This class is suitable for beginners. You will develop strength, coordination, flexibility, and challenge the brain as you learn the fundamentals or build upon your knowledge of them. Each class will start at the barre. Then you will take these movements and learn how to move fluidly through the room space, while working on your cardiovascular fitness too. Treat your body to a re-awakening of good posture while learning a new skill. Each class will finish with a stretch and cooldown to make sure that you leave the room taller than when you entered it. This class is suitable for all ages and is wonderful for men and women. All are welcome to learn something new in a safe, friendly, and welcoming environment.
Laura trained at the National College of Dance and danced professionally with Dublin City Ballet. She was a founder member of Irish Modern Dance Theatre. She has also worked for Dance Theatre of Ireland and Coiscéim Dance Theatre. Laura has danced nationally and internationally to great acclaim. Laura is a regular teacher for Dance Ireland’s professional dance programme. She teachers company classes and has taught for John Scott Dance and Coiscéim Dance Theatre. Laura is also an accomplished choreographer and has her own company, Laura Macken Dance. She has received Arts Council funding to choreograph neoclassical work. She has just completed research, with Arts Council bursary support funding, on a new dance piece called Anecdotes and this will develop and be performed in 2024. Laura holds a B. Sc. in counselling and psychotherapy from Middlesex University (2023) and an M.A. in dance from the University of Limerick (2017).