My now wife and I started learning how to dance with Helen two months before our wedding. It was one of the best experiences learning how to do Triple step swing. Helen was incredibly patient with my wife's desire to lead, and my forceful leading. With five sessions and practice at home, we stepped confidently onto the floor and had so much fun. She is a gifted teacher and was able to accurately set our expectations given our timeline. Thank you Helen!
We held a Western Barbecue at the Richmond Yacht Club and the highlight of the evening was Helen teaching us Country Line Dancing and the Two Step. She was extremely patient as she guided us through the different steps. Everyone had a a great time! The next time you are having a special event I recommend Helen to get everyone off their chairs and start dancing. HeeHaw!!
When we started dance classes with Helen, my fiance was self-conscious and somewhat reluctant about dancing. Through our private instruction, Aaron and I were able to build confidence while having a great time. Our foxtrot was poised and varied without being so complex that Aaron felt overwhelmed, and when it came time for our first dance, he executed it (nearly) perfectly. All of our guests were so impressed, and Aaron and I were able to feel great about what we had accomplished together. Thank you, Helen- we can't wait to come back for more!
My husband and I have always wanted to learn a few moves so we could really enjoy dancing together. Not only did Helen teach us moves, but she actually put together an entire choreographed dance to our favorite song. She was patient, easy-going and articulate during our lessons. When it came time for the first dance at our wedding, we felt confident and really enjoyed our two-step across the dance floor. Our guests loved it too - much more special than your typical slow dance (practically standing in place). We loved taking Helen's dance classes so much that we're headed back for an entire month of Salsa!
Helen is a gracious, accomplished - and patient dance teacher. She knows dance from her core and does a stellar job transmitting it to a wide range of learners at a variety of levels. Helen takes one through the challenging, and sometimes frustrating passages of the learning process in the most skillful and helpful ways. My wife and I appreciate her very much and look forward to more lessons.
I have had the pleasure of taking partner dancing classes with Helen Andrade. She is an experienced, competent teacher who knows how to tailor her lessons to the ability levels of her students. I did indeed learn how to dance – and I appreciate Helen’s part in helping me do so.
My boyfriend and I took waltz lessons from Helen a few months ago and have continued to go back to learn some other ballroom dances. She is a great teacher, adjusting her pace of instruction to the ability of the group. I was very impressed with her ease at giving individual pointers to her students while also providing group instruction. Learning to dance is a pleasure with such a professional and talented instructor. I have no hesitation in recommending her. My only complaint is that the studio has poor air circulation and is very warm in the summer.
Helen did a great job working around our schedule and developed our confidence. Having been blessed only with the skills involving walking, Helen patiently took my future wife and me through 8 classes in preparation for our first dance at our wedding. With one class left I am ready to dance in front of my family, friends and new friends. With the dance issue settled, I am ready to enjoy our wedding.
Helen helped my newly bride and I learn a routine for our first dance. Our wedding guest looked on in amazement as we tore up the dance floor.
My wife and I love to dance now even more thanks to Helen. We just completed one of Helen's group Salsa dancing series and look forward to testing our new moves out the next time we go dancing.
Helen is an experienced dancer and teacher, who makes learning fun and people feel welcome. She has a great way of hands on teaching. Helen is charming, well mannered and a beautiful and proud person and at the same time holds a humble and ever growing attitude. I would hire her as my personal coach, dance teacher and older sister any time. I believe she has great insight into life and is very flexible in the professional world.
Helen Andrade runs Steppin Out Ballroom Dance Studios, and she is a truly amazing dance teacher - completely dedicated to her students and their success.
I'm currently taking both East Coast Swing and Ballroom/Cha-Cha classes from her and have been so impressed with her broad range of dance skills and how dedicated she is to sharing her love of dance with her students.
One of the most patient and kind dance teachers I've ever met, Helen explains, demonstrates and breaks down dance moves into easy, manageable steps before moving on. Whether you're a beginner and just starting out or an experienced dancer, Helen has a gift for being able to see exactly what you need to do to improve your dance skills and take them to the next level.
Helen is an exceptional dancer and teacher. She is welcoming, patient and cares about making everyone feel comfortable, regardless of their age or ability. She has a special program for seniors or those with diminished mobility, and she leads this program with gentleness and warmth. Helen also has a gift for working with children she enjoys introducing them to the world of dance. I highly recommend Helen for your wedding, corporate event, senior facility or if you are looking for classes.