Monday, June 30, 2014

Rehearsal Video: Street Jazz Choreography by Candice

Here’s a little Street Jazz for your viewing pleasure.  This is one of the numbers I choreographed
for the recording artist, Natiah, for her live stage show.  Enjoy!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cool Indian Costume Photo from Indian Wedding Performance

Danced at an Indian wedding last night.  I choreographed a new routine for Chez-zam Event Group.  We had to learn the routine in the morning and we performed it that night.  Nobody took a video and we were in such a rush, I never bothered to video tape the rehearsal!!!!!  Ugggh….. 
Liked my costume, though.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wyckoff School of Dance Master Class Workshop

Big Shout Out to my new friends at Wyckoff School of Dance of New Jersey!
Wyckoff School of Dance

On Tuesday, June 24, 2014, I taught a 6 hour Jazz workshop and three routines of contrasting styles to the beautiful students at Wyckoff School of Dance.  It was a long day and a lot of material, but the students were remarkable, so well behaved and attentive, and were just an absolute joy to teach.  A lot of talent in the room…  I can’t wait to see you all again soon!  -Much happiness………

Tuesday, June 24, 2014



Dance Industrial Professionals, Inc./The Pro DANZ® Group

Candice Michelle Franklin
CEO & Head Choreographer of The Pro DANZ® Group

Dance Artist
Creative Director
Dance Coach
**Teaching Artist
Master Teacher in Jazz Dance Arts
Traditional Jazz Technique Trainer Beginning to Professional

*Specializing in choreography for live music concerts, musicals, music videos, stage shows, concert dance, festivals, dance conventions, dance camps, master classes, education workshops, high school dance programs, collegiate dance programs, film, television, web shows

**Teaching Artist of Open Level Creative Movement in Jazz Studies accompanied by live Contemporary and Traditional Jazz Music

Dance Choreography Specialties:
Commercial Jazz, Contemporary Concert Jazz, Afro-Fusion Jazz, Musical Theatre Jazz, Industrial Technique Jazz, Latin Jazz, Urban Contemporary Jazz, Retro Jazz Soul

Music Styles:
Neo-Soul, R&B, Hip Hop, Acid Jazz, House, Funk, Blues, Samba, Afro Cuban Jazz, Bossa Nova, Salsa, Cha Cha, Boogie Woogie, Swing, Jazz Standards, Contemporary Jazz, Bollywood, Bollywood Hip Hop Fusion

Dance Casting:
Live Stage Shows, Music Videos, Back-up Dancers, Theatrical Production, Industrials, Special Events

Professional Dancers-for-Hire:
Commercial Pop/Hip Hop Dancers Choreographed for
Recording Artists, Music Videos, Industry Events, Special Events, & Fashion Shows

Other Custom Choreography Services:
Custom Choreography Packages for Wedding First Dance, Wedding Court/Sweet 16 Routines, Quincinera, Father/Daughter Dance, Office Party Routine/Funny Video, Milestone Birthday (I Still Got It! Routine)

***Wedding Dancers-for-Hire:
Express your love on your wedding day in a super special way with a
professionally danced “Love” duet!

***Hire professional dancers to perform to your favorite love song at your ceremony or reception..  “Love” duets are Candice’s specialty!  Whether it’s a sexy, current R&B tune, a romantic old-school Soul song, a flirtatious, yet gritty Blues, or an elegant Jazz classic a la Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, let Candice create a dance just for you.  Dances can be performed to live or recorded music.  Rates start at $500.  Custom choreographed performances start at $600.  Call for details.

Pro DANZ Group®
Dance Industrial Professionals, Inc.
(212) 426-1305

Candice Michelle Franklin is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA
and is represented by DDO Artists.

Candice Michelle Franklin
Master Teacher in Jazz Dance and Jazz Dance Rhythm Studies

Master Class List

Dance Conservatories/Colleges/Academies

Joffrey Ballet School New York, NY
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Chicago, IL
Vancover School of Arts and Academics Vancouver, WA
Pro Arte Centre/Pro Merita Academy Vancouver, Canada
Pacific Northwest Ballet Seattle, WA
IABD/Dallas Black Dance Theatre Dallas, TX
Boston Ballet Boston, MA
University of Hartford/The Hart School Hartford, CT
East Coast Ballet Jacksonville, FL
Detroit Music Hall Center for Performing Arts Detroit, MI
University of Utah/Marriott Center for Dance Salt Lake City, UT
IABD/Joy for Motion Dance Center Washington, D.C.
Bravo Dance Center Warminster, PA
Maria Verdeja School of the Arts Coral Gables, FL
Freddy Jet Art House and Dance Conservatory Oxford, AL
Colorado Ballet Denver, CO
The Ballet School of Stamford Stamford, CT
Walnut Hill School for the Arts Natick, MA
NOCCA -New Orleans Center for Creative Arts New Orleans, LA
Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing Arts Dallas, TX
Young Dance Academy Milwaukee, WI
Joffrey Ballet School/Miami -New World School of the Arts Miami, Florida
University of Kansas Department of Dance Lawrence, KS
Uptown Dance Academy New York, NY
Ballet Hispanico New York, NY
Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Pittsburgh, PA
Wycoff School of Dance Wycoff, NJ
Cycely Tyson High School of the Performing Arts East Orange, NJ
Next Step Dance Studio Milwaukee, WI
Expressions Dance Studio West Union, IA
Ballet Nova Falls Church, VA
Albemarle Ballet Theatre Crozet, VA
Mind-Builders Creative Arts Center Bronx, NY
Angela Floyd Schools Knoxville, TN
N'Ferno Performing Arts Center Randallstown, MD
Kansas City Ballet Kansas City, MO
Center for Performing Arts Methuen Methuen, MA
Carolina Dance Center Raleigh, NC
IABD/Cleveland Dance Movement Cleveland, OH
Infinity Dance Company Bellingham, WA
Westside Dance Academy Waukee, IA


Click Here for Videos

Click Here for C.V.

Click here for choreography recommendation letters:

Randy Thomas, Universal Music Group (Jazz & Contemporary Music Label Executive)

Beverly Fish, CEG Productions, LLC (Live Music and Dance Event Corporation)

Adam Hootnick, Resonance Interactive (Music Video Film Director/Film Production Company)

Lafayette Harris, Jr., Pianist (Major Jazz Recording Artist and Music Director of Bring in Da’ Noise/Funk)

SHAKTI, Internationally Celebrated Bollywood Hip Hop Recording Artist

Michael Blake, Director of Jazz and Contemporary at Joffrey Ballet School (Testimonial of Choreography/Instruction)

PS 87, Testimonial of Student Lecture Demonstration

Monday, June 23, 2014

Book a Private Dance Lesson with Miss Candice

Whether it's coaching your solo for your upcoming college dance 


training your child for their next 


rehearsing a group of young dancers for a teen's 

 or practicing BALLROOM DANCE for your daughter or son's WEDDING,

Miss Candice will get you through...



Now booking appointments for Dance Lessons in the following styles: 

Theater Jazz, Contemporary, Technique Jazz,
East Coast Swing,
Latin Ballroom (Mambo, Rumba, Cha Cha Cha, Salsa),

Dance Fitness, Dance Coaching,
Music Recording Artist Live Show Choreography,
Music Video Choreography 

***Clients with No Experience Welcome

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Current Projects

Candice Michelle Franklin
Choreography Projects

28 x 35 poster JAD with Photo Credit


Choreography & Artistic Producer for
Current Shows:
Jazz Ain’t Dead®: The JAD Lounge/Swag Sexy
Jazz Ain’t Dead®: Straight No, Chaser
Jazz Ain’t Dead® Celebrates the Legacy of
PandB New icon 16 X 20Jad Lounge Swag Sexy IconJad Classic Sounds Straight No Chaser Icon copy


Jerome and Candice in first lift Overjoyed New Vintage with Onaje Allan Gumbs


Choreography for NEW VINTAGE
World renown Jazz Recording Artists,
and music by legendary Jazz pianist,
Onaje Allan Gumbs II.
Spoken Word, Live Music & Dance

Natiah cover photo



Choreography for
Natiah Cheraylis

R&B/Hip Hop Recording Artist
& Female Rapper

Opening Act for rapper, Nelly

Gospel Soul and Rock & Roll Web Photo



Choreography for

Gospel Soul Rock & Roll
Feature Film slated for 2015!
A List Stage Productions

Poster UE and JAD Candice and Demar


Choreography for
A Tribute to Dem Dirty Sexxxy Blues

Hosted by Mo Beasley Featuring
Erotic Spoken Word, Live Music & Dance

Macy Gray Concert at Webster Hall 2


Choreography for
Live Stage Concert for Grammy Award Winning
Macy Gray
Featuring the Music from her album,
“The Sellout.”

Photo from performance at New York City’s
Webster Hall.

Buffalo Stance Flyer


Choreography for
Buffalo Stance
80’s Retro Cover Band
Choreography and Musical Staging of
Live Stage Concert

Shakti photo

Choreography for
International Bollywood Hip Hop Recording Artist,
Chart Topper for Indian Billboard Charts.

Choreography for Live Stage Concert & Music
Video U.S. and India

Chezzam Grease


Head Choreography & Dance Captain for
Ch├ęz-zam Event Group
Corporate Industrials, Casino Productions, Private
Parties, Conventions, Galas, Fundraisers


Choreography for the Stage Play, “Tight Rope” 
Choreography for Mem Nahadr
In Production: 
Jazz Ain’t Dead®:  Soul Ain’t Dead™
Jazz Ain’t Dead®:  Big Bertha’s Blues
Jazz Ain’t Dead®:  Jazz Caliente 
Jazz Ain’t Dead®:  The Big Easy  

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Michael Jackson Choreography for Whopper Event by Chez-zam Event Group

Michael Jackson Tribute.  Event at The Space at Westbury Theater.  Choreography based on the original video choreography for Michael Jackson.  Staging and additional Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin
for Chez-zam Event Group.

Monday, June 16, 2014

CEG Goes Bollywood Hip hop

Last weekend's Bollywood Hip Hop/Indian backyard party.
Re-staging by Candice Michelle Franklin for Chezzam Event Group based on
the choreography of this Indian Bollywood Video.  Enjoy.

Great Job, CEG!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Custom Choreography Packages For Everyday People

Hello, Folks,

Do you have a WEDDING or a SWEET 16 coming up?
How ‘bout a big MILESTONE BIRTHDAY planned
and you want to impress your guests with
a surprise dance that shows

Everbody Dances

Candice Michelle Franklin
is now Choreographing for “Everyday People!”

Candice Michelle Franklin is opening up her schedule to not just be a performer or choreographer of special events, but to choreograph special dances on “everyday people” for their Wedding, Engagement Party, Birthday, Bar mitzvah, Quinceanera, Baby Shower, Office Parties, and/or Company Picnics.

Private Lessons Now Available

Please Call 212-426-1305
Email Me!

Whether it’s a SIMPLE Father/Daughter first dance or a beautiful, ROMANTIC slow dance for the Bride and Groom, Candice has you covered.  Or maybe you may want a FUN and EASY (yet effective) hip hop number for your entire Wedding or Sweet 16 court to perform… No problem!  What about a big SURPRISE Flash Mob routine for your entire office staff to pull off on video or at your next company picnic designed to build TEAMWORK and company morale?  No worries, Candice will help you plot it all out and ensure that your staff has a FABULOUS time.

Candice has loads of experience creating dances for everyday people.  Candice choreographs as Head Choreographer for CEG Live, a high-profile/high-end large-scale theatrical event company, where she is often called upon, in addition to the professional presentations required at such events, to choreograph quick routines, featuring the hosts (who 99% are non-trained dancers) and/or their guest of honor.  Many of these very special performances are for their Wedding, Corporate Engagement, Sweet 16, Bar mitzvah, and/or Milestone Birthday.  She has been successfully creating these very special presentations for over ten years.  Styles include simple Ballroom, Latin, Jazz, Pop, Roaring 20s’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, Contemporary, R&B, Blues, Bollywood, African, Caribbean, and Hip Hop.

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Call Today to Book Your Private Lesson!
Candice Michelle Franklin, Event Choreographer

The Pro DANZ Group
Custom Choreography - Private & Group Lessons

Wedding Court Choreography
First Dance
Sweet 16 Court
Holiday Party
Surprise Flash Mob
Company Office Party
Company Picnic
Bar Mitzvah
Baby Shower
Fundraiser Volunteer Routine
Fashion Show

Excellent Low Rates.  Quick Turnaround.  $250 Group minimum.
Hourly Rates begin at $35/$45.
Flat rates are also negotiable depending on depth of the production.
Most routines can be fully-taught within one to two lessons.
Most routines are learned and cleaned between two to four lessons.

YOU Choose the Song and I’ll Make a Dance Just for YOU!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Master Class Schedule Summer 2014

Young Dance Academy
Milwaukee, WI
May 9 – 10, 2014
Wycoff School of Dance Summer Intensive
(6 hour workshop)
Wycoff, New Jersey
June 24, 2014
Young Dance Academy Summer Intensive
Milwaukee, WI
July 1, 2014
Next Step Dance Studio
Milwaukee, WI
July 1 2014
Expressions Dance Studio
West Union, IA
July 16, 2014
Joffrey Ballet School Jazz & Contemporary Summer Dance Intensive
New York City
July 28 – August 15, 2014
The Center for Performing Arts Dance Studio MA & Acting School Summer Dance Intensive
Methuen, MA
August 18 – 22, 2014
A Gift of Dance Summer Dance Intensive
Vancouver, WA
August 23 – 26, 2014
Mauro Youth Ballet Company
San Juan, Puerto Rico
August 30, 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014

New CEG Photos

Photos of Candice Michelle Franklin



Hi, Peeps,

I’ve been working with a high-end/high-profile event company called Chez-zam Event Group as a dancer since 2001, a dance captain since 2002, and a choreographer since 2003.  I’m now head choreographer.

Here are some recent photos I found of myself from Chez-zam Event Group’s Facebook page.  Fun times!!!


Jai Ho (in the center)

Pippin (Clown on the Right)

Chorus Line (short girl on the end)

All That Jazz
(on the far left)

Hairspray (on far right)

Thriller (in the center)

Thriller (Thriller Slut front right)

Roxanne Tango/Moulin Rouge (on the left)

Justin Timberlake “Let the Groove Get In” (in the center)

70’s Disco (Center)

Grease (far right)

Jai Ho (center)

Jai Ho (center)

Human Decor Statue (on the bar)