Sandy Cavaco is a London born choreographer, and dance and fitness instructor, who trained with the Beal Arts program in London. She shares the philosophy that dance movement is a human natural form not to be watched, but to actively take part in in order to maintain physical and mental health. Starting out with her dance ensamble ‘Motion 4’ at the beginning of her journey, and now running various choreographed pieces, specifically designed for dance and fitness purposes. Her stylistic approach uses Reggaeton Roots, and amalgamates into other Latin and urban movements throughout her choreography. Other styles you may see in her work include big band swing, early hip-hop and contemporary dance. Sandy is the creator of AbunDance, ResisDance and The Gloss classes, which highlight the importance of dance for fitness, as well as for mental health.
Richard’s passion for dance, videography, and cool light effects have contributed greatly to our local dance community.
“It started with my first camera when I was a child, editing directly on VHS tapes… I used videos in middle school as an alternative for presentations. A couple projects in high school led to being chosen by the school board for a 3D animation camp hosted by Loyalist College.
Having done that, I took their full 3 year program after high school. This resulted in me moving to London for an internship working on 3D related projects at the Museum. During that internship, I was introduced to the Arduino, and the job that followed was a kick start supporter of the early Oculus Dev Kit, which got me into virtual reality (VR).
“Stumbling” into dance (no pun intended) got me more connected to people in the community and really opened up my world. After about a year of dancing, I started recording my dance experiences and created videos reflecting on fun events and memories.