When I was a little girl I remember always dancing around the house and begging my parents to take dance lessons. My parents couldn’t afford it, and my father being a music teacher, said he would give me piano lessons instead. I tried piano for two weeks and hated it, I wanted to dance! I would watch all the classic movies with Gene Kelly and Fred Astare and dream one day to dance like they did.
As an adult I always wanted to take Tap lessons, but again couldn’t afford them. From the moment Daniela could walk she showed an interest in dancing. She never watched T.V. but when commercials with music came on, she would run to the T.V. and start to dance. At the age of three, I enrolled her at the Laurie Thacker School of Dance, and my husband and I worked many jobs so that Daniela could live her dream. She would always say to me “Mom, when I grow up I am going to open my own studio and I will be Laurie Thacker and you will be the office manager like Mrs. T.” After 25 years Daniela’s dream came true opening Rhythm Dynamics Dance Inc. I quit my job and came to work for my daughter as RDDI’s Office Manager. I bring 24 years administration experience, and my love of dance!