For the Love of Dance
CM Dance – that’s us! We are Chad & Marie Burson and we teach dance throughout the Phoenix Valley and northern AZ, spreading our knowledge and joy of ballroom dance to dancers of all levels.
"I love watching the discovery phase of my new ballroom students when they hit that ‘a-ha’ moment. As a teacher you feel very fulfilled and my student is empowered that they’ve overcome a hurdle and feel they are ready to conquer the (ballroom) world!"
"The personal growth ballroom training develops in students is amazing. As my students study a craft of beauty in partnership, they discover the unexpected about themselves. I have witnessed shy and receding personalities blossom; some people gain confidence and social graces they never knew they had. The love of dance can do that."
Once you get to know us, you will learn we are passionate about spreading the love of dance. We are both independent dance teachers certified by USISTD and the US Terpsichore Association. Our dance history encompasses competing, choreographing, and teaching ballroom dance together for the past 28 years.
As professional competitors, we have been finalists in several U.S DanceSport competitions and were were Open Professional International Standard Champions at the Colorado Star Ball in both 2004 and 2005. Many of our students have taken high placements at competitions around the country.
If you are a beginning social dancer or an amateur DanceSport competitor, we are here to help you. It brings us great pleasure to help you enjoy your life to the fullest through dance and music!
We are available to schedule special event dance workshops at various ballrooms and events throughout Phoenix, Prescott, and Flagstaff.
Contact us about our availability to perform at special events by invitation, such as the USA Dance Black Tie Event. We are also available to judge amateur ballroom events, as we have done in the past for events such as Phoenix DanceSport Challenge and the Devil Dancesport Invitational.