56 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.

    Progress not Perfection | Jon Osborn | Episode #56

    Progress not Perfection | Jon Osborn | Episode #56

    Jon Osborn sit's down to talk about mindset going into performance and competitions and the difference between positive and negative self-talk. Jon and Samantha also discuss the key factors to a helpful mindset and how to prepare better for benchmarks and goal setting when it comes to competitions or performances. Jon Osborn is part of the RJ Performance Group and is a Mental Performance Coach. He holds a Master's Degree in Sports and Performance Psychology.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Life of a Competition Organizer | Sid Pocius | Episode #55

    Life of a Competition Organizer | Sid Pocius | Episode #55

    Sid Pocius sit's down to talk about his background in amateur dancesport and his take on the word dancesport itself. Sid and Samantha take an inside look on all of his competitions and discuss the behind the scenes information that competitors should know when they are picking a competition.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    State of the Podcast | Episode #54

    State of the Podcast | Episode #54

    Samantha shares a quick update on the state of the podcast, future plans for guests and conversations, and answers some questions from the Ballroom Chat Instagram.

    • 19 min
    Heartsoles Foundation | Deborah Holmes and Stefan Badea | Episode #53

    Heartsoles Foundation | Deborah Holmes and Stefan Badea | Episode #53

    Deborah Holmes and Stefan Badea sit down to discuss their non-profit foundation, the HeartSoles Foundation and its mission. The pair also explore how their pro-am dancing relationship blossomed into a friendship and business partnership, and how the dance community has come together to build a stronger and more supportive ballroom family. The HeartSoles Foundation provides dance shoes, competitive attire and scholarships to dancers in impoverished communities.

    • 43 min
    Argentine Tango | Koichiro Suzuki and Yulia Zhukoff | Episode #52

    Argentine Tango | Koichiro Suzuki and Yulia Zhukoff | Episode #52

    Koichiro ("Chewy") Suzuki and Yulia Zhukoffsit down and talk about their love of music, the history of Tango and why the connection and embrace of Argentine Tango is so unique, compared to other dance styles.

    Koichiro Suzuki and Yulia Zhukoff are professional Argentine Tango instructors that travel extensively across the U.S. sharing their love of tango and music. They are also the owners of the Pittsburgh Tango Connection.

    • 57 min
    Being the Best You | Christian Alva | Episode #51

    Being the Best You | Christian Alva | Episode #51

    Christian Alva discusses his early career, life lessons that he's learned along the way and his particular approach to teaching and friendship. Christian and Samantha chat about goal setting and appreciating the joy and artistry of ballroom dance.

    Christian Alva is a former member of the Utah Valley University Ballroom Dancing Company and current instructor at Ballroom Utah.

    • 1 hr

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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