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 her passion!