#9 The Making of the NJHS Dance Festival with Cristen Pennello

Are you someone who has been thinking about creating a dance competition, convention, or festival? Have you been sitting on this idea for sometime because you are filled with "I can’t's," "what if’s," or "not me’s"?

Well, today I may give you the inspiration to stop dreaming and start doing.

I am excited to speak with Cristen, the founder of the NJHS Dance Festival, this awesome woman saw a gap, took a leap, and created opportunity for HS dancers across NJ. She dives into the process of having an idea, getting over fear, and reaching out for support. We also discuss the ins and outs of creating a state wide festival.

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