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EXPERIENCE HAPPINESS WITH
LAURIE ACTIVE

Find Peace, Calm, Happy Emotions  in the Activity of Dance

We  offer a Safe, Pressure Free Place to learn the Skill of Dance.

Dance is a Creative Exercise Activity that pulls on the Nervous system in various ways and dependent on the style of Dance that you choose. 

For Example, in Hip Hop or Funky House for Adults we keep the Mind Busy and Engaged through a variety of Dance Moves and Choreography which is a place of Escape from other worries or life and gets you a great cardiovascular workout as well as the pleasure of movement with music, this has various health benefits even more so than just a normal exercise Regime. because of the artistic value and creativity therein. 

We teach both Adults and Children the Skill of Dance by educating them on  Muscle and Body Mechanics.

We believe in Creative Training which means much variety and a focus on Mentally Stimulating Activities 

A Fun Place to train with soft landing mats and equipment to make learning new skills Fun and Exhaustive.

We teach our Students the essence of Dance as an Art and a Artistic Way of Movement using the Science of Movement this assists in kids creating not just an interest but a love for the arts and its expressive and beautiful activity that it is. It also empowers our students to be able for them to work on their own at home as they gain 

an insightful knowledge of how the body works.

 

Life is too stressful too traumatic to not have another goal and purpose when partaking in the exercise activity of Dance. and that is what is this doing for my Nervous System and my Mental Health. 

Laurie is not a Psychologist or Recognized Art Therapist but has a childhood story background in experience in Trauma and partaking in the activity of Dance to find Regulation

After her diagnosis with Rheumatoid Arthritis she has become more educated in her private capacity on Art Therapy, and is currently studying towards a Expressive Arts Life Certification. 

Laurie has her teachers qualification in Dance (Association of International Dance Teachers (Modern) International Dance Teachers Association (Latin, Freestyle and Rock and Roll) Acrobatic Arts(Associate 1) Acrobatic Federation of South Africa ( Associate 1), Group Exercise for Adults, (Exercise Science through Institute of Fitness Professionals) and Water Aerobics (Virgin Active) 

and a Two Year Diploma in the Performing Arts (Waterfront Theatre School with Ballet, Drama, Singing, Tap, Musical Theatre, Jazz Dance, Modern all through Imperial Society of Dance Association)

She has worked Professionally as a Dancer (Sun City Extravaganza, Diamond Lil's Casino, Out of the Blue Band various gigs, Michael Jonathan as Michael Jackson (back up Dancers) Taiwan, 2 x Music Videos (International and National)  Commercials (Nedbank and Vodacom) and has International Teaching Dance Experience in Canada 8  months and China for 1 year. and Qualifications in Teaching Back Handspring and Aerials through Acrobatic Arts

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HI IM LAURIE

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It took me getting diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis to ask the necessary questions regarding my Health and How did I end up here. Answers like Trauma, Fight Flight Freeze Response. Dysregulation and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome come on research on what could have brought about such Dysfunction in my body.  It was through this study that I realized why I danced and why it was my life and then I realized why I never fitted into the Dance Fraternity and why it never made sense. as a Profession. It was because for me it was a place of escape it was a way of dealing with the emotions of Grief, Pain and Loss and it was a place that I found such joy and happiness. When I got involved with Dancing as a Career and Profession the essence of why I danced was lost and it took me getting diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis to start re-evaluating everything and it is through that that I find the real reason why I dance.  I found the Arts facilitated the expressive and emotional person that I was and why the Arts pulled on me.

This is what I teach now the true essence of what Dance and the Performing Arts was for me and in this I create great Performers. (because why would anyone want to watch someone that they cannot relate to or be moved by and all of us have emotions and carry emotions and this is what the Expressive Arts are and or Performing Art are about expressing oneself and finding healing and regulation in the activity of doing that. I install discipline firstly by getting the child or adult to find regulation in the activity which produces a love for the activity an understanding of why we do what we do and Discipline is no longer a chore but rather a love and a passion.

Contact Me

Laurie 076 577 9037

laurieactive@gmial.com

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