5.0 (41)
3 years in business

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We are dedicated to help people achieve joy, balance, happiness and contentment by improving awareness and freedom of movement through the medium of dance.

We are available for private lessons and group classes in most styles of partner dances, from smooth (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, V. Waltz, etc.) to Latin (Salsa, Mambo, Bachata, Bachatango, Cha-cha, Cumbia, Rumba, Bolero, Merengue, Zouk, Kizomba and more), swing (East Coast, West Coast, Jitterbug, Country, Lindy, etc.), Hustle, Night Club two-step and Country two-step.

About the Author: In the late 2002, Mark had a good fortune of being introduced to the graceful and exciting salsa and bachata. His passion for Latin dancing was fired up. Since then, he has been on a continuous exploration of various forms of body movement and dancing styles, and now, he has been teaching most styles of partner dancing with the main focus on social Latin dances (salsa, bachata, merengue, cha-cha, rumba, cumbia and bachatango) throughout the Phoenix area for over 8 years, acquiring experience in teaching people of all walks of life, ages, abilities and skills. Mark had wonderful opportunities to study with many of the great dancers like Bob Powers and Julia Gorchakova (former 12-time American Rhythm champions), Jenell Maranto (former U.S. American Smooth champion), John Narvaez and Liz Rojas (former salsa champions), Abel Pena and Zulmara Torres (undefeated 3X ESPN World Salsa champions) and many others. In his previous scientific career Mark have earned double MS in applied Math and Physics, and subsequently Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry. Well, dancing is all about "Chemistry", and understanding of music is based in understanding of Math. So, by exploring his passion for dance, Mark is continuing his previous quest for knowledge taking it to the next level of depth. It brings me joy and great satisfaction to be able to help people learn this new language of partner dancing, to see the quality of their lives improve with every step they take on a dance floor and to see my students' faces light up when they experience success with all their performances and events!

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Tempe, AZ 85281
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41 Reviews


  • Kirsten S.

    Private Dance Lessons Mark is such a nice guy. Breaks everything down so easy to understand what move is what.

  • Doug B.

    Private Dance Lessons Mark did great. We learned a lot from him.

  • Alicia C.

    Wedding Dance Lessons Mark was really great! He is very patient and reasonable with pricing. He accommodates our time and understood our necessities and our basic skills and was able to work with them. We recommend Mark for any lessons anyone may need. As soon as we get our video in we will post. Thanks again Mark! Andrew and Alicia Smith

  • Suzeth C.

    Private Dance Lessons Mark did an excellent job at one of my corporate events. We had a very laid back crowd and we weren't sure if the people would be engaged in the lesson. Mark did a great job at engaging the group once he started the lesson. He was very responsive and made sure to have all information needed beforehand.

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