Meet the team

Our qualified teachers have extensive knowledge of anatomy, safe dance practice, dance conditioning and technique. Coastal Dance aims to bring out the best in each child through a nurturing positive environment. 


Lauren Spence –Principal/Director

Lauren began dancing at the age of four with training in all styles of dance.

Her versatility, strong work ethic, artistry and passion for dance led her to become a professional dancer with over 10 years’ experience performing throughout Europe, Asia, United States, and Australia.

Lauren held positions of lead dancer, soloist, specialty adagio, and aerial artist for international companies.

In addition Lauren worked with casting agents from USA, holding auditions for Jean Anne Ryan Productions and Crystal Cruises.

Lauren has over 15 years of teaching experience and encourages all her students to develop their passion for dance.

  • Diploma of Dance Teaching & Management
  • Advanced Diploma of Pilates.
  • Qualifed Xtend Barre teacher
  • Member of ATOD, Acrobatic Arts certified
  • First AntiGravity Aerial Instructor in Port Macquarie.
Kaye-Orr-Coastal Dance Teacher
Kaye Orr – teacher
RAD exam, Classical, Beginner Tap and Pre-school classes
Kaye was classically trained with the well known Sydney teacher Tanya Pearson. She performed with Tanya’s first Youth Ballet Company.

Later Kaye joined the Margaret Walker Character Company, studying and performing folkloric dances with many international teachers.

Then followed 3 years as a p/t performer with a professional Mexican group, studying their intricate footwork and rhythms.
Kaye was a Primary school teacher before starting her dance school in Narrabri, which grew to 180 students and continued for 29 years under her leadership. Kaye taught, choreographed and produced over 30 concerts, and successfully entered countless dancers for eisteddfods and RAD exams.
Kaye is passionate about good technique, artistry and stagecraft, and enjoys teaching all ages and abilities.
  • Registered teacher with the RAD, passing teacher’s course with Distinction ( RAD RTS )
  • Former Primary school teacher, specialising in Dramatic arts
  • Former member of ATOD ( Australian Teachers of Dancing)

Accreditations and Registrations

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