Meet our talented Dance instructor Andrea! 🎉With a background in jazz and hip hop, Andrea Banks has been dancing for as long as she can remember. Having a natural proclivity for intricate choreography, she enjoys experimenting with fun yet challenging routines. “I dance everywhere I go, even in grocery stores (much to my mother’s chagrin). Ironically, I was extremely self-conscious when I was younger. But as I got older, I threw caution to the wind and no longer cared what people thought about me.” Maybe Andrea came to this conclusion because she realized people were watching her because they wanted to dance WITH her. Taking advantage of this opportunity, she teaches at a dance studio in Oakland, making sure that the ladies taking her class feel as confident as she does when they’re dancing to Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, or Maroon 5. She is excited to begin this journey of sharing her passion with LaLanne Bootcamp and also to partner with owner and good friend, Maribel LaLanne.