Friday, October 09, 2015


Heart & Sole Dance    7038 183rd Street, Tinley Park, IL 60477        708-532-6237

Heart and Sole Dance Staff




Staff & Instructors

Heart & Sole Dance is dedicated to pursuing and teaching excellence as a way of life. Exploring couples dancing from beginner steps to mastery is the focus of Heart & Sole Dance ...and one of the expressions of our staff's dedication to excellence.

HSD Staff

(Photo:  Heart & Sole Dance Instructors - not pictured: Nicki, Erin, Rebecca)

"We strive to develop the entire person by approaching dance as a metaphor for life," says owner and Dance Director, Maren Oslac.  "Ballroom dancing offer benefits and growth in every area of life: mental, physical, emotional and even social.  Helping our students to achieve those advantages is what we are about!"

Our instructors have trained with the best and bring varied and extensive experience to the studio.  From national level competitors to local experts, the standards at Heart & Sole are held higher than other studios and you can expect nothing but top quality in every lesson.

Whatever your goals and level of interest, from the rich social environment to the demanding path of the competitor, Heart & Sole Dance has something to offer.

Dance accords something for every degree of interest and can enrich all areas of your life.  Register for a class or book a private lesson today and find out for yourself!



Maren Oslac




Dance Director - Maren Oslac


MarenHeadOnly3199a.jpgMaren, is a national level Ballroon, Swing and Country instructor, competitor and judge.  After 10 years of traveling extensively across the country earning top placements and an exceptional reputation, she 'retired' in 2008, to allow her to develop and grow the local dance community.  Her passion for teaching and her desire to share her love of dance led her to open her own studio in Tinley Park, IL, start the Illinois Ballroom Teacher College, and bring the internationally acclaimed program Dancing Classrooms to the Chicago area.

Maren carries with her a host of wins and titles in Country, Latin, Ballroom, Hustle and Swing, including more wins than she can count in her favorite arenas, Strictly Swing and Jack & Jill competitions. For 4 years of her competitoin career, she had the privilege of competing in the Open Classic division of West Coast Swing with Jason Miklic.  Together, they consistently placed in the top 5 in the nation throughout their partnership!  Check them out on You Tube,

Sharing her knowledge and the joy of dance with students is one of the most fulfilling aspects of her dancing career.  Thrilled with the opportunity to offer something for everyone to the local Tinley Park community, Maren shares, "...our instructors are qualified to work with everyone from raw beginners to advanced dancers and competitors, I wouldn't have it any other way!"


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