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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!

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

5.0

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