DANCING WITH MAREE
Dancing with Maree offers a wide range of qualified teachers in all areas of dance.
With an energetic approach to teaching, you will see your children grow in all areas. We are passionate to encourage students to achieve their personal best at all times.
We opened our doors in 2003 as a small dance studio in Thornleigh, operating one day per week with just 12 students. DWM is currently in its 17th year of operation, operating five days a week in four Hills District studio locations:
- North Kellyville
Our family-oriented Hills District Dance School places a strong emphasis on technique and performance, whilst also encouraging enjoyment and friendship.
Our classes are physically and mentally challenging and aim to increase heart rate while enhancing coordination and rhythm. We have a strong philosophy based on companionship and the support of peers and team members.
Offering trial classes as we know once you try our school, you’ll want to be a part of this gorgeous and very talented community. We can’t wait to get you dancing, connected and loving your classes.
MEET MAREE KHOURY – DIRECTOR AND OWNER
Hi and welcome, I’m Maree, Director and Owner at Dancing with Maree. From a young age, dance was something I adored.
At 14, I found my passion for teaching children, I was lucky enough to combine my two loves together for many years. In 2003 Dancing With Maree was born, while I commenced studying a Bachelor of Dance Education.
After completing my degree and dedicating all my spare time to building my dance school, I spent many years as a primary school teacher. Absorbing every aspect of being in a teaching environment. I couldn’t get enough! My days were spent teaching at school and night time I taught in the studio.
I am now a mum of three gorgeous children and wife to an incredibly supportive husband. My eldest daughter, Ava loves coming along to dance with me each week. My son Mason, can’t get enough of his weekly acrobatics classes!
My mission was and still is to create a welcoming space for dance students at every level. Where students who walk through the DWM doors receive emotional and social support. Learning dance techniques from not only highly experienced, but passionate teachers. Where students are encouraged to stretch themselves (pun intended), without comparing or competing against anyone but themselves.
I truly love seeing children develop new skills and the pure joy when they achieve something they thought was impossible. Love, friendship and a strong healthy mind are three things we cannot live without. So it’s my ambition to build dancers who are not only skilful, but resilient, confident and happy.
A few of my career highlights include:
- Performing in the opening ceremony at the Sydney Olympic games
- Accredited Assessor with the Australian Dance Assessment Program
- Assisting schools in launching Australian Dance Assessment Program
- Qualified Primary School teacher – Bachelor of Dance Education & PDHPE
- Qualified Dance Teacher – Certificate IV in Dance Teaching
I look forward to welcoming you into our Dancing with Maree family this year.