Opened in 2013, Ms. Marian’s unique “performance-focused” Dance Program for boys and girls means frequent stage time at the end of each class in the studio, on TOUR to elementary schools each December and at our Annual Recital. In the Dance Garden dancer, we see growth in self-esteem, confidence in body and mind, and an understanding of how the body moves.
The Dance Garden offers a variety of Fall and Spring semester-long classes supported by performance opportunities. These include Classical Ballet, Contemporary Dance, Creative Movement, Jazz Dance, Hip Hop, Tap, Broadway, Acrobatics/ Tumbling, and Sports Conditioning for Boys.
Ms Marian’s Dance Garden…..where dancers grow
"My five year old son and I take classes at Ms. Marian Dance Garden. This was his first dance studio experience and Ms. Marian is his loudest cheerleader. My son looks forward to going to his hip hop boys class class Wednesday and camp for the summer." - Lina D.
"My granddaughter attended Ms. Marian's classes when she was with the Richmond YMCA. She has now opened a beautiful, light and airy dance studio for children from 3-18. All the children adore Ms. Marian and she teaches them movement and dance in a very relaxed and caring way. I highly recommend Ms. Marian's classes." - Lorene N.
Marian Roth-Cramer has a BA in Theatre/Dance from Barat College, LakeForest, IL and an MFA in Dance/Choreography from Mills College, Oakland, CA plus 2 years work toward her Masters in Dance Therapy.
Her 30+ year career in Dance includes Performance, Teaching & Directing. She performed and toured the globe for 10 years, has been a Guest Teacher and Choreographer to Ballet companies, has directed 4 dance companies, sat on CA Arts Council boards as well as contributed to the SFUSD Arts Plan. Her book, Creative Movement for Young Children – a manual for alternative movement, has been used by Pre K and Kindergarten teachers for 20 years as substitute for traditional PE classes.
After developing and running a successful children’s dance program for 11 years for a neighborhood YMCA in San Francisco, Ms Marian found a bright, happy space to call her own!
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