Laura Shepherd has a passion for working with children and has been instructing studio dance in the South Island for the past 15 years. She has instructed hip hop, lyrical, modern, tap, jazz, musical theatre and creative ballet as well as prepared students for dance exams, competitions and many performances. She has achieved Associate certification with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, London, England, tap and modern branches.
Laura also enjoys instructing for local recreation centres and frequently instructs classes which include parent and tot, preschool and school age dance, art and themed programs. After discovering the many benefits of baby sign language with her own daughter, Laura became a Babysigns Independent Certified Instructor. She has also recently completed the Family Child Care Training through the CCRR and holds a Standard First Aid/CPR C certificate. She currently owns and instructs dance for Gravity Dance Co. which operates out of the Shawnigan Lake Community Centre a few evenings a week.
Laura lives in Victoria with her fiance, five-year old stepson and 21-month old daughter. She enjoys being a mom as well as a step mom and spends her family time at local attractions, community festivals, beaches, parks and occasional lazy days at home. Laura is very excited to be coordinating events for momstown and is looking forward to celebrating all of the joys of parenthood with the families of Victoria.
Laura will be instructing our momstown Victoria Music & Movement program at Dance Victoria this Wednesday, August 22nd, 10-11 am! Not a member yet? Sign up for your FREE 4-week trial here!