennifer Anton an American/Italian author about her new novel Under the Light of the Italian Moon.  This story is inspired by a true story of love and women's resilience during the rise of fascism and WWII. Jennifer tells about her  14 year research as well as advice for new writers.  Her book is romantic, inspiring and rich with history. She opens up about how her own heart problems lead her to healing and finding answers about her grandmother's past.  Her book debuts on March 8 - International Women's day.  You can pre-order Jennifer's book from Amazon.   https://www.amazon.com/Under-Light-Italian-Moon-resilience-ebook/dp/B08RJVR2WY/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=jennifer+anton&qid=1610983779&sr=8-1 The Dance Floor Podcast https://anchor.fm/anna-harsh  For more information about Allegro Dance Company visit www.allegrodancecompany.net 
23:02
January 18, 2021
Survival skills learned & the Secrets to Choreography.
Anna Harsh breaks down a dance class taking you beyond the steps and showing you the survival skills dance teaches us.  Plus learn the secrets to making great choreography for your next show or competition. The elements and qualities that each dance should have to make it memorable. Anna also shares her new song she created called CLUB NIGHTS. So make room in the living room and have a dance party with your family !  Lots of fresh new classes for 2021 !  Check out her site https://allegrodanceco.square.site - book your lesson today!  Or check out her company Allegro Dance Company www.allegrodancecompany.net 
24:27
January 14, 2021
The Gratitude Challenge
Director Anna Harsh talks about preparing for the holiday season with a 30 day gratitude challenge.  It's time to take a break and relax we all deserve it. Listen in to the tips and ideas to prepare for the holidays to set your mind at ease and de-stress! Anna is offering a free restorative yoga via zoom on Nov 25th 6pm est. Learn about all the benefits this class can give you.  Happy Thanksgiving! Don't forget to Like, Share and Subscribe! Register here for the Nov 25th Wed at 6pm est FREE CLASS -> https://tinyurl.com/y36axhoc  To see all 30 days of the gratitude challenge go to https://allegrodancecompany.net/classes__workshops Merry & Bright fitness classes Dec 6-20 $25 https://allegrodanceco.square.site  Anna Harsh M.A, B.A, RYT200, Pilates certified instructor
19:38
November 24, 2020
From in front of the camera to behind the camera.
Allegro Dance Company alumni Andrew Ferguson reunites with Director Anna Harsh about his photography/ video career in Colorado. He gives advice on making holiday photos better as well as what's in his camera bag that makes his job easier.  Director Anna Harsh gives updates on holiday fitness and dance events with Allegro online www.allegrodancecompany.net.  See more of Andrew's work on his website  https://andrewferguson.me  Instagram @ferg_in_4k
24:41
November 11, 2020
Teaching Music in the Pandemic
Anna interviews Eli Lambie, a talented music instructor in Wheeling, WV about teaching during the pandemic. The pros and cons of what is working and what he is working through, Eli gives some innovative ideas he has discovered with his students, as well as what's next for him as a teacher and musician with his band Mojo Kings.  Eli also gives the audience a little inspiration in song as well as the life lesson he has learned with music. Eli Lambi Master of Music, Bowling Green State University, Music Education West Liberty University, Vocal/ keyboards for Mojo Kings band.  Anna Harsh, Director/ Founder of Allegro Dance Company holds a M.A. Communication, B.A. in dance, RYT200 yoga Anna is the host of The Dance Floor where life lessons are learned through the art of dance.  Visit www.allegrodancecompany.net for more information.  For dance & fitness classes visit https://allegrodanceco.square.site 
31:36
November 05, 2020
Dance & Film Making
Anna Harsh interviews special guest Amanda Van Meter Burch, Director of Central Florida Choreographers Collaboration, about her new project called "2020 dance film" that features talented dancers from the state of Florida on different locations. She discusses the challenges with making the film including filming in the rain at a cemetery and how her photography background gave her an edge into her process.  Making something stunning during a pandemic is what her crew and dancers are proud of and can't wait to present.   See 2020 Dance Film and buy a ticket at https://choreocollab.com   Oct 25th - Nov 1, 2020 Anna Harsh also gives an update on the upcoming classes and events that Allegro Dance Company will be offering over the holidays go to www.allegrodancecompany.net for registration and more information. 
29:11
October 20, 2020
Leaving corporate America for Dance
Dancer and choreographer Tamara Irving discusses her decision to leave her corporate life in Atlanta, Georgia and move to NYC. This decision took her on an amazing journey. Listen to her story of how a small gesture from her boss gave her the stepping stone she needed to land a role in the touring company of The Lion King in Germany, as well as working for Disney.  Her role as Sharabi in The Lion King was well understood since she too is a Mother in real life. Tamara also gives advice and tips for young dancers who want to stand out and be successful in life. Buy a ticket to her showcase at www.dancecanvas.com/eventtickets  Host: Anna Harsh, MA, BA, RYT200, Pilates certified  www.allegrodancecompany.net  Upcoming classes : Oct 31 6pm Yoga-ween,  Nov 1-22 Sundays 6pm Gratitude Yoga - Visit the website to register for the classes. Guest: Tamara Irving, B.B.A Marketing, Howard University, Master of Dance Education University of North Carolina
29:27
October 15, 2020
Dance & Technology tips
Allegro Dance Company Director Anna Harsh brings her husband Greg Harsh in to chat about what technology they use during their show as well as how they edit dance videos and music for productions. Lots of tips and great ideas are shared to make touring easier and the show sound fantastic. Greg Harsh holds a M.A in organizational communication, B.A in Physics and loves history and music. He has toured with Anna for over 20 years. Their partnership grows as they learn from each other on their journeys to and from Italy as well as touring and meeting several amazing sound techs along the way. 
40:58
October 06, 2020
Music, Dance and Stories of an Italian Family
Anna Pishner Harsh (dancer) interviews her brother Stephen Pishner and her sister Diana Walker about an Italian festival in Clarksburg, WV that went virtual for 2020. They share their stories about their Italian heritage through music, dance and writing as well as tips and advice to artists that can help them achieve success.  Stephen Pishner is a talented musician and composer that holds a B.A degree in Music and Diana Pishner Walker is an author of children's books that tell tales of Italian life and heritage.  Anna Pishner Harsh holds a M.A Communication, B.A Dance, RYT200 Yoga and Pilates certified instructor. Festival website www.WVIHF.com  Allegro Dance Company website www.allegrodancecompany.net
01:28:33
October 05, 2020
NYC Dancer with Audition tips
Learn from a NYC high kicking gal, Danielle, what it's like to perform at Radio City Hall as a  dancer. She also offers advice on auditioning for a dance company pre-covid 19.  
11:40
September 30, 2020
Italian Life
Anna chats with Cleveland Ohio natives, Mr. and Mrs. Tony & Connie Marotta about Italian heritage, food, family and falling in love. 
58:19
September 30, 2020
Meditation with Anna Harsh RYT200
If you are searching for ways to find calmness, focus and clarity, listen to this meditation and relax on your yoga mat or comfy chair. Anna Harsh is a yoga RYT200 instructor that talks you through some breathing and soothing relaxation techniques to ease your mind and body.
07:28
September 30, 2020
Swing Dance with Guest Matt Richey
Join Allegro Dance Company Director Anna Harsh as she chats with dance expert Matt Richey from California about Swing dance and the tips and tricks to being a better dance partner and performer. 
45:09
September 15, 2020