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About The Dance Garden

A Performance-Focused Dance Studio

Located in San Francisco's Richmond District


      We offer three Schools of Movement for:

      >  Infants/Toddlers (6-36 mos) with their caregivers – Creative Movement 

       >   Kids (ages 3 – 18 yrs) 2 different levels of Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Contemporary, Acro, Hip Hop, Musical Theatre,                   Choreography, Character Folk Dance, Pre K Creative Movement, Jazz,  Musical Theatre

       >  Teen/Adult FIT program - Pilates, Yoga, Irish Tap

       >  Auxiliary Classes in Performance Touring and Sewing (Sewing'Bees) for dancers in Grades 1-8

       >  Summer and Winter Camps in Arts and Crafts, Pre K Busy Bees and Musical Theatre

           These activities complement our dance training in an attempt to build the well-adjusted, whole dancer. 

  Directed by Marian Roth-Cramer, BA, MFA, Ms Marian has 30+ years' experience as Performer, Teacher,

  Producer, Author and Company Director. Ms Maria n is known for her individualized and nurturing style of teaching,

  her work in school systems and the thousands of children she has influenced to discover the joy and wonder of Dance.   

           In 1980, Ms Marian wrote a book for Early Childhood Educators (Pre K to 1st grade) presenting Creative

  Movement and Dance exercises as an alternative to traditional PE classes. The Dance Garden is also a Training Center      for Teachers, Students and Dancers, with the objective to grow educated, responsible and talented artists.  Students of        Roth-Cramer have earned spots in High School and Colleges of the Arts; employment in Dance Companies and in related    fields of the Arts, Theatre Production, and Design as well as Health, Sports and Education.

Code Of Ethics



To conduct oneself with honesty, courtesy, and respect. To express consideration for one’s fellow dancers, educators, parents and staff. To be a person who leads by example and honors commitments. To be a person other people can rely on.



To guide, direct and influence people in achieving their highest goals and ideals. By setting an example through one’s actions and speech. To inspire and serve the people of your community through full participation in all dance related activities.



To respect and adhere to the policies and procedures of a studio activity, event or workshop. To be a person who interacts with others in a mature manner. To question authority in a respectful manner. To speak of any issue or grievance to the person who is able to resolve the concern. To be willing to receive coaching and direction without attitude 



To be a person who represents high levels of personal integrity, leadership, and responsibility for oneself and others. A person who has the courage and willingness to face issues and concerns with maturity and dignity. To avoid gossip, criticism, or denigrating comments for any member of the dance community, parent, or peers.



To respect the dance profession and uphold our values and standards of conduct. To support and encourage one another. To voice opinions and initiate change that will elevate the dance community. To recognize oneself as a role model at all times. To love the study and performance of dance as a universal art form.

Mission Statement

We the dancers, faculty, staff and volunteers of Ms Marian’s Dance Garden, (founded 10/1/2013) are a vibrant community of people who have a high regard for each other, the art of dance, and the respectability and value of the work we do.   All who participate are requested to demonstrate the willingness to be held accountable and to uphold the values and ethics we declare as the fundamental guidelines stated . In all of our endeavors to study and perform as an

expression of our love of dance, we show respect to the parents, to our students,

and to all who call Ms Marian’s Dance Garden, home. We consider it a privilege to participate in a community for the performing art of dance exemplifying the values of

integrity, character, leadership, responsibility and professionalism

Ms Marian's Dance Garden - where dancers grow!

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