Kids Ballroom and Latin

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Introducing a Ballroom Dancing Program

Marie Zimmer has been teaching Ballroom & Latin to kids and adults over the past 16 years. She has taught for the Hamilton-Wentworth Separate School Board and Continuing Education Adult Classes and Community Centers. Marie is proud to introduce, a new innovative dance program for children. You will be pleased with ease and progress of enjoyment your child will experience through qualified and enthusiastic instruction. Ballroom dancing is fun and easy. The program teaches rhythm and timing with dance and creative movement. Students will be learning basic dance skills through dance movement, dance and music games, and the introduction of popular social & international style dances. Student may learn basics to Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Swing, Salsa, Rumba, Cha Cha, Hustle, Polka and more.


Marie's goal is to teach children dance basics, music and rhythm early on so that they may enjoy and seek out dancing for the rest of their lives. Marie's Program is an ongoing program that allows students to earn certificates recognizing achievement in dance through a Medal System modeled after a proven teaching method. The Medal System of Bronze, Silver and Gold, helps students set and achieve goals, which gives students a sense of accomplishment and confidence as they achieve each level. This is similar to earning different color belts in Karate.

Ballroom Dancing - What Is It?

Ballroom dancing includes the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Salsa, Cha Cha and other dances from around the world. Many of these dances started as activities for the wealthy in elaborate ballrooms and fancy costumes, but they are now practiced by people of all backgrounds. Ballroom dancing with a partner requires good balance, a sense of rhythm and strong body awareness. Ballroom dancing is a great way to improve your fitness and flexibility and release stress and make you more popular at school dances.

Ballroom Dancing - Getting Started

Many schools are now making ballroom dancing a part of their fitness program. If you've seen the flick, Mad Hot Ballroom, you'll know that ballroom dancing is also a popular extra-curricular activity at some schools and it can become very competitive. If you'd like to start learning how to waltz or tango, ask your teacher about adding ballroom dancing to your P.E. program, or see if there's a teacher at your school who's interested in starting a ballroom dancing club.

Ballroom Dancing - Competitive Sport

Competitive ballroom dancing or dance sport competitions are held around the world and dancers are judged on the difficulty of their steps and the chemistry with their partner. A World Championship for competitive dancing has been held annually since 1909. The 2005 World Dance sport Championships will be held in Germany in July 2005. Competitive ballroom dancing is being considered as an event for future Olympics.

Dancing tots

Tots ages 2 – 5 years - 6 Week Sessions - $75

Saturdays: Pre Jazz, Pre Ballet and Fun!!!

Level 1 (2 - 5yrs.)

Our Tiny Tots 1 dance class introduces all the basic coordination exercises, stretching and flexibility training, introductory ballet, memory skills, music appreciation and introductory to discipline skills such as team work and group cooperation as well as dance games and fun!

Level 2 (5 - 6 yrs.)

All the elements of the Tiny Tots 1 class are re-enforced. The Tiny Tots Level 2 class is conducted with a more structured class format, preparing the student for ballet, jazz and other forms of dance in our children programs.

Dress Code:

Pink ballet slippers, black jazz shoes. Leotards, tights, bike shorts, crop tops, etc. are acceptable. No baggy shorts, over-size t-shirts, or street shoes are allowed. Hair must be tied up in a ponytail, braid or bun.
– Other colors in shoes are permitted. The suggested colors, however, are what will be required for the recital in June.
– Audition only Ballet: all students ages 7 and up MUST wear pink tights, solid color leotard, and their hair in a bun. Level I - white leotard, Level II - pink leotard, Level III - light blue leotard.
NO EXCEPTIONS. You will not be admitted to class without proper attire.

Birthday party dance

Make your next birthday event special!!!

Choose from a list of themes:

Musical Productions like:

Marie's Dance School Birthday B*A*S*H

We Provide:

You Provide:

What to Wear:

Comfortable Active Wear. Children participate in bare feet or soft ballet slipper. Kids prepare to have fun! Parents get your digital cameras, video cameras and relax!


Sundays: 12:00pm & 2:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Parties last 90 minutes; all parties are age appropriate for children. Ages 3-10 yrs.
Parents are encouraged to stay at the party for children under 7 years of age.


Deposit: A $50 non- refundable deposit is due at the time of booking, to secure the time and date.
All Star Dance Studio Students $170
Non – Students $190

Package includes up to 10 children, (not including the Birthday child); additional friends are $8 per child. We can not exceed 11 total Birthday guests.

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