64 episodes

Casual long-form interviews between Samantha, the owner of the ballroom dance studio Love.Live.Dance, and her weekly guests from around the dance world.

Listen in for discussions regarding the history of different dance styles, interviews with dancesport athletes, judges and coaches, general dance industry news, and even tips and tricks for dancers. A great source of dance industry information for beginners and professionals alike.

Ballroom Chat Love.Live.Dance, LLC

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Casual long-form interviews between Samantha, the owner of the ballroom dance studio Love.Live.Dance, and her weekly guests from around the dance world.

Listen in for discussions regarding the history of different dance styles, interviews with dancesport athletes, judges and coaches, general dance industry news, and even tips and tricks for dancers. A great source of dance industry information for beginners and professionals alike.

    Inside the Ballroom Box | Duffy Betterton | Episode #64

    Inside the Ballroom Box | Duffy Betterton | Episode #64

    Duffy Betterton is the owner of Dance Dress Couture, and the Ballroom Box. Samantha and Duffy discuss her entrepreneurial projects and growth as a dance industry vendor. The pair also delve into her dance experience as an amateur in both the ballroom and country ballroom scenes. Find a full transcript of this episode on the Ballroom Chat website.
    Follow Duffy Betterton's projects:
    Dance Dress Couture
    Ballroom Box  (Use code BallroomChat to support the podcast!)
    Support the Podcast on Patreon!
    Ballroom Chat Patreon
    Ways to see more from Love.Live.Dance and Ballroom Chat:
    Ballroom Chat Podcast
    Ballroom Chat on Facebook
    Ballroom Chat on Instagram

    • 1 hr 2 min
    SENtertainment | Noël | Episode #63

    SENtertainment | Noël | Episode #63

    SENtertainment's owner and founder, Noël, shares his journey from photographing cars as a hobby and passion to becoming a small business owner in the ballroom dance industry. Noël and Samantha discuss learning the ropes from Salsa to Waltz and Peabody and Noël shares some of the behind the scenes technical information  about capturing the perfect dance moment.
    SENtertainment is a photography and videography business serving the ballroom dance industry. 

    Follow Noël and SENtertainment:
    https://www.sentertainmentdigitalmedia.com
    https://www.Instagram.com/sentertainment.digitalmedia
    https://youtube.com/c/SENtertainmentDigitalMedia
    https://sentertainmentdigitalmedia.zenfolio.com/f321987626
    View a full transcript of this episode here.
    Support the Podcast on Patreon!
    Ballroom Chat on Patreon
    Ways to see more from Love.Live.Dance and Ballroom Chat:
    Ballroom Chat Website
    Ballroom Chat on Facebook
    Ballroom Chat on Instagram

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Hey Mambo! | Matt Bielli | Episode #62

    Hey Mambo! | Matt Bielli | Episode #62

    Matt Bielli talks about his background in dancing Latin social styles while growing up in Italy, his move to the US, and his choice to separate his 10 dance competitive experience from his passion for Mambo, Salsa and other Cuban style dances. Samantha and Matt discuss his perspective on current rhythm dancing versus Latin dancing and he shares his knowledge and perspective on social Latin styles. Matt also delibrates on the pros and cons of switching to a competive Rhythm or 9-Dance future.
    Matt Bielli is a Professional 10 dance dancer. He is also a pro-am instructor and will be competiting in this year's USDC Mambo World Championships.
    Follow Matt Bielli:
    https://www.facebook.com/mattbielli
    https://www.instagram.com/elbaile223
    https://www.youtube.com/mattbielli
    View a full transcript of this episode here.
    Support the Podcast on Patreon!
    Ballroom Chat on Patreon
    Ways to see more from Love.Live.Dance and Ballroom Chat:
    Ballroom Chat Website
    Ballroom Chat on Facebook
    Ballroom Chat on Instagram

    • 1 hr 15 min
    It Takes a Team | Todd Munson and Ricci-Lee Hotz | Episode #61

    It Takes a Team | Todd Munson and Ricci-Lee Hotz | Episode #61

    Ricci-Lee Hotz and Todd Munson of TM Ballroom Dance Studio discuss how to balance ProAm and Professional competition, their mindset and philosophy when it comes to preparation for competitions and how they set goals and expectations properly both for their students and for themselves. The pair reflect on the importance of finding a good coaching team to support you and guide you, as well as just their take on the Rhythm category and how they navigate their own dancing.
    Ricci-Lee Hotz and Todd Munson are a professional Rhythm couple based in Denver, Colorado. Todd is the owner of TM Ballroom Dance Studio, and Ricci-Lee is a registered dietician (Denver's Dancing Dietician). Together they are Rising Star and Open Professional Rhythm finalists, and compete Pro-Am in all styles with their students.
    Follow Todd and Ricci-Lee:
    https://www.tmballroomdance.com/
    https://denversdancingdietitian.com/
    View a full transcript of this episode here.
    Support the Podcast on Patreon!
    Ballroom Chat on Patreon
    Ways to see more from Love.Live.Dance and Ballroom Chat:
    Ballroom Chat Website
    Ballroom Chat on Facebook
    Ballroom Chat on Instagram

    • 1 hr 3 min
    You Don't Know, What You Don't Know | Enio Cordoba and Terryl Jones | Episode #60

    You Don't Know, What You Don't Know | Enio Cordoba and Terryl Jones | Episode #60

    In part two of her conversation with Enio Cordoba and Terryl Jones, Samantha asks whether dancesport engages in gatekeeping, Enio discusses the pendular nature of judging, and Terryl explains her approach to bridging the beginner-intermediate gap in Yoga instruction. The group also delves into the ever growing gap between competitive and social dance, and the health benefits of dance, yoga, and pilates as individuals age.
    Enio Cordoba was a US amateur Latin champion, Quarterfinalist at Blackpool and a US Pro Rising Star Latin champion. Terryl Jones was a Ohio Star Ball Professional Ballroom Quarterfinalist. Together, they were the Cabaret Champions at the World Swing Championships. They choreographed for "Dance with Me", they starred as themselves in "God and Salsa", recently launched an online platform called Yoga 4 Long Life, and they also provide consulting to dance, studio owners, and professionals through 
    EXT consulting.
    Follow Enio and Terryl:
    https://enioandterryl.com/
    https://yoga4longlife.com/
    https://www.extdanceconsulting.com/
    https://www.letsdancela.com/
    View a full transcript of this episode here.
    Support the Podcast on Patreon!
    Ballroom Chat on Patreon
    Ways to see more from Love.Live.Dance and Ballroom Chat:
    Ballroom Chat Website
    Ballroom Chat on Facebook
    Ballroom Chat on Instagram

    • 1 hr 16 min
    A Different Approach | Enio Cordoba and Terryl Jones | Episode #59

    A Different Approach | Enio Cordoba and Terryl Jones | Episode #59

    In part one of this two part conversation, Enio Cordoba and Terryl Jones sit down to reflect on their early dance careers, discuss the importance of mentorship, and their approach to dance education. The pair explore how the traditional dance studio system often fails to build a sustainable dance community, and explain how we don't know what we don't know.
    Enio Cordoba was a US amateur Latin champion, Quarterfinalist at Blackpool and a US Pro Rising Star Latin champion. Terryl Jones was a Ohio Star Ball Professional Ballroom Quarterfinalist. Together, they were the Cabaret Champions at the World Swing Championships. They choreographed for "Dance with Me", they starred as themselves in "God and Salsa", recently launched an online platform called Yoga 4 Long Life, and they also provide consulting to dance, studio owners, and professionals through 
    EXT consulting.
    Follow Enio and Terryl:
    https://enioandterryl.com/
    https://yoga4longlife.com/
    https://www.extdanceconsulting.com/
    https://www.letsdancela.com/
    View a full transcript of this episode here.
    Support the Podcast on Patreon!
    Ballroom Chat on Patreon
    Ways to see more from Love.Live.Dance and Ballroom Chat:
    Ballroom Chat Website
    Ballroom Chat on Facebook
    Ballroom Chat on Instagram

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

jiminde ,

JiminDE

If you are a ballroom dancer of any type this podcast is a gem. The host has a wide variety of guests from all aspects of the social and competitve dance world and she takes the time to draw out her experts in a long format. I get the impression that Samantha is a very sincere and polite person and she brings out the best quailites in her guests. If you want to keep up or rekindle your involvement with dance this is the place to go esp. in these trying times.

Jim of Redondo Beach ,

Great interviews on all aspects of ballroom dance

Outstanding interviews! Samantha is extremely good at drawing the most interesting comments from her guests. She is intelligent and quick witted, but shows empathy with her guest which draw out honest discussions of every aspect of ballroom dance performances, the industry, and the community.

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