The Northbay Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) has a highly
talented and professional staff of trained and experienced
performers. Formed by Marcella Contessi Smith over thirty
years ago, Contessi Ballet was the first ballet school in
Petaluma. Mrs. Smith, a native of Florence, Italy, believes in
the classical tenets of talent and hard work when it comes to
learning dance. The school's alumni have gone on to study
at prestigious schools in San Francisco, Washington DC and
Canada. In two studios adults and children can be enriched
by classic Contessi Ballet, Modern, and Lyrical. Also enjoy
Hip Hop, Zumba, Bellydance, Ballroom, and Romani Gypsy
dance for good health and the opportunity to perform at events.
1320 Industrial Ave Suite A Petaluma, CA 94952
Pictures and DVDs from our Annual Nutcracker Performance coming soon!
Sunday Intensive ~ January 19 ~ Two styles of ukulele, Hawaiian singing, and Hula dance!
For those that already play a little you can enjoy slack key ukulele as instructed by Holly Rudin Braschi. Beginners and beyond will enjoy Kalae Miles-Davis who will teach basic ukulele technique and a few
songs, followed by Kalae's Hawaiian singing class for anyone, and then authentic Hula for men and
women with Kalae! Plus an evening show at the studio featuring our instructors, willing students from
the classes, and local Hawaiian dancers.