Start up a meaningful and authentic dance class that helps you stay active and creative, while getting paid to teach others.
I’ll help you develop your unique style of dancing and facilitating (even if you feel totally rusty or not experienced enough) and turn it into an offering you can share and sell.
NOT required: getting an MFA or keeping up with the latest TikTok trends - unless you want to ;)
(even if you feel rusty, even if you feel not experienced enough, or even if you’ve trained for many years - you can refresh and redefine to be the most YOU and the most effective)
(learn the Dance Again Method for turning any dance style into a structured dance class that is effective and magnetic)
(in a way that fuels your creativity rather than draining it)
(taught from someone who has been making a self-employed living in NYC for over 10 years)
(so that you don’t have to feel alone in your process anymore)
...but who want to hone in on their unique style and experience and turn it into something they can teach or share with others.
who want to refresh their teaching content, add dance if they don’t already teach it, boost their confidence, and create a wider network to share their classes with.
... maybe because the style didn’t feel totally genuine to them, or because they didn't have the right business training aspect or marketing approach
...and make moves to let dance be a bigger part of their lives in a more consistent and fulfilling way.
As the founder and director of Dance Again, I have been running our classes and programs consistently since 2015. I'm also a TEDx speaker, the author of Dance With This Book, a creative coach, copywriter, former holistic health coach, and dancer/performing artist. (shout out to my fellow multi-passionate creatives!)
I was a holistic health coach with a thriving practice and thought that was my calling, until something in my soul told me otherwise. What started out as a creative hobby - making homemade dance videos alone in my room - has grown into a career and a community over the last 10+ years. From starting tiny workshops in a Brooklyn studio to speaking on a TEDx stage to performing in front of hundreds to seeing my homemade dance video screened at Lincoln Center, I’ve been on a mission to make dance more accessible, with an emphasis on creativity and self-expression.
I’ve produced over a dozen showcases for my students in NYC and I’m the creator of the annual Dance-a-Day in May challenge, which continues to spread each year.
I’ve also published a book, maintained my own blog since 2012, and have been coaching since 2007 in the fields of women’s health, creativity, copywriting, and business. Over that time I've supported 85+ entrepreneurs and businesses on their content, marketing strategy, and messaging, as well as 60+ individuals into successful creative paths.
My Dance Again programs and videos have helped hundreds of people in NYC and beyond to reclaim their sense of self through dance, feel at home in their bodies, and revive their creative expression.
In our changing times, I felt called to take this mission to more places and reach more communities, and so I started this dance teacher training, which helps you to create your own dance movement, based on YOUR unique dance story and experience.
I've been leading the training since 2019, and with each cohort I've updated and improved the content. In 2024 we are excited to be offering opportunities to become officially certified as a Dance Again instructor and join our team! If you've been checking out this page and considering joining the training for awhile, know that there's a lot of new things to expect from it!
- Marisa Catena