The Danish Quarter The Hague opens in September 2017. Janine van den Heuvel Damen then takes over the dance school of Joke van der Kraan. The dance school is located in the Statenkwartier in The Hague.
A good atmosphere, a lot of dance pleasure and working on a good dance technique are important in our lessons. In the dance school, only graduate professional dance teachers work. This will be taught in a responsible manner.
In addition to the lessons Het Danskwartier The Hague also offers the opportunity to gain stage experience. For example, a performance is organized in a real theater at least once every two years.
Dancing is great! Our mission is to make everyone feel that! Once infected with the 'dance virus' you will always love it.
We offer dance lessons from young to old and in different dance styles. See the offer 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 The Hague since September 2017. Janine graduated as a first-degree dance teacher at the Fontys Dance Academy in Tilburg. She still follows a lot of further education at home and abroad. (London, New York) After graduating, she joined various ballet schools in The Hague and surrounding area and gave workshops at 'Nederlands Dans Theater Move in. She worked for Segbroek Dance and the Utrecht Dance Academy. For 'Het Nationale Toneel' she regularly makes choreographies. She also makes and teaches educational workshops / classes about performances for Holland Dance.
During her study, Janine danced in Verdi's opera 'La Traviata' in Zurich, she was the 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. Her education followed her at the MusicAllFactory. Even though dance is really her thing, she sometimes makes trips to musical. For example, Janine was seen as 'Roodkapje' in the Efteling and played in a number of 'sinterklaas' musicals. She is also a choreographer at the Rijswijk Jeugd Theater.
Janine is a motivated teacher who brings her passion to her students with great enthusiasm. "In my lessons, I bring my students further into their dance technique in a danceable way. Involvement, energy and flow play an important role in my lessons. Dancing is delicious, I want to make my students feel that.
Tanja followed her dance teachers at the Rotterdam Conservatory and obtained her diploma for Classical and Modern Ballet in 1980.
Since then she has always been connected to Ballet school Joke van der Kraan and has taught to many different ballet schools and in her own children's groups.
She is happy to teach children, especially in the longer term. This is because of their obvious physical development, but also the ever-increasing expression in the dance.
With one child more within the technique as the possibilities are there and with the other child more in expression.
Each child develops within its own possibilities if it is experienced with pleasure.
Teaching adults also gives her a lot of satisfaction to see that within the technique that is learned, there is plenty of room for expression of feeling, connectivity with the body through breathing and bringing together movement and music.
She follows weekly training and various courses to inspire her lessons.