The Bay Area is home to a host of fantastic Standard and Smooth ballroom instructors who have worked with same-sex couples, many of whom compete in the same-sex arena, themselves!  Here are some of our wonderful local instructors who would love to help you prepare for a great experience competing at April Follies 2017.

Women's Standard dance

International Standard Instructors

Alise Halbert  East Bay

Citabria Ozzuna  San Francisco and East Bay

David Weise  San Francisco, epicdance@gmail.com

Emily Coles  San Francisco, emily@emilycolesdancesf.com

Heather Jonyla  San Francisco and the East Bay.  415-990-0239

Jeff Chandler  East Bay, jeffreybchandler@gmail.com

Melissa Saphir San Francisco, melissa.saphir@gmail.com

Pavlo Barsuk  East Bay

Photis Pishiaras  San Francisco and the East Bay

Rafael Dominguez  San Francisco, jrafaeldominguez@gmail.com

Tadas Jonyla International Standard. San Francisco and the East Bay

Zoe Balfour  East Bay


Men's Smooth dance

American Smooth Instructors 

Alise Halbert  East Bay

Chelsea Farrah  East Bay 916-541-0619, chelseafarrah@gmail.com

David Weise  San Francisco, epicdance@gmail.com

Emily Coles  San Francisco, emily@emilycolesdancesf.com

Eric Koptke East Bay mekoptke@gmail.com

Jeff Chandler  East Bay, jeffreybchandler@gmail.com

Melissa Saphir San Francisco, melissa.saphir@gmail.com

Photis Pishiaras  San Francisco and the East Bay

Rafael Dominguez  San Francisco, jrafaeldominguez@gmail.com

Scott Patterson  East Bay

Zoe Balfour  East Bay