The Naked Truth: Real Talk about West Coast Swing
By Eric Jacobson & Deborah Székely
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Weekly podcast where hosts Eric Jacobson and Deborah Székely have honest discussions about West Coast Swing, our dance community, and the impact they both have on all of us personally.
||CleanLaureen Baldovi||Most people know Laureen Baldovi from her winning routines with Robert Royston, but she has followed her own path since their partnership ended nearly two decades ago. In this episode, we sat down with the eight-time US Open Swing Dance Champion to dis.||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Open 2018||Every year, The Open is a showcase for swing dancing - what it is, what it has been, and what it can be - and this year's event was no exception. We talked about Deborah's experience competing at The Open, how much we admired Benji and Nicole's Showcas.||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMusic and DJing with Ruby Lair||Let's face it: good music is essential for a good night of dancing and a good dance in competition. To discuss the power of music - and the role of DJs in providing that music - we sat down with one of the best DJs around (and one of our personal favor.||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBrandi Guild||Grab yourself a beautiful glass of wine and find a cozy spot to sit for this special interview with one of the classiest people we know, the lovely Ms. Brandi Guild. We sat down with her to talk about how she got started in West Coast Swing,||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAll Things Swing with Tom Paderna||In this week's episode, we sit down with our good friend Tom Paderna and talk about a wide range of topics. We discussed the origins of NASDE and how it's changed over time. We discussed WSDC and how it's impacted the scene.||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRoutines||With the US Open fast approaching, we talk about what it takes to put together a routine - from picking a song and getting choreography to working with coaches and practicing. Deborah talks about how she's working on her routine with PJ Turner,||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudging||Whether you’re a competitor, a professional, an event director, or someone who just enjoys watching dance videos online, judging has a big impact on you - and the dance we all love. In this episode, we discuss the skills it takes to judge,||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBoogie by the Bay||After a fantastic weekend at Boogie by the Bay, we discuss what makes it such a great event, and what other events can learn from its example. From hiring top-notch staff to creating a relaxed atmosphere to keeping things running on time,||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanProfessional||In this episode, we discuss professionalism - and the lack thereof - among our dance professionals. We talk about the ways event directors can mistreat the instructors they hire, how instructors can be unresponsive and unreliable,||10/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRobert Royston||The legendary Robert Royston joins us to discuss his early days in West Coast Swing, what he did to become a dance professional, and how the dance scene has changed over the last thirty years. We talked about the problems of judging,||9/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
This podcast is a breath of fresh air. Opinionated, interesting, and maybe even a little bit cheeky, Erik and Deborah thoroughly diving to each topic, bringing enlightenment and Humour each week
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This podcast is the best podcast ever! Eric and Deborah are brilliant and their perspectives and the perspectives of their guests are amazing! Already craving more!
So much QUALITY “swing content!”
I am obsessed with this podcast. So much relevant information from experienced members of our community. From someone that has NEVER listened to a podcast in her life, this one has made me a fan!!! Keep it up!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️