Dance ministry steps forward at Village Church Community Theater in Rancho Santa Fe


The Village Church Community Theater announces a new Dance Ministry beginning in October. All are invited to come and have fun moving and dancing to toe-tapping and lyrical music.

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

Rodriguez has been a performer since age 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, The Boston Ballet, and Jeannette Neil Dance Studios, among others, and has choreographed everything from musical theatre to competitions.

Featured in many TV and musical projects, you can now catch her in “West Side Story” as Maria at the regional theater Temecula Valley Players. She teaches all styles of dance at Rhythm Yoga and Dance Studio in Rancho Santa Fe, and is also a certified yoga instructor. Her musical background as well as her dancing background create a unique approach to her teaching.

The Dance Ministry open class will be from noon-1 p.m. Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Nov. 2, 9, 16. Cost is $15 per person for the seven-week workshop at The Village Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias, Rancho Santa Fe. For information, contact Margie Wood, Drama Ministries director, at 858-756-2441, ext. 106.