Welcome to Mama & Me Dance Fitness Academy
We are a small boutique style academy specialising in early dance education for children aged 2 - 5 years old (starting school).
We offer classes in Hamilton CBD, free parking available.
Our classes are based on Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip-hop, Contemporary and fitness and are suitable for new - experienced dancers. We aim to help you and your little one create a life-long love and appreciation of dance, fitness, health and well being.
At Mama & Me, we believe that dance is something to be shared. Parents/caregivers are welcome to sit in the classroom, join in classes and participate in their child's learning.
Love dance, together!
Laurelle is a busy Mum of two with a real passion for health, fitness and dance.
Laurelle has 11 + years of dance teaching experience, teaching children and adults Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Hip-hop and barre, under various reputable dance syllabi/organisations.
Her dance studies began as a child studying AJDA Jazz and Tap, BBO Ballet and NZAMD contemporary. This continued into adulthood where she studied contemporary dance as a part of a BSocSci at the University of Waikato during her time as a Hillary Scholar.
Laurelle has taken many national and international level dance examinations for various dance styles. In 2010 she was awarded the top mark in New Zealand for the AJDA Intermediate level 2 jazz exam.
Laurelle has also competed in many bodybuilding competitions throughout New Zealand. Her highlight was making the New Zealand team and winning the national title of NABBA Ms Fitness New Zealand 2014. She also enjoys choreographing bodybuilding and fitness routines, including the routine for the NZIFBB National Children’s Fitness Champion and the Waikato Children’s Fitness Champion in 2014.
Laurelle is also a Group Fitness Instructor at Les Mills Hamilton, has a New Zealand certificate in Group Fitness Level 3 and is a REPS registered exercise professional.