Miss Jodie’s GROOVE IS IN THE HEART!
Join Ms. Jodie for an all-out, high energy, engaging hour of pure dance and fun. Long time Village Arts teacher and choreographer, Miss Jodie brings her complete love of dance and movement to create a class where every child will discover the rhythm that connects the world. Inspired by the most popular songs of the “moment”, students will learn a variety of steps and styles. They will also have a chance to create their own moves to their favorite songs. Bringing her vast experience of teaching and performing in just about every dance medium, the class will focus on the joys of movement. All levels are invited to this weekly dance party!
Jodie Patterson has taught dance in the Valley Village and LA area for over nine years. She has created her own unique style of teaching dance based on her years of training and professional dancing where she fuses athleticism, Hip Hop and many Latin and African cultures. Jodi is a Chicago native that started dancing at the age of nine and would go on to study ballet, jazz and hip-hop. Her undergraduate work brought her to Columbia College’s Marshall Lindsay School of Dance. From there, she earned a scholarship and apprenticeship with Chicago’s Joseph Holmes Dance Company. As a professional dancer she toured with a wide range of 90’s R&B and Hip Hop artists that include such artists as Sammy, Jagged Edge, Guiwine and Alfonso Hunter. Music Videos include “The Way I Am,” Christine Aguilera’s “Dirty” and many more. She also was featured in commercials for Wendy’s, Crunch, Gatorade and was the spokes person for Miller-Brewing Company and Power Bar as well as appearing in fitness videos for Crunch, Fit-TV and Pop Sugar.