Success Stories

What Our Students Say

Success Story - Ben & Lauren Reeves

Success Story - Brandon Jones

What inspired you to start dancing?

We were looking for a date night kind of activity to share together without the kiddo. Came across Revolution Ballroom and we thought it might be fun,  but decided not to initially due to neither of us knowing anything about dancing. We of course finally decided to give it a try and have enjoyed it since. 

Favorite dance or dances?

Waltz and Foxtrot are my favorite. I tend to prefer the smoother, flowing dancing. Likely due to the slower pace which allows me more time to figure out what to do next.

What classes and events have you joined?

So far we have done the beginner (introduction) , level two (smooth operator), level three (stepping out), and Argentine Tango, all of which covered a wide variety of dances. Although I have my favorites I will admit they are all fun. The monthly social dance parties are generally themed so dressing the part is always fun.

What do you enjoy about dancing at Revolution Ballroom?

The instructor is great, but for me it is the other dancers that really make the experience great. Learning something new can be daunting but the other dancers, along with the instructor, always make you feel comfortable and willing to try new things.

What benefits has dance brought to your life?

Dance has introduced me to other people I never would have likely met otherwise. It has also got us up and moving a bit more.

Is there anything that surprised you about the process of learning to dance?

Although I would have sworn I was born with two left feet and generally incapable of dancing elegantly, I have over the years developed some since of rhythm. 

Also, I learned there are in fact four walls to dance along.

What would you say to people who would like to learn to dance but are a bit nervous about giving it a try?

I will borrow a quote from Michael Jordan – “To learn to succeed, you must first learn to fail.” If dance is something you want to try, just give it a go. Mistakes will be made, learning will occur, and before you know it, you find yourself wanting more. Everyone has to start somewhere afterall.

Success Story - Stephanie Jones

What inspired you to start dancing?

We thought dance might make for a great date night.

Favorite dance or dances?

My favorite dance is the Viennese Waltz, when my legs are working well, it is just so beautiful and fun. And when they aren’t, I like that in Argentine Tango, my leader can modify the moves to hide my missteps easier. But I do like that no matter how well my legs are working, or not, no one makes me feel bad at Revolution Ballroom.

What classes and events have you joined?

We started years ago with Intro to Ballroom Dance, then moved up to Smooth Operator (Level 2). Unfortunately, we moved away from Beaufort, but life brought us back, and we came back to dance as soon as we got back, and had to start over. We again started with Intro to Ballroom Dance, and moved up to Smoother Operator/Feel the Rhythm (Level 2). Trying to juggle our daughter’s sports schedule and our dance, we occasionally included Argentine Tango, and eventually moved up to Steppin’ Out – Smooth & Rhythm (Level 3). We try to make as many of the dance parties as we can.

What do you enjoy about dancing at Revolution Ballroom?

I enjoy that everyone is so welcoming and non-judgemental. You can tell that the other dancers are there to have fun and learn some dance. I also appreciate that everyone is willing to work within my limitations, but also encourage me to try new steps, even if I don’t think I can.

What benefits has dance brought to your life?

Dance helps me to improve my endurance and balance. It helps keep me active, at least one day a week, and we’ve met some great people we never would have otherwise.

Is there anything that surprised you about the process of learning to dance?

I frequently get surprised when I can actually do some of the moves correctly, or even get close to getting them correct. At first, I was surprised that no one made me feel bad about my inabilities, but instead, everyone just encouraged me to try.

What would you say to people who would like to learn to dance but are a bit nervous about giving it a try?

I would tell anyone who would like to learn to dance that Revolution Ballroom is a very welcoming and supportive dance community with all levels of classes for many styles of dance. And for them to just try a class and see for themselves.

Anything else you’d like to share?

Revolution Ballroom was one of the things we were most excited about moving back to Beaufort.

Success Story - Matthew Curiel

Tell us about you – your work, your family, your hobbies and interests?


My name is Matthew Curiel from Southern California and I’m in the Navy currently stationed in South Carolina. I’m an aspiring nurse and I love traveling, outdoor activities, and learning new exciting things like dance!

What inspired you to start dancing?


My inspiration story to start dancing came from a story of embarrassment, where I attended a Quinceanera with a friend of mine as her date, and at this party, not just one… BUT TWO GIRLS approached me to dance with them. I was so embarrassed because I had no idea what I was doing, I was stepping on their feet, my timing was off, I bumped heads with them, it was just plain horrible and embarrassing! I faked it until I made it when the song was over, and I promised myself I could never let another opportunity like this ever happen in my life! 

What classes and activities have you participated in at Revolution Ballroom?


I knew I needed serious work, so I started with group classes and moved my way into private lessons and attended every dance party since I started. Hitting every class from Salsa, Bachata, Tango, Argentine Tango, to all ballroom dances at Revolution Ballroom it has definitely been an enriching experience. 

How has dance enriched your life?


It’s honestly the best part of my week to come to class and to hear beautiful music and synchronize with it, and another person. It’s an exercise that tests me on different levels of attention, posture, balance, and to just, more importantly have fun! 

What do you love about dancing at Revolution Ballroom?

The studio has been responsible with all precautions during the pandemic, the length of class to me is perfect for me, the instructor is the sweetest, most patient person I could ask for. I’ve never felt like I was being judged, reprimanded, or upset even on days when I bring my two left feet to class. 

What advice do you have for someone just getting started?

If I had any advice to a younger version of me or anyone that is curious about taking dance classes. It would be, “Don’t wait!” and “Just SHOW UP!” Dancing with someone is such a beautiful experience and I personally wish I started journey YEARS AGO!  Also, you can’t expect to be amazing the first time you’re taught something but if you just show up to class and put that little bit of effort you’ll notice you can only get better and it’s inspiring, it makes me want to keep coming to class every week! 

Anything else you’d like to share?

I’m so glad I found this passion for dance and it’s definitely something that I would love to continue the rest of my life!

Thank you so much for such a fun evening! We had so much fun! Jason told me that his cheeks hurt from smiling so much 😂

Mary Ghattas

Thank you for being such an awesome dance teacher! Its a scary environment for dudes like me and you make it fun.

Doug Delaney

We believe your videos are GREAT, and so are the associated email notes, lists, etc.  We feel very fortunate to have these resources.

Richard & Susie Bid Brown

The way you break things down and how you give people confidence is a gift, not all dance teachers can do that!

Christa Guicherit

Marcia is such a kind and encouraging instructor! She is such a skilled dancer and was so helpful and fun. She helped my fiancé and I with our wedding dance as well as my dad and I with our father/daughter dance. She immediately made us feel comfortable and welcome, showing us how our wedding dreams could come to life. I cannot recommend her enough!

Chloe Hatchell

We got so many compliments on our wedding waltz last week! The Commander of the American Legion happened to be at our wedding, and he taught for Arthur Murray about 4 decades ago. He wouldn’t stop saying how great we looked and that we must have had a good teacher. Indeed we did! Thank you so much for your help in getting us ready.

Jennifer West DuVall

Thank you, once again, for last night’s showcase. It really epitomized what your studio is about. From the “twinkle stars” to the amazing “Dancing Don,” encompassing about 85 years discrepancy between them, to your students’ performances, to your amazing professional dances with Harby –especially a spectacular tango–it was a memorable evening for all. Your brother’s contribution really brought it all together, with clever segues between performances. Your staff, also, is to be commended for their contributions as well. Very well done.

John & Diane Boullusa

Had a blast today learning new Bachata/Salsa moves…setting myself up for success so when I go to these Hispanic clubs and when I visit my Hispanic friends and families I’m not that guy who just sits there and watches. I’m going to be the first person on the floor and last to leave. Just wanted to give a huge thank you and shout out to the teachers of Revolution Ballroom!!! Y’all the best..

Antwan Witter

Your studio is filled with such positive energy and people…I LOVE dancing there! Looking forward to next month!

Alyssa Petro

Despite being pretty klutzy and dance impaired, both my husband and I learned a lot and had a great time. The staff and other students are warm and welcoming and put us at our ease right away 

Penny Hadgeoff

First class studio. Marcia Mitchell is a beautiful dancer and a great teacher. It’s always a pleasure to be at her immaculate studio and in her company.

Corinne Clancy

I love this place. It instantly felt like a home away from home.

Aubrey Leaver

Revolution Ballroom is one of the most fun things that has ever happened to me! It is true about the benefits of dancing for body, mind, and spirit. Thanks for all you do!

Carolyn Jirousek

Her bubbly personality rubbed off. We laughed at our mistakes instead of crying over them. She encouraged us to accept the challenges and persevere until we found the elegance hidden in the discomfort of hard work. She fosters an atmosphere of friendship among total strangers.

Jaysen & Colleen O’Dell

Your studio is filled with such positive energy and people…I LOVE dancing there! Looking forward to next month!

Alyssa Petro

Despite being pretty klutzy and dance impaired, both my husband and I learned a lot and had a great time. The staff and other students are warm and welcoming and put us at our ease right away 🙂

Penny Hadgeoff

Marcia creates an open and welcoming environment that makes everyone feel amazing dancing. We’re in love with this studio!

Ben & Lauren Reeves

Revolution Ballroom is one of the most fun things that has ever happened to me! It is true about the benefits of dancing for body, mind, and spirit. Thanks for all you do!

Carolyn Jirousek

I love this place. It instantly felt like a home away from home.

Aubrey Leaver

First class studio. Marcia Mitchell is a beautiful dancer and a great teacher. It’s always a pleasure to be at her immaculate studio and in her company.

Corinne Clancy

Facebook and Google Reviews

  • What an amazing place to learn how to ballroom dance! Marcia is wonderful and patient and explains not only the proper posture or hold for the dance, but she teaches... read more

    Edith Black Melton
    March 11, 2020

    Took the intro to Polynesian dance with Jen, it was so fun! We learned a fun sequence and it was a great workout!

    Lorrie Lancaster
    August 26, 2019

    A great place to learn how to dance and have fun doing it! You'll never feel bad about messing up and it's always a learning experience!

    Michael Christian
    April 28, 2019

    This place is the best! Me and my husband are having the best time learning to dance. It's a fun safe place. Marcia is a wonderful dancer and instructor.... read more

    Hilary Pomales
    February 3, 2019
  • line dancing is alot of fun!

    Molly Weatherly
    October 2, 2018

    The best instructor and an amazing atmosphere. She has a spirit that will make you enthusiastic for life in general which translates nicely to your dancing.

    Wes Bonner
    January 26, 2018

    Had a blast and can't wait to take more lessons very soon.

    Shawn Lambe
    August 20, 2017

    Revolution Ballroom is where to go to have a good time and learn to dance.

    Corbin Medeiros
    August 18, 2017
  • There's a difference between "teaching people to dance" and "show people how to have fun while learning to dance". Revolution Ballroom provides exceptional instruction but never loses the focus on... read more

    Jaysen O'Dell
    August 10, 2017

    First class studio. Marcia Mitchell is a beautiful dancer and a great teacher. It's always a pleasure to be at her immaculate studio and in her company and... read more

    Corinne Reed Awtrey
    February 26, 2017

    I loved it and it feels great to actually learn something new. Can't wait to go back. Everyone is friendly and makes you feel at home. Nice place 5�from me...

    King Twan
    February 5, 2017
Revolution Ballroom
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Chloe FontanaChloe Fontana
12:02 07 Jun 22
Marcia is such a kind and encouraging instructor! She is such a skilled dancer and was so helpful and fun. She helped my fiancé and I with our wedding dance as well as my dad and I with our father/daughter dance. She immediately made us feel comfortable and welcome, showing us how our wedding dreams could come to life. I cannot recommend her enough!
Erik EsenalievErik Esenaliev
14:28 01 Oct 21
Great studio, great staff! Marcia is a professional instructor and always makes learning to dance fun.
Andy RichardsonAndy Richardson
13:15 04 Apr 20
We have enjoyed taking dance lessons here for a while now. It has been a great way to spend time as a couple while also learning several dances. The instructors here are a joy and make dance easy to begin.
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