Welcome to Collective Heeling

Our Goal At Collective Heeling Is To Use Heels to Heal: Encouraging Students To Find Confidence, Self-Love, and Empowerment Through The Expression Of Heels Dance.  We Offer Weekly Drop-In Heels, Jazz Funk, and Contemporary Classes For Adults In Victoria, BC. Founded, directed and taught By Desirae Barkman.

What They’re Saying:


We acknowledge with respect that Collective Heeling operates on the traditional and unceded territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən Peoples, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations. We recognize our continuous responsibility to advance reconciliation, and welcome the opportunity to listen, learn, and collaborate in the spirit of accountability. 

We also acknowledge that the Heels Dance Genre has been inspired historically by many cultures, some of which include the African Diaspora, Latinx, and Queer Communities, and the Sex Work Profession. As participants in and appreciators of these cultures, we’re committed to dismantling the societal systems that aim to oppress them.