will be celebrating 42 years as a registered Central Coast dance business that caters to all levels of learning to dance from absolute beginners to advanced levels.
As a registered Dance Studio, that specialises in teaching the Wedding Dance and Bridal Waltz helping Bridal couples with their first dance achieve their dreams, the dance studio offers simple easy to learn dance classes throughout the Central Coast for all ages.
Learning to dance is a life-time activity that can be shared with family, friends, partners, singles and couples and is uniquely a universal social recreation and sport.
As a qualified professional coach, adjudicator and studio proprietor, Helen, also provides technique classes, trains medallists & competition couples (all grades, all age groups) to advance their standard of dancing to the next level if they choose.
Helen Donald, Studio Proprietor
Some personal achievements: Helen competed as amateur in 4 styles of Ballroom Dance, Latin American, Standard Ballroom, New Vogue, and Old Time -from beginner to achieving Amateur A Grade (Level 5) in all styles and in the professional ranks winning numerous prestigious events including South Pacific Professional and Asian Pacific Professional Championships and has danced in several Professional with Amateur events winning on numerous occasions.
Helen has proudly and successfully run the Central Coast Ballroom Dancing Championships & Central Coast Dancesport Championships that were held in Gosford, on the Central Coast, since 1982. Through these Championships and various Ballroom Dance Balls and Functions, Helen has assisted in raising funds for Coast Shelter and the Ageing & Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. She teaches the Active over 50’s in conjunction with the Central Coast Health Promotion Unit for the prevention of osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease and falls prevention. She teaches the intellectually handicapped; vision impaired and also teaches at schools for PE: electives as well as their social dancing.
Helen was honoured with two special achievements in her professional capacity one was being asked to partner the author of the New Vogue Sequence Dancing, Neville Boyd, in the very first New Vogue and English Old Time technique Video Presentations that was introduced throughout Australia and overseas. The other honour, was receiving the Australian Centenary Medal to commemorate the Centenary of Federation of Australia for services to the centenary year which included the promoting the Central Coast Ballroom Dance Championships.
Helen recognized the need for quality Dance Shoes for men, ladies and children and has enjoyed a 37 year business relationship with Diamant Dance Shoes Germany as their agent. Helen is a qualified coach and adjudicator with Dancesport, ANDA, FATD, SATD, and Vice president & Director of the ANDA.
Helen says as a professional dance teacher and coach, she still remembers her learning experiences as a beginner, as a result the simple and easy basics taught with understanding; patience and passion have become her motto.