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 multi-ethnic dance classes, performances for special events, workshops and private lessons such as personalized wedding choreography.

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

Our two studios are conveniently located at 6468 Main Street and 8205 Ontario Street, in 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!

Pop-Up Workshop: Dominican Bachata

Pop-Up Workshop: Dominican Bachata with Celina y Natanael

We are honoured to present this special pop-up workshop, taught by our newest addition to the DanZa Pro Team, Natanael Manzueta, and long standing Dance Instructor and Pro Team member, Celina M. Villarroel Whiting.

Taught in a very interactive way (in English and Spanish), this workshop is meant to introduce you to the intricate footwork and movement patterns that made Dominican Bachata so famous.

No dance partner? Don’t fret – our instructors will make sure to pair you up with someone (or themselves on a rotation basis), while also showing individualized options for those preferring to fly solo.

WHAT: Dominican Bachata

WHEN: Sunday, December 15 from 1-3pm

WHERE: DanZa Productions Studio 1 (6468 Main Street, Vancouver, BC)

COST: $35 in advance / $40 at the door (+ 5% GST)

HOW TO REGISTER: You may either register on MindBody* or eTransfer your workshop fee to contact.danzaproductions@gmail.com before MIDNIGHT on Saturday, December 14.

*Note: To register on the MindBody app, you’ll have to search under ”Classes” and click on ”December 15” in the calendar. For the Desktop version of MindBody, you will find the workshop under ”Enrolments”.


Performance Groups

Congratulations to our DanZa Amateur Caribbean Crew Season 4 for two amazing back to back performances at Caribbean Days Festival and Sunday Afternoon Salsa at Robson Square!

Our DanZa Amateur Caribbean Crew Season 4 members

This season’s dancers were:

Jamie Hartwell

Sandra Bodenhamer

Catherine Chiu

Sarah Sra

Zabi Khan

Zaida Calvete Norell

Tereza Paraschivescu (Choreographer)

A little bit more about our amateur dance crews: currently only offered in the Caribbean Dance style but with more styles to come, these select groups are a chance for beginners and intermediate dancers alike to be a part of an immersive experience where they can learn intricate choreography, teamwork and valuable dance techniques to improve (or kickstart) their craft. 

Run by Co-owner and Artistic Director Tereza Paraschivescu, these groups require an audition prior to joining. Please stay tuned for our Season 5 auditions coming up in Fall 2019.



We offer a variety of group and private dance classes such as Dance Build Up, Hip-Hop, Reggaeton, Belly Dance, 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:

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! (more…)


All prices are before tax:

New Member Special – $25 for 2 weeks

10 Class Pass – $95

20 Class Pass – $155

Monthly Unlimited – $99           

Drop In – $15

Students and Seniors receive a 15% discount.


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. (more…)

Private Events and 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, both on and off-site, all tailored to your needs!


Our Team


Biographies for co-owners and regular instructors — Jamie Hartwell and Tereza Paraschivescu


Guest Instructors

At DanZa, we are proud to have hosted and collaborated with the following artists and guest instructors, to bring our students immersive and diverse dance experiences.



Latest Studio Updates External Contracts

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

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

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


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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Contact Us

604 – 505 – 7198

Please note that our studio is CLOSED on all Statutory Holidays (Saturday – Monday)For the current hours, please see Class Schedule. To pre-register for classes online, please log into your Personal MindBody account.