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 beginners 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 or to find out more.

Find our current and upcoming group class schedules here.

Student Showcase- Fall 2018
3:00 PM15:00

Student Showcase- Fall 2018


Join us for our latest student showcase at Grand Unity Event Center (formerly K of C Hall  on Charlevoix Avenue). Social Dancing will follow the performance and go until 7pm!

Tickets are $12.00 and $5 for those age 10 and under.  We thank you for your support of our students as well as your support of the arts and small business in Northern Michigan. 

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11:00 AM11:00

Nutcracker Information Session and Audition

If you are interested in dancing in the nutcracker this year you must attend this event or discuss other options with me in advance. 

Please come with your calendars! We will discuss availability and what is expected of you in order to participate. 

The "audition" portion is only to give me a sense of your abilities and to give you a sense of the level of difficulty. 

All adult and young adult dancers of all levels are invited to attend with or without a partner. 

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Serse- An Opera by Isaac Wittenberg
to Jun 2

Serse- An Opera by Isaac Wittenberg


All performances will be at 7pm at Crooked Tree Art Center

In middle school, Isaac fell in love with opera and made it a personal goal to compose one of his own someday. Since March of 2017, he began his compositional journey and he is proud to announce that his work will be performed at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey on May 31, June 1, and June 2 of 2018. 

In the summer of 2017, Isaac teamed up with Zoe Marshall-Rashid, Ben Harpe, and Emily Harpe to perform the musical "The Last Five Years" by Jason Robert Brown. It was a life-changing experience and I am honored to be working alongside Zoe and Ben again in this production. 

The opera is about Serse, the King of Persia, who longs to marry Romilda. However, Romilda is also loved by Arsamene - the brother of Serse. Meanwhile, Atalanta is in love with Arsamene. Amastre, Serse's fiancée, whom he has abandoned, disguises herself as a man and seeks revenge. Atalanta's pretense that Arsamene really loves her and the insistence of Serse on marrying Romilda cause a series of complications, enlivened by the comic servant Elviro. Eventually, all is resolved when Serse reunites with Amastre and Arsamene reunites with Romilda. I chose this libretto because the plot struck me as very exciting and perfect for a dramatic opera. This libretto was originally used by Geroge Frederic Handel for his opera of the same title, first performed on April 15, 1738.

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7:00 PM19:00

Serse, An Opera- Fundraising Event

A fundraising event for Serse, an opera with an original score written by 17 year-old wunderkind Isaac Wittenberg. 

The event will include live performances by the composer and various performers from the cast and more.

Admission is a suggested donation of $10 at the door, or you can purchase tickets in advance through the ZoeDance website at zoedance.net

The performances of Serse will take place at The Crooked Tree Arts Center, May 31st-June 2nd.

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to Jun 4

The Last 5 Years- A Musical at ZoeDance

Join us for our first ever musical! This tiny masterpiece, by Tony award winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown, follows the love story of Jamie and Cathy. It is a musical deconstruction of a relationship from conflicting perspectives taking place over a five year period. Brown’s funny, poignant, and devastatingly honest two-person production has enraptured audiences around the world with its spellbinding and emotional score and libretto.

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Thursday June 1st, 7pm

Friday June 2nd, 7pm

Saturday June 3rd, 7pm

Sunday June 4th, 3pm

All tickets are $12. 

Due to strong language, this show may not be suitable for young audience members.

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5:00 PM17:00

Dance Party Fundraiser!

Join us for a dance party at the studio to help raise money for a spacial project at ZoeDance! In June we will present the musical The Last Five Years for one weekend only. The money raised at this event will go towards production costs and payment to guest artist. 

We thank you in advance for your support of the arts, live theatre, and small local business. 

5pm- KIDS Dance party and events

6pm- Performance

6:30- Swing Lesson

7:30- Raffle

Open Dancing Until 9pm

$10 in advance

$12 at the door

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2:00 PM14:00

Waltz Workshop

2-3:30- Injecting technique into your dancing

half hour break

4-5:30- Advanced Patterns

$25 per person, $45/ couple

This workshop will be for intermediate and advanced dancers. Due to the size of the space, we will be limited to 7 couples (14 dancers). Please register early. 

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5:00 PM17:00

Workshop with Vladimyr Derisier

Join guest instructor Vladimyr Derisier for this fun 2 hour cha cha workshop! This class will focus on intermediate patterns and technique to help you stand out on the dance floor.

Contact Zoe for more information about private lessons with Vlad on Friday and Saturday.

Vlad has always had a love for dance and aspires to continue sharing his passion with others through teaching and performing. While attending the University of MA in Amherst, he joined the school’s competitive Ballroom Dance Team and hasn’t stop since! His pursuits brought him back home to Boston where he continued to perform with successful showdance/formation teams, the Boston based Hip-Hop company “Unyted Stylz”, as well as competing in the American Rhythm division as an amateur and later, professionally.

Some of his greatest accomplishments thus far include: Ohio Star Ball Amateur American Rhythm Runner Up (2009), Manhattan Amateur Classic Rhythm Champions (2010), USA Dance National Amateur Rhythm Champion (2010) and the Yankee Classic Professional Rising Star Finalist (2012). He been featured on TLC’s “Bling It On” (2012) and music video “Luxe Lyfe” by Teddi Ci (2012). 

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3:00 PM15:00

Students Showcase

Join us for our latest student showcase at K of C Hall  on Charlevoix Avenue. Social Dancing will follow the performance. 

Tickets are $10.00 in advance or $12.00 at the door and $5 for those age 10 and under.  We thank you for your support of our students as well as your support of the arts and small business in Northern Michigan. 

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5:00 PM17:00

Argentine Tango Workshop with Rose Vierling

Rose Vierling is a graduate of the Ballroom Dance Teachers College (BDTC). She is DVIDA certified and continues her silver and gold certifications under Diane Jarmalow, the founder of BDTC. 

Rose started dancing ballet, tap and jazz as a child and began partner dancing in high school.   Upon moving to San Francisco, she became an avid salsa and Argentine tango dancer.

Since first starting Argentine tango 10 years ago she has studied with many Argentine Masters, such as Oscar Mandagaranda and Georgina Vargas, Carlos Gavito, Jorge Torres and others. 

She has performed at numerous events from the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival to the 49er Half-Time Show.  Rose and her partner, Jesse Dishart, were both principle dancers in Christy Cote's LiberTango Dancers.

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