The Magic Markers

Jason & Annmarie


Jason and Annmarie share a love for teaching, competing, judging and performing across the country.  They both adore West Coast Swing and are passionate about sharing the love of the dance with others.  Together their routines touch the hearts and souls of audiences around the country.  Separately Jason’s smooth precision and Annmarie’s creative energy bring an aura of magic to any event.





Jason & Annmarie are sought after top teachers in West Coast Swing. They specialize in teaching all levels of dancers and competitors. Their teaching philosophy emphasizes strong fundamentals and connection while delivering unique styling and musicality for leaders and followers alike.




Jason & Annmarie are seasoned performers, judges and instructors. They are available for workshops, performances, judging and private instruction in West Coast Swing.




Jason & Annmarie are experienced choreographers in West Coast Swing. They are available to create your routine in person or in a video format. In addition, they offer choreography and coaching packages to ensure you will put your best foot forward.  Please note there is a lead time for all choreography bookings as these available time slots book quickly. .



For booking and pricing for workshops, events, and choreography, please contact Annmarie Marker at: We look forward to bringing you a little Magic!



Swing Dancing @ The Venue - Pontiac, MI


We are hosting lessons monthly on the third Sunday of the month.  Lessons vary in difficulty from beginner to advanced.  The beginner lesson is free and will focus on introducing new dancers.  The higher level workshops will be $15 for 50 min and packages will be available at a reduced rate.  Each lesson will be followed with 30 min. of practice with music.


We will be hosting Tuesday evening Level I and Level II progressive sessions in 3 week blocks.  The Level I block is broken into 3 segments which focus on strengthening the fundamentals of West Coast Swing.  The Level II will focus on a single topic and applying to various foundational patterns.  Each topic will be introduced at the Level II Sunday Workshop.  All new and existing dancers are welcome but each block will be closed following the first session.  Blocks will be sold for $35.


West Coast Wednesday @ The Venue - Pontiac, MI


Hosted by Dance Fanatics this venue is the premier weekly swing dance in the metro Detroit area with great high quality music provided by DJ TJ and professional dance instruction from Tim Johnson & Becky Larson. Every Wednesday @ The Venue they offer a 45 minute beginning & intermediate lesson followed by hours of social dancing.  West Coast Wednesday is a great place for an evening out of great swing dancing.  Price of admission $ 14.00 (2 Lessons), $12.00 (1 Lesson), and $ 8.00 (dance only).


Second Saturday Swing


Hosted by Dance Fanatics this venue offers a great variety of instruction from top West Coast Swing instructors from all over the Midwest.  Each Second Saturday is uniquely themed providing a different atmosphere for each monthly dance.  Second Saturday makes a great evening out for couples and singles alike.  Price of admission $ 12.00.



Other local venues to be listed soon...



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