LAURA Gale Dance is a fantastic music, dance and theatre company serving Herefordshire.

We spoke to Laura about her company:

What is your name?

Laura Gale

What is the name of your business?

Laura Gale Dance & Drama

What services do you offer?

Classes and tuition in: Contemporary Dance, Commercial Dance, Authentic Street Dance, Heels Dance, LAMDA (London academy of music and dramatic arts) awards in Acting, Musical Theatre & Public Speaking, Youth & Adult Choir, Musical Theatre and a professional foundational performing arts school for those pursuing the arts as a career. We further work in schools, higher educational facilities and the community throughout Herefordshire.

How did you get into dancing?

Honestly, I can't recall not loving dancing and I find it hard to not move if a great tune comes on. Probably my earliest memory where I realised I was good at it: I have a sister who is quite a bit older than me; she had a group of friends over at the house and they were teaching themselves the Michael Jackson thriller dance from a video. I snuck in (much to her annoyance that little sis was joining in) and picked up all of the dance moves straight away and ended up teaching it to her and her friends. That was where I remember it beginning & my parents quickly realised they needed to get me into local classes. But it wasn't until my year out after completing A levels when I was touring with a theatre company that our dance tutor spotted my ability to choreograph - I'd never really considered it before,she then asked me to choreograph and teach for that and their next production's tour. Then it was off to London to train further.

Who is able to come to Laura Gale?

We teach from as young as 4 years old right through to adults with no age limit

When and where do you meet?

We are based at The Courtyard in Hereford

What are the benefits of dance?

There are the obvious health benefits - flexibillty, tone, posture, boosted energy and stamina.. but it is so much more than that - it is a way of tapping into emotions, a platform of expression. There is a freedom in dance that breaks boundaries and has a global language. We have a thriving dance and drama community: a healthy social aspect and building friendships - we see the confidence that brings and to put it simply it makes us happy!

Anything else you would like to add?

We very much #DanceForTheLoveOfIt #PerformForTheLoveOfIt

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