A mother-daughter owned establishment, Maricela and Mary France Bazan come from Kristina's Ballet Studio in Chicago, IL. Our newest committment is introducing the art of dance to the Town of Berwyn and surrounding communities. The dance classes offered at Marba Dance Academy teach children about the art of dance and staying physically active. Commitment to these classes has the ability to improve one's agility, concentration, and self-discipline. Come learn dance with us at Marba Dance Academy!!!
Maricela Bazan has been the director of Kristina's Ballet Studio for nearly 30 years. A passionate and committed individual, Maricela Bazan has dedicated most of her life to dance, and sharing this passion with the Little Village Community of Chicago, IL. Born in Veracruz, Mexico, she began dancing at the age of six and quickly became the principal lead female dancer at the Academia de Baile of the famous Professor Pedro Ruiz De La Sota. Maricela Bazan is an extraordinary woman who continues to connect hundreds of children and their families with these dance services. She now begins a new chapter with Marba Dance Academy alongside her daughter Mary France Bazan. A mother, grandmother, and cancer survivor, we thank you for your love and dedication to us Maricela!!!
MARY FRANCE BAZAN
Mary France Bazan has had a passion for dance since the age of two. At this early age, she began dancing at Kristina's Ballet Studio in Chicago, IL. She then started working for Kristina's Ballet Studio alongside her mother for several years, assisting in the organization of countless dance recitals, performances, dance competitions, and other community activities. Mary France Bazan has also worked as a Child Therapist and is now a School-Based Counselor with a Master's Degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and a Bachelor's Degree from Loyola University Chicago. She has found that dance has the ability to improve both mental and emotional health in children and adolescents.
CLASSES WE OFFER
Children learn the basics of ballet and tap. This level helps students in their development of mind, body, and emotions.
With this multi-dimensional level, students receive jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop IN ADDITION to ballet and tap.
Enhanced classes that include all 5 dance styles!! Youth will continue developing self-discipline and creativity.
NEW! In March 2019. We will continue offering beginner level yoga classes for adults. No experience necessary. SATURDAY mornings @ 9:00-10:00 AM. Bring your mat :)
*Days/Times are subject to change.
**CLOSED Halloween 2019. CERRAMOS el Jueves 31 de Octubre!!
Marba Dance Academy is a family-owned dance studio in Berwyn, IL. Dance classes are offered to children, adolescents, and adults. Help us make Marba Dance Academy our new home. Your contributions will allow us to improve our dance space and continue providing quality services to the community. Any amount helps. Thank you for your contribution!!
EVENTS & WORKSHOPS
Mark Your Calendar
In addition to our regular class schedule, Marba Dance Academy hosts exciting events for students and their families to enjoy. These events offer a great opportunity for our instructors, dancers and greater community to come together. Have a look at upcoming events below, and if you’re interested don’t hesitate to reach out.
KRISTINA'S BALLET STUDIO ALUMNI REUNION
March 28, 2018
Attention Kristina's Ballet Studio Alumni!! Dance Reunion!!
Former dance students of Kristina's Ballet Studio are invited to this special gathering in an effort to reminisce on beautiful memories and to “catch up" with fellow dance mates we may not have seen in quite some time. Our humble beginnings were sadly destroyed in a fire, but we hope to slowly begin making new memories with new generations of students. We will be gathering together in our new space, a place we now call home, at Marba Dance Academy in Berwyn, IL. We would love to see as many of you as possible!!
Tickets to this Fundraising Event are $30/ticket for 21+ alumni only (No children please). Please join us for some DRINKS and APPETIZERS!!
Please use the link below to purchase tickets for the event.