Laura Gallagher


Central Va Franchise Owner

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!

Amber Jones

Amber is a Kinderdance International Certified Early Childhood Education Movement Specialist. She started dancing at the age of 6 and has studied ballet, tap, and jazz.  She earned an Associates Degree in Child Development from Central Virginia Community College and continues her education by attending workshops and training.

She loves working with children to help them develop essential social, emotional, physical and cognitive skills through creative movement. She knows that when children are engaged in purposeful movement, their ability to learn is increased, as well as their self-confidence! She believes in fostering each child’s own creativity while learning the art of dance, yoga and fitness.