Is ballroom dancing a sport? We are going to ask that of our guest, but I say it is. For years there’s been talk of making ballroom dancing an Olympic sport, but while that hasn’t happened as of yet, anyone who doubts the skill and athleticism of these dancers hasn’t been watching what ballroom dancing has become. Dancing takes not only an unbelievable amount of training, but it’s a competition and also you need to add elements of theater and performance in.
You might recognize her from being on 10 seasons of Dancing With the Stars including a 2nd place finish in Season 6 with Jason Taylor.
She was born in Poland, started to dance at the age of 10, became a world class ballroom dancer. Partnered with he husband Alec Mazo to 4 finals in the U.S. Championships. She was one of the fan favorites on Dancing With the Stars, has appeared in a produced numerous dance DVD’s and is now preparing for Dance Temptation which opens Sept 12 in Niagra Falls at Fallsview Casino.
1. So, is ballroom dancing a sport?
2. When competing and training… talk about your training routine…
3. How technical do you get in preparing for routine or competition Video study..kinetics.. etc
4. Talk about a show like Dancing With the Stars and taking a celebrity that has little or no dance experience and training them. Do you start with the basics?
5. I always thought you were one of the pros on DWTS that got the most out of the partners you were given. Was your plan to work with the strengths of your particular partner?
6. Were you an athlete and did you play sports when you were younger? Are you going to be following the Olympics?
7. You had professional athletes like Evander Holyfield and Jason Taylor as partners. Athletes tend to do really well on the show, do they have an edge?
8. Tips and advice for young kids getting into dance… boys and girls
9. Picking a costume and the threat of a wardrobe malfunction
10. The one piece of modern technology you can’t live without in your professional or personal life?