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Miss Laurie is the director/owner of the Dance Connection and brings with her many years of experience. Her credits include being a dance instructor for over 30 years, member of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston and also a member of the Chamber of Commerce Health and Wellness Committee.
Laurie is a graduate of Boston College with a degree in business/economics. She has studied dance in Boston, New York, Orlando, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Las Vegas and continues to be a recipient of numerous awards for her choreography abilities. Laurie performed professionally with dance companies throughout New England.
Laurie’s company students have competed locally and at the national level receiving platinum and elite platinum awards. They have performed at Hershey Park in Pennsylvania in the summer of 2006. Laurie’s company students have also performed in Walt Disney World summer of 1995, spring of 2002, summer of 2016 and performed in the Disney’s Christmas Parade Spectacular in December 2010. Summer of 2016 the Dance Connection students also attended acting, dancing and singing classes at Disney University. They have also danced in NYC with the cast of Newsies in 2014. In the Spring of 2013 and 2014 Laurie’s company students performed at Celtic games in the TD Garden and the summer of 2016, 2017 and 2018 they performed at RedSox games. Their many achievements are a reflection of Laurie’s dedication to both the performing arts and her students.
The Dance Connection is proud to offer a group of highly trained, enthusiastic faculty members. Each faculty member has a number of years of dance experience from professionally performing the art form to studying new and exciting best practices to teach the next generation of dancers. Many faculty members have graduated from Dean College with a degree in dance and dance education. Preschool teachers have been trained in child development within dance as well as our specific coursework and program structure. The Dance Connection faculty is dedicated to giving each and every student the best, individualized and well-rounded dance education needed to succeed.