67 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.

    Dancing with Alec the Bard | Alec Lachman | Episode #67

    Dancing with Alec the Bard | Alec Lachman | Episode #67

    In Episode 67 of Ballroom Chat, Alec Lachman, aka Alec the Bard, explores the connection between ballroom dance and TTRPGs. Samantha and Alec discuss the process behind creating a mask or character, tips for improvisational storytelling, the importance of failing epically, and how to navigation conflict resolution.
    Alec Lachman is a professional ballroom dancer and TTRPG content creator.

    Follow Alec the Bard's journey:
    https://beacons.ai/alecthebard
    Support the Podcast on Patreon!
    https://www.patreon.com/ballroomchat
    Ways to see more from Love.Live.Dance and Ballroom Chat:
    https://www.lovelivedance.com/podcast/
    https://www.facebook.com/ballroomchat
    https://www.instagram.com/ballroomchat

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Following the Universe's Timing | JT Thomas | Episode #66

    Following the Universe's Timing | JT Thomas | Episode #66

    In Episode 66 of Ballroom Chat, JT Thomas discusses her dance career, from classically trained dancer to Smooth Champion to Country dancer. JT and Samantha reflect on how timing, in life as in dance is incredibly crucial, how exploring the essence of movement can take your dancing to the next level, and how planning for failure can lead to your success. JT also explains how country ballroom created an opportunity for her to begin a new chapter after completing her Professional Ballroom career.
    JT Thomas is a two-time US and World Professional Smooth Champion. She holds a BFA in Dance and is a current adjudicator and judge for ballroom dance.

    Find out more about JT Thomas:
    https://masterycamplasvegas.com/
    https://www.facebook.com/jt.thomas.940
    https://instagram.com/jtizzledance
    Support the Podcast on Patreon!
    https://www.patreon.com/ballroomchat
    Ways to see more from Love.Live.Dance and Ballroom Chat:
    https://www.lovelivedance.com/podcast/
    https://www.facebook.com/ballroomchat
    https://www.instagram.com/ballroomchat

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Preventing Dance Injury | Alisa Pravdo | Episode #65

    Preventing Dance Injury | Alisa Pravdo | Episode #65

    In Episode 65 of Ballroom Chat, Alisa Pravdo discusses dance injury prevention and recovery. Samantha and Alisa delve into the common causes of feet and ankle related injuries for dancers and answer some listener questions related to their own injury experiences. Alisa also stresses the importantance of proper strength and conditioning training, cross training, and nutrition for dancers and non-dancers alike.
    Alisa Pravdo is an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. She also is a Board Certified Orthopedics Specialist and a Fellow of Orthopedics in Manual Physical Therapy. Alisa also holds a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Dance from Goucher College.

    Find out more about Alisa Pravdo:
    https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/profiles/Pravdo-Alisa/
    Support the Podcast on Patreon!
    https://www.patreon.com/ballroomchat
    Ways to see more from Love.Live.Dance and Ballroom Chat:
    https://www.lovelivedance.com/podcast/
    https://www.facebook.com/ballroomchat
    https://www.instagram.com/ballroomchat

    • 1 hr 17 min
    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

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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