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Candy Dennis, Director & Owner, Revive Dance Xchange

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Mrs. Candy established Revive Dance Xchange in 2003. She has been teaching in the professional dance industry since 1998.

Mrs. Candy has two bachelor degrees in Dance from Dean College School of Dance (2002) and Athletic Training from Salem State University (2004).

Mrs. Candy is the only one in Massachusetts to hold a Certification Masters in Dance from “CNADM”Chicago National Association of Dance Master. She also has her certification in personal and group fitness training from “AFAA” Aerobics & Fitness Association of America. Mrs. Candy also has specialized certification from Rhythm Works (Integrative Dance).  Rhythm Works Certification specializes in dance education for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Processing Disorders, ADHD, and many other learning differences.

Mrs. Candy also has other passions in Movement Therapy which she specializes in Rolfing (Structural Integration) Rolfing is a system of soft tissue manipulation. She has received her education from U.S. Career Institute in Colorado. 

Mrs. Candy has studied all styles of dance through her education mentioned above and at the following dance schools from the age of 2 through adulthood; Jeanette Neil’s Dance Studio, Riverside Theater, Alvin Ailey, Broadway Dance Center, Marblehead School of Ballet, Studio 665 and with Rhee Gold Dance Retreat Teacher Workshops. Mrs. Candy Currently trains professional in International Latin Ballroom and has won numerous first place and overall titles. She is currently listed at Open Gold Level, which is the highest level in Ballroom dance.

Mrs. Candy’s ultimate professional priority is to help everyone achieve their passion for dance regardless of age or ability, for she believes everyone can value from this great art and hopes to continue to be able to use dance as healing method for herself and her clients.

On a personal note Mrs. Candy is a loving wife to her husband Ben and a wonderful mom to her two amazing girls Cameo & Lexis. She hopes that her girls can find their passion in life and explore the greatness this world can be.


Laura Clark, Cheer & Hip Hop Instructor

Laura has been dancing for 15+ years, and has trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, and hip hop. She has danced competitively for studios and for school organizations, as well. She spent a year on the Danceline Team for Gulf Coast High School and had the experience of the dancing alongside her high school band under the Friday night lights! She has performed at a Tampa Bay Buccaneers football game, marched in parades at Disney and Universal Studios, and competed against many prominent marching bands in Florida. She was also a Varsity cheerleader and found a lot of joy competing and entertaining the crowds at games. Currently, she a member of the award-winning Company Revive, and teaches cheer and hip hop. She loves challenging herself as a dancer and also influencing young dancers!

Professionally, Laura is a first grade teacher. She attended the University of New Hampshire for child development and received her B.S. Following her undergraduate work, she pursued her Masters Degree in elementary education. She loves working with children and encouraging them to reach for their dreams!


Miss Alyssa Gadue, Master Teacher of levels Tiny through Level 2


Christa Terry, Master Tap Instructor

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Christa has been dancing since age six, and while she has danced in studio and on stage in ballet and en pointe, jazz, and just about every other form of dance you can think of, tap has always been her passion. That grew into a love of musical theatre, and Christa has been blessed to dance in productions of shows from Anything Goes to Sweet Charity. A multi-year contributor in Dance Olympus in NY, Beantown Tapfest in Boston, and many other conventions, she studied extensively under Julia Boynton before moving to the North Shore. Now she teaches advanced beginner tap and fast intermediate tap, and performs and competes as part of the award-winning Company Revive.

Christa also mom to two small but incredibly loud humans – one of whom is also Revive team dancer – and is one of the cofounders of the Hello Mamas app, the most popular social app for moms.


Rachel Whitman, Master Ballet Teacher


Ms. Lindsey Ballard, Sub Dance Teacher & Client Services


Mrs. Pam Moorman, Front Desk Manager