About the Studio

Dancing Davis Studios has been a long time coming! The studio is owned by Davis Canady and Emily Smith. Located in Hampstead, North Carolina just across Highway 17 from Eastern Outfitters, it is convenient to both Wilmington and Jacksonville (and many other places!). The studio has floating hardwood floors and brand new mirrors on three walls, beautifully framed by Davis himself. 

Davis Canady

Davis is a highly trained professional dance instructor and choreographer who has more than 26 years of experience providing top notch dance instruction to dancers from many parts of the globe. He teaches both American and International ballroom such as Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, etc. He also teaches County Western, (Two-Step, Polka, etc.), Latin (Salsa, Bachata, Merengue, Cumbia, etc.), Swing (West Coast Swing, Carolina Shag, East Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Jitterbug, Charleston, etc.), and general line dancing. Davis has choreographed dance scenes in several television shows and movies including YaYa Sisterhood, Muppets from Space, and Soldier's Daughter Never Cries. He also started the very popular swing nights in downtown Wilmington in the late 1990's.  Additionally, he has competed in many ballroom and swing dance competitions and continues to dance competitively today. 

Emily Smith

Emily has been couples dancing for 19 years. She first started dancing as a teenager at Davis's Wilmington studio, Social Graces Ballroom Dance Studio. She has placed in many ballroom and swing competitions and regularly participates in showcases. She has attended many dance events across the country and has had coaching with numerous dance champions.