Laura Ashley Whittaker

  • B.F.A. in Dance and Choreography
  • Minor in Creative Writing

Laura Ashley Whittaker started training at the age of two at Pacific Dance Center. She later continued her training at FOCUS Dance Center of the Performing Arts, where she spent the remainder of her competition years until her senior graduation. Laura Ashley will be graduating from the California Institute of the Arts in the spring of 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography, as well as a minor in Creative Writing. She has trained around the world in France, Japan, and South Korea. With 5 years of teaching experience and counting, she has taught dancers as young as age 3 to adults. Laura Ashley has worked with choreographers such as Andre Tyson, Sarah Swenson, Marie de la Palme, Laurence Blake, Cynthia Young, and Colin Conner. Laura Ashley has advanced diverse performing experience in many dance styles, and training, in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Contemporary, Musical Theater, and Hip Hop, which she delights in sharing with her students at FOCUS Dance Center.

Mid Season

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Primary A Mid Season Saturday 10:00 am—11:00 am 5 – 7 Laura
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Tiny Dancer

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Primary A Mid Season Saturday 10:00 am—11:00 am 5 – 7 Laura
Jr. Hip Hop 1 Friday 3:30 pm—4:30 pm 5 – 7 Laura
Pre-Primary Saturday 12:00 pm—1:00 pm 3.5 – 5 Laura
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Level 1

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Tumbling 1 Monday 3:30 pm—4:30 pm 7 – 11 Laura
Tumbling 1 Saturday 11:00 am—12:00 pm 7 – 11 Laura
Lyrical 1 Friday 6:30 pm—7:30 pm 8 – 12 Laura
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Level 2

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Tap 2 Friday 5:30 pm—6:30 pm 9+ Laura
Tumbling 2 Monday 4:30 pm—5:30 pm 8 – 12 Laura
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Level 3

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
Jazz 3 – Call First Friday 7:30 pm—8:30 pm 9+ Laura
Hip Hop 3 B/C Wednesday 7:30 pm—8:30 pm 10+ Laura
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Specialty Classes

Class Name Day Of Week Time Age Teacher
K-Pop Friday 4:30 pm—5:30 pm 9+ Laura
K-Pop Wednesday 6:30 pm—7:30 pm 14+ Laura
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