" You’re the best!" Marcy C,

 

"I always review your dance updates!" Arlone B.

 

"I really enjoy the dance updates." Rosalie S. 

 

"Maria love ur music." Marie A.

 

"You’re the best DJ we’ve ever had!" Jim F.

 

"Best DJ east of the Mississippi - could give tutorials.
 You ROCK!!" Bruce W.

 

"Your updates are the simplest, easiest way to keep up with the opportunities to dance in the surrounding areas -- only way I know what's going  on!!!! Thanks" Patricia B. 

 

"I love your dance updates - they are full of details yet very easy to read. Also, your music is the best!! I love how you match your music to the  theme of the dance and insert an occasional line or rotation dance. Fun! You make a dance into a party!" Leitha B.

 

"I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for sharing our milongas with the dance community.  We really appreciate all you do for  dancing in Charlotte.
 Daniel Arrendondo
 Passion for Tango

 

"Maria St. John is a wonderful DJ. USA Dance is so lucky to have her DJ at our monthly dances. She has a vast library of music and her  selections always complement our themes, while observing strict ballroom tempo. Not an easy task. Maria has a knack for assessing the  crowd’s mood and keeping the party lively. I have worked with Maria on special dance projects as well. We preplan as much as possible but I  have seen her handle the unexpected with grace and professionalism. On the rare occasions when she is not available, she is truly missed."
 Joan Barnett, President
 USA Dance Charlotte NC Chapter

 

“We employed Maria St. John as our DJ (for a ) …party (that) was a mix of ages, from teenagers to older adults, and we requested a musical  mix to suit all the attendants. Maria provided us with hours of dance music ranging from Ballroom to Country, Classic rock to Hip Hop and  everything in between. Her ability to gauge the mood of the crowd and their level of comfort with dancing is amazing. Her detailed instructions  provided an opportunity for those few wallflowers in our family to feel comfortable and confident in joining the rest of the family on the dance floor.  The memories from this event are still being shared by our family and friends. Thank You, Maria, for a wonderful and memorable party.”
 Dawyn and Michele L.

 

"I hired Maria as the DJ for my wedding reception … and I couldn’t have made a better choice. Not only did she work with us tirelessly to  determine the songs we wanted played, she also helped us choose songs with the correct timing for the dances we wanted to perform, i.e., the  first dance of the bride and groom and the Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances, which are of the utmost importance at a wedding reception.  Everything at our wedding reception went off without a hitch due to Maria’s dedication and attention to every detail. Her unlimited knowledge of  music and professionalism made our wedding a day to remember!" Elaine and John G.

 

“My husband and I got married in Raleigh, NC. We hired Maria St. John to perform the services of a DJ. During the planning process, we feel that Maria not only performed the services of a DJ, but as an overall reception planner as well. Maria gave us great ideas for setting up the cake table and how to distribute the bubbles for the send-off. When we hired Maria, we had no idea that we would be receiving such upscale service, for the price we paid. This experience was better than we could have dreamt of and we would definitely recommend her services to anyone who is in need of a DJ for any event. Many of our guests have told us that this was the most fun they have ever had at a wedding, and we believe that it was because of Maria’s skills and talents that allowed our wedding reception to be as successful as it was.” Christina and Steven S-Z

 

"Maria St. John was the DJ for a dance celebration for my mother’s 75th birthday… Mostly, I cannot say enough about her ability to coordinate  receiving various music tracks from various folks (often at the last minute) and manage to keep performances moving with little disruptions or  mistakes. She is also very effective at getting members of an audience involved in the activities." Beverly F.

 

"For my 50th birthday, we chartered a yacht on Lake Norman and the theme was "Hollywood Nights." I was very particular about the music and  Maria set the atmosphere perfectly.Even the ship's captain, said he had never seen a crowd dance all night. All thanks to Maria St. John."
 Kathy F.

 

"She always plays a terrific variety of music and has a knack for pleasing a crowd with diverse music tastes. Maria is good at observing what the  crowd likes and consistently keeps people on the dance floor…You won’t be disappointed if you hire her for your event."
 Denise P.
 GottaSwingCharlotte

 

 "Our members know that when (Maria) provides the music, the dance party will be a special occasion."
  Margaret R.
  Lake Norman USA Dance

 

"In order for competitors to return to a competition, everything should run smoothly and everyone should have a good time. This includes having  modern competition music. It was a huge relief not to worry about this aspect of the competition, as Maria took care of it. Not only did I not have  to worry about it, but the music was great. She helped us pull off a really good competition, and what’s more, gave everyone a reason to get on  the dance floor and do their best. She even helped cheer on the competitors, so everyone felt encouraged and appreciated. We would hire her  again any time.
  Judith G.
  USC Gamecock 2009

 

"On behalf of the members of the University of South Carolina’s ballroom dance club, Carolina Ballroom, we would personally like to thank Maria  St. John for all of her hard work and dedication.  The Gamecock Invitational is a competition Carolina Ballroom hosts every year, and we couldn’t  do it without her…  No matter how good her music quality is, I don’t think the competition would go nearly as well without Maria’s constant  flexibility and positive attitude. ...  She knows how to make the competition fun while still managing to be very professional. 
 Victoria H.
 USC Gamecock 2010-2011 

 

" We have been hiring DJ Maria for the past 6 years in our regular ballroom dance events including social ballroom dances, swing dances, Latin  nights and our annual dance competition "Charlotte Dancesport Challenge". She has been instrumental in our club events success as she goes  beyond what is expected of her and does an excellent job. She is attentive to details and good communicator. We always get great feedback  from  dancers/competitors and audiences about the music selection, announcements and dance lessons that she teaches. We are happy to  work with  DJ Maria as long as possible.
 Okan P.
  UNC Charlotte 49er Social and Ballroom Dance Club

 

"Maria St John is a true ambassador of dancing! Her love of dance carries over into her love of providing great dance music and her enthusiasm
  is contagious!"
 Bryon C.
 Charlotte Ballroom Dance Academy

 

"Maria has always been a pleasure to work with. We have known her for several years and have used her DJ services at Piper Glen for all of our  party's and events. She always brings such a positive energy to each event and makes each one special by bringing decor and music that fits  the  theme of each of our events. She has a great music selection and many of our clients have mention how great it is to have her there. We  truly  enjoy working with her and would recommend her to anyone looking to make an event more fun and exciting!!!
 Erica S.
 Piper Glen Ballroom

 

"Talented, organized and consummately professional, Maria has a gift for reading an audience and making every event successful."
 Yusimi Cruz -  Executive Director
 Havana Banquet & Ballroom