Joel and Clara Marasigan
JC Dance Co DanceSport

Rise above the challenge, dance to the top.


Are you highly motivated and looking for more of a challenge? Perhaps you have always had competitive spirit and need the drive in order achieve excellence. Maybe you love the performance aspect of DanceSport and just want to 'put-it-on' in front of a loud, cheering audience. Or maybe you just want the glamour and charm of dressing up and playing the part of being a true lady and gentleman.

If you fall into any or all of the above categories, then DanceSport is for you! Competitive ballroom dancing, or DanceSport, has gone through a revolution over the past decade. Today, the combination of artistry and athleticism has brought DanceSport into the forefront of mainstream media. Hollywood movies such as “Shall We Dance?”, starring J.Lo & Richard Gere, and TV shows such as “Dancing With the Stars” and “So you Think You Can Dance?” all showcase the challenging and rewarding aspects of the exciting world of DanceSport.


DanceSport competitions are held here in BC and around the world. There are many different competition levels based on proficiency and age. Competitions are great motivators to improve your dancing abilities and good testing grounds to see how much you have improved.


DanceSport Coaching

DanceSport Coaching and ballroom dance instruction are not one and the same. Ballroom dance instruction is the teaching of how to carry out certain figures. DanceSport Coaching, on the other hand, involves a whole lot more...

Training for DanceSport competitions is very similar to preparing for any other type of sport or dance competition, in that you need to develop all aspects of your mind, body and spirit. Not only do you have to be adept at dancing your figures, but you need to develop numberous physical skills, as well as have your mental and emotional states in check. You need dedication, focus and the will to be the best…

At JC Dance Co., our principle coaches know what it takes to succeed. Having trained and competed all over the world, they bring their International experience here to Canada and to their native city of Vancouver. In fact, Joel & Clara are the only team in Canada that have lived in both England and Italy to learn from the true Masters of ballroom dance. This unparalleled experience enables them to act as true DanceSport Coaches who use the philosophies and techniques of the world's best.

Many local dance teachers use old methods of teaching, from old schools of thought. Granted that these are the foundation of ballroom dancing, and that they will never change. However, just like developments in technology and fashion, things are constantly developing and changing... and DanceSport methods are no different.

Learn from the best and most current source available to you! To be competitive in the DanceSport world, you need a coach that will address all aspects of your mind, body and spirit, motivate you to be your very best and be up-to-date with the most current techniques and dance styles. Join the JC Dance Co. team and start your journey to success.