Lauren Hodges, a Life Moves Dance Studio instructor, costume/merchandise director and dance mom, faces this week's questions.
Q: What is your current job at Life Moves Dance Studio?
A: I am a dance instructor, and I am also in charge of ordering dancewear and costumes.
Q: How many years have you been involved with the studio?
A: I started dancing at Life Moves the first year it opened, back in 1999, and began helping teach in 2004.
Q: When did you first meet Teresa?
A: I was 14 years old, and I told my mom I wanted to dance with my friends. She signed me up for a dance class, and that’s where I met Teresa. I had so much fun, I wanted to dance all the time!
Q: Why do you feel dance is important for youth and adults?
A: It is such a great outlet; you don’t have to be great at it to have fun.
Q: What have you learned while working under the direction of Teresa?
A: I have learned so much. I have learned how to be disciplined, how to work hard for what you want, to laugh and enjoy life.
Q: What do you think sets Life Moves Dance Studio apart from other studios?
A: At Life Moves, we strive for excellence, but we also teach everyone how to use their movements as a tool to worship and glorify God.
Q: What should the community know about this new season at LMDS?
A: It’s going to rock!
Q: What role does your family play at LMDS?
A: The entire family is involved at Life Moves! My little Adeline (almost 2 years old) is starting to take class, Hannah (6 years old) takes classes and is on the competition team, and my husband, Eddie, is helping teach musical-theater classes. It’s great to have a job where I can spend time with my family, too!
Q: What has been the greatest blessing about being a part of the LMDS team?
A: It’s not just a bunch of people I work with; they are family to me. We support each other and help each other out as much as we can.