LAURA SNEDDON
Principal Dance & Acro Coach
A.B.A.T.D Tap, Ballet, Modern & Acro

I began dancing at the early age of 4, attending weekly dance classes at my local dance school in Shotts, participating in numerous events, activities, exams and dance displays.

In 2001, after 14 years of dancing, I successfully passed my B.A.T.D. Associate exam in Tap & Modern. Then, after going on to pass my Associate B.A.T.D exam in Ballet in 2002, I decided to open my own Dance School at the young age of 18.

Since then, the L School of Dance has went from strength to strength and is still continuing to grow. It has been my proudest achievement to date and I love everyone and everything involved with my school, I would be lost without it!

Watching my students sharing the same passion and ethos about dance as myself and watching them succeed at every challenge given to them, really does makes my job worth while.  Standing at the sidelines watching my dancers achieve their goals year after year really is remarkable and I cannot wait to see what the future holds!

My dancers are what make my dance school, past, present and future!

This is more than just a dance school, its a way of life!

 

JENNIFER LYNCH
Senior Dance Coach
A.B.A.T.D Freestyle and Street Dance

I became part of L School of Dance when it was just a small idea being born in my cousin Laura’s bedroom, like Laura I have ate, slept and breathed L School of Dance every day since.

I started dancing at the age of 3, attending weekly classes, participating in community events, local dance shows, workshops, competitions and B.A.T.D examinations. I have trained under Laura for the past 10 years in Tap, Modern & Ballet and more recently I have branched out into Freestyle, Street Dance and Musical Theatre.

In 2011 I decided to follow in Laura’s footsteps and get my recognised teaching qualification. After 6 weeks of studying, I gained a Highly Commended with a 98% pass in my Freestyle and Street, B.A.T.D Associate exam. I am currently studying to further this qualification to Membership level and eventually onto Fellowship to allow me to become a B.A.T.D examiner.

L School of Dance is a massive part of my life, the satisfaction I get from watching the girls improve in dance ability from week to week, seeing their confidence grow and watching them share the same passion for dance that I have is unbelievable. Every single pupil has something unique to contribute to the dance school and that’s what makes it special for me.

I couldn’t be prouder to be part of such a wonderful dance school with such amazingly talented girls and I am very grateful to Laura for allowing me to be a part of her success.

 

LYNN AITCHISON
Assistant Dance Coach
A.B.A.T.D Freestyle and Street Dance

I have been part of Team LSOD for over 12 years.  I started dancing for fun, performing in the annual shows, workshops and other community events but was then introduced to UDO competitions at the young age of 13.  

During these years i have also been part of the famous Unique Soulz & Public Enemy dance crews who have placed numerous times at many local, regional and world Championships.  Becoming placed in the top 3 teams at the UDO World Championships has got to be one of my most treasured memories to date.

Since then Laura, Jennifer and Kirsten encouraged me to progress my dance career a little further and i went on to pass my BATD Teachers exam in Freestyle.

I have also gained my HNC in dance training at New College Lanarkshire.

I now still dance competitively in Youth State, our senior competition crew which i absolutely love and i love dancing with our senior girls in our annual showcase productions. I also run my own class at LSOD Studios for all our little toddlers and our under 10s team, Pandemonium.

I have loved my LSOD journey and i love being a teacher even more. To watch our dancers grow with confidence and seeing them improve throughout the years, it really does make my job worthwhile!

 

CHARLIE EDWARDS
Assistant Dance Coach
A.B.A.T.D Freestyle and Street Dance

I have been part of Team LSOD for as long as i can remember, taking weekly classes, taking part in shows and completing my BATD examinations.

I then began competing with our competition crews, winning numerous medals and trophies on a regional, national and world level – its something whic i love and still love to do with my team, Youth State.

As well as participating in our annual dance showcase, i run my own classes at LSOD studios alongside Lynn. We teach our little toddlers as well as teaching our U10s compeition crew, Pandemonium.

Having attended LSOD all throughout my childhood, it has became like a 2nd family to me, always has been and always will be. It is a huge part of my life and i wouldnt have it any other way.

 

KIRSTEN MCGRANE
Assistant Dance Coach

I have been attending LSOD since the day it all began.  From performing in shows, local events and competitions it really has filled my childhood with loads of happy memories.

The competitive crews was the highlight of my dancing life, taking to the World Championship stage year upon year and winning again and again with our Unique Soulz girls  really was something to be proud of and its memories like these i wish our future dancers to achieve too!

Since then, i have been assisting at weekly classes with all of the girls and its a job i love, its a rewarding one!  Seeing the dancers progress, confidence improve and seeing the friendships blossom, its something thats amazing to watch from the sidelines.

I could not imagine being part of this school, its been a huge part of my life to where i am now, its like a second family to me.

 

ELIZABETH HASTIE 
Assistant Dance Coach

I have been part of LSOD since its early days and i have loved my journey ever since.

From being young, dancing in shows, participating in my BATD exams and community events, i took the plunge as i got older to take part in our competition crews and its been one of the best things i have ever done.

As well as participating in our annual dance showcase and training with my competition team, Youth State, i help out regularly at classes and its something which i love.

I love working with the younger students and seeing their progress and improvement each year in both show and competition work.

My favourite part of LSOD is the bond between us all, teachers and students, i have made a sisterhood that i will carry with me always!