Candace Sheppard opened the doors to her Academy in 2016. She grew up dancing at her mothers studio and it was a second home to her. She was able to study and perform in the myriad of genres in which she loved all in one place. At her mother’s academy she met new friends, gained self confidence, strength, agility, and skill. “I often thought, what if my mother had to drive me to five different places to dance?! What if I had to take a bus to receive training from the best ballet school and another to the best tap and jazz studio? I was grateful and lucky that her studio offered the highest professional instructors and coaches for all levels, ages and genres. We were able to perform, engage in the community, respect our classmates and were inspired by all of the opportunities we were exposed to. I was inspired by my own experience and wanted the same for CSDA. I am happy that now I can bring this positive experience to fruition in our present day and share it with our students who call CSDA their second home.”
Candace Sheppard Dance Academy is a place where people can truly indulge in their passion for dance while being able to lead a balanced life. At CSDA we simply look out for one another in whatever our students seek to accomplish. We support them in their endeavors. The discipline, camaraderie and teamwork, perseverance, confidence, self expression, mind body awareness, agility and artistry are just a few skills your athlete and artist will obtain at CSDA. Our proficient and renowned professional faculty caters to each individual’s talents and we take a personal interest in every student that comes to our Academy. I hope that CSDA is your happy place where you can find warmth and welcome, dream big, try all the genres of dance you desire in one place and call it your second home too!