Academy of Ballroom Dance

Founded in 1987 - Home of United States American Smooth Champions 1993 & 1994 - Jim & Jenell Maranto Ballroom Dance Instruction. Private Lessons by Appointment and Group Classes.

Beginners through Advanced Competition Dancers.

Operating as usual

11/07/2021

The first of many Simply Smooth Workshops for Ballroom Couples went very well!

The first of many Simply Smooth Workshops for Ballroom Couples went very well!

MY SITE 10/26/2021

MY SITE

Www.academyofballroomdance.com

MY SITE Academy of Ballroom Dance is home the of National Ballroom Champions and is a dancesporpt and social studio in Phoenix Arizona, We have thirty years of experience teaching singles and couples their wedding dance or dancesport competition style ballroom r

MY SITE 10/26/2021

MY SITE

One day Simply Smooth Ballroom Building Blocks, A workshop with Jim & Jenell Maranto.

MY SITE Academy of Ballroom Dance is home the of National Ballroom Champions and is a dancesporpt and social studio in Phoenix Arizona, We have thirty years of experience teaching singles and couples their wedding dance or dancesport competition style ballroom r

MY SITE 10/03/2021

MY SITE

Last chance for dinner reservations at Phoenix Fall Festival. Call Jenell or Suzy. Join us for a fun day of competition. Fill out your dance card & dance the night away. Enjoy a great professional show. #phoenixfallfestival.com

MY SITE Academy of Ballroom Dance is home the of National Ballroom Champions and is a dancesporpt and social studio in Phoenix Arizona, We have thirty years of experience teaching singles and couples their wedding dance or dancesport competition style ballroom r

Photos from Academy of Ballroom Dance's post 10/02/2021

We are teaching workshops & private ballroom lessons in Denver. Here is Jim teach the ladies dance position 💃#competition dancing #acadofballroomdance #dancecamps #allstardancecamp

10/01/2021
09/29/2021
09/29/2021

Mark & Susie prepare for the Phoenix Fall Festival October 10th. 🕺💃. #academyofballroomdance #phoenixfallfestival. #ballroomdancing

Mark & Susie prepare for the Phoenix Fall Festival October 10th. 🕺💃. #academyofballroomdance #phoenixfallfestival. #ballroomdancing

09/27/2021

Vonnie Lowman is preparing to complete at the Phoenix Fall Festival October 10.

Vonnie Lowman is preparing to complete at the Phoenix Fall Festival October 10.

Don't Miss This Fabulous Show! 09/26/2021

Don't Miss This Fabulous Show!

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Don't Miss This Fabulous Show! Professional Show* Dinner* Dancing Sunday October 10th, 2021 Phoenix Marriott 1101 N 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008 Check Out or Vendors ! LADIES Make your Hair & makeup appointment soon! Consignment

Photos from Academy of Ballroom Dance's post 09/26/2021

Team Academy working on a Tango to perform at the Phoenix Fall Festival! 🕺💃
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Photos from Academy of Ballroom Dance's post 09/25/2021

Academy of Ballroom Dance students have what it takes to be top condensers. We want to congratulate our recent winners at the Galaxy Dance Festival in Phoenix, Az! Congratulations to Paula Kielmeyer for placing 1st in the Senior 1 closed Silver Smooth Scholarship. Congratulations to Thara Salamone for placing 1st in the A open Smooth Scholarship. Congratulations to Darla Davies for placing 1st in the Senior 1 open Rhythm Scholarship!
Of course all three of these young ladies were competing with their extraordinary teacher Jim Maranto! We are so proud of you!
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09/11/2021

Jim & Jenell Maranto judging at the 50 anniversary of the U S National Ballroom Championships.

Jim & Jenell Maranto judging at the 50 anniversary of the U S National Ballroom Championships.

08/25/2021

2 more big wins for The Academy of Ballroom Dance at the Great Gatsby Gala Dancesport Championships! A repeat win for Darla Davies with Jim Maranto in the 9 Dance Championship - all ages combined! The couple was also victorious in the Senior 1 Rhythm Scholarship. #Academy of Ballroom Dance,AZ #ProAm Ballroom Dance Competition #Professional Ballroom Dance coaching #Ballroom dancesport #Ballroom Dance Champions #Ballroom Dance Lessons Beginner thru Advanced All Ages

2 more big wins for The Academy of Ballroom Dance at the Great Gatsby Gala Dancesport Championships! A repeat win for Darla Davies with Jim Maranto in the 9 Dance Championship - all ages combined! The couple was also victorious in the Senior 1 Rhythm Scholarship. #Academy of Ballroom Dance,AZ #ProAm Ballroom Dance Competition #Professional Ballroom Dance coaching #Ballroom dancesport #Ballroom Dance Champions #Ballroom Dance Lessons Beginner thru Advanced All Ages

08/06/2021

All Star Dance Camp, Our tribute to Ron Montez was very moving. Many of us learned and performed his Cha Cha choreography. Missing him and remembering him always!

All Star Dance Camp, Our tribute to Ron Montez was very moving. Many of us learned and performed his Cha Cha choreography. Missing him and remembering him always!

Photos from Academy of Ballroom Dance's post 06/01/2021

Congratulations to Jim Maranto & all his students who danced last weekend at People’s Choice Dancesport competition. Great results, great fun, & great dancing!💃Thara Salamone, Jeanie Bernstein, Darla Davies, Diana Diez.

American Style Class - Sundays 05/17/2021

American Style Class - Sundays

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American Style Class - Sundays Lets Dance Again ! 2021 JUNE CLASSES SUMMERTIME FUN! In addition to our Saturday Classes we have added Sunday The Month of June GET A FRESH START With New Classes on Sunday Practice Party will Follow

All Star Dance Camp July 18-22, 2021 04/22/2021

All Star Dance Camp July 18-22, 2021

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All Star Dance Camp July 18-22, 2021 Dance Vacation - Classes & Parties Dance Camp Is ON! We are excited about our NEW HOME Pearl River Resort - Choctaw Mississippi Be sure to mention our group number when you make reservations - Group C

03/16/2021
Photos from Academy of Ballroom Dance's post 03/16/2021

The Academy of ballroom dance had a great time at the St Louis Star Ball! Congratulations to Jim Maranto with students Darla Davies, Vonnie Lowman, Karen Chirico, & Thara Salamone💃 Great Dancing ladies!

02/09/2021
02/09/2021
02/02/2021

JENELL’s All New Ladies Styling class on Saturday’s starting in March.

JENELL’s All New Ladies Styling class on Saturday’s starting in March.

02/02/2021

All new styling class on Saturdays starting in March.

All new styling class on Saturdays starting in March.

01/13/2021

Rhumba class

Rhumba class

01/12/2021
01/12/2021
01/12/2021
12/16/2020

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A vintage post from my Gif Group

12/13/2020
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12/11/2020
11/12/2020

Dancefloor

Gotta practice this!

This particular spinning style is “tornillo” (or cork screw).

Dancers Rene and Stela are dancing an early form of son, with particular roots in Danzon. the term “rhumba” was created to market the dance and music outside of Cuba, and make it more “catchy” or lets say more “exotic”. The music being played in the video is danzon (not mambo).

René Rivero Guillén and Ramona Ajón (stage names René and Estela) were a brilliant Afro-Cuban dance team who rose to fame back in the 1930s. Originally from Matanzas, Cuba, the couple later moved to New York City where they appeared regularly at the Havana Madrid Nightclub on Broadway and 51st Street.

This clip below comes from the 1939 MGM film “Another Thin Man” starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.

Original Link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0_ZMpEDFO4

11/12/2020

Dancefloor

This particular spinning style is “tornillo” (or cork screw).

Dancers Rene and Stela are dancing an early form of son, with particular roots in Danzon. the term “rhumba” was created to market the dance and music outside of Cuba, and make it more “catchy” or lets say more “exotic”. The music being played in the video is danzon (not mambo).

René Rivero Guillén and Ramona Ajón (stage names René and Estela) were a brilliant Afro-Cuban dance team who rose to fame back in the 1930s. Originally from Matanzas, Cuba, the couple later moved to New York City where they appeared regularly at the Havana Madrid Nightclub on Broadway and 51st Street.

This clip below comes from the 1939 MGM film “Another Thin Man” starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.

Original Link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0_ZMpEDFO4

Videos (show all)

International Waltz at the Phoenix Fall Festival. Jim Maranto & Thara Salamone
Sofia Holland will make her competition debut with teacher Jim Maranto at the Phoenix Fall Festival October 11th, 2020
Advanced Tango class at the Vegas Mastery Camp.
Quickstep class tomorrow (Saturday) at the Academy! Join us at 11:00 am
Quickstep class. Saturday’s 11:00 am
Jim Maranto gave a fabulous workshop on the art of the gentlemen’s lead in ballroom dancing.
International Foxtrot class was really fun!
Vonnie Lowman Dancing a Foxtrot with teacher Jim Maranto at Sun Burst Ball
Jim Maranto Dancing the Viennese Waltz with his student Jeanie Bernstein at Sun Burst Ball.
Charna Lobelle danced beautifully today with her teacher Jim Maranto.
Beth Kahn is competing in the Standard with Jim Maranto at the Sun Burst.

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832 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ
85014
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