WEBBY Dance Company first opened its first dance studio in 1976, in Lakewood, California. A studio parent asked Helen Palma, the founder, if she would teach dance at her child’s preschool and she hesitantly accepted the offer. Helen recognized the convenience of this type of “mobile” program when she had 8 children immediately sign up for her first class. The children benefited from the enriching program at their childcare center, while school directors and parents appreciated the convenience of conducting classes on site. Hence, the idea of a mobile dance company was born.