Workshop Instructor - Judge Owner of Heart & Sole dance studio, out of Illinois. Been in the Ballroom, Swing, and Country circuits. Maren will be one of your instructors and judges. 09123456789


“Will you be joining us? Louisville KY, Jan. 26-30th. 600+ dancers can’t be wrong!” 

Maren, is a national level Ballroom, Swing and Country instructor, competitor and judge. After 10 years of traveling extensively across the country earning top placements and an exceptional reputation, she retired in 2008, to allow her to develop and grow the local dance community. Her passion for teaching and her desire to share her love of dance led her to open her own studio in Tinley Park, IL, start the Illinois Ballroom Teacher College, and bring the internationally acclaimed program Dancing Classrooms to the Chicago area.

Maren carries with her a host of wins and titles in Country, Latin, Ballroom, Hustle and Swing, including more wins than she can count in her favorite arenas, Strictly Swing and Jack & Jill competitions. For 4 years of her competition career, she had the privilege of competing in the Open Classic division of West Coast Swing with Jason Miklic. Together, they consistently placed in the top 5 in the nation throughout their partnership!