About Us

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Marie Zimmer was born in Minto, New Brunswick, Canada and started dancing when she was six. After moving to Hamilton, Ontario, she teamed up with one of the Best Toronto Based Dance Schools "Roland and Romaine School of Dance" danced Jazz, Ballet and Modeling and she joined the "Pig & Whistle Dancers" who performed on TV Network. She performed for local Theatres and did Fashion Shows.

In 1976 she began teaching and training at Fred Astaire Studios and took 4 students to the Canadian Amateur Competitions and all 4 students won first place. Marie Zimmer competed in the Canadian Professional Latin Championships and in 1973 she placed first at the Canadian Professional Dance Competitions and achieved a top teacher and Top Studio awards recognized through the Canadian Dance Teachers Association. In 1990 she began working as An Artist in the Classroom for the Hamilton-Wentworth School Board and has been teaching children and adults Social & International Ballroom & Latin Dancing, Folk, Jazz, Ballet, Line dancing, Hip-Hop and choreographs theatrical dances.

The past 16 years of her dance career training include: Ballroom & Latin – Social and International, Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, jazz, hip hop, folk and theatrical dances and line dancing. She is also an accomplished choreographer. Since 1990 Marie has been the owner and director of her own studio as well as teaching for the Hamilton Wentworth Separate School Board. She offers a full range of ballroom dance activities, group classes, private lessons, and social dance parties that are open to the public. She is available for lessons and lectures.

Dances Taught In Ballroom & Latin:

The dances we teach are Social & International

The Standard Dances: Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, and Viennese Waltz

The Latin Dances: Jive, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, and Paso Doble

In the beginning classes we teach Social/American versions of the Waltz, Foxtrot and Tango; in later classes the International style is taught. Our Latin is International.

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