Our Team

Our Director - Miss Candice

* Over 18 years Teaching Experience
* Cert IV in Performing Arts (Vocals & Dance)
* Acrobatic Arts Teacher Accreditation

Candice Arnold is the founder and director of Footloose and is a local mum of three who has lived in the Hornsby Shire her entire life. Starting as a Dancer at the age of 3 Candice commenced her Teaching Career when she was just 15. 

After completing High School, Candice continued her dance training graduating from ED5 International in 2009 with a Certificate IV in Performing Arts. After briefly pursuing a career in the dance industry, including performing overseas,  Candice soon found that Teaching dance was her true calling and hence Footloose Performance Studios was born.

Candice has been running Footloose for over 10 years and it brings her so much joy to share her love and enthusiasm for the Performing Arts with not just our Students, but the whole Footloose Performance Studios Family. With an extensive background in both Dance and the Performing Arts, Candice’s mission is to provide her students with excellent dance training while giving them a memorable and positive dance experience they can’t find anywhere else.

To find out more about Miss Candice and her experience in the Dance Industry

Our Superstar Teachers!

Our Superstar Customer Experience Team!

* Candice Arnold – Director /CEO

* Karen Jones – Administration Manager

Karen is a former Registered Nurse with extensive experience in work, health and safety. Karen moved from hospital nursing into school nursing when she took up a position at Barker College in 1990. In 2017 she retired as the Barker College Health Centre Manager to support Candice, her daughter, in her passion to grow her dance studio. Although a Nurse by trade, Karen has always had a love for drama, dance, theatre and musicals. As Candice’s mum, she became a dance parent very early on and was involved in co-ordinating many Primary School Musical Productions, as well as directing many productions for Berowra Musical Society. While her children are now grown up, Karen loves supporting Candice with managing the Studio while teaching some of the Musical Theatre classes and being part of the creative process behind the end of year performances.

 

* Jodie Minchero – Administration Assistant

Jodie is a local mum of 3 and has joined Footloose in an administrative role to provide some behind the scenes support.  She has worked within a number of industries such as hospitality, education, IT, and healthcare and has over 30 years administration experience.

Jodie says – “Having 2 of my own kids dance with Footloose I was always impressed by the professional and supportive environment for all the dancers, I am really excited to now be part of the Footloose Team”.