My name is Maureen Hawkins and I have been a dance instructor since 1986.
My first company was named "The Rocky Top Dance Company", specializing in corporate events and teaching Beginner Line Dancing in all the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Fitness Center and teaching at many of their Events.
I made dancing a big part of my life, and wanted to learn more, so I took up Ballroom Dancing, West Coast Swing, and also obtained a certification in Zumba. I also love to box and am a member of "The Girl Fight' specializing in MMA boxing for over 10 years at the purple armband level.
I moved to Ocean County in 1997 and had a very hard time finding a place to go Line Dancing. I started working at Ocean County College as a Dance Instructor, and then decided to open up DanceMaur Company specializing in Line Dancing and Basic Ballroom and have recently become a choreographer and DJ. Since, moving to Ocean County I have been able to open up many venues in the Ocean County area and even Atlantic City. I also do events with JerseyShore.com online radio station and Esteem Entertainment, while also working a full-time position during business hours for Convergeone, as a Sales Associate for over 25 years in the Telecommunications Industry.
My classes focus on all Genres of Music for Beginner Line Dancers. Once you learn the steps and the moves you will be able to advance to the Intermediate classes and catch on quicker at all the Country Line Dance Venues.
My Motto "Dance Like There is No Tomorrow", for life is way too short not to Dance!
Benefits of Dancing
- Reverses signs of aging in the brain (increases the size of the brain region called hippocampus)
- Helps with stress, anxiety and depression
- Decreases signs of Alzheimer's and Dementia
- Memory enhancement
- Weight loss
- Social friendships