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.
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
GET EMAIL NOTICE OF UPCOMING DANCE CLASSES BY JOINING LAURA’S EMAIL LIST BELOW.