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About Fields Dance Studio

The family-owned and operated Fields Dance Studio has been teaching dance, acrobatics, and theatrics to children and adults in Hampton Roads, Virginia, since 1936. The studio is known throughout the area for performing at community and charitable events, VA hospitals, the MDA, the Cancer Society, nursing homes, the Peninsula Food Bank, local parades and festivals, and the annual Fantapulous production in the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. The studio has produced 80 annual recitals (!) and is the home of the prestigious Fields Performance Company.

Our faculty has trained with top national and international dance organizations, and brings decades of teaching and professional dance experience into the classroom. Members of the faculty have taught nationally and internationally, judged dance and talent competitions, been selected for juried dance showcases, and choregraphed for local pageants and television shows. 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.

Our students have appeared at/in State Fairs, the Lost Colony historical drama in Manteo, NC, Stars of Tomorrow in Atlantic City, NJ, community theater, television commercials, modeling companies, Miss Teenage America, USO Shows, and national television shows. They have been awarded dance scholarships at colleges and universities, and have founded their own dance studios.

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 retired instructor after 58 years. Ernie taught tap, ballet, ballroom, clowning, acrobatics, jazz, baton, and musical theater. 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 55 years. Judi teaches ballet, tap, pointe, jazz, lyrical, tumbling, and musical theater. She is the manager of the Fields Performance Company, and a member of Dance Makers and Dance Troupe Inc. She was the choreographer for a local television show for 2 1/2 years, has choreographed for the Miss Hampton Roads USA pageant, and managed the Fields Hawaiian Dancers for 4 years. Her biggest contribution to her success is her love of children, and her ability to communicate the joy of dance. In addition to teaching dance, Judi is also an accomplished costumer. She enjoys the creativity of designing and making costumes.


Lori Dangerfield

Instructor for 32 years. Lori's dance specialties are tap, lyrical, contemporary, jazz, and musical theater. She holds a National Solo title in tap. Throughout her career, Lori has won many first-place trophies for baton in the 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.


Cindi Fields

Instructor for 29 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 lyrical, contemporary, jazz, tap, and musical theater, both 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 co-director of the award-winning Fields Performance Company.


Lucy Lee (Chelydra)

Instructor for 34 years. Lucy teaches folk dance of North Africa and the Middle East from beginner through professional levels, and is now offering beginning and intermediate yoga classes. 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 and 2006, one of her choreographies was selected for presentation in the Local Choreographer's Showcase sponsored by Old Dominion University. She is the 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.


Kishna Maynor

Instructor for 13 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 building strength and breaking down technique. Shae also choreographs for the Fields performance Company. From old school, to new street and club, she has a lot to offer. Kishna is also a choreographer for the Fields Performance Company.


Grace Winters

This is Grace's first year as an instructor at Fields! Grace has studied dance for over 13 years, and was an instructor at Sally's Dance Studio in Cumberland, MD, for three years prior to moving to the Tidewater area. She has studied ballet (including pointe), tap, jazz, lyrical/contemporary, modern, and tumbling. Her specialty at Sally's was teaching tap, ballet, and tumbling for ages three through nine years. Grace has competed in a variety of competitions at the national level, and has received special awards for her choreography, technique, and presentation. In her first year of study at West Virginia University, where she was minoring in dance, she was selected to perform in their Spring Dance Showcase.


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Contact Information

Fields Dance Studio
596 Hemlock Road
Newport News, Virginia, USA
(757) 596-5113
Last updated 01/06/2019.
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