Dance studio opens in Nobleton

August 27, 2013   ·   0 Comments

Family members Ashley Johnson, Mama Josie, Libo Manzella, Claudio Manzella, Nataliah Manzella, owner Lina Marianetti and baby Josephina Manzella all pose for a photo at their new dance studio in the Nobleton Plaza.
Photo by Jeff Doner

By Jeff Doner
Nobleton dancers will soon have a place to congregate, learn and fine tune their skills as Charmed Dance Studio is close to opening.
Owner Lina Marianetti said the studio is close to being finished as registration are under way, with classes to start on September 9.
Marianetti, a Nobleton resident for the past four years, is thrilled to finally get things off the ground with her studio.
“I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time, but you get busy with life and dreams get put off,” she said. “But then I thought, ‘I really want to do this.’ Then one day I found out that this unit was available in Nobleton and I was jumping for joy, because it used to be a dance studio and then a yoga studio, so I got really excited and jumped on it.”
Starting at ages two and a half and up, there will be classes for all ages, genres and skill levels.
Kids can register for either recreational or competitive dance that includes classes in jazz, ballet, tap, acro, hip hop, Latin and belly dancing.
For adults, the studio will be offering ballet fitness, hip hop fitness, zumba, ballroom dancing and Latin dancing.
Marianetti, who used to dance a lot herself, said she has hired a qualified and passionate team of instructors to take over the classes.
“They are all extremely qualified and I’ve made sure everybody is well trained in the genre that they are teaching. It’s not like I’ve got one teacher that teaches everything, I have specific teachers for each genre and have made sure that they are really into what they teach. I want them to love what they teach,” she said.
“During each interview, I had my kids with me to see what they were like with them and see if they could make a connection. The kids need to feel comfortable when they are in dance class, because if they don’t, they don’t perform as well. So I wanted to make sure we have the proper studio, small class sizes and the students can really connect with the instructors so that they can excel.”
Marianetti said it didn’t take long for her to notice that there was a great need in the community for a dance studio,
“There is a need,” she said. “My daughters dance and the one has been dancing for 10 years now and the other one for five years, so I always have to leave Nobleton to take my kids to dance class. It’s fine and sometimes it’s ok, but eventually I thought this is ridiculous that there’s nothing here – that’s where the thought came from.”
Competitive auditions began on Aug. 27. Call 416-458-9957 to sign up and registration takes place until Aug. 31.
For more information call the above number, email or visit



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