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“Up and Running” Dancehall Aerobics Weekend

Join us for a weekend of Dancehall culture and Aerobics with Orlando Ricketts aka Kleen Boss, straight from Jamaica!

Learn the roots, grooves and fitness moves to improve your health, achieve mental clarity and heighten body awareness. Sign up now!

Time: 2hr classes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday as follows:

July 13 7PM – 9PM: Back to Basics. Intro to Dancehall + Aerobics for a Healthy Lifestyle
July 14 1PM – 3PM: Crazy Hype. Intro to Middle School + Diversity of Dancehall
July 15 1PM – 3PM: Build a Vybe: Party Time (ALL GENRES) + vibes + grooves.


Upcoming Events and Performances

  • Saturday July 14th  — Dance in Transit, 8pm at UBC Robson Square
    • DanZa Caribbean Crew Season 1
    • DanZa Pro Team
    • Tereza Solo


Programs We Offer

We offer a variety of both group and private dance classes such as Dance Build Up, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Traditional West African Dance, and Caribbean Rhythms. We also offer dance workshops and personalized wedding choreography packages. Check out our regular class schedule and rates below:


All Prices are before tax:

New Member Special – $25 for 5-Class DanZa All Access Pass

10 Class Pass – $85 for DanZa All Access, $70 for Dance Classes Only

20 Class Pass – $145 for DanZa All Access, $130 for Dance Classes Only

Monthly Unlimited – $85            Drop In – $12


Group Private Events and Single Private Lessons

Want to dazzle your guests on your special day? Learn a choreographed dance, designed by our Co-owner and Choreographer, Tereza Paraschivescu, specifically to meet your needs for the occasion. Choose from a selection of first dance wedding choreography packages, group private events and single private lessons, tailored to your needs. (more…)

Partnership Opportunities

Studio Rentals

Are you looking for space to have your lessons or host a workshop/group event? We have two brand new studio spaces available for rentals!

We offer one large studio space enough to accommodate a class of 20 students, equipped with state of the art oak hardwood floors that are perfect for dance, and an air conditioning system with additional remote-controlled cooling fan to boost circulation during the warm season. The large studio comes with Mackee speakers and soundboard, still brand new with only 3-years of use in this insulated space. (more…)

Schools and External Contracts

Specialty Dance Classes and Workshops for Physical Education

DanZa Productions offers culturally-diverse specialty dance classes and workshops for physical education in schools at an affordable rate. Our certified team of instructors have undergone diverse training to develop the necessary skills to teach a variety of ethnic dance and urban dance-fitness styles, including Hip-Hop, Street Jazz, Caribbean Rhythms, Reggaetón, Dancehall, Traditional West African Dance and Zumba®, in addition to partner dance styles such as Merengue, Salsa and Bachata, to name a few. We offer everything from basic steps to advanced choreography, all depending on the needs and interests of your school, students and teachers.

Based on class or workshop type, our instructors will connect you with the history and culture of the chosen style of music and dance, in an environment that inspires confidence, competence and motivation. (more…)

Performance Groups

Our Co-owner and choreographer of the DanZa Productions performance groups, Tereza Paraschivescu, is excited to announce this seasons line up of events and shows you do not want to miss out on.

Come meet your DanZa Pro Team and DanZa Caribbean Crew Seasons 1 & 2 at each of the following upcoming performance and social dancing events throughout this season.

Remember to follow us on social media, @danzaproductions, to stay up to date on upcoming events and performances!


Our Team

Celina M Villarroel Whiting

Please note that Celina is away for the month of July. As such, her classes on Monday 7PM Reggaetón and Wednesday 6PM Hip-Hop will be taught by Tereza Paraschivescu, and Lennora Esi will teach Tuesday 6PM Dance Build Up. Celina will return to teaching in August.

Celina’s dance journey began at the age of 8 with training in Modern dance, which then quickly expanded to include Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Street dance, Hip Hop, Salsa, Ballroom, West Coast Swing, Afro fusion and Brazilian Samba. As a talented professional dancer and instructor, her credits include music videos, corporate performances, live shows and dance competitions. (more…)

Clara Ruiz-Larrea Medina

Clara is what we like to call a ball of energy wrapped up in perseverance. A competitive gymnast from the ages of 3 to 18, she has also done ballet for about 8 years to strengthen her technique. However, cheerleading is what won her heart: her team was the first in her team to complete The Cheerleading Worlds, the highest rated cheerleading competition in the world. This aspect of her life has been ongoing for over 4.5 years. (more…)

Marisol Ruiz

Born and raised in Mexico City and being a daughter of a Mexican Fitness Instructor, Marisol’s passion for dance and fitness has been a part of her life, even before she was born. Marisol has a strong dance and fitness background, with over 10 years of experience teaching and performing. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education with a Minor in Arts in 2007.  (more…)

Elizabeth Leon

Elizabeth Leon is our very own Colombian girl, born to live and breathe music – it literally flows through her body! She has always believed in the importance of staying fit, through eating right and exercising. Combine that with her insatiable passion for dance and fitness and you’ve got one star Zumba® Instructor and Certified CANFITPRO Fitness Instructor Specialist! (more…)

Lennora Esi

Lennora Esi was born in Filderstadt, Germany in 1991. At the age of eleven, she was introduced to the world of musicals and instantly fell in love with the performing arts. Throughout her teenage years, she took singing and piano lessons, starred in musicals and theater plays, all the while taking different dance classes. (more…)


Born in the Philippines, raised in Canada, and trained by Zumba, Roslyn is our suave, energetic, fun, friendly and super talented Zumba Instructor! She loves to travel and experience different cultures through food, Zumba and dance styles, and music around the world. She stays current with the latest Zumba trends, adds her own twists and throws in a few creative surprises. Active in the community through charities and fundraising events, she loves helping out and leading by example. (more…)

Gabriela Rodriguez

Gabriela is a passionate Zumba instructor who loves Salsa and Latin rhythms! Born in Venezuela, she began to love dance at a very young age. But it isn’t until she moved to Canada 4 years ago that she discovered Zumba. That day, rather than feeling overwhelmed by the cardio aspect of the format, she realized how much dance makes her happy and that she no longer wanted to part from it. From that moment on, she decided to become a Zumba instructor. (more…)

Ale Gonzalez

Alejandra is UX Designer by trade and wanna-be-dancer by passion.  She was born and raised in Mexico City and found Zumba by chance during a low-point in her life.

She was at the gym one day on a treadmill bored to her core and depressed because her best friend had moved to another town, when she heard Latin music, followed it and joined her first class. Ale was hooked instantly. Ale believes music is in her veins and especially likes that it makes her feel alive. (more…)

Our Story

Established in 2014, DanZa Productions was created by Jamie Hartwell with the goal of offering fun, affordable, and top quality dance and fitness classes for people of all ages and fitness levels. It has since grown into to a new partnership between Jamie and co-owner Tereza Paraschivescu, offering not only Zumba but also specialty dance classes, performances for special events, workshops and private lessons such as personalized wedding choreography.

Come dance with us and see what the DanZa craze is all about!

We are conveniently located at 6468 Main Street, Vancouver BC.

Top Reasons to DanZa With Us

We have the jams, you’ll find your groove — the music and rhythms will keep you coming back for more!

Keep fit and stay healthy — get that cardio time in!

Combine your workout and dance party all in one awesome class — sweat and smile at the same time!

Explore new ways of moving your body — yes, everyone can shimmy, pop and lock it!

Jamie Hartwell

Born and raised in Vancouver, Jamie has an extensive dance background which she has been building since the age of 4, when she began taking her first classes. Jamie is well versed in a myriad of different dance styles, including Hip Hop, Ballroom, Jazz, Ballet, and even Chinese dance. As a Licensed Zumba® Instructor, she is thrilled to finally be able to combine her passion for dance and fitness. (more…)

Tereza Paraschivescu

Born in Bucharest, and raised in Freising, Germany, then in Montreal, QC, Tereza has now made Vancouver her official home. Dancing since the age of 5, she used her cultural exposure to diversify her dance background. Starting off in Hip-Hop and Jazz in the heart of Montreal, Tereza was later introduced to the Latin and Caribbean flavours, which remain her all-time favourites. Over the last 15 years, she has taught for various companies such as Little Aces, Du Haut Productions, Danse 1…2…3…, Access Ballroom Studio and Les productions Mélanie Martin (now Quividanse).


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. I love your dance classes! How can I reserve a spot in a class I wish to attend?

A. To put your name on the class list, our pre-registration procedure is as follows:

Pre-registration begins at 8:30am email our sister company at hartwelltherapy@gmail.com with your name and the class you would like to sign up for.

Please note that pre-registrations are only accepted on the day of the class you would like to attend.

Our studio currently accommodates up to a maximum of 20 students per class. For every class there are 12 spots available for pre-registration, after which 8 spots are left available on a first come first served basis for students that arrive within the hour prior to the start of class.

Remember to save our contact information to your address book!

A reminder that pre-registration to classes is not mandatory but simply a service we provide to give those with a busy schedule peace of mind.

Q. What pricing options do you have for class passes?

A.  Drop-ins are welcome to every class, at the cost of $12 (plus 5% GST). However, we always recommend new members to get the 5-Class All Access Pass special on offer for only $25 (plus 5% GST). Other pass options include:

·       10 Class-Pass – $85 for DanZa All Access and $70 for Dance Classes Only

·       20 Class-Pass – $145 for DanZa All Access and $130 for Dance Classes Only

·       Monthly Unlimited – $85

All prices listed are before tax. Dance Class Only passes only give members access to ”dance class” formats such as: Reggaeton, Hip Hop, Caribbean Rhythms, Dance Build Up and Traditional West African Dance, NOT Zumba. To take Zumba, members must purchase an All Access Pass, which includes all dance formats + dance fitness formats such as Zumba. For more information regarding the different class-passes, please visit our Rates page.

To purchase class passes, visit our reception desk at 6468 Main Street. We accept all major credit cards, cash, cheque and e-transfers to contact.danzaproductions@gmail.com.

If you purchased a pass using Groupon, please arrive 15 minutes before class time to sign the waiver and redeem your groupon so that we can issue you a pass at the studio. Please note that Groupons are restricted to new members, and only ONE Groupon can be redeemed per student.

Q. OMG! I’m getting married next month; how long does it take to learn a wedding choreography?

A. Usually we let you decide how best we can meet your needs for dance. The most popular wedding choreography packages range from 4 to 8 lessons; however, we also offer a special wedding SOS package of $225 for one 2-hour session in which you get last minute help and simple choreography. To confirm schedule availability and discuss your goals for private dance lessons, please email contact.danzaproductions@gmail.com.

Q. I’m a student, is there any discount in the price?

A. Absolutely! Students, as well as Vancouver Coastal Health, Providence, and Langara Employees receive a 15% discount on class passes purchased on location at 6468 Main Street.

You also stand a chance to win a FREE 5 Class Pass when you bring 2 friends to class and they purchase a 10 Class Pass or 20 Class Pass.

Q. OH NO! I missed out on a workshop I would have loved to attend; how can I make sure I don’t miss out on updates regarding workshops and events?

A. OK, so all new workshops are announced promptly on our social media pages as well as updated on our main website. Kindly follow us on Instagram and Facebook, @danzaproductions, stay up to date on new events, performances and workshops happening throughout the year.

We email newsletters to our students on a mostly irregular basis to announce important changes to the regular class schedule, since we know no one likes to be spammed with promotional material. Check out our latest newsletter and be sure to subscribe to our mailing list to stay up to date!

Q. I’m coming to class right after school/work, do you have change rooms and lockers where I can store my bags during class?

A. We have two large washrooms accessible for student use. Our studio also has cubbies where you can store your belongings during class. Please note that we only allow non-marking sneakers inside the studio, so bring a pair to change into before entering the studio.

Q. I really love taking your classes and want to refer a friend. What’s the best way to do that?

A. Friends don’t let friends purchase Groupon: instead, let your friend know about our 5 Class Pass for New Members! As a reminder, Groupon takes a huge advertising cut; buying an introductory pass directly from us is actually cheaper. If your friend wishes to purchase more than 5 classes, we will happily match any Groupon price.

Q. I want to rent out your space for a workshop / private event, what is the best way?

A. Find out what kind of studio spaces we offer for rentals and get in touch today to discuss availability: Partnership Opportunities. Continue reading “Frequently Asked Questions”

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What a pleasure it was to have Danza Productions into our PE classes for Zumba for the past 3 years. The instructors have been amazing and energetic and were able to make this a memorable experience for our grade 7 girls. We are looking forward to partnering with Danza Productions again this year. Jamie was easy to contact and flexible with the bookings around our complicated schedule.


The girls in my PE classes had a blast with DanZa Productions this year.

Maira was their instructor, she was motivating and full of energy!

–Wendy Gael Waller

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