About Us

What is Kinderdance®? Kinderdance® is the original worldwide dance, motor development, gymnastics, and fitness program that combines academic readiness skills which are specifically designed for children ages 2 to 12. Kinderdance® has been teaching children around the world for more than thirty years and has been featured in USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Dance Teacher Magazine and Early Childhood News. Kinderdance® programs are taught in public and private schools, child care centers, recreation facilities and in schools for children with special needs. Give us children and a clean space, and we’ll give you a great movement program.
Kinderdance is more than just a dance & movement program. It encourages children to love learning by associating it with something that comes naturally – movement, music, and dance. The Kinderdance method of teaching young children has been proven successful since 1979.
Kinderdance® Mission

Kinderdance is committed to positively impacting our children and families by instilling self-confidence and self-esteem while fostering a love of movement and dance in an inclusive, non-competitive environment. We place special emphasis on celebrating milestones and accomplishments of each child through the use of our uniquely designed curriculum and teaching method. We strive to nurture, enhance, and build trusting relationships with our Kinderdance Family.
Who is Kinderdance® of Central Virginia? Laura grew up in Southern California and began taking dance, ice skating, and drill team as a little girl. After high school, she put away her dance shoes to focus on her studies. She graduated from California State University – Fullerton with a bachelor’s in Business Management and moved to Virginia to start her career and family.  She has been happily married for over 20 years and has two grown children. After working several years in a business career, she had the opportunity to homeschool her children. Through her involvement with homeschool co-ops, she learned how much she enjoys teaching children.  After being back in the workplace for several years as a sales and project manager, she decided it was time to make another change. She wanted to direct her career path toward something more personally fulfilling. She found Kinderdance® to offer all the criteria she was looking for and made the leap of faith. She is bringing the Kinderdance programs to the Lynchburg, Charlottesville, and Richmond areas of Virginia, and can’t wait to meet you and move and groove with your children!

KINDERDANCE® of Central Virginia offers six programs specially designed for children 2 to 12 years old

Kinderdance® for ages 3-5, is a developmental dance, motor development and fitness program taught on 3 levels, teaching the basics of ballet, tap, acrobatics and creative movement while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs.

Kindertots® for age 2, is designed to develop the total child through gross motor skills, movement creativity, physical development (flexibility, strength, balance, coordination), tumbling, body awareness, and communication skills while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs.

Kindermotion® for ages 3-5, 6-8, and by special arrangement, ages 9-12, is a developmentally designed education through motor skills, physical development, fitness, nutrition and imagery program which prepares students’ minds and bodies for athletic and academic pursuits.

Our sports readiness program focuses on:

  •  Balance, Flexibility & Strength
  •  Eye/Hand & Foot Coordination
  •  Fitness & Nutrition Awareness
  •  Team Building and Leadership Skills
  •  Language & Communication Skills
  •  Critical Thinking & Problem Solving

Kindergym® for ages 3-5, is a developmental floor gymnastics, acrobatics and tumbling program taught in 2 levels with emphasis on fun, social and gross motor development, physical fitness and movement education while learning numbers, colors, shapes and songs.

Kindercombo® for ages 6-8, is a beginning combination Ballet, Tap, Modern Dance, and Fitness program taught in 2 levels. This gives the young dance student a foundation upon which to build. Age-appropriate educational concepts are incorporated and reinforce dance techniques and styles. 

Kids Yoga by Kinderdance® for ages 3-12, is a developmentally designed yoga-based movement program that teaches to the total child in a non-competitive, all-inclusive, fun and nurturing environment.  This program is non-religious and non-spiritual in its approach and content.  The poses taught in our Kids Yoga are adapted for children and derived from Hatha yoga.

Our program helps build children’s self-confidence and self-expression as they learn and develop:

  • Balance and coordination
  • Flexibility & muscular strength
  • Mental focus through mindfulness exercises
  • Stress management, self-regulation, and relaxation through breathing exercises
  • Mind-body connection
  • Positive awareness and respect for self and others, and an increased sense of community