Sara is the owner/teacher/team coach of Sara Kate's Dance Studio. She also teaches classes from preschoolers through adults and coaches most of our dance teams. She started off at Merrilee Studios in Metamora at the age of 2 taking ballet class quickly followed by tap the next year. After moving to Eastside Centre's dance and tumbling program at 6 years old, she began taking jazz and tumbling as well as ballet and tap. She has also been trained in hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, character, pointe, pom and clogging. She had been a member of competitive dance teams for 12 years, was on a clogging show team, was on her school's dance team, had been an assistant teacher for several years and had taught classes and coached a competitive dance team prior to owning her own studio.
Lauren teaches many of our 6 and up classes, hip hop classes and is our hip hop team coach and assistant coach for the other dance teams. She also helps teach tumbling and fills in with other classes as needed. She started taking ballet class at Eastside Centre the summer just after she turned 3 years old then added jazz, tap and tumbling that fall. At 8 years old, she was invited to be a member of a competition dance team and continued competing for 10 years ending in the 2020 season. She has been trained in ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, contemporary, clogging, hip hop, pom, pointe and tumbling. She was a member of the CJHS Wildkit dance team for two years in junior high and was a member of the EPCHS Raiderettes dance team for her whole high school career. She had been an assistant teacher for two years here at SKDS before becoming a full time teacher for our recreational students and coach for our team students.
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