Laura Lynne Matthews
Covington Dance Company is owned by Laura Lynne Covington Matthews and is celebrating its 17th year of teaching dance. CDC was one of 50 studios across America chosen in 2010 by Bowl Games of America to perform in the halftime of the 2011-2012 BCS National Championship Game. CDC was also chosen by Dance the Magic, Inc. to perform in the 2012 Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade and Holiday Spectacular. In addition to studio classes, CDC offers virtual classes, non-performance & technique classes, dance team camps and has its own merchandise line.
Laura Lynne is a former member of Rowanna Currier’s Louisiana Heat Dance Company. She went on to study in acclaimed programs in New York, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Paris, and Rome. Laura Lynne was chosen as an American All-Star dancer four years in high school and was also chosen to dance in Super Bowls XXXIII and XXXIV. She was captain of the Oak Forest Academy J.V. and Varsity Jackettes and continued her dance career in college as a LSU Golden Girl. While at LSU, she performed in two Sugar Bowls, the Cotton Bowl, Saints halftime shows and also the 2004 BCS National Championship Game.
In addition to directing the studio, Laura Lynne is the coach of the Oak Forest Varsity Jackette dance team. She previously coached the OFA JV dance team for 9 years. Under her direction, the Jackettes have brought home 11 State Championships, including 6 in the jazz division, 4 in the pom division and one in the kick division under her direction. She is a member of the Louisiana Alliance for Dance, National Association of Professional Women, and the Amite Chamber of Commerce.
Laura Lynne’s mission is to provide professional dance instruction and instill an appreciation for the art of dance while encouraging students of all ages to excel to their fullest potential while having fun. She resides in Amite with her husband, Brad. They have two sons, Cade (12) and Cooper (6).