Mariel Manzone began teaching West Coast Swing in 2010 after leaving the world of competitive ballroom dance (International Standard & Latin). In 2012, she co-founded The Swing Dance Studio to bring her unique methods of teaching movement to Boston-area WCS dancers through their “guided practice” sessions. Prior to 2012, Mariel was a featured instructor, DJ, and marketing guru at another Boston-area WCS program, where she also co-ran Boston Dance Challenge (a WSDC event) in 2011 and 2012.
Mariel travels extensively as a competitor and instructor in the US and Canada. She is known for her creative lesson plans and her ability to provide supportive encouragement and tailored feedback to each student.