Marcia has been dancing ballroom since 1998 and teaching professionally since 2008. She is professionally certified, is a Professional and Pro/Am Competitor, and has performed and instructed throughout the United States.
Marcia opened Revolution Ballroom in 2013 and is a Master Teacher who runs our Teacher Training Program.
Education & Experience
Bachelor of Science in Physics from The Ohio State University and Associate of Dance Degree in American Smooth and Rhythm, Master of Dance Degree in American Smooth from Dance Vision. Professional competitor in the American Smooth division and professional Argentine Tango performer.
How I got started dancing
I took a ballroom dance class in college and got hooked! Since I needed a few credits of college gym class I enrolled in “Social Dance”. I remember taking a few different classes just for fun: yoga, judo, and ballroom. The ballroom (and yoga) stayed with me; judo I left behind. After graduation I continued my ballroom training, taking private lessons and attending dance parties. Soon I decided to change careers so I could pursue my passion for dance.
Why I love teaching dance
I believe that dance has the power to transform our lives and help connect us to other people in a positive and uplifting way. I love helping people achieve their dreams, and it brings me joy to see them having fun as they grow and develop as dancers.
What’s great about teaching at Revolution Ballroom
I’m so very grateful for the opportunity I’ve had to build Revolution Ballroom. After many years in the ballroom industry I was delighted to create my vision of the perfect dance studio: immaculate, spacious rooms, the finest dance floor, fun music, and instructors who are knowledgeable, professional, caring, and excited to share their love of dance with their students. It is you, our students, who make it all possible, and so we thank you for your support, dedication, and the joy you bring to our studio!
What’s great about the dance style I teach (Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa, Bachata, & Argentine Tango)
I really enjoy partner dancing as an artform. Because you’re dancing with a partner you get to work as a team to create a beautiful and unique expression to the music. You get the chance to develop your connection and communication with others. And I love the variety that ballroom dancing offers. I enjoy dancing all night to a variety of music and dance styles, everything from an elegant, graceful Waltz, a fun and bouncy Swing, an intimate Argentine Tango, a fast and flirty Cha-Cha. There are seemingly endless styles of partner dancing, and I enjoy exploring them all!
Other interests, hobbies, & passions
Reading, running, and yoga
Most people are surprised to find out that
I was a helicopter pilot in the United States Marine Corps.
Vegan ice cream!