celebrating 60 years of dance

Laura McKinnon

Dance Teacher

Laura joined our team after her two little budding ballerinas started attending our classes, now you will find Laura and her daughters at the studios most days.  She has extensive knowledge and experience in early childhood development and we are thrilled to have her on board as an instructor in our Petite Dancers program. Laura has a Bachelor of Teaching (Primary & Secondary), Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology & Marketing) & Cert IV in Workplace Training & Assessment. Most recently Laura has trained as a Certified Rhythm Works Instructor. This specialised rhythm and dance program is designed for those with individual learning difficulties and special needs. Laura facilitates this program at our studio on Tuesday afternoons and in local child care centres on a weekly basis.

Laura has extensive experience in the delivery of early childhood programs and is currently also employed as the Coordinator of the Rosebud Toy Library.

“I started ballet lessons when I was 4 and despite growing up in Ireland and my mum & all my aunts learning Irish dancing, I only ever wanted to learn ballet as child. Today there isn’t a day of the week were I don’t dance to some combination of the Fairies, High Five, the Wiggles and the odd eighties hit with my two girls! I love to learn and hope to inspire a love of learning in the children I work with. I love the natural passion and enthusiasm young children bring to dancing. They don’t worry about who is watching, they just feel the music and move”

– Miss Laura