The North Bay's Premier Ballroom Dance Studio Teaching Ballroom since 1973
The North Bay's PremierBallroom Dance StudioTeaching Ballroom since 1973 

What Helen will do for you:

- In group lessons Helen teaches proper dance frame, beginning patterns to all of the Ballroom, Swing, Salsa, Latin, Nighclub 2-Step and Country partner dances. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed and both beginning and more experienced students learn easily to navigate simple but memorable dance routines around the ballroom floor. Step lists are provided so students can practice at home in their leisure time, as well as video recordings.


-In private lessons, Helen teaches beginner through advanced patterns, refined dance frame and posture, musicality, (how to find the beat, stay on it and interpret the music) and extensive information about the nuances of "lead and follow," arm styling and connection. Step lists and routines are provided.


-In wedding lessons, couples and their families prepare for the "first dance of a lifetime" by learning choreographed routines as well as ballroom basics to the songs of their choice.  An elegant and memorable routine is provided along with a video of dance instruction to practice to and written patterns in the dance or dances of your choice ranging from Waltz to Salsa!

- Instructor Helen Andrade has over 39 years experience dancing, teaching and entertaining kids, teens, adults, seniors and the disabled.


-Helen's personable and upbeat style of teaching will put you at ease right away. Beginners with 2 left feet are more than welcome!  Relax and enjoy the art of Ballroom and Latin dance!


-Not only does Helen provide the beginning dancer with answers to questions they didn't know they needed to ask, but she gives much needed encouragement and support.  Her intuitive abilities help to personalize her teaching to the needs of the individual.  Each individual has his or her own unique style, which is  honored and respected.


Are you preparing for an ocean cruise, a wedding or would you just like to brush up on your social dance skills? No matter what your needs are, Helen can help you learn to relax and have fun on the dance floor while getting a great work-out!

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Class Location:

North Bay Performing Arts Center

Contessi Ballet

11790 Main St. Suite E
Penngrove, CA 94951


Contact Helen to schedule. 

Phone: (707) 292-8795

"Dance is the hidden language of the soul" - Martha Graham

  • Weekend Scheduling
  • No Partner or Experience Necessary
  • Private Lessons
  • Wedding Dance Preparation 
  • Quinceras
  • Anniversaries
  • Birthdays
  • Wine Country Weddings
  • Fundraisers
  • Private Lessons for Same-Sex Couples
  • “A Dance To Remember” - Specialized Movement Classes for Independent &Assisted Living Facilities
  • Available for Private Parties and Special Events (Throw a theme party - your guests will learn to dance!)Available for Public, Charter, and Private Schools
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