Meet the teacher
April Joy Ramos presently resides in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and offers Kinderdance® programs to boys and girls in the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware. Besides being a dance instructor, she spent 11 years in education in a special education classroom.
April starting taking ballet lessons in seventh grade in Portland, Oregon with Portland Ballet School under Jacqueline Martin Schumacher. It did not take long for the shy April to find a haven for expression in ballet and to fall in love with the sweat and beauty of the art form.
She danced with her high school dance/drill team and was chosen as part of the All City Dance team. Her senior year in high school she took her first modern dance workshop and found a new challenge and a new love.
She studied dance at Portland State University and performed with the university Repertory Company. She also had the privilege of studying under Merce Cunningham in a summer intensive.
She received her B.A. in Intercultural Studies from Moody Bible Institute. Then she took a break from formal dance.
But wherever life took her, such as Spain and The Philippine Islands, she learned local customs and folk dances. She married, moved to Italy and had two of their four children there. After returning to the States , she settled in Delaware County, Pennsylvania (south of Philadelphia) and started rekindling her love for movement.
She took tap for the first time in her forties, and started taking lessons in ballet, modern, sacred, and tap at Parkside Academy of Music and Dance in Parkside, Pennsylvania. In 2008 she started instructing in the Sacred Dance Program at the studio.
"Miss April" started looking into the Kinderdance® philosophy and programs. She discovered that they are a perfect match for her desire to deliver a quality, fun program of dance and education to young children.
Like all Kinderdance® franchisees, she has completed an intensive training course and received her certificate from Kinderdance® International as an Early Childhood Education Movement Specialist.
"Miss April" feels excited and privileged to offer Kinderdance® to the children of Delaware Valley.