Mary Adams

Mary AdamsLicentiate Member of the Imperial society of Teachers of Dance, England,(ISTD)
Licentiate Member of the Imperial society of Teachers of Dance, United States,(USISTD)
Full Member of the Canadian Dance teachers Association, (C.D.T.A.), (as well as a past member of the executive board.)
Member, Adjudicator/Judge with the Canadian Dance and Dancesport Council, (C.D.D.S.C.) Mary is also a registered Dancesport competitive coach for both the amateur and professional dancers in the ballroom world.Mary founded “You Can Dance Studios Inc.” in 1992. She has taught American and International style Ballroom, Mambo, Salsa, Swing,(ECS and WCS) Hustle, and Merengue in the Toronto area for over 15 years.As a Professional dancer, Accredited Teacher, Director & Choreographer, Mary has been dancing, teaching, and performing for over 30 years. She has been trained in many styles of partnership dance. Her portfolio includes American and International style Ballroom, Latin, (Mambo, Salsa, and Merengue), Nightclub, as well as Cabaret.With her diverse dance background Mary incorporates many of her dance skills and techniques into her teaching programs concentrating on connectivity through lead and follow… “The more you understand about movement and partnering the better a dancer you can become….”In her early career Mary has trained with some of North America’s leading teachers and performers such as William Barker, (Fred Astaire School), and Mitzi Reubenstein, (Fred Astaire School). She has also trained under Peter Billett, (A former Professional World Black Pool Championship finalist, U.S. National Championships Finalist, examiner, world adjudicator/judge, and past president, with the USISTD).Over her career Mary has won gold medals for competitions in both the amateur and professional world of dance.
Some of Mary’s dancing accomplishments are:
Currently training dancers for WCS competitions: focusing on J&J and choreography for Rising star divisions. From newcomer to beyond.
To see a list of her students accomplishments go to
Professional Ontario Closed
American Style Tango Showcase 1st place
· Professional Theatre Arts Medley (cabaret)
2nd place (Western Canada Regional)
· Pro-Am Rising Star
Ontario open 1st place
· Dance director, choreographer
Fred Astaire Studio, Winnipeg, Manitoba 3 years
· Top Teacher of the year
Awarded from the North American Dance Masters Association
(N.A.D.M.A.) 1993
· Professional Adjudicator
In American Style Rhythm and Smooth and up to Champion Ballroom
as well as an adjudicator/judge in International Ballroom Standard and Latin