Maria Hansen began Ballroom dancing when...

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Maria Hansen

I began Ballroom dancing when...
"I was going to nursing school in Dallas and needed a job to help me pay for college. I was looking for something in the evening and answered an ad for a Fred Astaire Dance Studio. They had a really great training class and I was hooked. After 3 years there I knew that I wanted to pursue a competitive career and in order to do that should move to either California or New York. I chose California and that was that. I was really lucky to have great teachers and mentors at Freds."