About Bristol Dance Experience

We are Eric and Helia and we are The Bristol Dance Experience, established in 1991, Bristol’s leading partner dance specialists. We teach all dance lessons ourselves, either together or separately in which case we each have an assistant to help demonstrate steps.


We are part of the British Association of Teachers of Dancing where Eric is a qualified Fellow and Helia is a qualified Member. The Bristol Dance Experience is recognised by the British Dance Council, the International Dance Organisation and World Dance Council.

Looking forward to seeing you at a lesson soon…

Eric and Helia

Weekly Latin/Ballroom Lessons

We teach Latin and Ballroom dancing from complete beginners right through to experienced dancers. We offer one or more beginners level class each term and ask people without experience to join that at the beginning of a term. 

New terms begin in January, April/May and September. Dancers with prior experience should contact us on 0117 950 0084 so we can discuss which higher class would be most appropriate for you level.

Individual dance tuition / Weddings first dance

Trying to learn a routine in a few private lessons before a wedding will only add to the stress before your big day. We highly recommend coming along to a term of lessons to actually learn how to dance so that the first dance at your wedding will be an enjoyable experience, and dancing may even become something you do for the rest of your lives together.

Because of the current reduced schedule we are unable to offer private lessons. However we can refer you to other instructors who can polish up the steps you learnt with us in class.