About Us


I hold the record for years of teaching various classes through San Clemente Parks and Recreation - over 40 years!  I began in 1977 by teaching cake decorating classes, and several years later added belly dance to my teaching repertoire, earning me the nickname of "Ms. Shake and Bake." Then in 1991 I took over the Ballroom Dance classes where we currently enjoy teaching and helping our students learn how much fun ballroom dance can be.

We teach everything from Foxtrot, Swing, and Waltz to the Latin favorites such as Tango, Cha-Cha, Salsa, and Rumba. The "we" includes my daughter, Melody and her husband Eric, who have been dancing together for over 18 years, and are excellent dancers and teachers.  I can't imagine not having them with me.  Melody's quirky sense of humor keeps things light and fun, and her "sound effects" method of remembering steps makes the lessons a delight.

Come dance with us! - It's fun, social, and great exercise!

Marilyn Dumford

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Or call Marilyn at (949) 498-0233