Michelle Ariss is the owner and operator of the Ballroom Class dance studio in Guelph, ON.
Michelle started ballroom dancing in 1995 as a way to get herself out of the house. It was not very long before she started noticing positive changes in herself. She started to lose weight, and was beginning to hold her head a little higher and also becoming more social by talking to other people in the class (including men). "I even caught myself with a silly grin on my face from time to time", says Michelle.
Michelle loved dancing so much and made so many new friends that she continued on to become an amateur dance competitor with Sharon as her professional partner. Sharon suggested that she start teaching one day. She said...Who? Me??
Michelle thought about it (at the time she owned and operated a garden centre) and it didn't take her long to realize what could be better than doing what you she is passionate about everyday - dance!
With Sharon at her side as her mentor, Michelle started teaching dance in 1999 and in 2011 purchased an old church which she has renovated into the most beautiful combined studio/residence.
Over the last few years Michelle has worked hard to earn her professional certification as an associate level dance instructor. She now welcomes students and friends alike into her home & studio and shares with them her passion for dance.
26 Eramosa Road