You Can Dance Co.

About Us

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Xavier
Owner/Director & Instructor




Heidi
Owner/Director & Instructor

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Jaime
Instructor





Alia
Instructor & Club Coordinator



Skyler

Hip Hop Insructor


Amber
Instructor



DJ Cali Curls
In House DJ

You Can Dance Co. has now been teaching ballroom dance in the Central Valley for 20 years.

Xavier began teaching socially in his late teens, while still living in Mexico. When he moved to the United States, he began working with Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Southern California. It was through their training that he mastered his first level of professional certification to teach ballroom dancing. A few years later, he relocated to Northern California and began teaching private and group ballroom dance classes with Steps & Variations, which, at the time, was the most popular studio in the area. After a few years he had established a strong student base, but fate intervened and the studio suddenly closed.

Heidi dabbled in a variety of dance forms throughout her teens: modern, jazz, hula, tap, flamenco, sevillanas and belly dance, but ballet was her first passion. In her twenties, she began teaching basic ballet and cardio-aerobic classes at MJC. Seeking more variety, she began taking ballroom dance classes at Steps & Variations, and soon decided to train in their ballroom dancing instructor certification program. She had just completed her first levels when the studio closed.

Dedicated dance students found churches, halls, and even homes, in which Xavier could continue teaching them. Having become good friends with Heidi, he asked her if she would be interested in assisting him. She said “yes,” and the first steps were made towards establishing You Can Dance Co. Xavier and Heidi soon realized that there was a growing demand for their instruction, and in 1993 they opened their own studio. They continued to take workshops, master classes and seminars, and, as they improved upon their knowledge of dance, their studio also grew. By 2005 they felt the need to hire additional instructors, and began their own teacher training program. Since the expansion of their staff, You Can Dance Co. has been able to offer an even greater variety of classes and teaching styles.

We have always felt lucky to have such supportive students, and are especially grateful for all the referrals that we have received over the years. Teaching has given us the opportunity to meet many wonderful people, and it is because of our students that we continue to enjoy ballroom dancing in the Central Valley.

We look forward to dancing with you for many years to come!