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Are you wanting to learn more about dance ? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best dance podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

We are always keen to hear your feedback, if we have missed a podcast, tweet us @MagazineWelp and we will check it out!

Best Dance Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Toolroom Radio

  • Publisher: Toolroom Records
  • Total Episodes: 878

2 hours of the hottest dance music brought to you from Toolroom head honcho Mark Knight. Including only but the best in underground dance music of right now and AAA weekly guests on the show. Toolroom Radio is your perfect house music fix. Lets get into it.

Rhee Gold’s DanceLife

  • Publisher: Rhee Gold in association with Morgan Media
  • Total Episodes: 47

Rhee Gold is passionate about dance education and the business of teaching dance. He is a pioneer in the field, launching the first business (and motivational) seminar for dance teachers in the mid-90s and is now the director of the DanceLife Teacher Conference and the DanceLife Retreat Center attracting hundreds of teachers and studio owners from around the world. Gold’s mission is to inspire dance people to appreciate the gift that dance offers all who experience it. He encourages teachers to be unique, make their own mark on the field and to have the confidence to follow the path that best suits their goals for success. His entrepreneurial and leadership skills have had a long-lasting impact on the dance community, he is the author of the Complete Guide to Teaching Dance, served as the publisher of Dance Studio Life magazine for 14 years and has served as the President of Dance Masters of America, the United Dance Merchants of America, the founding co-chair of UNITY and is now the Director of the International Dance Entrepreneurs Association, also known as I.D.E.A. When given the chance to “talk dance,” Rhee is all about it and that’s what this podcast is all about. We’ll crisscross everything about teaching dance from business to classroom success and we’ll definitely hit on the heart and soul of what being a dance teacher is all about.

Making The Impact – A Dance Competition Podcast

  • Publisher: Impact Dance Adjudicators
  • Total Episodes: 76

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside the mind of a dance competition judge? What does it take to impress the people behind the table? Join your hosts Courtney Ortiz, owner of Impact Dance Adjudicators, and Lesley Mealor, veteran performer, dance teacher, and judge, on Making The Impact – A Dance Competition Podcast, as they dive into all things dance competition! Each week, listen as Courtney and Lesley discuss various hot topics with members of the IDA judges’ roster, from technique, to costumes, to the dreaded question – “Tights…or no tights?” Stay tuned for special Spotlight Interview episodes and Live Q&A’s with your hosts!

The Dance Edit

  • Publisher: Dance Media
  • Total Episodes: 66

The Dance Edit Podcast, hosted by editors from Dance Media, is a weekly breakdown of all the news that’s moving the dance world. Because if you want to know more about dance, you should get your information from the people who nerd out about it for a living.

Belly Dance Life

  • Publisher: Iana Komarnytska
  • Total Episodes: 159

All insights into belly dance lifestyle

The Anjunadeep Edition

  • Publisher: Anjunadeep
  • Total Episodes: 362

Plunging into the deepest waters of melodic house, soulful techno and ambient electronica, The Anjunadeep Edition is a weekly 1 hour mix show hosted by the stars of one of dance music’s most prolific labels, Anjunadeep.

Phoenix Radio

  • Publisher: ILLENIUM
  • Total Episodes: 117

“Phoenix Radio” is ILLENIUM’s curated radio station showcasing his own productions as well as his favorite artists in the electronic dance music community.

Growing Through Dance Podcast Dance to Live, Live to Dance

  • Publisher: Katherine-Lucy Bates
  • Total Episodes: 20

Growing through Dance podcast explores the way dance interacts with life. It features advice, views and anecdotes from a continuum that ranges from the local grass roots movers up to the dance world professionals. Every dance parent and would-be dancer can make use of the dance world’s insights, life and social skills, confidence building and evolving lifelong friendships . Hosted by dance teacher and professional dance educationalist, Katherine-Lucy MA, the podcast stems from her lifelong experience as a dancer, teacher, tutor and facilitator, and her passionate belief that everyone benefits in multiple ways from dance and movement in their life.

Make Dance Fun

  • Publisher: Becca Moore and Dani Rosenberg
  • Total Episodes: 22

Welcome to Make Dance Fun: The podcast from Confetti on the Dance Floor that’s all about adding fun, festiveness and a little fancy to all the ins and outs of running your dance studio! In each episode, hosts Becca Moore and Dani Rosenberg share tips, tricks and tools that have helped them run a successful business for almost 3 decades! They opened their studio Rhythm Dance Center in 1993, and it has always been known for its fun atmosphere. They created Confetti on the Dance Floor in 2016 to help other dance studios grow their business by adding more fun to their dance classes! Through their blog that’s filled with studio inspiration, their fun products for dance class in the Confetti Shop, and now this podcast, they’re here to help you Make Dance Fun!


  • Publisher: Jazzy Cook
  • Total Episodes: 47

A podcast to open and explore dance science. Looking at the world of dance science, thinking about why using new research is so important in dance, and applying this to the studio.

Dance Matters Podcast

  • Publisher: Kali
  • Total Episodes: 96

A podcast exploring all things Dance. Interviews held with dancers, dance teachers and everyone involved in the dance industry. Let’s bring the dance community together.

Because Mom Said So

  • Publisher: Audioboom
  • Total Episodes: 37

Known as the Original Dance Moms, Melissa Gisoni, Holly Hatcher-Frazier, Kelly Hyland and Jill Vertes are not shy about sharing their opinions, stories, laughs and advice related to motherhood, womanhood, and anything else they encounter in life.  Never strangers to conflict, joy, tears, and triumph, these women have raised their children in the public eye and have shared over a decade of friendship. Join these ladies each week not on the dance floor but around the table where they discuss the hottest topics, latest trends, lifestyle and beauty that relate to a diverse range of women while offering advice to fans around the world. 

Strictly Come Dancing: The Official Podcast

  • Publisher: BBC Radio
  • Total Episodes: 83

Joe Sugg and Kim Winston share the latest backstage action on the UK’s favourite dance competition. Subscribe now for post-show reactions and exclusive interviews.

Nora En Pure – Purified Radio

  • Publisher: This Is Distorted
  • Total Episodes: 249

“Purified” Podcasts are being cooked on a weekly basis by Nora En Pure. This product may contain some Enormous ingredients, but mainly organic and funky, chunky elements which may lead to the uncontrollable urge to dance and enjoy life.

Conversations on Dance

  • Publisher: Rebecca King Ferraro & Michael Sean Breeden
  • Total Episodes: 254

Weekly chats with the dance and ballet world’s best and brightest. Hosted by former Miami City Ballet dancers Rebecca King Ferraro and Michael Sean Breeden.

Brains On! Science podcast for kids

  • Publisher: American Public Media
  • Total Episodes: 339

Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Each week, a different kid co-host joins Molly Bloom to find answers to fascinating questions about the world sent in by listeners. Like, do dogs know they’re dogs? Or, why do feet stink? Plus, we have mystery sounds for you to guess, songs for you to dance to, and lots of facts — all checked by experts.

The Curious Dancer

  • Publisher: Kayleen Babel
  • Total Episodes: 15

The more I dance, the more curious I’ve become about the traditions, techniques, and teachings behind the art. Join me, Kayleen, on my mission to make the dance world a happier, healthier, and more inclusive space. This podcast explores a range of subjects relevant to dance as well as personal stories about my own dance journey.

DJ Varner Story

  • Publisher: DJ Varner Story
  • Total Episodes: 67

Your one stop for feel good dance music.

Pas de Chát: Talking Dance

  • Publisher: Barry Kerollis, Premier Dance Network
  • Total Episodes: 118

Have you ever wanted to be a fly on the wall in a dance studio at one of the most prestigious ballet companies in the world? Or wondered what was going through Giselle’s mind as she lifted her leg to her ear? There is a lot more to the politics of dance than lithe women wearing pointe shoes being hoisted into the air by men in tights. Listen in for a weekly conversation on all aspects of the professional dance world as Barry Kerollis, freelance choreographer and popular blogger, candidly shares his experiences and thoughts on the workings of the dance world as he travels the globe creating ballets, teaching future generations of dancers, and performing for audiences

CLUB KERRY NYC DJ: Kerry John Poynter

  • Publisher: Kerry John Poynter
  • Total Episodes: 298

Full of “infectious grooves and familiar melodies inter weaved with the newest sounds and modern beats.” If you like electronic and dance music particularly with vocals then this podcast is for you. Take it to the gym, the dance floor, or your favorite party. One of the longest running vocal house dance music podcasts (debuted February, 2009). Listed “What’s Hot” by Apple, top 20 Chartable.com global reach music podcast, iTunes Top 100 Music podcast chart, “Awesomesauce” featured by Tunr app, “Top Electronic Podcast” (Player FM). “Stylistically superior! Simply the best vocal house podcast on the net.” (iTunes Review) Celebrating 12 years 2009-2021.

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