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Mary's 9th
                              Anneversary at the Elks

Mary received these flowers in recognition and appreciation for great teaching at monthly parties for  the Escondido Moose Lodge for 9 years.

To view more photos from recent to past events, please navigate to the bottom of this page & click on the PHOTO GALLERY link.

Gift Certificates Also Available For:
Father/Daughter, Mother/Son, and
Wedding Party Instruction!

Call Mary at (619) 742-6080 Marymanzella8@gmail.com
for more information.

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Mary with some of her many trophies


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Mary teaching West Coast Swing workshop
at the San Diego Swing Dance Club.


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Mary teaching West Coast Swing.

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Lots of new reviews.  Click on:  "What People Are Saying"

Mary is your host on the 2nd and 5th Wednesdays at Dance For 2. Lesson 7:30pm-8:00pm.  General dancing begins at 8:00 pm and featuring fabulous new Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Club music until 10:30.  No partner necessary.  Singles welcome.  Special refreshments. Only $10.00 Doors open at 7:15

Lesson Schedule -- See below.

Gussie and Maru
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Mary teaching the ladies at the Swing Dance Club.


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West Coast Swing Workshop taught by Mary Manzella at the San Diego Swing Dance Club



Mary Manzella
Swing, Argentine Tango, Latin, and Ballroom Champion and Award-Winning Instructor

Contact Number: 619-742-6080

CONGRATULATIONS, MARY!!!

On March 29th, 2013 Mary competed with multiple time Swing and Country Dance Champion, Ronnie DeBenedetta, at the San Diego Dance Festival in a 5 dance competition which included Waltz, Cha, Night Club 2 Step, Country 2 Step and West Coast Swing.

She took First place Overall and can now add the title "UCWDC Pro Pro Female Diamond [over 40] Classic Champion" to her list of awards.

It has been over 30 years since she has competed in a 5 dance competition!

Anyone who has taken lessons from Mary has seen her case full of trophies. Mary received a compliment recently at Dallas Dance when a dancer smiled and exclaimed, "You're a legend!"

Mary was especially honored when the San Diego swing dance community gave her a tribute for her dancing and for her contributions to the dance community. Mary is honored by the admiration and respect that she receives in the dance world, and she uses it to share with people the wonderful gift of dance.

See Mary's impressive list of Awards and Honors

Read more of Mary Manzella's Professional Biography here

Mary specializes in Wedding First Dances

Inspirational Thank-You Message from Mary

 

Tuesdays at the Moose Lodge are
CANCELLED until further notice!

New!    Every Tuesday !
Dancing at the Kearny Mesa Moose Lodge
$5 cover charge includes lesson.
   To Be Announced
Lesson starts at 6:30, open dancing at 7:15
See www.5678fun.com for more information.



Wednesdays

In The Mix Mid-Week Dance !!
Mary Manzella's Swing, Latin, Club, and Ballroom Dance

Is held every 2nd, 4th, and 5th Wednesday

Wednesday Dance Party Includes
1/2 Hour FREE Lesson

Lesson and Dance Just $10
Featuring a differrent top instructor each week.

The Best mid-week dance party in town!

With Fabulous DJ Greg Alexander

Mary's Wednesday night dance is located at the

Dance For 2 Studio

7528 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92111

Map

We continue to have a great mix of
Ballroom, Latin and Swing dances.

New Music will be introduced at each dance!




All events are CANCELLED
until further notice!

Wednesday Lesson Schedule

Mar
11th

Dance Class:
Cha Cha

Instructor:

Nicole Wooding

Dance Class 7:30 pm
Dance Party 8:00 to 10:30

Wonderful Ballroom,Latin,
Swing and Club Music

FAREWELL PARTY

As your Host I invite you to especially
join us on Wednesday March 11th.

This will be a FAREWELL PARTY of
In The Mix dances at Dance For 2.

The new studio,
SAN DIEGO'S DANCE HEADQUARTERS
will be our new home in April!

An awesome evening is planned for this final
night and celebration of 10 years at Dance For 2
(18 years total of Wednesday dances).

The fabulous Nicole Wooding will open
the party with one of her incredible
Cha Cha lessons at 7:30!

Fabulous hors d'oeuvres by Kathie.

Variety of wonderful Music by DJ Greg.
Greg takes requests!

Lesson and Dance Just $10

N/A

Dance Class:
To Be Announced

Instructor:

Mary Manzella

Dance Class 7:30 pm
Dance Party 8:00 to 10:30

Wonderful Ballroom, Latin,
Swing, and Club Music

No more dances until April
at San Diego's Dance Headquarters!

DJ Greg spins popular music for your dancing pleasure. He takes requests!

Lesson and Dance Just $10

N/A

Dance Class:
To Be Announced

Instructor:

Mary Manzella

Dance Class 7:30 pm
Dance Party 8:00 to 10:30

Wonderfull Ballroom, Latin,
Swing, and Club Music

No 5th Wednesday this month! See you in April!

Lesson and Dance Just $10


Keep on Dancin!

 



 

 




 

 

 

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Our Instructors

Mary Manzella
Mary Manzella


Margie Adams


Nicole Wooding


Julie Garibay


Shawn Torgerson

Christann Heidemnn
Christann Heideman

Nicole Wooding

Mary's Photos

 

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  • Mary was presented a humanitarian award for 20 years of dedicated teaching by the Golden State Dance Teachers Association and Skippy Blair. 

  • Mary was featured in am article in the Coastal Edition of the San Diego Union Tribune on Sunday August 14th, 2005. Read the Article

  • Mary also received a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Assembly and Assemblyman Mark Wyland  in honor of her Twenty Years of Teaching Dance.

Mary's students enjoying
nightclub dancing

Mary dancing Bolero
 

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One of Mary's
wedding dance couple's

Mary Manzella's Awards and Honors

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Top 3 Reasons to Learn to Dance

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Halloween

 

 

 

 

    Wednesday Night Dance Party 2nd Anniversary Photos

    9th Anniversary Dance

 

Performance
Team M2
Dancing at
a Party
Mary Teaching a
Dance Lesson

Mary & Harvey's Bolero

 

 

 

 













Ronnie DeBenedetta
West Coast Swing

Bolero

 

 

 

 



 











Mary's Cameo Teaching Schedule for 2020

January

January 11th at the ESCONDIDO ELKS LODGE

2430 Escondido Blvd.
Escondido CA 92025

LESSON 6:30 to 7:30PM (Country 2 Step)
DANCE 7:30 to 10:30PM

This event will take place every 2nd Saturday of the month sponsored
by the Escondido Elks Lodge. It is a phenominal benefit for the Wounded Warriors. The ever popular Jim Allen Band will supply a wonderful variety of music from 7:30 to 10:30PM. Mary will teach a Country 2 Step lesson from 6:30 to 7:30. What a wonderful way to practice your dancing AND support these fabulous men who have contributed so much for our freedom.

Lesson and Dance: $10


February

February 1st at the SMOOTH DANCERS - CHAMPION BALLROOM

Mary & Declan Cordova will do a Night Club 2-Step and
whucha impromtu performance.


February 8th at the ESCONDIDO ELKS LODGE

2430 Escondido Blvd.
Escondido CA 92025

LESSON 6:30 to 7:30PM (Country 2 Step)
DANCE 7:30 to 10:30PM

This event will take place every 2nd Saturday of the month sponsored
by the Escondido Elks Lodge. It is a phenominal benefit for the Wounded Warriors. The ever popular Sundance Band will supply a wonderful variety of music from 7:30 to 10:30PM. Mary will teach a Country 2 Step lesson from 6:30 to 7:30. What a wonderful way to practice your dancing AND support these fabulous men who have contributed so much for our freedom.

Lesson and Dance: $10


Sunday Afternoons at the SAN DIEGO SWING DANCE CLUB

El Cajon Elks Lodge
1400 East Washington Ave.
El Cajon, California 92109

Mary will teach every Sunday in February

Class is free with paid admission to dance
Class is from 3 to 4PM
Dance 4 to 7PM
  • Members - $7
  • Sister Clubs - $8
  • Non-members $10
  • First time dancers get in free. Tell them Mary sent you!
  • February 2nd - Waltz
  • February 9th - Beginning West Coast Swing with a Flair
  • February 16th - Beginning West Coast Swing with Musicality
  • February 23rd - Intermediate WCS to make you dance like a Pro!

Ask about becoming a SDSDC Member! Membership includes less expensive rates for Weekly Dances, Special Events & Workshops. Membership is only $35 a year. Come join the fun!


Friday February 14th at the BALBOA PARK CLUB

Valentine Party

I will be your Host and DJ for this very special event. I have prepared an array of special valentine and contemporary songs for you. Red, white and pink are the preferred colors of your attire, if you so desire.


Every Friday and Sunday Lessons at the BALBOA PARK CLUB

The featured dances this month are the Romantic Tango
(of course the dance of love) and Cha Cha.

Your instructors are three of the best around. On Sunday evenings
I usually assist Steve Showers with the Intermediate Class.

I hope you will attend these events. I love seeing you! Have a LOVELY FEBRUARY!
MARY


March

March 14th at the ESCONDIDO ELK'S LODGE

2430 Escondido Blvd.
Escondido CA 92025

LESSON 6:30 to 7:30PM (Country 2 Step)
DANCE 7:30 to 10:30PM

This event will take place every 2nd Saturday of the month sponsored by the Escondido Elks Lodge. It is a phenominal benefit for the Wounded Warriors. The ever popular Stage Robbers will supply a wonderful variety of music from 7:30 to 10:30PM. Mary will teach a Country 2 Step lesson from 6:30 to 7:30. What a wonderful way to practice your dancing AND support these fabulous men who have contributed so much for our freedom.

Lesson and dance: $10


March 21st at the ESCONDIDO ELK'S LODGE

LESSON 6:30 to 7:30PM (Mary will teach Waltz)
DANCE 7:30 to 10:30PM

On the 3rd Saturday of each month a dance will be sponsored by the Escondido Elks Lodge. This month the band will be the NEW CADILLACS.


All events CANCELLED until further notice!

April

April 11th at the ESCONDIDO ELK'S LODGE

2430 Escondido Blvd.
Escondido CA 92025

LESSON 6:30 to 7:30PM (Country 2 Step)
DANCE 7:30 to 10:30PM

This event will take place every 2nd Saturday of the month sponsored by the Escondido Elks Lodge. It is a phenominal benefit for the Wounded Warriors. The ever popular Stage Robbers will supply a wonderful variety of music from 7:30 to 10:30PM. Mary will teach a Country 2 Step lesson from 6:30 to 7:30. What a wonderful way to practice your dancing AND support these fabulous men who have contributed so much for our freedom.

Lesson and dance: $10


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Mary's Cameo Teaching Schedule for 2018


September
Sept 2nd - San Diego Swing Dance Club
NIGHT CLUB TWO STEP LESSON
(El Cajon Elks) 
3:00-4:00

Lesson and dance: $7 members, $10 non-members, $8 for sister clubs
followed by open dancing (mostly WCS) with DJ until 6:30

Sept 9th, 16th, 23rd - San Diego Swing Dance Club
Beginner's West Coast Swing Dance Lesson
 (El Cajon Elks) 
3:00-4:00
Lesson and dance: $7 members, $10 non-members, $8 for sister clubs
followed by open dancing with DJ until 6:30

Sept 30th - San Diego Swing Dance Club
 
Intermediate West Coast Swing Dance Workshop
"Add more excitement with fun moves focusing on
contemporary individual styling variations"
Basic understanding of WCS required for this workshop
 (El Cajon Elks) 
3:00-4:00
Workshop and dance: $12 members, $20 non-members, $18 for sister clubs
followed by open dancing with DJ until 6:30


October

Oct 20th - Escondido Elks
6:30-7:30
The featured dance for the evening is Night Club 2 Step, one of my favorites. Class begins at 6:30. General dancing follows. $10.00 admission includes the lesson and dance. I promise to dazzle you with a really fun sequence. Hope that night works for you to participate in my class.
$10 Cover includes the lesson
followed by open dancing with band


November
Nov 24th - Escondido Elks
6:30-7:30
East Coast Swing Dance Lesson
followed by open dancing with band



March
March 11th - San Diego Swing Dance Club
(El Cajon Elks) 
3:00-4:00
Beginner's West Coast Swing Dance Lesson
$5 members, $7 non-members
followed by open dancing with DJ until 6:30

March 17th - Escondido Elks
6:30-7:30
West Coast Swing Lesson
followed by open dancing with
Alias Band until 10:00pm or later
$10.00 for lesson and dance

March 25th - San Diego Swing Dance Club
(El Cajon Elks) 
3:00-4:00


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Mary with Tropies

To view Photos of Mary's past events visit the
PHOTO GALLERY at San Diego Dancers Meetup.
https://www.meetup.com/SanDiegoDancers/photos/

Please view the pictures of the 15th Anniversary of
Mary's weekly Wednesday Night Mid-Week Dances held
September 16th, 2017. We had over 100 people in attendance!

Congratulations, Mary


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