Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj
Background, professional training and performance history
Laura has been dancing for over 30 years. She began her training in Topeka, KS and went on to further her studies in ballet as a Fine Arts Guild Scholar at Texas Christian University. She later received an M.F.A. degree in dance at the U of O. Laura has taught and danced professionally with companies in Texas, New York, New Jersey, and Oregon. National tours include Sesame Street Live and SwingDance America. Laura’s choreography has appeared in many musicals including OFAM’s Babes in Arms, A Connecticut Yankee, and Kiss Me Kate. Laura is certified in DanceAbility and has taught workshops in Argentina and Uruguay. Locally, Laura has taught dance classes for the University of Oregon and the Oregon Ballroom Dance Club, and is currently an adjunct instructor at Lane Community College. This will be her second year teaching at The Shedd.
Artist statement and teaching philosophy
“I recognize and rejoice in the fact that each body is unique. When dance is approached with the body’s anatomy in mind, students learn how to move efficiently and freely. My approach to teaching is to start with the body’s weight placement and proceed to technique, flexibility and strength. While technique is always drilled in my classes, I encourage my students to bring individual artistry into their dancing. All of this is done in an open, friendly, and encouraging atmosphere. I hope my students gain self-awareness, intuition, and a passion for dancing. I welcome students ages 7 to 700 and of all abilities.”
Instruments & classes taught
Private and semi-private dance instruction for beginners to professionals in a variety of styles of dance including ballet, tap, jazz, musical theatre, DanceAbility, ballroom, Latin, and swing. Classes include Triple Threat: Musical Theatre Dance Class for youth and adults; Beginning Tap; Intermediate Tap; and Social/Ballroom Partner Dancing.
Aug 4-11OFAM 2007Babes In ArmsSilva
Jul 25-Aug 10OFAM 2008The Wizard of OzSilva
Dec 4-13Shedd Theatricals 2009White ChristmasJaqua
Jul 30-Aug 6Shedd Theatricals 2010Kiss Me, KateSilva
Dec 3-19Shedd Theatricals 2010White ChristmasJaqua
Jun 16-19Shedd Theatricals 2011Pal JoeyJaqua
Jul 29-Aug 12Shedd Theatricals 2011Girl CrazySilva
Dec 2-18Shedd Theatricals 2011The Sound of MusicJaqua
Jun 14-17Shedd Theatricals 2012Sweet CharityJaqua
Aug 4-12Shedd Theatricals 2012The King And ISilva
Oct 4-7Shedd Theatricals 2012Lady, Be GoodJaqua
Nov 30-Dec 16Shedd Theatricals 2012Singin' In The RainJaqua
Jun 12-16Shedd Theatricals 2013No, No, Nanette!Jaqua
Aug 2-11Shedd Theatricals 2013The Music ManSilva
Aug 10OFAM 2013Shall We DanceJaqua
Dec 5-22Shedd Theatricals 2013CamelotJaqua
Jun 20-29Shedd Theatricals 2014Oh, Kay!Jaqua
Aug 1-10Shedd Theatricals 2014Gentlemen Prefer BlondesSilva
Laura Sue Hiszczynskyj teaches these Summer Term 2012 courses:
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Current term catalog PDF
Current Term catalog PDF
Summer Term 2012
Weekly Schedule
9:30 amPrivate Lessons
9:30 amPrivate Lessons
9:30 amPrivate Lessons
9:30 amPrivate Lessons
9:30 amPrivate Lessons
9:30 amPrivate Lessons
9:30 amPrivate Lessons
Summer Term 2012
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