Afternoon Session



Marc Mance

Marc Mance is a 22 year-old dancer and choreographer for Project Dance Company based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The interest for dance has always engaged Marc for entertainment but started to take it seriously at the age of 14 with Paradox Dance Crew in 2009. What really got him on his feet to get going was the movie "Honey" which focuses on the style of hip hop.

Being a huge fan of the genre of hip hop, it has lead Marc to find new inspirations in dance in which he currently stands under the style of urban choreography. He has trained and taken class from choreographers from the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Since 2009, he has competed in various competitions including In The Zone (Winnipeg) and The Beatdown (Toronto) just to name a few. Project been fortunate enough to qualify through the Canadian Hip Hop Championships in Montreal to Hip Hop International in San Diego. As one of many Canadian representatives, the team was able to compete through the semi-finals in the Mega Crew division.

Marc continues to dance and choreograph for Project Dance Company and is a  drop-in teacher at LIVE Dance Centre. He also continues to work with different choreographers and work on his own independent projects on the side. 

Maribeth Tabanera

Maribeth Tabanera has been dancing for over twenty years. She began with Filipino folk dance and quickly fell in love with hip hop. In 2015, Maribeth represented Winnipeg with Project Company at the Canadian Hip Hop Championships in Montreal, and Canada at Hip Hop International in San Diego. Since 2016, Maribeth has been a core member of B.O.S.S. Dance Crew. She currently works as the Learning Through Internship Coordinator at the Seven Oaks Met and Maples Met high schools, and teaches dance freelance.

She is an active member in the street styles dance battle community as a competitor and organizer. Her love and passion for dance is reflected in her specialties, which include hip hop, breaking, house, dancehall, waacking, vogueing and afro. She continues to train and battle across Canada. Maribeth last battled at the Ladies of Hip Hop Festival in Toronto this past November.

Maribeth Tabanera

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Mike Groot

Mike Groot is a dancer and choreographer from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He has always had a love for performing but started taking dance seriously at the age of 17. He joined Sikat Dance Company in 2011 and choreographed and danced with them for 6 years, competing around Canada and the U.S. He now a dances and choreographs for Project Dance Company. Mike is an instructor at Evolution Dance company and has been part of their faculty for 4 years. He is also the director of Bad Kids, a crew he started in 2014 to showcase his choreography and style. Bad Kids won first place at In The Zone 8, a local hip hop competition.

His main style of dance is considered Jazz Funk, which he introduced to the Winnipeg dance community after training around the world. He is well known for is individuality and distinct style of dance. Mike is excited to be part of the faculty for the up coming ConfiDance Workshop and can't wait to share his style and knowledge with all who attend.