“For every day I Teach, I Learn; & My life is enriched by the Challenge & Joy Dance Provides”.
Lori Achey-Decker, Director of LADG, has been teaching dance since 1973. Ms. Achey - Decker has studied with Gus Giordano, Frank Hachett, Charles Kelly, Andrew Pap, Jean Sebatine and many others. Her studies included Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Hip Hop, Tap, Lyrical, Modern and Musical Theater. In addition to her Studio, Ms. Achey -Decker's teaching experience includes classes for Villanova Dance Camp, Pathway School for the physically and mentally handicapped, High School night courses, Eastern College Fitness program, and YMCA Dance programs. She has choreographed for Pageants, High School Musicals, The Montgomery County Cultural Center, Rittenhouse Center for Performing Arts and has Coordinated Fitness Programs for High School Sports Teams. Ms. Achey-Decker holds a Membership and Certification with Dance Educators of America and has been Nationally Certified with NDEITA –
(National Dance Exercise Training Association)
Miss Amanda discovered a love of dance at age seven and continued to study, compete and perform Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Lyrical throughout high school and college in Lancaster, PA. Amanda enjoyed competing in regional and national events, performing in Walt Disney World and choreographing for school theater productions and cheerleading competitions. She began teaching for a local recreation center during college and her passion for both dance and working with children led her to open her own studio shortly after graduating. Miss Amanda decided to close her studio in order to spend more time with her two young children and is now thrilled to be sharing her passion with the students at LA Dance Galaxy
. Miss Amanda's goals as an instructor are to teach the technical aspects of dance in a fun and inspiring manner and to instill confidence, an appreciation for one's body, and a love of movement in each of her students.