We all do it. The Pussy Cat Dolls come on and our inner animals come out. The heels step on, the hair starts whipping and our hips start swinging. All of a sudden we are looking at imaginary people before us singing “Don’t chaaaa”. Welcome to the party ladies. Ashley and Stephanie are the saucy Sergeants behind Army of Sass Calgary. A place where you can let your inner dance diva out, put on the heels and get a lil sexy.
Ashley and Stephanie Fuhrman – ARMY OF SASS CALGARY
ARE YOU BASED OUT OF CALGARY?
Yes. With a head office in Toronto and about 10 sassy cities coast to coast.
WHAT DO YOU MAKE/SELL? TELL US ABOUT YO’ SELF.
ARMY of SASSis a HEELS DANCE performance & training program in Canada for women of ALLLEVELS from beginner to professional. We offer heels dance classes to gain confidence, gain physicalstrength and create bonds between other amazing women.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD YOUR BUSINESS?
HOW DID YOU GET STARTED?
We both had previous history working with and around the Army of Sass and other dance related ventures. Stephanie was in Calgary and Ashley was in Toronto. We were connected by Carla, our CEO, and from there it started to bloom into what it is now. Together, we are extremely proud to be Sergeants of Sass for the amazing city of Calgary.
WHO OR WHAT INSPIRES YOUR WORK?
Our students. We have so many different women of different backgrounds and lifestyles. Together,we create this amazing environment to dance and have fun in. They are really the reason behind why we do what we do and why our job is so easy and loveable.
WHAT DO YOU DREAM FOR YOUR BUSINESS IN THE FUTURE?
Spread the Sass! We are expanding into Airdrie in the Fall as well as adding some more Calgary classes.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM AND WHY?
Instagram! Love the photos and engagement it brings. Photo albums will always be a fun thing to browse through!
HOW DO YOU PICK YOURSELF UP WHEN THINGS GO WRONG?
Teach a Sass Class? Haha. Seriously though! Our girls pick us up and can change our days completely. We have roles as Sergeants but it’s like a release at the same time of all the stress from our daily lives. That and wine. When Sass doesn’t quite work, wine always does. 😉
WHAT’S ONE THING NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT YOU? GIVE US AN INTERESTING FACT!
Ashley: I used to work at a brewery in Niagara for a short time and thought I wanted to forget it all and become a brewer. They’re like mad scientists!
Stephanie: I am not a morning person. My energy usually kicks in after my 2 cup of coffee.
IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY SUPER POWER WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Ashley: I don’t know if it’s a super power but, I wish I were a mermaid. I love to swim and be in the water. I would love to be able to see what us humans typically can’t.
Stephanie: To be like Mary Poppins! I would sing and dance and my life/house would magically become organized.
WHAT ARE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES?
Facebook: Army of Sass Calgary