Candace’s goal and vision is to offer a positive place to teach the art of dance while also building up every child. Candace makes them feel like they belong and are a part of something special. She strives to be a positive influence for these children and to make at least one person’s day better. The locals love the personal experience they receive when the instructors greet the dancers by name when they walk into the door.
The quality of dance technique at Candace’s Dance Company is the newest and most current in the area. Candace and the instructors attend several dance conferences and workshops every year to work alongside some of the biggest and influential names in the industry. “Dance changes constantly, so we work to stay up to date on the hottest trends which benefits our students tremendously,” says Candace.
Candace Dance Company also brings in well-known teachers and choreographers from all over the country to teach the dancers and share with them not only their expertise but also some great tips for being successful in the dance industry. Dancing with the Stars recently chose CDC to host their rehearsals and film footage for their show. The prestigious Joffrey Ballet Company will also be holding auditions at CDC this year. CDC has also worked to bring in dance conventions to the area with some big names from So You Think You Can Dance, which is great exposure for the Shreveport-Bossier community and for the dancers. CDC will continue to work to introduce the community to the professional side of dance.
The technical aspect of dance is amazing, but what is the most important and rewarding to Candace is molding these children into amazing young adults and giving them the love and support they need. “Dance teaches dedication, reliability, work ethic, and character. Hearing the words ‘It’s because of you I didn’t give up’ or ‘Thank you for believing in me’ is why this is the best ‘job’ in the world!” says Candace.