MEET THE LAKE CITY DANCE ARTS INSTRUCTORS

FRONT: Laurie Readout-Schmidt & Pam Barrs
CENTER: Herbert Dingle
BACK: Tammy Hallam, Lisa Browning, Beverly Herget, Debra Caley

Laurie Readout-Schmidt (Owner/Instructor) began dance studies at the age of eight in Wauchula, Florida. She continued extensive ballet training in Winter Haven and was a member of the Central Florida Ballet Company. After graduating from high school, she established Studio One-Dance Arts in Avon Park. While attending Newberry College and completing a B.S. degree in Accounting, Laurie taught at the Carousel School of Dance in Newberry, South Carolina. During that time she performed in and choreographed various college and community productions. After moving to Lake City in 1980, Laurie choreographed many productions for the community theater, FGC, CHS and community events. Laurie was selected Volunteer of the Year at Summers Elementary & Niblack Middle School. She also received the first Friend of the Arts award which was presented by the Lake City Arts Council. Laurie enjoys working with Dance Alive and The Santa Fe College dance program. Laurie is very proud of her two children, Stacey & Brian. Laurie@lcdancearts.com

Beverly Herget began dancing at the age of four in Homestead, Florida. Graduating from the University of Florida in 2008 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance, her dance training includes Ballet, Pointe, Modern, Tap, Jazz, Choreography, and African. Beverly has appeared in: “Quotations” under Alberto Alonso, sections of Paul Taylor’s “Esplanade,” Ric Rose’s Shadow Dance Theatre, Kelly Cawthon’s MOD Project “Vote,” Mohamed DaCosta “Agbedidi,” Neta Pulvamachers “Air,” and multiple student choreography shows. Beginning as a teaching assistant at age fourteen she continued to teach all styles of dance through school to present. Beverly resides in Lake City, is married to an amazing physical therapist and has two sons, Baron & Beckham.

Lisa Harris-Browning grew up at LCDA and has danced with us since the age of 4 thru high school graduation in 2010. She was a stand-out dancer in all of our performances including dance competitions, Praise in Motion, The Nutcracker, SRC clog team and various community events. She received her bachelor’s degree in Practical Theology with a minor in Evangelism from Southeastern University in the Spring of 2013. Lisa currently works at Summers Elementary, is the director of LCDA’s “Praise in Motion” team and is also the director of New Life Christian Fellowship’s “Legacy” drama team.

Herbert Dingle joined LCDA in 2016, teaching Hip Hop, Tap and Ballet. He is the founder of Dance Express International, LLC and is an experienced dancer, instructor and choreographer. A graduate of Keiser University and Dreyfoos School of the Arts, he received further training from Julliard, Alvin Ailey, Nashville Ballet, Ballet Florida and Howard University. His background includes TV commercials, halftime performances for NBA, commercial shots for Vogue, performances at the Kravis Center, Gusman Center, Tennessee Performing and Miami Arena among others. Dance forms taught include Ballet, Pointe, Pas de deux, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Hip hop, Contemporary, West African, Graham, Limon, Horton and Musical Theater. In 2017 he moved from West Palm Beach and now resides in Lake City.

Pam Barrs and Tammy Hallam Office Staff who supervise our students in the lobby as well as connect with parents regarding info and payments.