Staff

Elizabeth Marberry, Owner & Instructor

Elizabeth MarberryElizabeth Marberry earned a Bachelor of Arts in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City. In addition to performing internationally in India, France and Japan, Elizabeth was a featured dancer for Holland America Cruise Lines. Next Elizabeth moved to Chicago where she performed with K-Theory, Valerie Alpert Dance Company, The Collective, the Chicago Honey Bear Dancers and Beast Women. Her choreography has been presented at Marymount Manhattan College, the Merce Cunningham Studio in NYC, Rebound Dance in Chicago, Links Hall, Prop Theatre, Lifeline Theatre and the Athenaeum Theatre. She is also the founder of From the Hip Dance Project, a professional dance company in Chicago.

In August 2009, Elizabeth moved to Boulder to marry the love of her life and started Wedding Dance Coach in 2010 after planning her own wedding. After 7 successful years in business, Wedding Dance Coach has had the honor of working with over 1000 couples! Elizabeth believes strongly in the power of dance to improve mind/body health and to encourage and foster a deeper connection with your partner. 

When Elizabeth is not dancing she enjoys being a mama, wife and yogini. She loves drinking lattes, traveling, reading, making quiche, eating brunch (and donuts), drinking wine, hiking, and playing with her miniature poodle (Albert). With twenty years of professional teaching experience and after working with hundreds of wedding couples, she looks forward to sharing her energy and passion for dance with you.

Check out this interview with Elizabeth! She shares great tips about how to get the best results for your first dance.

Dennis Severson, Instructor

Dennis Severson

Dennis started dancing as an adult, learning to tap dance, and later exploring various styles of ballroom, latin, swing dance and more! He has studied with a wide variety of instructors and performed in showcases and competitions across Colorado and the West. Choreography and performance credits include:

RRCC WW1 Vaudeville Show – April 2017

1940’s Ball, Boulder CO – June 2016

Denver Art Museum Dance On The Plaza – 2016

National Repertory Orchestra Gala – June 2015

Colorado Ballet Annual Gala – 2013-2014

Arthur Murray Biannual Dance Showcase – 2006-Present

BMA Colorado Annual Gala Dancing with the Stars – Nov 2010

Planet Dance Arizona Recital – July 2010

Dennis teaches tap dance for adults and children at Tap Dance Denver and Dual Star Dance.

He works mainly with our Denver clients and has choreographed hundreds of fabulous wedding dance routines. Dennis loves creating unique dances for each couple, delighting them and engaging their guests! He also enjoys cycling, working out at the gym, and going out dancing with his wife!

Maren Waldman, Instructor

Maren

Maren has a life-long love for dance. She’s a choreographer, performer, scholar, educator, entrepreneur, and she earned an MFA in Dance from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2014. She’s especially interested in dance as healing and is investigating ways dance inspires action for a more sustainable world. She’s trained professionally in many dance forms, including Modern, Jazz, Transnational Fusion, and Samba. Maren fell in love with swing dance in 1998, and has been teaching it almost since she started! Maren specializes in all varieties of Swing Dance and Salsa. She is also trained in Waltz, Foxtrot, Country Two-step, and Night-club Two-step. Maren loves to apply her vast background to design a dance that’s perfect for her clients. When she’s not dancing, you might find her cooking, hiking, writing, or sitting by the water. Maren is also a professor of dance at Front Range Community College in Westminster. With almost 20 years of professional teaching experience, she loves welcoming beginners to this magical world of dance.
 

Lee Shaughnessy, Instructor

Lee’s love of dance started early as so many little girls do. Enrolled in ballet in Idaho Falls, she loved the sparkly costumes and fancy hairdos her mom labored to create for her recitals. When she moved as a child back to the California Bay Area, she studied ballet at the Peninsula Ballet Theater School, and like her classmates, was thrilled at occasional glimpses of their most famous student, Mary Catherine Crosby (years before she starred in Dallas as J.R.’s shooter)! Having spent much of her adulthood “freestyling” her dance moves, Lee and her husband accepted an invitation to an introductory ballroom dance lesson, and twelve years and hundreds of dance routines later, she considers herself a committed dance nut! She especially loves the butterflies and anticipation associated with performing in front of an audience, as well as helping others take on their looming “first dances” with a smile. She believes there is nothing better than helping her couples find the sheer delight of dancing with the person they love most at their big event! When she isn’t dancing, Lee is the Program Director for a pediatric health foundation, and loves to cook, bicycle, snowshoe, read, and watch movies, especially if they feature great dancing!

Our Teaching Philosophy

We strive to create a relaxing and encouraging environment in which our clients will have a positive dance experience. We believe that in order to learn efficiently, the client must feel comfortable and safe. Our goal is to help you let go of your inner judge and just enjoy the power of movement and expression through dance. Instead of perfectionism, we encourage our clients to explore and not be afraid to make mistakes. With our infectious enthusiasm, you will gain confidence on the dance floor and have FUN doing so.