Meet the people who make dancing at Strictly Ballroom possible!
Michael & Melissa Scott ~ Owners/Instructors
Michael and Melissa founded Strictly Ballroom Dance Studio in 2002 and are thrilled to be able to dance with their students each day. Their goal is to share the love and benefits of dancing by providing a family-oriented, positive and knowledgeable atmosphere that allows you to interact with others and learn a lifelong skill. Professionally, Michael and Melissa are American Smooth Champion finalists; have coached many successful competitive students; earned multiple top teacher and studio awards; and provided their expertise at Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars events from 2013 to 2015. They also thoroughly enjoy helping people connect and communicate through group classes, social dancing, and wedding dance preparation.
Christopher Albert ~ Staff Instructor
Christopher Albert began dancing with the Ballroom Dance Club at Virginia Tech during his freshman year of college. From there he was recruited by the Sapphire Ballroom Dance Studio in Christiansburg, VA to begin training to be an instructor and to perform with the studio at Mountain Lake Resort's "Dirty Dancing" Celebrations. Upon graduating from Virginia Tech, Chris moved to the Fredericksburg area and found a new dancing home with Strictly Ballroom.
Matthew Eubanks ~ Staff Instructor
Matthew enjoys helping people take the next step in their dancing, whether that’s their very first step onto the dance floor or tackling new and challenging patterns. He has worked with dozens of couples preparing for their “First Dance” at their wedding; trained students for DVIDA syllabus testing; and taught social dancers the steps and skills to move confidently at dance parties.
Shambi Eubanks ~ Staff Instructor
Shambi loves to share her passion for ballroom dancing through instruction and performance. She has partnered with her husband, Matthew, for a Viennese Waltz demonstration at the Italian Embassy Ball, performed at the Chamber of Commerce Gala, participated in the Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars fundraiser, and taught mini-lessons at Builders Association parties.
Syreeta Eubanks ~ Staff Instructor
Syreeta has always loved music and played multiple instruments growing up. Now she celebrates her love of music through dance. She has a passion for helping others learn to dance and has been teaching various styles since 2004. She joined the Strictly Ballroom team in 2013 and finds that she particularly loves choreographing first dances, teaching group classes and helping people take their first steps on the dance floor!
Debbie Schroff ~ Staff Instructor
Debbie became hooked on ballroom dancing when she took her first lesson at Strictly Ballroom in 2003. She started sharing her love of dance by becoming an instructor in 2014. Debbie specializes in teaching wedding dances, beginner individuals and couples and those with "two left feet." She currently competes in the USA Dance circuit with her partner, Ralph Walters, and together they have won numerous national titles up to and beyond Gold level. Debbie and Ralph also teach ballroom dance on cruise ships.