Teaching

Toddler Movement & Yoga Reel

A look back at a year teaching some of my classes at Nardi Dance Studios in 2016. We laugh, we work hard, we have fun, but most importantly - we dance.

Matthew Wright, Fig Tree Photography

 Teaching Testimonials

 

"Thank you for always putting your heart and soul into teaching our class, and teaching us not only about dance, but about life.  You are a true inspiration... Your passion and love for dance is something that can't be taught, but you have helped us all grow into the dancers and people we are today.  Thanks for always smiling and just being yourself!"

- student

 

"As we made our way back to the barre I realize how inspirational Ms. Lauren was.  And, even though she didn't save me from a burning building, or wear a cape, she is my hero because she taught me to always chase my dreams. (And to not be afraid to stand up to people).

-student (from her school essay "Not all Heroes wear Capes: Why a dance teacher is my hero")

 

"Dance... when that word comes to mind, it makes me think of you."

-student

 

"You left quite an impression on my daughter. You are a great role model... Thank you for that. It's so important to young girls nowadays."

-student's parent

"I always think of you every time I dance and choreograph.  So much of my movement is inspired by you."

-student

"This year has been full of ups and downs and you have been there through it all... It helped our confidence and gave us a challenge.  Also, after all of my mental blocks.. you helped me overcome them.  The biggest thanks I want to give is just for always supporting us.  You are a huge insipiration, a great mentor and role model."

-student

 

"Thank you for always having faith in me and helping me grow as a dancer.  It's an amazing feeling to know someone believes in you.  Words can't describe how much I admire and love you."

- student

 

"You have taught me everything, to fully dancing with your heart to following your dreams and passions."

-student

 

"My biggest inspiration.. In all these years I've learned more from you than I would have ever thought possible... I don't know what I would do without your support and I'm so lucky to have you as a teacher." 

-student 

 

"Your positive attitude and determination is infectious.  Thank you for supporting all my decisions this year and being my rock when I needed one the most!... Thank you for giving me the art of dance.  It has changed my life and I am forever grateful."

-student

 

"You have always pushed me to be the best and most passionate dancer I could ever be... I will always remember you as the teacher who brought me out of my shell."

-student

 

"Thank you for sticking through all the drama and injuries and for teaching me to just dance it out."

-student

 

"They have had a wonderful mentor in you... You've aspired them to be better, stronger, more confident dancers.  And it goes beyond the dance studio.  The gifts you have given these girls will be with them their whole lives... You have been such an asset to everyone at the studio - the dancers, the owner, the other teachers... You are really loved."

-student's parent

 

"You're like a second mom to me and the rest of the dancers." 

-student

 

"I am mostly grateful for the beautiful solo you choreographed.  This piece I will carry with me for the rest of my life.  The meaning is beautiful and truly speaks to me as I move on to the next chapter of my life."

-student

 

"Your style is completely different than any other style I have experienced because it has allowed me to widen my horizon."

-student

 

"You pushed me past my limits and shaped me into the dancer and person I am today and I can't thank you enough for that."

-student