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.
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!
Hi! My name is Melanie, and I'm from Holly Springs, North Carolina. I am currently a junior at High Point University with a double major in dance and psychology. I have been dancing for 15 years, and I grew up dancing at Main Street Dance. I have gotten to perform with the Carolina Ballet, and at ACDA, and I have been choreographing for 5 years, for competitions in high school and the spring concert for my dance program. I am so excited to continue that journey teaching dance here! My favorite styles are contemporary and jazz, but I like exploring any style of dance! A fun fact about me is have a rescue cat named Tre!
Ms. Madison was raised in Kernersville, NC and discovered her passion for dance while participating in her high school dance program. The positive experience she had within public school dance inspired her to become a dance teacher! She graduated from UNC-Charlotte with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance Education in 2020, and taught dance at Hilton Head Island Elementary School for the Creative Arts in South Carolina from 2020-2022. Her favorite dance styles include contemporary, jazz, hip-hop and ballet. Ms. Madison enjoys working with children of all ages, and is excited to continue her dance journey with Kernersville Dance Company!
Grace Cox- Front Desk Attendant
Heather Whicker- Office Assistant
Teacher Assistants: Summer Whicker and Maria Gianopolus
DANCE CLASS ATTIRE
Please see our 'class descriptions' page to see what is required for each class. When registering, you will also receive detailed information about the required dance attire.
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.
If a class enrollment drops to less than 3, KDC has the option to cancel that class. If this happens, students will be asked to join another class.
Attendance is important. We understand that sickness and other events come up. Excessive unexcused absences may require payment and scheduling pf private lessons.
We expect our dancers and parents to be kind and respectful to one another.
Parents, we ask that you please represent our studio in a positive way. Children learn from what they hear and see so we ask that you set a good example.
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 are sterilized frequently.
Hand sanitizer is available.
Please stay home if you are not feeling well.
We will continue to update our safety precautions as needed.