Laura Gallagher 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 is a creative movement teacher, who works with children to build motor skills, have fun, and learn through dance! She believes all experiences can be learning experiences for a child, especially in dance. She believes in fostering creativity, helping them grow socially, emotionally and cognitively, all while learning the art of ballet, tap and modern dance.
Amber 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.
Rufus is a KinderGym instructor at KinderDance. He has 15+ years of personal gymnastics experience and 6 years of teaching experience. He also has 14+ years of hip-hop and is currently on Liberty’s DTrex dance team. Rufus is a great addition to our team because he has a lot of experience working with kids which has taught him patience and a love for kids. Rufus enjoys teaching KinderGym because it gives kids an outlet to let energy out, learn and grow.