This is the last pre-contest episode of the season! This weekend is the start of regional contest season with regions 10 and 14. Best of luck to all the competitors! We found a new playlist to share with you, and we also want to know what your plan is for food during regional weekend.
Do we really need intros to songs? What didn’t Kim tell us about her barbershop cruise? What’s so wrong about baritone? What does Weezer have to do with barbershop?
Listen to this week’s episode to hear the answers to these questions, and to enjoy our general silliness!
Kim is back from her cruise and has stories to share! Also, be sure to check out our coverage of local and international events and singing opportunities. As we approach regional contest, what quartet gifts are you expecting? And finally, curly haired women, give Kim your contest hair suggestions!
This week Janel gives us a peek into her quartet’s last coaching session and how it helped them feel even more confident about their regional contest package. Kim shares her struggles with some song lyrics and…accessories.
Hey Dames fans, let’s talk about weather! Specifically, how do you deal with chorus rehearsal when the weather gets in the way? Also, we have some new content coming your way in a different format!
We’re back for the 2019 regional and international season and we can’t wait to get started!
Let’s review some big changes that have happened over the last few months. Also, we have a special announcement that we are SUPER excited about.
We’ve laughed, loved, and sung our way through another year and it’s time to close out season 2. Join us for some fun stories of our international experience in St. Louis, an interesting announcement from Harmony, Inc., and a look at what’s to come for next season on the Dapper Dames.
St. Louis is here!! We have one last group of quartets and choruses to tell you about and some last minute tips for the contest week. Also, be sure to check out our facebook page for details about the first-ever Dapper Dames meetup. We want to hang out with you in St. Louis!
We’re closing in on St. Louis and the beginning of international competition. Join us this week for a whole bunch of competitor profiles and emails, as well as a discussion of what it’s like to put on our annual show.
We dig in to the Expression category, and chat about vocal coaching during chorus time, what it takes to be a section leader, and a neat app that can help you with your vowels.
Does anyone speak "music category"? We give it our best shot... along with announcements about the 2019 international order of appearance and more competitor profiles!
This week we have Rising Star contest results, competitor profiles, and the Sound category to review. We heard back from 3 of the quartets we're discussing this week. Thanks so much for answering our questions!
What's "the coveted golden banana?" We're so glad you asked! This episode we chat about summer educational events sponsored by the region and cover more St. Louis competitors, including reading some very entertaining emails that have come in over the last few weeks.
Let's dive into the Judging Category Description book, or JCDB! We take a first look at the overall vocal skills that are expected from Sweet Adelines. We also continue with our competitor profiles, while only getting slightly distracted by Kim's unending fangirling and some stories from Vegas.
What a week of barbershop! We go over some highlights of the men's international quartet and chorus competitions, and continue with our profiles of Sweet Adelines competitors going to St. Louis.
Welcome to our first competitor profile episode! Over the next 15 weeks to St. Louis, we'll be giving you a little background on all chorus, quartet, and Harmony Classic competitors that will be crossing the stage this October. Also, prepare for next episode, when we start going through the Judging Category Description book...beginning with the Sound category.
Choosing a new song for your quartet? We are, too! Join our discussion about some valuable information from Kim Vaughn, a comparison of chorus qualifying techniques, and, as usual, making fun of Kim's nerdy tendencies.
Now that regional season is over, what do you do to close out the experience? We chat about scoresheets, feedback, and watching yourself on video. Now it is the season for summer and fall educational events. Tell us about yours! Also featured, the Sparkle Squad of Harborlites...don't worry, we explain it.
Another example of the tiny world of barbershop, along with the score recaps of the final two regional weekends. Join us in the coming weeks and months for competitor recaps of everyone crossing the stage in St. Louis 2018.
We have a special guest co-host this week while Janel is on vacation! Join us for a recap of regions 12, 26, and 35, as well as random tangents about brussel sprouts and cupcakes as a vehicle for understanding barbershop!