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OUR OFFICIAL INSTRUCTOR OF MEETUP

Official Instructor for the Phoenix/Scottsdale Meetup Group-SINCE JULY 15, 2007

Birdgette Maria has been dancing since the age of 3 years old. Bridgette Maria studied Ballet, Jazz, Hip Hop, Street Hip Hop and gymnastics. Bridgette Maria was on the Junior Olympic team for gymnastics at the age of twelve years old and she suffered an injury that turned her focus to Salsa, Latin dancing, Ballroom dancing and also singing and the writing of her own music.

Bridgette Maria studied with some of the top coaches in the United States, Cuba and Puerto Rico in her Salsa and Latin Dancing. She also studied with top Russian dancers in the International Style Latin and Ballroom dancing. She then later studied with top coaches from Argentina in the Argentine Tango. Bridgette Maria teaches many styles of Salsa, Latin, International Latin, Argentine Tango, an Ballroom dancing. But, her heart fell in love with Authentic Salsa such as Cuban Salsa, Casino Rueda, Puertorican Salsa and Argentine Tango .

Bridgette Maria began teaching in Hawaii at the age of Seventeen for Arthur Murray and became their Dance Director by the age of twenty. John Rigby and Bridgette Maria won a Salsa/Merengue/Lambada Championship and became Hawaiin Champions in Salsa/Merengue/Lambada in 1990. Then they danced for Salsa Hawaii Orchestra and perfomed for all the Hotels on the Island of Oahu.

Bridgette Maria then moved to Seattle to study with top coaches there and taught dancing there in Seattle and then moved to Los Angeles and studied with top coaches in Salsa and many styles of Latin and Argentine Tango. Bridgette Maria then began to Specialize in Salsa, Latin and Argentine Tango.

Bridgette Maria movd back to Arizona in 1994 and started her own company B & B Productions. B & B Production Specialized in Cuban Salsa,Casino Rueda, Puertorican Salsa, Latin International Latin, and Argentine Tango. Also Dance Shows, Events and Dance Benefits for Children in need.

Bridgette Maria was then asked to teach and perform on many different Television Shows such as Fox in the Morning, Sonoran Living,Arizona Midday, and ABC News.

Bridgette Maria was also asked to be the Choreographer for the Dance Show for the movie premier of Take The Lead with Antonio Banderas in the Phoenix Film Festival.

Bridgette Maria was then approached to make a Latin Workout Vidio teaching the basics of Latin dancing while toning the entire body.

Bridgette Maria has also focused all her energies into helping Children who are in need of help and has raised money for years to help the Children and their families and will continue to have Dance Benefits for Children in the upcoming years. Bridgett Maria started a Childrens Program here in Phoenix called the Take the Lead Childrens Program.

Bridgett Maria volunteers each week to share Salsa and Latin Dancing with Children who come from very low income families who cannot afford lessons for their kids and she teaches them Salsa, Merengue, Cha Cha and raises money for them through her Dance Benefits for their dance shoes, costumes and accessories for them to perform at an upcoming Dance Show. This gives them a goal and keeps them off the streets and out of trouble and gives them hope in the world and hope for their future in their own career.

Bridgett Maria Has recently been on AmAz Live Cannel 13 two times to promote her Dance Benefits for the Children of the Take the Lead Program and Channel 3 for a Swing to Salsa Dance Event.

Bridgette Maria Specialized in Cuban Salsa, Puertorican Salsa, Latin Dancing and Argentine Tango. She has Private Lessons, Group Classes, Shows and Events, Latin Workout Video and Dance Benefits for Children.

Please contact Bridgette Maria at bridgettemaria@cox.net or 602-486-2082.

Dance Time Dance Studio
10339 N. Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Class Schedule


Salsa Night Every Tuesday at Pepin!!
Starting at 8:30pm to 9:15pm Beg/Inter Puertorican Salsa with Bridgette Maria & Miguel Aviles.

At 9:15pm to 10:00pm Beg/Inter Cuban Style Salsa with Bridgette Maria & Miguel Aviles

Cover Charge is $ 8.00 and includes both Salsa Classes y Puertorican y Cuban Style Salsa and also DJ Ramiro spinning Salsa, Merengue, and Bachata 10pm-2am!! Pepin?s
Wed 8pm to 9pm Beginning & Intermediate Cuban Style Salsa. This Class is for Beginners and Intermediates learning Salsa. This Class teaches you the latest steps in Pertorican Salsa with Styling and technique. Instructors Bridgett Maria Steve Gaona

Dance Time Studio
Wed 9pm to 10pm Salsa Show Performing Class
This Class is for advanced Salsa dancers wanting to perform in upcoming Shows and Events/Benefits. If you are interested in Performing in upcoming Dance Showcases/Benefits & Events. Please contact Bridgette Maria for an appointment to audtition for this Class. You may join this Performing Group with or without a Salsa partner

Dance Time Studio
Thu 9:00pm to 10:00pm Casino Rueda Show Group ? This s Class is only for the Performers of the Casino Rueada Show Group on Saturdays at 7:00pm.

Dance Time Studio
Fri 8:00pm to 9:00pm Beginning & Intermediate Cubay Style Salsa. Learn the most aunthetic style of salsa that is most danced in salsa clubs today. Instructors: Bridgette, Steve Gaona & Miguel Aviles
Fri 9:00pm to 10:00pm Merengue, Bachata and Cha-cha-cha. Learn the latest steps in Merengue and Bachata. These are important dances to know for the Salsa Clubs and we focus on movement and styling also for these dances. Instructors: Bridgette, Steve Gaona & Miguel Aviles.

Dance Time Studio
Sat 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Latin Technique Class ? This class focuses on arm styling, latin movement, ribcage isolations, spins and turns and latin choreography

Dance Time Studio
Sat 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Bachata Show Class!!

Dance Time Studio
Sat 7:00 to 8:00pm Casino Rueda Performing Show Class -This Class is for intermediate Cuban Style Salsa Dancers. This Class will be performing at our upcoming Latin Dance Extravaganza Sunday July 15th at John Q?s!! Please contact Bridgett Maria at bridgettemaria@cox.net or 602-486-2082



Group Lessons: Cost of above scheduled group lessons is $10 per lesson, or $40 per 5 lessons

Private Lessons: Bridgette Maria is available for Private Lessons Mon- Sat. 1 Lesson $ 65.00, 5 Lessons for $ 275.00, and 10 for $ 500.00

Address: Bridgette Maria teaches at Dance Time Dance Studio ? 10339 N. Scottsdale Rd , Scottsdale AZ. 85253. Dance Time is located on the SE Side of Scottsdale Rd & Shea on the middle of the East Wall of the Plaza.

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OUR OFFICIAL INSTRUCTOR OF MEETUP September 1, 2007 2:42 PM former member
THE WHY July 3, 2010 12:20 PM former member
Comments August 9, 2007 9:15 PM former member
About The Phoenix/Scottsdale Salsa Meetup Group July 12, 2009 9:12 AM former member

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