HDA Vision And Mission
Helping dance artists Develop the foundational skills needed to Advance them into the professional arena.
Provide a fun mixture of creative arts, through a variety of training disciplines and a provision of “Healthy Dance Advice.”
Equip teachers and students with a series of simple and dynamic tools, which develop the skills and knowledge needed for injury free movement.
Gain an awareness of professional dance, by adding exposures to exams, choreography and personal performance experiences.
Coach Katie Hodge - Founder/Manager
Coach Katie Hodge began dancing at the age of 5 and hasn't looked back! At 10, she danced as a part of the Los Angeles Childrens Chorus and Dance Company and worked as a Mousersizer for the Walt Disney Company, exemplifying the need for kids to have a healthy exercise regime. She attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, LACHSA, and is currently an executive board member of the LACHSA Alumni Association. She graduated from Valley Professional with a major in Dance and has danced for a host of off-Broadway productions between the years of 1986-2004. She has performed with the Sankofa Theater for their 2004 MAAFA celebration, held at the Moore theater, in Seattle, WA. Katie returned to dance seriously in 2010, taking modern at Jo Emery Ballet School, and joined the Tacoma Performing Dance Company, TPDC, as an apprentice, in 2013. Coach Katie is excited about graduating from the Evergreen State College in the Summer of 2015, receiving her BFA in Business and Dance. AND, 2013, marked the start of a new journey when she opened Hodgepodge Dance Academy LLC, to fullfill her dream of sharing her love of dance with the South Puget Sound.
Sydnii Hodge - Company Administrator
Sydnii Hodge has danced all of her life.She grew up in a home where the arts were cherished and her love for choral music lead her to become apart of the award winning Lakes Concert Choir. Sydnii is a graduated of Clover Park Technical College and is a certified Health Unit Coordinator; she recently joined the Hodgepodge Dance Academy team to head up the administration and coordination of weekly classes and activities.