In this episode, we sit down with four dancers from 220 (Second to None), an award-winning adult competition team based out of San Diego. Guests Dylan Banares, Ranny Fernandez, Ryan Quilapio and David Dioso talk openly about being on 220, the culture of being on an adult competition team, forming long-lasting friendships, and dance career goals. We talk about maintaining motivation, plagiarism vs. inspiration and laugh A LOT. We dive deep into David Dioso’s massive vision for dance, discuss what junior teams are missing these days and confuse ourselves with Clout vs. Cloud. The guys share first impressions of each other, try to describe each other’s dance styles in one word and share their opinions on what’s good in the dance community.
In this episode, we explore:
00:38 “220’s Finest”: Dylan, Ranny, Ryan, and David
02:20 The culture of friendship on 220: “Love first, Family first”
03:35 Not knowing what you’re getting into
04:24 Being on 220 and balancing life
06:09 Dance is a sacred place built for self-care
06:32 Pursuing dance with traditional Filipino parents
13:30 Maintaining the motivation
14:45 The unreachable goal
15:45 The Mindset of a Dancer
16:34 Dance as a career and recognizing your potential
18:08 David Dioso’s vision for dance
18:39 Mastering the craft of dance (and going international)
23:31 Dancers as athletes
25:35 The definition of sport
27:16 Cloud or Clout? (Chasing fame)
28:47 How to stay relevant in a heavily saturated community
30:32 Inspiration vs. Plagiarism
32:42 ”Bouncing off each other”: The key to a natural friendship
33:38 First impressions of each other
38:39 Interests outside of dance
41:41 Dylan’s famous Jabbawockeez video (on YouTube! Link below)
42:41 How would you describe each other (in one word) as a dancer?
46:32 Rapid fire questions
48:08 What’s good in the dance community right now?
52:27 Top secret ideas for “220’s Sexy Day”
53:56 Closing remarks
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Special thanks to Jane Banares for creating our Co-Lab Podcast artwork!
Music by Sam Stan - Das Boo - https://thmatc.co/?l=997FC418
Music by SkeetOnTheBeat - Late Night - https://thmatc.co/?l=E76B5749
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