I can’t imagine if Banff doesn’t have dance for joy! What a fun, inspiring and beautiful place to go every time!
Studio Owner Kim Mayberry LOVES to share her passion for
movements of all kinds! Her dream for Dance for Joy Studio is that
it be a community space that provides participants and instructors
with a beautiful space to create and dedicate themselves to
movement and wellness. She has taught dance and fitness classes in
the Bow Valley for over 15 years. She has her AFLCA (Alberta
Fitness Leadership Certification of Alberta) in Group Exercise, the
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training Certificate from SOYA (Southern
Okanagan Yoga Alliance), Barre Level 1 & 2 Certificates from
Barre Body Studio, High Fitness Training, and Buti Yoga Training.
She is also a Reiki Master and has studied this magical form of
healing since 2003.
Kim began her formal training as a Belly Dancer in 2003 and has
immersed herself in the history of dance and taken hundreds of
classes and workshops to further her technique and knowledge
including her Level 1 Middle Eastern Dance Teacher Training
Certification from Hadia in 2002 and her Level 2 Certification in
2008. Her background includes traditional Raqs Sharqi, Ghawazee,
Khaleegy, folk and Roma styles, Assaya (Cane) and Veil work which
she mixes with her background in jazz, hip hop, Nia, African,
Polynesian, Brazilian, Flamenco and Funk dance. She has performed
in restaurants and on stage, at parties, weddings, and community
events. She travelled to Turkey in 2006 to learn from Turkish
Professional dancers and Gypsy Roma. She has studied with many
amazing dancers including Alia Thabit, Ameera, Anya, Aziza, Barbara
Oliveira, DaVid, Hadia, Hala Jamal, Hindy, Jalilah, Karim Nagi,
Melissa Gamal, Nadira, Mahmoud Reda, Nourhan Sharif, Sahra Saeeda,
Helena Vlahos, Sashar Zarif, and Yasmina Ramzy.
She loves facilitating effective, safe and FUN classes - it’s