Specialising in hip hop & street dance.

  Hip hop - Street Dance - Contemporary - Jazz  -                        Commercial - Heels - Ballet - Tap 

ABOUT|US

ABOUT US

ROAM|Dance

ROAM Dance School is based in Shrewsbury and we specialise in street dance/hip hop, but we also teach a wide variety of other styles. We also specialise in providing workshops with industry professionals, keep an eye out for 'ROAM WORKSHOPS'. 


At our dance school, we have both recreational classes for children, teens and adults to attend just for fun and we also have competition/performance teams.  We have 8 competition teams and a variety of classes including street dance, contemporary, ballet, tap, commercial, jazz and heels. Our aim as a dance school is to provide opportunities for children and adults to dance for fun as well as to provide elite training for individuals who are interested in performing and taking their dance further. Our dance school have performed at many events including Dance Fest in Solihull which Diversity are headlining at, Shrewsbury Kids Festival, Shrewsbury Christmas Light Switch On and many other events. 


Our History

Our competition teams have had an excellent year in 2019 and the start of 2020. We have had many 1st place trophies at various competitions including winning Grand Champions at ICE competition with our Senior Contemporary Team. One of our street dance teams 'EMERGE' have also previously won 1st place and been awarded with Grand Champions in the street category at this competition too. This year we have qualified and attended British Championships and World Championships twice. We aim to give our dancers experiences and memories which last a life time. 


We were also very lucky to have had 'Oh Hey' Slogan Wear sponsor our team Emprise to help them toward purchasing costumes for World Championships in 2019. 


We also hold an annual summer show at Walker Theatre, Theatre Severn. All dancers that attend the dance school have the opportunity to perform in this show. 


Alongside teaching dance technique and skills, our second aim is to give our dancers as many exciting opportunities as possible and we often hold workshops with dancers and teachers who are currently working in the industry. We have had many dancers in for workshops some of which include Kaea Pearce (Royal Family, New Zealand), Tiago Santos (London), Sasha Woodward, Ricky Jinks, Joel Tolhurst, Joseph Mannion, Scott Holtom and many more.

About Laura

Laura who's nickname is 'Lozz', is the owner of ROAM Dance School and is 27 years old. She has taught for a wide variety of dance schools and university competition teams as well as led workshops at dance schools and events across the country including in Leicester, Birkenhead, Shrewsbury, Liverpool and Telford. She has also taught at events such as Move it shake it. Laura's main passion is teaching, but she has also worked as a dancer at a 5* star hotel in Turkey as well as lots of other performance opportunities. Alongside ROAM, she works in a secondary school teaching dance to KS3 and KS4 and run after school clubs.


Laura is trained in hip hop and street dance umbrella styles, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, commercial, tap and ballet. Laura has been lucky enough to travel to quite a few places in the world and has trained at a large range of dance studios including Oslo (Norway), Orlando in Florida, Millennium Studios in Los Angeles, Broadway Centre in New York, Alvin Ailey in New York and Amsterdam. Laura still keeps up her own dance training, regularly training in London, Liverpool and Telford, and sometimes performing as part of a competition team still.  She also trains weekly in aerial hoop and silks.


Qualifications:

GCSE Dance

First Diploma Performing Arts

Extended Diploma Level 3 Performing Arts

Subsidiary Diploma Level 3 Dance

BA (Hons) Dance - Liverpool John Moores University

PGDE Secondary Education (Dance) (Graded Outstanding)

Trained in UDO Academy Syllabus.

ID Company Certified Contemporary Teacher Grades 1-5

ID Company Certified Street Dance Teacher Grades 1-5

Progressive Ballet Technique Certified Teacher


Extra Qualifications:

Qualified first aider and fully DBS checked.

Grades 1-6 in Electronic Keyboard. Currently studying Grade 7. – London College Music

Preventing Bullying – Level 2 CPD

Special Educational Needs – CPD

Safeguarding Children – CPD

Level 1 and Level 2 Trampolining Coach 

What our customers are saying

All 3 of my daughters danced at Roam and although they have all grown individual aspects, confidence, discipline and self esteem, collectively they have all improved in ability. Not only does Roam provide them to learn new dance skills, it has helped them grow socially too, making friends from outside their local area. Laura is supportive, not only to their growth within dance but also personally too.

Written by the parent of current students attending ROAM.