As Jo’s Footwork begins its 32nd dance season this September, they are very excited with the return and addition of new instructors to their tot/preschool and kindergarten dance program. These instructors have more than just dance in their background – they are passionate, caring and look to inspire your little dancers to enjoy and learn movement. Jo’s is delighted to have them as part of their instructor staff and want to introduce them to you Hopefully it will help you decide what class to sign your little ones up for too!
Amanda Freebeck (Ballet Tots, Preschool & Kindergarten, Pomdance, HippityHop) has been a part of the studio for over 20 years as a student then teacher. As a graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she received her bachelor’s degree in child/Adolescent Studies with a concentration in dance. Amanda’s dance training includes ballet, jazz, lyrical, pointe, and modern, performing with 3 Spot Dance Troupe, providing dance enrichment classes to local preschools, and coaching high school Poms. Her most recently obtained degree in Occupational Therapy has enabled her to pursue her passion of teaching dance to children of all abilities and needs.
Molly Roche (Mommy & Me, KTap, Tap, Jr. HipHop) has been a student of dance since age 3. For over 12 years she has been teaching ballet, jazz, tap, pointe, hip hop, and modern/contemporary in studios from Decatur, Watseka, and St. Joseph, Illinois. Molly has choreographed for competition teams and show choirs. In addition, she has a competitive background in Cheer and Poms. She is excited to be able to share the beginning of dance & movement with the new Mommy & Me for 18-24 month old!
Heather Arocho (PreBallet, Tap, Ballet Tots, HippityHop, Core Cardio) has been sharing her love and passion for dance for the past twenty one years. She has taught in the styles of Ballet, Hip-hop, Jazz, Modern and Tap to students ages three through adult. She graduated with a Bachelors degree from Columbia College Chicago and has danced professionally with companies including Mordine & Company Dance Theater, Lucky Plush Productions, Breakbone Dance Company, and The Dance COLEctive. Heather’s choreography has won numerous awards at the competition level. Heather is delighted to be working with preschool ballet, tap, hippity hop, and ballet tots (2 year old) and extremely grateful to be teaching her Core Cardio workout class at Jo’s Footwork Studio.
Teri Lane (Adult-Only Tap, Boys Only Tap, Pre- & K Tap, Pre-& K Ballet, Jazz) has been an instructor with Jo’s Footwork Studio for over 15 years. She was certified to teach dance at the age of 15 by Dance Masters of America. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with degrees in Media-Advertising and Psychology, a minor in dance and classwork in Child Psychology. Terri has choreographed, produced and performed with several theater and opera companies in the Chicago area.
Here is a link to the schedule at Jo’s Footwork, including the instructors for each time slot: Fall Schedule
Jo’s Footwork Studio
1500 Walker Street
Western Springs, IL 60558
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