Professional Standard Teaching Training Event

This 30 hour training event is both virtual and in person. 

Training: How to prepare for your exam, technique, routines, presentation, practice and more.

To Register: Send deposit to reverse your spot. Name, address, email, goal for your exam and current dance experience. Email

Starting Monday, February 6th 1:30-3pm EST on zoom.  (No class week of April 24)

In person May 8 – 11 at the Promenade Dance Studio:

2605 Lord Baltimore Dr.
Windsor Mill, MD 21244

Exams are available May 12th.-15th. 

The Standard course will be $900. Per person. 
Professional drop-in price $45 for 90 minutes.

Foxtrot Formation 2023

Mondays at the Promenade 7 – 8 pm
Begins Monday, February 12

$380 per person
Payment schedule for performers:
$190 per person due by 2/12
$190 per person due by 4/17

If you are unable to make your session call 443-934-6696 to cancel 24 hours prior without penalty.

Unsure about a Zoom Virtual Session?

It may seem intimidating, but virtual Zoom sessions are breaking barriers in society these past few weeks we have been in isolation.  Open yourself up to the new opportunities that await and learn more about Zoom through these helpful tutorials.  I promise you will be pro-users in no time!

I am proud to offer both dance and life coaching sessions using this new technology.  It is the human connection we must maintain during these times, and technology is here to help.

“We could not be more satisfied with our progress”

“We have always wanted to learn ballroom dancing, so we began to take private lessons from Mary Botta last year. It turned out to be a very good decision. Mary is an excellent instructor. She is a good listener because she makes the effort to hear what we want to accomplish while including what we will be best for us as novice dancers. She is patient, clear and presents the instructions in a way that compliments our learning style. We could not be more satisfied with our progress.”

– Stella & Don, students

“Her excellence as a teacher is only one facet…”

“I can’t say enough about Mary’s instruction. Her excellence as a teacher is only one facet of her expertise, as she makes the student comfortable with learning and stretching their bounds. I especially enjoy and appreciate the insight she brings to the student. I enjoy working with Mary, and look forward to more lessons in the future. Her teaching style is very relaxed, yet effective and insightful. I would heartily recommend her talents to anyone seeking dance instruction.”

– Brian Donley Worrell, student

“…inspires her students both mentally and physically…”

“Mary is a superb ballroom dance teacher. She is energetic and engaging and lives and breathes dance. She challenges and inspires her students both mentally and physically to achieve levels of performance that push beyond limiting expectations. She is also a very capable and inventive organizer of dance events and showcases. Her approach to teaching is well organized and fully professional.”

-Peter C
Senior Project Manager at HHMI