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Samantha Stout, OWNER & INSTRUCTOR

Professional Competitor, NDCA

Originally from Mt. Airy, Maryland, she began dancing at the age of 5, learning the foundations of ballet, tap and jazz. In college, Samantha was introduced to ballroom dance and instantly fell in love with the performance and competitive side of dancesport. Post-graduation, she began a teaching internship at Absolute Ballroom Dance Center of Pittsburgh under the guidance and instruction of Andrew Pueschel and Amanda Wolf.

Samantha has been teaching beginners and advanced students since 2012. In 2017, she created Love.Live.Dance, where she brings the joy of dance to couples and families preparing for wedding or other special events.

Samantha enjoys working with students of all skill levels and goals, whether it is a couple looking to social dance, an individual interested in competing Pro/Am, or a bride and groom looking to have a one-of a kind first dance.

In addition to traditional ballroom dance styles, Samantha is also a certified LaBlast instructor and a certified wheelchair dance instructor through the American Dancewheels Foundation. Accessibility and adaptability are central to how she approaches instruction, striving to make sure that every student has a positive dance experience.


Recent events:

  • Competitive
    • Utah Star Ball 2017-2018
  • Performance
    • BallroomUtah Winter Showcase 2018
    • American Preparatory Academy Summer Formal 2018
  • Judging
    • Salt Lake Veteran’s Administration’s Creative Arts Festival 2019
    • AISU’s Dancing with the Faculty 2018
    • VENUE 2018

Reviews and Testimonials

  • 5 star review  Samantha our instructor for my daughters wedding was fantastic. She made the steps easy and fun. We couldn’t wait each time to go back and learn more. We will be hiring her again in the future for more lessons. Love this place.

    thumb Seldon Young

    5 star review  We found Samantha to be our dance instructor for our wedding. We took 2 dance lessons. Samantha showed us couple moves she was very thorough and fun to work with and help to make our first dance as a married couple a bit hit. We highly recommend Samantha !!!

    thumb Carn Jules

    5 star review  My now husband and I took five lessons with Samantha to learn a first dance to our wedding. She choreographed an entire dance to "Beauty and the Beast". She captured the magic of both the new and old classic. She was very communicative when teaching and was willing to repeat anything we requested if we were having difficulty. This was wonderful as we both are not dancers. The final product turned out amazing. Thank you so much Samantha!

    thumb Denise Renee Souffrant
  • 5 star review  We had fun, while learning great steps in a very short time. Samantha is a great teacher!!! We will come back in the summer 🙂

    thumb Madalina Chirila

    Samantha was absolutely phenomenal! My wife and I went with her for our first dance for our wedding. We had a very non-traditional first dance song and Samantha was able to create unique choreography to go with it. She was very easy to work with, very patient and a great instructor overall! We were both really pleased with the entire experience and highly recommend her!

    thumb Ramon Ramirez

    5 star review  Samantha was great. She was very patience which was extremely important for my wife and I as we were complete beginners. Samantha worked to craft our own individual routine which, thanks to her instructions, went off without a hick at the reception. We would definitely recommend working with Samantha !

    thumb Drew Fletcher

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