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Life on Hill Q&A with dance instructor, mom
Laure Hodge QA
Lauren Hodge has been at Life Moves Dance Studio since it opened in 1999. - photo by Photo provided.

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.

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