Mel Hendrix has been involved with very young children for over 20 years in many different capacities, and always with music and movement. Mel has studied and consulted with Camille Vickers, Carol Dunlop, and Linda Marceau and has taken years of movement classes for early curriculum. She helps to bring to children in dance a sense of accomplishment with his or her whole self. Mel's favorite focus is body awareness, balance and imitation through fantasy. She is especially pleased to be teaching at VBTS due to the high standards and goals of the school. Mel has three children, lives in Essex and pursues gardening, cooking, and reading to relax.