Instructor - Darla Coddington
Miss Darla, who celebrates her birthday on February 17th, started dancing at the age of 6. Her first dance teacher was Vicki Senseman , who taught for the City of Lancaster.
At the age of 10, Darla enrolled at Caravan School of Dance (which was to become A.V. Dance Studio '81) and her teacher was Joyce Pearson. In High School, she was on the A.V. Dancers from 1979-1981 with famous choreographer, Tina Landon. They continued to dance together at Antelope Valley College from 1981- 1983 with a group called "Street Wise". Darla traded in her dancing to become an aerobics instructor and complete college. She returned to the studio in 1995 to enroll her young daughter, Brooke. Darla began taking dance again herself and within a few years, began teaching Jazz and Lyrical at A.V. Dance Studio '81. From 2010 to 2013, Darla and Brooke were both teaching at Studio '81 until Brooke moved to Florida and Darla continued teaching at the studio.
Darla has been married to Rex Coddington since 1987. They have 2 adult children, Brooke and Nolan. Outside of the dance studio, Darla is a Supervising Deputy Probation Officer with Los Angeles County, where she has worked for twenty-nine years.