Meet the Teachers
At just 2 years old, Shelley started Ballet and Tap dancing with her dance teaching mum Marye Simmons of MaSh Dance. She then started Ballroom, Latin American, Old Time & Freestyle at the age of 7.
As she got older Shelley would help out in classes but after taking her A-Levels she decided not to go to university but to follow in her mums footsteps and study to become a dance teacher instead. A Year later Shelley had started her own dance classes and has been doing it ever since.
Shelley teaches dance in Corby, Kettering & Islip, as well as local primary schools & nurseries.
Marye Simmons has been dancing all her life, and has been teaching for the last 50 years.
She started with Ballet & Tap and then progressed to Ballroom, Latin American & Old Time.
She has been an examiner and adjudicator with the NATD for the last 15 years both in England & abroad.
Marye is just as enthusiastic about dance as she always has been!
Like the majority of all 80’s kids, Lisa Tartaglia started dancing Ballet and Tap at the age of 4 with Marye Simmons and Jane Williams. At the age of 13, she became a member of the Kettering District and Youth Theatre Group, who produced panto’s at the McKinley Theatre in Kettering. Most of her time with them was spent in chorus, however, she did audition and secure the part of the witch in Sleeping Beauty… boooooooo!
After leaving the theatre group at the age of 18 and having finished school, Lisa then concentrated on full time employment until she returned to dancing with Marye Simmons, 8 years later.
Lisa holds Licentiate certificates in Ballroom and Latin American and Associate certificates in Street and Freestyle.
As a child Liz was taught Ballroom and Latin when she was just 9 years old by Sharon Potter at the Village Hall in Corby Old Village where she grew up.
Liz returned to dancing, this time with her own children and was taught by Marye Simmons of MaSh Dance.
4 years ago the opportunity to train for her professional exams arose, and she is now a qualified Associate Ballroom and Latin teacher with the NATD.
Liz says “working with and being part of MaSh Dance is very enjoyable”.