Higher Ground

Performing Arts

Since 2005, hundreds of students have taken dance, music and acting classes at our Port Charlotte, Florida location.  What started as a small school, became one of the most prestigious performing arts schools in the area.  It is now a Performing Arts Company.

Higher Ground Performing Arts Studio’s programs have changed.  Higher Ground now offers Private lessons, Master Classes, Workshops, Specialty Classes and Dance Sessions. We also offer Zumba, Zumba Toning and Hip Hop Dance Workshops in Charlotte, Sarasota, and Manatee Counties.

New programs are constantly being added to better accommodate today’s growing entertainment industry.

Our Classes

The Higher Ground Performing Arts Studio offers a variety of dance lessons. This wide range of dance formats are offered as Privates Classes, Master Classes, Workshops, or Four to Six Week Sessions throughout the season.

An Urban Dance Experience

Our Teachers

The Higher Ground faculty consists of instructors and artists with the knowledge and experience to encourage, inspire, and educate your children in the world of the performing arts.

Higher Ground Performing Arts

Founded by Kathleen Candales, Higher Ground Performing Arts, is a renowned dance studio and company based in Port Charlotte, FL.

Do you have questions about our dance studio or the classes we offer here?


(941) 625-3622

19048 Edgewater, Unit F. Port Charlotte, FL 33948