Het Danskwartier Den Haag opens in September 2017. Janine van den Heuvel Damen will then take over the dance school from Joke van der Kraan. The dance school is located in the Statenkwartier in The Hague.
A good atmosphere, personal contact, lots of dance pleasure and working on a good dance technique are important to us in our lessons. Only graduate professional dance teachers work in the dance school. In this way we teach in a responsible way and we can bring students further in their dance.
In addition to the lessons, Het Danskwartier Den Haag also offers the opportunity to gain stage experience. For example, a performance is organized at least once every two years in a real theater.
Dancing is great! Our mission is to make everyone feel that! Once infected with the 'dance virus' you will always love it. To make everyone enjoy dance a lot is what we love doing the most.
We offer dance lessons from young to old and in different dance styles. View the range in the schedule.
"Dance with your heart and your feet will follow!"
Janine van den Heuvel Damen
Janine has been the proud owner of Het Danskwartier Den Haag since September 2017.
Janine graduated as first degree dance teacher at the Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg. She still follows a lot of further training at home and abroad. (London, New York) After graduating, she joined several ballet schools in The Hague and surroundings and gave workshops at the Dutch Dance Theater in Dan. She worked for Segbroek Dance and the Utrecht Dance Academy. For the Nationale Toneel, she regularly makes choreographies. She also creates and teaches educational workshops / classes about performances for Holland Dance. She has developed the series of lessons 'GeRAAKT' in collaboration with ADO Den Haag to get children to exercise more.
During her studies Janine danced in Verdi's opera 'La Traviata' in Zurich. She was a choreographer and dance coordinator for 'Snorro' the masked hero of the RO theater. She danced in live, life, living at the CaDance festival and in Global water Dances the Netherlands. She followed her previous education at the MusicAllFactory. Janine was seen as 'Little Red Riding Hood' in the Efteling and she played in a number of Sinterklaas musicals. She was also a choreographer at the Rijswijks youth theater.
Janine is a passionate teacher who enthusiastically transfers her passion to her students. "In my lessons I continue to teach my pupils in their dance technique in a dancing manner, and empathy, energy and flow play an important role in my lessons." Dancing is wonderful, that's what I want my students to feel. "
Tanja followed her dance teacher training at the Rotterdam Conservatory and graduated in Classical and Modern ballet in 1980.
Since then she has always been associated with Balletschool Joke van der Kraan and has taught at many different ballet schools and to their own children's groups.
Teaching children, especially in the longer term, she does with pleasure. This is because they can clearly see the physical development, but also the ever-increasing expression in dance.
With one child, more within the technology when the possibilities are there and with the other child more with the expression.
Every child develops within their own possibilities if this is enjoyed with pleasure.
Teaching adults is also very rewarding to see that there is a lot of room for expression of feeling, connection with the body through breathing and the combination of movement and music within the technique that is taught.
She follows weekly training and several refresher courses per year to get inspired for her lessons.
Christian van Dijk
Christian van Dijk teaches the breakdance at Het Danskwartier Den Haag. He is also one of the dancers / dance teachers of Xclusiv Company.
As a dancer from various Rotterdam groups such as Got Skills, GKS and Optima Forma, he has won several titles, including triple Dutch Champion Breakdance.
Strength & speed are the hallmarks of his B-boy style.
He also travels internationally with Xclusiv Company to provide various shows.
Lisa van der Hoeven
My name is Lisa van der Hoeven and from September 2019 I will work at Danskwartier The Hague.
In 2014 I graduated from the Bachelor of Dance in Education at Codarts Rotterdam. Since then I have been working as a freelance dance teacher at various dance schools and primary / secondary education schools around The Hague, Delft and Rotterdam. I teach classical ballet, modern dance and street dance to all ages. Other styles in which I teach are burlesque and zouk (Brazilian partner dance). I myself am still actively training in pilates, ballet, modern dance, zouk, other latin dances and ballroom dancing. In addition to my love for all those different dance styles, I am also involved in yoga and pilates. In 2016 I completed a yoga course in Mumbai in India and in 2018 an ashtanga yoga course in the Netherlands. In my dance lessons it is all about the development of body awareness and control, technology, increasing movement possibilities, the development of style sensitivity and movement dynamics. I hope to see you in one of the classes!
Linda is an italian dancer, teacher and choreographer based in Amsterdam. Linda has studied in Urban Academy in Milan (hiphop, contemporary and theatre) and then moved to Amsterdam to take a part in a project with a dance company and decided to stay. During 4 years in Amsterdam she worked with different choreographers and artists and had a possibility to get different inputs from all of them getting new skills and qualities. Since 2016 Linda is engaged with dance projects in Miami where she had an opportunity to learn American way of dancing familar dance styles.
Linda teaches the HIPHOP and Modern jazz class at Het Danskwartier Den Haag on saturday from september 2019.