The Studio G Dance program provides quality dance instruction for children in Pre-School through Middle School. Our program provides a friendly and energetic setting where children develop dancing skills, learn about the art of dance, and have fun! In addition to learning fun dance movements, dancers learn proper technique, coordination, style, and musicality. Students experience the joy of accomplishment, increased self-esteem, and personal expression through dance. The finale of each school year, our dance recital, showcases much of what the dancers learn throughout the year. Performing on stage in spectacular costumes is such an exciting and rewarding experience. The Studio G Dance program has been affiliated with Pinecrest Schools for 22 years. Our program is currently offered at Phoenix Ranch Schools in Simi Valley & Sunshine Learning Centers in Valencia. Children must be enrolled at one of these school locations to participate in this dance program. We look forward to a new and exciting year!
Gloria Rodriguez, Owner/Instructor
Miss Gloria began choreographing and teaching dance by the age of 17. She was an instructor for the National Cheerleaders Association and traveled across the U.S. teaching high school dance teams for several years. She was a Kilgore College Rangerette for 2 years in Kilgore, Texas and danced professionally with the Dallas Mavericks for 1 year. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The University of Texas at Austin where she was also a member of the Texas Pom Dance Team. After graduating from college, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a professional career as a dancer. She has worked in the fitness, commercial, television, and film industry for 15 years. As a member of the Los Angeles Laker Girls for 6 years, she was provided the opportunity to perform in Berlin, Portugal, Barcelona, Paris, Japan, and Korea. Some of her live performances include the “Superhero Tour” with Brian McKnight, the Latin Grammy Awards in Miami, and “Tarzan Summer Spectacular” at El Capitan Theater. Her teaching experience includes the following styles of dance: ballet, tap, hip hop, jazz, and lyrical.
Miss Hannah moved to the Los Angeles area a year ago and started teaching dance at Pinecrest Schools this past year. Beginning in September, she will return to teach at Pinecrest Simi Valley & Pinecrest Moorpark. She is so excited for this upcoming year. She also currently teaches at Brentwood Academy of Dance in Brentwood, CA.
Miss Hannah started teaching and choreographing at the age of 17. She was a member of the Cypress Creek Drill Team in high school and was a teaching assistant to the drill team director her senior year. During her first year in college, she was a member of the Lone Star College Dance Team where she performed at all basketball games, campus events, community events, and pep rallies. During her second year of college, she was a part of the Concordia University Nebraska Dance Team where she assisted with choreography. She also performed at home football and basketball games, as well as participated in dance camps hosted by the University. Miss Hannah completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. During her time there, she was a member of the Orange Pride Dance Team and taught at several studios around the area. Her teaching experience in dance includes ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, and lyrical.