ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS
Jolie Osborne- Instructor & Choreographer
Jolie Osborne has been teaching praise dance for over 15 years. She and her husband Minister Chris Osborne were youth pastors for 8 years in Altavista VA, and 2 years in Blairs, VA. They have served in the ministry for over 18 years. They have a 9 year old daughter, Chloe Nicole Osborne, who also loves to sing and dance for Jesus!
Jolie is a professional singer, song writer, pianist, and music teacher and has been dancing most of her life!
Praise dance started in 2000…the year Chris and Jolie became youth pastors. A member of their youth group decided to come up with a dance routine to pop Christian music. This was unheard of at the time (in the church anyway) but was greatly accepted! Jolie saw the impact that praise dance made in that young girl and knew it would be a great ministering tool to reach young girls through dance that is fun but also feeding them the Word through the lyrics of the songs. The girls embraced this ministry and became a traveling dance ministry in the ‘Army of Christ Ministry Team’. They had the opportunity to minister through praise dance throughout the state of Virginia and also Tennessee.
Jolie has a passion to teach the amazing gift of Praise Dance to girls of all ages! In class there’s always a time of prayer and God’s Word, and in every song….whether it be slow or fast, praise or worship, rock or hip-hop….God’s Word is being planted! God’s love is being revealed!
Jeremiah 31:3 & 4 NLT ~ “…I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to Myself. I will rebuild you…you will again be happy and dance merrily!…”
Stephanie Giorgianni- Assistant Instructor
Stephanie has been married to her husband, Michael, since 2004. They have a beautiful, 7 year old daughter, Cadenza who also dances at APDA and an adorable 1 year old, Nelly. Stephanie and her husband began doing ballroom dancing about 17 years ago, but Stephanie desired to combine her love for dance with her passion and love for Jesus so in the summer of 2014, she started dancing with APDA, which lead to assisting Jolie with classes, as well as the graphic designs and website for APDA.
Stephanie also teaches a class, called Align at Living Waters. Align is a Christian health, wellness & exercise class. In this class she use a series of poses, stretches and even cardio exercises to bring health, wholeness and healing to the body.
When she is not dancing, Stephanie wears a variety of different hats from homeschool teacher, to author to web & graphic designer. Her desire is to use these gifts God has given her to bring honor and glory to God and bless others along the way.
1 Peter 4:10-11 “As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”