Candela Dance Studio is moving, and we’re raising funds to install a dance floor at our new, bigger location!
Candela was created a year ago in a small, beautiful upstairs space at Sixth and H streets in downtown Grants Pass. It started as an idea over Thai iced tea, and became a reality thanks to a swelling of support from dancers, friends and family through a prior Kickstarter campaign.
We started with just a handful of classes, and the roster has slowly grown since then to include Belly Dance, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Line Dancing, Tango, Yoga, Ecstatic Dance, Zumba, Nightclub 2-Step and more.
The studio has taken a life of its own as members of this new dance community have made the space theirs. Some were already avid dancers; others hadn’t danced in a while; and a few had never danced at all. It’s been remarkable to see people fall in love with dance, form friendships with each other and grow in subtle ways as they learn steps and technique.
As word has gotten out about the studio, some classes are becoming cramped. It’s a struggle not to bump into chairs, walls and each other when the studio full.
So, as difficult as it is to leave this gorgeous and historic space on H Street, I’ve signed another lease for a much bigger location where we’ll be able to dance more freely. There’s also a storefront at the new space, so we’ll no longer be a hidden secret!
This Kickstarter campaign is to raise funds for the new dance floor. In exchange for your support there are rewards, and also the promise that we’ll keep working our tushes off to spread the love of dance in Grants Pass 🙂