In 1998, two girls were team members on the local Forest Grove High School Dance Team.
Now, they’ve created a dance studio based around the community.
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Erika and Brandy
OwnersBrandy and Erika met on the Forest Grove High School Dance Team in 1998. They were team mates for 2 years and best friends. They both went on to coach and teach after high school and re-connected in 2015 when they started coaching the Vikettes together. They both have the same passion for guiding, mentoring, coaching, and teaching dance to kids. Six months later, they were opening a dance studio. In the years that they have coached together, they have made a significant impact on the lives of many dancers and plan on continuing to build their program for years to come!
Abigail started dancing at the age of 3 years old, but she didn’t really get into dance until her freshman year when she joined the Vikettes dance team. She then started assisting Erika and Brandy when they opened up the studio and has been helping teach kids since. Teaching dance is something she is passionate about and loves every single one if her dancers. She hopes to pass down that love for dance to every single person who steps into the studio.
Emma started dancing in eighth grade when she joined her school’s competitive dance team and fell in love with hip hop. She had the honor of competing at the DDCA State Championships throughout high school as a varsity member and captain of the Scappoose Vision Dance Team. She is now pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Pacific University, where she holds a dance scholarship and performs in the school’s pre-professional ensemble. Emma is incredibly thankful for all the dance teachers that have guided her on her path. She teaches in hopes of giving aspiring dancers the opportunity to find the same joy in hip hop that she does.
Viry started dancing in middle school with the Junior Vikettes. Once she started, she loved it and didn’t want to stop. It helped her build the confidence she didn’t have. Then, she helped with the Junior Vikettes and got a little taste of what it’s like to show people her passion. Now she wants to continue to show little kids that anything is possible and that all their dreams could come true if they really put their mind to it!