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Laurel Ingram

Laurel Ingram

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I have been dancing since the age of two. I trained at the Aida Foster Stage & Theatre school for six years, appearing at the London Palladium and many other West End shows in London. After I left Aida Foster I decided to continue my dance training at The Dance Centre in Covent Garden, studying Modern Jazz. Here I formed my own dance troupe and had several venues dancing around different London night clubs. With all my training behind me I involved my self with exercise and keep fit, teaching at Health clubs and becoming a personal fitness instructor. Even conducting a private class for the 1985 Miss Word Contestants. I have choreographed many fashion shows, including a successful Halloween show at the Hippodrome where over 2000 people were spellbound by the magic of the show. I have also used my choreography skills to put together three very sucessful West End shows at the Bloomsbury Theatre for The Young Variety Club of Great Britain, which were credited by the media in a large way. Four years ago a close friend of mine took me to a Line Dance Class and I was immediately taken by the sheer energy of the class and the music. Within three months I had set up two classes in Mill Hill and within a year I had qualified as a BWDA Line Dance Instructor. As well as the classes I run Social Dances four times a year as well as performing and demonstrating with a team at charity events and private functions. Last December Ch.5's program "Night Fever" approached me to ask if they could film the Mill Hill Class for their New Years Eve special. It was extreamly exciting as we all tuned in on New Years Eve and watched ourselves. I play a mixture of music, including Rock Country, Latin, Irish and Disco; whatever my classes want I give them, from the most up to date dances to the old ones. I now have four classes up and running, beginners, intermediate, general and absolute beginners; something for everyone! My favourite saying is "There are no mistakes in Line Dancing, only variations". I love that so no-one can get embarrassed if they go wrong! I love to see people enjoying themselves and progressing from a beginner to an experienced line dancer. The social aspect of my class is very important and I try to make everyone feel at home straight away. "We are all beginners at one time" is my motto, "give everyone a chance and be patient with one another".

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