Modesto, CA & Online
" Gain confidence on the dance floor..."
Services: Ballroom Dancing
- $4530 min
- 0Classes Taught
I am a grown-up idealist, a rogue romantic, a purveyor of whimsy. When I'm not teaching dance, I'm creating quirky women's clothing and home decor for my etsy shop. I'm an amateur macro photographer, committed blogger, and flower gardener. I am a wife, a mom to three grown daughters and a huge furry cat, and Oma to two grandfellas.
nellie P. July 21
"Marie, you're the most graceful, knowledgeable, passionate and very patient ballroom teacher i have ever met. I like the way you teach ....very detailed. Hope to see you again very soon in the dance floor. Since a bit while...... i think i need another refresher course, lol awwww!!!!. Thanks"
Janelle C. July 21
"Marie is a wonderful instructor to learn from. She is full of grace and flair, providing an atmosphere of fun and joy while learning to dance. Always a smile on my face with every turn. Thanks Marie!"
nellie P. July 21
"In addition to my previous review dated 07/21/12 Marie, you are the best!!!! -nellie-"
Christy M. August 2
"We enjoyed taking classes from Marie. She is always up and makes learning fun. When my husband or I had trouble with a step, she always was patient and seemed to know just what the problem was. It amazes me that she make both the male and female parts so clear. We will watch for classes taught by Marie."
Glenda S. December 15
"It is always my pleasure to dance with such a talented and cheerful teacher."
Connee B. December 18
"It is my pleasure to write a note regarding Marie's talents as a dance instructor. Not only is Marie knowledgeable regarding dance styles, she also demonstrates a wonderful dedication to her student's growth. I have been present as Marie taught both beginners and seasoned dancers, she is continually aware of each student's needs and development. Marie has taught me and many others technique, style, and confidence with patience and support."
Carol D. December 20
"Marie is an excellent dance instructor. She is very knowledgeable with all dance styles and levels: fox trot, waltz, cha cha, line dancing, swing, etc. She has a very pleasant and engaging personality. She is most helpful to students having difficulty learning new steps. We highly recommend Marie as a dance instructor. Carol and Steve Dunlop"
Li An W. March 22
"Marie is my favorite dance instructor. She is fun, detail oriented, and very passionate about teaching. She makes the beginners feel very comfortable and teaches to your progress. Before she teaches you new movements, she will always make sure that you are comfortable and ready to proceed. You will learn a lot in an hour. I highly recommend Marie as your dance instructor."
James Jane T. April 7
"Marie is a great dancing instructor. We are very enjoyable to be the student(friend) with her. We learned all the dancing movements and also very comfortable to dance at party after her teaching. She has also taught us to synchronize hands/legs/minds(signals of male) when we are dancing. She is a very detailed instructor and we are look forward to learning dancing from her again! "
Steven S. May 10
"Marie has shown an excellent grasp of technical details and is able to convey them, consequently making me a better lead. Marie's fun, affable, yet attention to detail approach is very disarming. I was able to lose my very self-conscious awkwardness of trying to learn a new set of dance steps until it became a smooth confident step and lead."
Frequently Asked Questions
What to wear
Leather or suede-soled shoes highly urged for the gentlemen. Securely strapped shoes with at least a one-and-a-half-inch heel for the ladies. Loose, breathable tops recommended.