Theatre Jazz with Diane Laurenson

Come dance with Veteran Fosse Dancer Diane Laurenson! This full theatre jazz class is like being right in New York City. Diane will lead you through this complete class and choreography. Not only does this class have a strong technical base but it is filled with classic BROADWAY STYLE. The class is broken down in warm-up, stretch, strengthening, coordination and then choreography.

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    Theatre Jazz Class with Diane Laurenson

    • Theatre Dance Warm-Up

    • Theatre Dance Choreography

Instructor

Diane Laurenson

Fosse veteran Diane Laurenson has had the privilege of working closely under the direction of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon in FIVE companies of Bob Fosse’s Dancin’, and on the Broadway and National productions of Big Deal and Sweet Charity. Other Broadway performance credits include Gypsy with Tyne Daly & Linda Lavin, Dangerous Games, and The Little Prince with Michael York. She was the featured Lead Frug Dancer in the star-studded concert version of Sweet Charity at Lincoln Center, starring Gwen Verdon, Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth, Donna McKechnie and Debbie Allen, and was sanctioned by the Verdon/Fosse Estate to teach Mr. Fosse’s original body of work at elite Workshops in the US. Coached by Bob, Gwen and Chris Chadman, Diane assisted Ms. Linda Smith in mounting the 2nd National Tour of Dancin’, after which she recreated a stellar production of Sweet Charity starring Donna McKechnie for CA Musical Theatre. She has also choreographed critically acclaimed productions of West Side Story for the Westbury Music Fair NY, North Carolina Theatre, Sacramento Music Circus, Theatre By The Sea, The Ordway PAC and North Shore Music Theatre, and was Assistant Choreographer on Gypsy, the TV Movie, starring Bette Midler. Entertaining audiences worldwide, she has appeared in International, National & Regional productions of West Side Story (Anybodys), Anything Goes (Virtue), 42nd Street (Peggy Sawyer), A Chorus Line (Val/Kristine), and Chicago (Liz). Numerous TV, Film and Business Theatre credits include Law & Order, Murphy Brown, The Equalizer, HBO Specials, Age of Innocence, Ghostbusters, the Kennedy Center Honors, Miss America Pageant, The Royal Variety Show, West End Theatre Awards, the Milliken Breakfast Show, and France Trois’ exciting documentary “Getting to Broadway”.