ZoeDance

Social and Partner Dance in Northern Michigan

This studio is committed to bringing dance to non-dancers and to anyone who would like to make dance a part of their life, but might not  know where to start. 

We love working with beginning dancers of all ages and we sincerely believes that anyone can learn to dance. Let us show you how! 

Contact ZoeDance regarding package deals for wedding couples and social dancers or to find out more. 

Find our current and upcoming group class schedules here and don't forget to claim Your Free Class Pass!

 

My fiancé and I have been working with Zoe on our first wedding dance over the past two months and she has been incredibly helpful. I have three left feet and not rhythm, yet Zoe has me dancing like a pro now (almost)! She is patient and constructive and has made the process painless and dare I say fun. My fiancé and I have a ton of confidence now and we welcome the opportunity to showcase our new talent at our upcoming wedding... you too can be cutting a rug in no time!
— -Michael W. Via Yelp Review

Zoë Marshall-Rashid is a graduate of Kalamazoo College with a BA in Theatre Arts. While studying abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico, Zoë began taking salsa lessons and instantly fell in love with partner dancing- she hasn't stopped since! 

From 2006- 2009 Zoë worked in Chicago as a casting director and theatre administrator, but wanting to pursue dance more seriously, she moved to San Francisco in 2009 to study ballroom dance full time and enroll in the Ballroom Dance Teacher’s College. At BDTC Zoë has been trained for certification in all 17 American Style dances: Rumba, Cha Cha, Bolero, East Coast Swing, Mambo, West Coast Swing, Samba, Merengue, Lindy Hop, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Night Club Two Step, Hustle, Waltz, Fox Trot, American Tango and Viennese Waltz.

Following her graduation from BDTC Zoë began working at The Dance Loft in San Francisco focusing on beginning dancers and wedding couples. She also worked as a theater and dance instructor at the San Francisco parks and recreation department where she taught classes for students of all ages. At SF Rec and Park she developed a pre-ballet curriculum for students aged 3-5 that was quickly implemented at locations throughout the city and became one of the most successful and popular classes offered by the department. 

Zoe continues her dance education by regularly returning to her coaches and teachers in San Francisco. She also attends the DVIDA Dance Mastery Camps where she has had the opportunity to study with current and former world champion dancers including the 2015 Americas Ballroom Challenge winners Emmanuel Pierre Antoine & Liana Chirulova

Zoë is also a competitive dancer. Titles include the 2011 San Francisco Open Rhythm Scholarship Champion, 2011 April Follies Women's Rhythm Champion and 2011 April Follies Women's Smooth Champion. She is a National Pro/Am Finalist in Rhythm, Smooth, and Nine Dance.