We had the good fortune of connecting with Kody Davis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kody, do you have a favorite quote or affirmation?
“I am a God fearing, flawless, successful, beautiful, black Queen. I will beat the stereotype and accomplish all of my dreams without letting anything or anyone stop me, not even myself. I will take my time and pace myself. MY TIME IS MY TIME! Forget what the world thinks.”… I absolutely love this affirmation because its so personal. I wrote this affirmation May 2019, as a daily reminder that every bump in my road is apart of my path, to keep faith and focus and everything will fall into place when its time. Its all the positive of all the negative I feel when I don’t think I’m far enough in life.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
The Kandi Factory is just one division of my soon to be dance school. It focuses on stage performance, heel technique, etc. The Kandi Factory also offers pop up classes and private parties just for good ole fun. My goal is to bring my city the resources that we are lacking in our profession. I started turning this dream into reality in 2017. I’ve cried, meet many bumps in the road, doubted myself, and wanted to give up plenty of times. I just pray and remind myself why I really started, it’s bigger than “fame”. I learned not to seek validation from anyone but myself and I advise everyone else to do the same. I want everyone that’s reading to know that the Kandi Factory is just the beginning of Davis Stone Dance Co.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Sunday Ill probably take her to The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, my favorite relaxing spot. Monday catch brunch at The Yolk and shop around at Dillard’s Warehouse. Tuesday we’ll have lunch at Gloria’s, they have great service and tasty drinks! Wednesday take her to The Dallas Aquarium for a smooth hump-day. Thursday we will hit the parks mall to shop for our weekend outfits and visit a bar to kick the weekend off. Friday fun day I’ll beat her in go carts at K1 Speed then hit Harris’ House of Heroes. Saturday take her to one of my favorite restaurants, Red Hot & Blues, walk around downtown, then hit whatever club is popping that night.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I give all credits to God, he is simply amazing! Everything I have is because of him, from my outstanding support system to my amazing opportunities. He keeps me going and is always on time. Whenever I feel like I’m not doing enough he shows me that I’m doing just enough.
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