Lauren Elliott grew up in West Chester, PA where she studied dance at the Chester Valley Dance Academy, The Dance Center, and The Rock School West. After performing for The Brandywine Ballet Company, she joined the Philadelphia based modern company Opus 1 Contemporary. Following that she continued studying at Koresh Dance Studio and at the University of the Arts. Lauren went on to perform for the MLL Philadelphia Wings Dance Team while teaching, choreographing, and performing at Mixturez Dance Studio in Honeybrook, PA. Currently, she is persuing her dream as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer in Los Angeles.
Your Neighborhood Studio first opened in November 2006, on Washington Boulevard at the corner of Center Street; by 2009, YNS had grown out of our special place and moved to the former Debbie Allen Dance Academy, located on Hayden Avenue in Culver City. We grew from one small studio to three studios. YNS now offers over 85 classes per week including adult and youth classes!
Shannon and Lauren grew up together in West Chester, PA. They both danced in the same ballet company in West Chester and dedicated their lives to dance! They became best friends in high school and shared the same dream of opening a dance studio someday. After getting enough experience in Philadelphia, NY and LA, they decided it was time to pursue their dream. In 2013, they opened Danceline LA...making them best friends AND now business partners. The rest is history!
Shannon Gaffney grew up studying all styles of dance at The Dance Center, The Rock School West, and Harrison Dance Studios in her home town of West Chester, PA. After performing with the Brandywine Ballet Company, she went on to continue her training at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. In 2005, she performed professionally for the MISL Philadelphia Kixx and The Barrage Dance Team. In 2008, she moved to Los Angeles where she became a Pure Barre Instructor at the Brentwood location. Shannon continues to teach, perform, and choreograph in the Los Angeles area.
Danceline LA was established in 2013 as a registered dance program for kids to dance in a safe environment. We offer our students a variety of classes to incorporate technique and style. Danceline LA provides the community with a professional and friendly environment in which to train in the art of dance. We offer a registered curriculum, performance opportunities, studio rentals, as well as, hosting birthday parties. Lauren Elliott and Shannon Gaffney are the owners of Danceline LA and have been blessed to fulfill their dream of owning a dance studio together. Since taking on a second studio, Danceline LA can now offer adult and youth classes! Now there is something for everyone!
Proud New Owners of
Your Neighborhood Studio
LA's Premier Westside Dance Studio
have such a wealth of experience in the dance world. They’ve worked with a couple of people you may have heard of including Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Tina Turner, Beyonce, Rihanna, Usher, R. Kelly, Chris Brown, Ginuwine, Jamie Foxx, Nicki Minaj and many, many more. You may have seen them on So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Best Dance Crew, The Academy Awards, The MTV Movie Awards, The BET Hip Hop Awards; they have appeared on television and film and toured Broadway shows such as The Wiz, Fame and Dream Girls…the list could go on and on. Our instructors are experienced, working professionals that want to share their passion of dance with you!
Danceline LA meets Your Neighborhood Studio:
In 2016, Danceline LA became the very proud new owners of Your Neighborhood Studio. Adding this second location, allows Danceline LA to be able to offer adult dance fitness, adult dance technique, and a full youth program at both of our amazing studios. Whether you're a beginner or a trained dancer, you're sure to find something at our studios.