Laurie started dancing Modern Jive in 1998 in Sydney and the Central Coast. After a while, he ventured up to Newcastle and has been a part of Club Jive since its opening in 2001. Over this time, Laurie has enjoyed being part of team routines and has excelled in national competitions at an Advanced level. Laurie progressed to Consolidation and Mainstream teacher in 2004, Venue Manager in 2008 and then Owner/Director and Principle Teacher of Club Jive with Rachel from 2011 until 2020. In his not so spare time, Laurie is a Remedial and Sports Massage Therapist and is the Owner/Director of Muscle Tone.