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Mary Manzella Dance!

About Mary Manzella

Mary Manzella’s 
Awards and Honors

Highlights

· California Swing Dance Hall of Fame Inductee

· National Swing Dance Champion

· Performed for Hollywood Stars!
· Argentine Tango, Latin, and Ballroom Champion

Special Awards for 

· Best Individual Footwork
· Best Showmanship
· Best Choreography 
· Top Female Teacher 

· Judge at 2003 SwingDiego and at 2003 Boogie & Blues

· Two-time Judge at the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships

· Featured on KUSI-TV with Rod Luck and on Dancing with Joy! TV show

· Dedicated teacher Award Golden State Dance Teachers Association

· Certificate of Recognition from California State Assembly

· Featured in Union Tribune newspaper

Dance Honors

  • National Swing Dance Champion

  • California Swing Dance Hall of Fame Inductee

  • Cabaret Champion in Argentine Tango

  • Latin and Ballroom Champion

  • Western Regional Swing Dance Champion

  • Best Routine at U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships

  • Special Award for Best Choreography

  • Special Award for Best Showmanship

  • Special Award for Best Individual Footwork

  • Special Award for Best Timing and Execution

  • Two-Time Judge at U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships

  • Dedicated teacher Award Golden State Dance Teachers Association

  • Certificate of Recognition from California State Assembly



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Special Features

  • Dance performance at a private party hosted by Pilar Wayne (John Wayne's surviving wife). Guests included such notables as Milton Berle, Danny Thomas, Donald O'Connor, Tony Martin, and Cyd Charisse 

  • Featured with NCSBDC and her students on KUSI-TV with reporter Rod Luck

  • Featured on Dancing with Joy! television show

  • Featured on the cover of Dance Action magazine  

  • Featured in Union Tribune newspaper

  • Featured on a TV movie and in several dance magazines

  • Honored with a Tribute by the San Diego Swing Dance Club for her dance achievements and her contributions to the dance community

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Offices

  • Advisory Board Member, California Swing Dance Hall of Fame

  • Current President and Dance Director, North County Swing & Ballroom Dance Club  

  • Current Dance Director, San Diego Swing Dance Club

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Dance Teaching Honors

  • National award for Top Female Teacher in the Ballroom Community

  • Feather Awards nominee for Most Popular Female Teacher

  • Nationally recognized Workshop Instructor and Judge at swing dance competitions throughout the U.S. from Boston to Honolulu and from Miami to Seattle

  • Instructor of all forms of Swing, Ballroom, Latin, and Nightclub dancing  

  • Former owner of Emerald Ballroom

  • Dance Instructor on more than 15 cruises

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Teaching Qualifications

  • Certified by the Golden State Dance Teacher's Association

  • Completion of more than 400 hours of training with world-renowned Skippy Blair, "the Dance Teacher’s Teacher"

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Education

  • 30 Postgraduate credits in Education

  • Teacher in elementary education for 12 years

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