Meet our Staff
Meet our owner! Mrs. Lauren was born and raised in Kernersville, NC. She has danced since she was three years old and started teaching at a local dance studio when she graduated high school. While teaching, she studied Early Childhood Education at Forsyth Technical Community College. Her knowledge of early childhood helps her excel in teaching our younger dancers!
Owning a dance studio has been her lifelong dream, and in August of 2020, she decided to make her dream a reality!
Mrs. Lauren has been happily married to her husband for 11 years and has two boys.
A note from Mrs. Lauren:
Teaching dance is my passion. I love being creative and watching the dancers grow year after year. Being a positive role model is very important to me. I had some great dance teachers growing up, and I always looked up to them. My hope is that the dancers walk away from class each week knowing they are loved, special and always welcome back!
Meet Miss Blaire! She has lived in Kernersville, NC all her life. She has been dancing since she was three years old. Currently, Blaire is attending High Point University where she is majoring in Dance and minoring in Marketing and Social Media. She has been teaching and choreographing dance in summer camps for several years. She’s always wanted to be a dance teacher and she's fulfilling her dreams!
A note from Miss Blaire:
I’m so excited to pursue my passion. I can’t wait to meet all my new dancers and teach them what I love. I hope I can be a big positive impact and a great role model to all my dancers.
Hi! My name is Lauren Parker Hammed and I was born and raised in Rocky Mount, NC. Mrs. Lauren went to school for dance at UNC-Greensboro where she graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor's degree in dance and a license to teach in NC public schools. From 2015-2022 Mrs. Lauren taught dance at Graham High in Graham, NC and Ragsdale High in Jamestown, NC. In the summer of 2017 she received a scholarship to dance at Duke University with the American Dance Festival. Her favorite dance styles include contemporary, jazz, ballet, and hip-hop! Mrs. Lauren married her husband in November of 2021 and lives in Greensboro, NC with him and their 2 orange tabby cats!
A note from Mrs. Lauren:
I love dancing, but more than that I love teaching dance. The joy of teaching and community is what I take away from dance and my hope is that your student will find joy and community within this artform too. We will do this by creating a positive and supportive environment within our studio space. I’m very excited to teach at Kernersville Dance Company!
Hey y’all! My name is Jordan Wallen and I was born and raised in Kernersville, North Carolina. I currently attend UNC-Greensboro and I am pursing a degree in Birth-Kindergarten Teacher Education. I have been doing gymnastics since I was 5 years old and was a member of a trampoline and tumbling team from when I was 9 years old to 14 years old. I was the Trampoline Regional Champion, 2x Tumbling State Champion, and Double Mini State Champion. After that, I coached gymnastics and the trampoline and tumbling team for 5 years. I love working with kids and I enjoy teaching, helping, and watching kids grow while doing the things that they love!
DANCE CLASS ATTIRE
Pink ballet shoes
Black tap shoes
Jazz Shoes (Jazz/Hip Hop Classes Only)
Any leotard of your choice (skirt optional)
Dance bag (any bag will do!)
OTHER DANCER EXPECTATIONS
Hair secured in a ponytail and out of face
Ready to listen and learn
A smile and good attitude
Please write name in all dance shoes
Dancer drop-off- Please arrive on time for class. Classes will start right on time! Have your dance attire and shoes on BEFORE class!
Please make sure your dancer uses the bathroom right BEFORE class. *Especially our little dancers!** This helps with fewer disruptions during classes!
Parents may wait in their car, run an errand or wait in the lobby. We have a video monitor in the lobby.
Please be respectful of others in the lobby and our surrounding businesses. Please watch your children.
Remember to throw away any trash outside or inside. Thank you for helping us keep our space clean!
When the class has ended, we will release from the lobby. If someone other than a parent is picking them up, PLEASE let us know! We want to keep everyone safe!
Please be on time to pick-up your dancer!
Children are not allowed in the parking lot without an adult. If a child is not picked up on time, they will remain with the teacher until a parent arrives.
HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION:
Here are some of the ways we are continuing to keep our dancers and their families safe:
Mats and teaching aids will be sterilized between uses.
Hand sanitizer will be available and used throughout the class.
Please stay home if you have been exposed or have any symptoms.
We will continue to update our safety precautions as needed