Welcome to LDG Dance Academy!

 
Image: Bethany Campbell

Image: Bethany Campbell

LDG Dance Academy is a brand new dance school, launched in January 2018 by founder Laura Del Grosso. The school is based in the village of Scraptoft in Leicestershire, where Laura has grown up over the past 22 years. 

Laura had never planned on becoming a dancer or teacher, but became devoted to dance after attending an after school club at her high school, aged 12. Her hobby then turned into an obsession, and she began taking dance classes 5 or 6 days a week after school and at weekends. Whilst completing her GCSEs, Laura impulsively decided to go into Further and Higher Education studying dance. During her years studying, Laura danced at the Britain’s Got Talent Live Finals, the X-Factor, Disneyland Paris & has since performed at many theatres and arenas across the UK.   

Laura found her passion for teaching early on and started a small dance group at her high school aged 14; she has been teaching and choreographing ever since. With 8 years of teaching experience at different schools across the midlands, Laura decided to take the leap of faith, and has now opened her own dance school. In just eight weeks Laura has 70 children and 20 adults enrolled to her school, and is now looking to double her range of classes.

The key motivation behind Laura’s teaching is the students she gets to work with. “I’ve always wanted to give back to the local community where I grew up which I’m now being able to do” says Laura. “My dance classes allow students to let themselves go and express themselves at the same time, giving them something positive to focus on and goals to achieve. Alongside this, it reaps health benefits and is such a fun source of activity. I put everything into my classes, with the aim that I can support my students in achieving whatever they want to do in the future, whether it be dancing or not”. Dance is not just for the younger generations though, “I love teaching my adult’s ‘Dance Yourself Fit’ class and some attendees are in their 60’s. It proves you’re never too old to fall in love with dancing”.

Laura is a huge supporter of dance being accessible to everyone, and not just the stereotypical young girl. She runs one of the very few boys only dance classes in the county. “So many boys want to take part in dance classes but are petrified to walk into a class of 20 girls. I wanted to give boys the opportunity to give dancing a try without anything holding them back”, Laura said. Laura isn’t the only one noticing the positive effects that dance classes are having on students; one mother who enrolled her son to LDG Dance Academy said, “We enrolled our son to LDG Dance Academy to try and help with his anxiety and boost his self-confidence. He has come so far since week one, and his confidence is growing every week- plus he absolutely idolises his teacher, and ‘wants to be a good dancer like him one day’ ”.

If you would like to get involved you can find information at

www.ldgdanceacademy.com

email: laura@ldgdanceacademy.co.uk

Facebook & Instagram: @ldgdanceacademy