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Laura was my Jazz Dance teacher before I relocated. I was elated when I discovered she was teaching online. Her teaching style is very clear, encouraging and fun!”


Workshops & Classes

Join Laura for fun, productive classes, workshops & jams in both voice and dance. Learn new techniques or simply test out your material in a supportive circle of fellow performers. Keep your skills fine-tuned and up-to-date. Browse the offerings below. Use the contact form for any inquiries. Class sizes are limited. 


Dance Class: Jazz & Musical Theater 

Laura offers a fresh and unique approach to her jazz and theatre dance classes, drawing influences from such jazz greats as Jack Cole, Bob Fosse, Nat Horne, and Fred Benjamin, with an emphasis on individual growth and performance, clean technique, stylization, breath, and musicality.

Laura instills confidence, strength, and a feeling of accomplishment in her students, enabling them to evolve into their own self discovery of moving through space in a relaxed, non-competitive atmosphere. Laura is passionate about teaching all levels, and all backgrounds, and feels that every student has a gift to share with others.

Laura has decades of professional experience in off broadway dance performances, teaching, training, directing and choreography. Make sure to read her dance bio here. You don’t have to travel to New York City to find a top level teacher, Laura is conveniently located in Portland Oregon and offering jazz and musical theater dance classes live and online. Please join Laura’s email list below and get an email invite to the next Jazz Dance class.

Play Video

Watch this video of Laura’s Jazz Dance Class
(recorded a few years ago) and learn the core class framework  

1. Warm-up Isolations
2. Center Barre Technique
3. Floor Stretches
4. Movement Across The Floor
5. Jazz Combination



Join Laura’s Email List

Send an email to lstilwell2@gmail.com and sign up today. There is a limit of six singers and five auditors for the three-hour session. The cost for Singers is $60.00 and for Auditors is $40.00. Visit the “vocal workshop” page for more details or email lstilwell2@gmail.com with questions.

For address information, please contact Laura Stilwell: lstilwell2@gmail.com