The Coast News Group

New ministry found in dance

RANCHO SANTA FE — The Village Church Community Theater, at the Village Community Presbyterian Church of Rancho Santa Fe, 6225 Paseo Delicias, invites the community to be part of its new Dance Ministry beginning in October.

The sessions will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Oct. 5, Oct. 12, Oct. 19, Oct. 26 and Nov. 2, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16.  The cost is $15 per person for the seven-week workshop.

This new ministry will explore movement in a community-based class every Sunday for seven weeks. All levels and all styles of dance will help to glorify God and to enhance self-awareness/self-discovery as dancers have fun through music. This workshop will be directed and choreographed by Tamara Rodriguez.

Rodriquez has been a performer since the age of 3 and has trained in ballet, jazz, tap, Latin and hip-hop. She graduated from the Royal Ballet School of Monterrey, Mexico and cum laude for her dual major in voice and songwriting from Berklee College of Music in Boston.

She has attended summer programs at NYC Steps on Broadway, Boston Ballet and Jeannette Neil Dance Studios, among others and has choreographed everything from musical theatre to competitions. She teaches all styles of dance at a yoga and dance studio in Rancho Santa Fe and is a certified yoga instructor.

For more information, call Margie Wood, Drama Ministries director at (858) 756-2441, ext. 106.