For the love of dance is not just the tag line for Springs City Dance Force to the owner Ms. Cindy, it is truly the feeling of dance. "Dance is hard, so if you are going to do it, love it!" Growing up dancing since age five, dance is more then a hobby to Cindy, it is an extension of her personnality. With every person that takes dance at SCDF, Cindy shares her love of dance. She was taught from many different instuctors, Mandy Moore, Tommy Tune, Scott Benson, and many more. However, Cindy believes what some of her students have taught her about empathy, commitment and work ethic has impacted her more than they realize. She believes teaching those are just as important as proper dance technique. Cindy strives to teach the person as a whole. Long into their adulthood their dance training, wheather technique or life skills, helps and guides them through life and they rememeber their time at Springs City Dance Force.
Athena Baschal is a native of Los Angeles where she began her dance training at the age of three with master teachers and choreographers Kathryn Charisse Etienne, Daisy Krassner, Roy Fitzell, Jillana, Eugene Loring, Sallie Whalen and Brad Powell, to name a few. She is trained in many dance styles, specializing in ballet and theatre dance. A member of SAG and AFTRA from age five, Athena appeared in numerous commercials and TV shows such as All in the Family, The Debbie Reynolds show, The Red Skelton Show and The Walk Disney Special. Athena's credits emcompass plays, musicals, variety shows, operas, ballets, industrials, and voice-overs. Her association with the perfomring arts nonprofit The Young Americans after college gave Athena the opportunity to hone her skills as a perfomer and dance captain while touring internationally.
Athena has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California-Irvine and a Master of Education from Regis University. She holds Colorado Professional teaching license with a drama and dance endorsement and is a certified teacher of the Dance Educationrs of America (DEA).
Most recently Athena achieved a prestigoius certification with American Ballet Theatre (ABT). She is an ABT* Ceritified Teacher, who has successfully completed the ABT* Teacher Trailining Intensive in Pre-Primary through Level 3.
Athena is a long-time arts educations advocate serving as a board member on several regional nonprofit arts organizations. She is a sought-after musical theatre choreographer, dancer teacher and praise dance leader in Colorado Springs, where she has lived since 1991. Athena's personal passion is encouraging artistic growth and infusing beauty into the world.
Jojo, a Colorado Springs native, grew up under the tuteleage of many renown dance instructors who trained her in a variety of dance styles since the age of 8. After auditioning, she was accepted into the Young Americans in California. During her stint as a Young American she had the blessing of sharing her passion and talents for the arts in many venues throughout the United Stated on tour. After meeting her husband in California, they moved back to Colorado on a new journey. Jojo teaches Acro, Jazz, Lyrical, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Now a new mom, she enjoys time with her little girl and the dream to keep dancing!
"Dance is movement, and movement is life."
Britney was raised in Colorado Springs. She has obtained a Bachelors degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in Sports Conditioning and Training. She is also currently an Occupational Therapy Assitant Student. Britney has been trained in dance since the age of eight and continues to instruct students of all ages in Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary, and Hip Hop. Britney has trained under Rozanne David, Tasha Redder, Richard Havey, and Jessica Starr. She was personally picked by Brian Friedman from "So You Think You Can Dance", to attend his intensive in New York City. Britney was also chosen to attend the American Ballet Theatre intensive. She has received many high achievement awards from competitions and intensives. Britney's choreography is new aged and different. She likes her choreography to stand out as "new" and "intriguing". Britney's choreography continues to be recognized year after year both regionally and nationally. Her choreography has won "best choreography", "best technique", "most entertaining", and "best concept". Her competitive team choreography has also won First Overall in numerous regional and national competitions.
Interest in teaching for SCDF? We are always on the lookout for passionate, energetic and experienced teachers to join our amazing faculty. If you are interested in teaching please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, your resume detailing your experience. We would also love to hear from you in at least 200 words why you would like to join our inspiring team of teachers. We look forward to hearing from you.