About Fields Dance Studio
The family-owned and operated Fields Dance Studio has been teaching Dance,
Acrobatics, and Theatrics to children in Hampton Roads, Virginia, since 1936.
All of our teachers are committed to providing a quality dance education
in a positive environment. It is our philosophy that students should
enjoy their lessons.
It is our intent to provide a quality program which promotes the
awareness and education of Dance, Gymnastics, and Theatrics in a
fun and affordable fashion.
Meet The Faculty!
Ernie Fields: Owner, director, and instructor for 54 years.
Ernie teaches tap, ballet, ballroom, clowning, acrobatics, jazz, and baton.
Ernie has performed in Little Theatre, instructed at national dance
conventions, assisted in television productions, choreographed and directed
high school musicals, worked with non-profit organizations, and
contributed and assisted with a variety of dance and entertainment
projects. Ernie is the founder of the Fields Dance Studio Satellite Program,
which brings dance, gymnastics, and theatrics to schools and day care
centers throughout Hampton Roads. He is a favorite with the children for his
creative work in all phases of the dance and theater.
Judi Fields: Owner, director, and instructor for 50 years.
Judi teaches ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, lyrical, acrobatics, and
musical theater. She is a former member of NAADA and PDTA, and a current member
of Dancemakers, Dance Troupe Inc., and Dance Caravan. She was the choreographer
for a local television show for 2 1/2 years, choreographed for the Miss Hampton Roads USA pageant,
and managed the Fields Hawaiian Dancers for 4 years. Judi has studied jazz
in New York with Luigi. Her biggest contribution to her success is her love
of children, and her ability to communicate the joy of dance. Judi is also
an accomplished costumer. She enjoys the creativity of
designing and making costumes.
Lori Dangerfield: Instructor for 27 years. Lori's specialties are
tap, lyrical, and jazz, and she holds a National Solo title in tap.
She is the director of the Virginia Strutters baton twirling unit at
Fields Dance Studio. She is a former member of the National Baton Twirling Association
and the Virginia Twirler Association. Throughout her career, Lori has won many first-place
trophies for baton in duet, trio, and dance twirl team categories at the local, state, and
national levels. Her skill and creativity make
a class with her a great experience and education. Lori is co-director of the award-winning
Fields Performance Company
Instructor for 24 years. Cindi specializes
in French ballet, and also has training in Italian and Russian ballet.
She has studied modern, tap, dance history, ballet, drama, and stagecraft
at both Virginia Commonwealth University and Old Dominion University.
Cindi also teaches tumbling, lyrical, jazz, tap, baton, and
at the studio and with the Satellite Program. She is successful in
getting students excited about dance so they want to learn more. Cindi is director of the
award-winning Fields Performance Company.
Lucy Lee (Chelydra):
Instructor for 28 years. Lucy teaches
middle eastern dance (belly dance) at the beginning through professional
levels. She has danced professionally since 1980, and was the director
of the Caravan East Middle Eastern Dance Troupe from 1981-1998.
She is the producer of the No-Frills series of instructional videos in
middle eastern dance.
In 2004, one of her choreographies was selected for presentation in the
Local Choreographer's Showcase sponsored by Old Dominion University.
She is teh studio "cover girl, having twice been the featured dancer on the
cover of Zaghareet! magazine.
Her extensive research and study of folk dances of the Middle East and
Northern Africa provide a truly authentic flavor to classes. Lucy considers
dance to be serious fun, and carries that philosophy into her classes.
Instructor for 8 years.
Kishna was born and
raised in Newport News, and loves to dance! She has been dancing for over 24 years,
with performance experience in many festivals and exhibitions for the
Latin American Club of Hampton Roads. Her strong background in hispanic
dances, fused with jazz and tap, results in a dynamic and unique style
of Hip Hop. Kishna offers a strong class, focusing on builidng strength and breaking
down technique. From old school, to new street and club, she has a lot to offer.