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Kayla Swaby, founder and principle of 2Step Dance Academy, started dancing at the age of 4 and over the years has trained in tap, freestyle, ballet, commercial, modern, national, street, jazz, performing arts and hip-hop. Kayla competed from a young age all over England and Wales. She attended 4 years training at Sylvia Young Theatre School in London, training in commercial and street jazz.
Performance experience has included dancing and singing in theatres such as Sadler's Wells Theatre, Her Majesty's Theatre and The Royal Albert Hall in London as well as Disneyland California, Long Beach Performing Arts Theatre California and Disneyland Paris. Kayla also performed as a West Ham 'Hammerette' in 2010.
She has been teaching dance and musical theatre since the age of 17 and after gaining a National Diploma in Performing Arts and Dance, she then went on to complete her ISTD teaching exams at The Judith Hockaday College.
Kayla spent the summer of 2013 teaching dance in Pennsylvania, USA, with Camp America. Choreographing and teaching students from the ages of 7-15 years and entering them into competitions.
Some of Kayla's happiest times were spent in dance classes learning new skills and making life-long friends which 2Step Dance Academy is all about! Kayla believes in gaining the very best out of any individual no matter what standard or previous performance background. She hopes to pass on her knowledge and love for dance to her students and welcome them all equally into the 2Step family.
Miss Lauren started dancing as a young teenager with 2Step Dance Academy and soon found her passion for dance. During her years as a student, Lauren would compete up and down the country and qualified for the Street Dance Championships. She has performed on many prestige stages such as Her Majesty’s Theatre in London and the Videopolis Theatre at Disneyland Paris. Lauren is completing her teacher training with the Judith Hockaday College whilst starting her career and passing on her passion to the younger generation. Lauren was also selected to be a regular model for dance wear shop ‘Pointe Perfection’ which she does in between teaching and training.