Candice has been a dancer & competitive all star cheerleader for most of her life.
While running one of Edmonton's top drop in dance studios, she developed a true passion for the growing dance style of "Heels" & had the opportunity to train with some of the world's most renowned dancers such as Yanis Marshall, Jojo Gomez, Brinn Nicole, Stacey Johnson & more!
Candice's goal with the Valley Girls program is to provide a safe space where you can feel confident, strong, sexy & proud! Unleash your inner Valley Girl - with zero judgment! xoxo
"Does signing up for a dance class seem scary?!
Trust me - I know the feeling!! I spent the majority of my life being afraid to sign up for new classes, even though I knew I was capable - but I feared the unknown, or the possibility of being judged because I didn't always fit the "dancer stereotype" and to be honest; I still get nervous at the thought of trying a new class!! & BUT that's why my goal with Valley Girls is to make sure that if YOU set your fears aside and made the step to send that message to sign up, that you come in to an environment & community that puts your nerves at ease and help you see yourself in a way you maybe never have, or haven’t in a long time!
My focus is to create dances that are accessible for bodies of all sizes & mobility ranges, while still giving you the training & challenges to provide growth! I break things down and explain things in ways that help you feel safe, so you can let your guard down and work your way to unleashing your inner Valley Girl!" - Candice
Message from Candice:
Hey babes! I’m Candice 💁🏻♀️ & I will be your guide through this booty shaking, hair whippin’, confident, badass babe journey you are about to embark on! 🌈✨
A little bit about myself - I have been dancing since I was 8 years old, mainly jazz and hip hop & transitioned into competitive All Star Cheerleading at 14 & competed until I was 28!
During my time living in Edmonton, I landed an amazing job running one of Edmonton's top drop in dance studios; Dance Code Studio.
This is where I absolutely fell in love with the "Heels" style of dance and also had amazing opportunities to train with some of the 🌍 world's most renowned dancers such as @yanismarshall - Yanis Marshall, @samanthacaudle9 - Samantha Caudle, @jojogomezxo - Jojo Gomez, @lovebrinnnicole Brinn Nicole of @pumpfidence & Sarah Torkoly of @pumpscanada ❤️
My goal with the Valley Girls program is to provide a safe space where you can feel ❗️confident, ❗️strong, ❗️sexy & ❗️proud - 🚫 No judgement, no fear.
It’s SUCH an empowering feeling, dancing in a heel, thinking about nothing else, being in touch with your own body & sexuality!
My body is something that fluctuates 🤷🏻♀️ and I've rarely fit the description of the stereotypical dancer or cheerleader, but they are both something I've excelled at & bring me so much joy, so I tried to not let that hold me back. So my goal is to create a space, a class, shows, etc, that you can come to, with zero judgement or expectations & not have to prove anything to anyone.
Just come dance because it is FUN & so good for the mind, body and soul.
Like I always say - you may feel awkward, even silly 😜 at first, and that is totally normal - but it won’t be long until you unleash that inner Britney, Beyoncé or Pussycat Doll 🔥 #valleygirlgang
I can’t wait to dance with you!
Brinn is on of those most well known heels instructors/choreographers in Los Angeles & also Candice's biggest dance inspiration.
We flew Brinn from LA to the Comox Valley in September 2022 for our very first Masterclass!