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dance and ballet education in Haarlem


Danshuis Haarlem has been providing an intensive dance education for young dancers from 8 to 18 years old in preparation of a dance academy like Codarts Rotterdam, AHK Amsterdam, ARTEZ Arnhem, Fontys Tilburg and Royal Concervatory of The Hague or an MBO -dance.

" Dance is a beautiful medium ! "

To relax, make your creativity flow, express your feelings, improve your health, to make fun together by working on a performance. But dance is also discovering new opportunities in your own mind, continuing when it becomes difficult, enjoying what you are good at and learning to cope with your limitations. Dance is a language, a way to communicate. We as dance professionals experience this ourselves, but always see this again with our students.

Special program

Danshuis Haarlem offers a special program aimed at stimulating, supervising and training children for which the above elements apply in particular. Most children love to dance, maybe even every day. They also have a clear dance talent like physical possibilities, presentation / performance qualities, perseverance, musicality.
The program consists of an intensive class timetable of up to 6 hours per week, with emphasis on technique lessons, such as classical ballet and modern dance. The development of their own dance qualities is also achieved by improvisation and composition lessons. The students from 10 years of age do a test lesson during the season, after which a review is followed.

Dance vocational education

Danshuis Haarlem sees it as its task to develop talent in addition to offering recreational classes. Since 2006, we have been offering young people from the age of 12 a pre-training program that prepares them for doing an audition for a dance vocational training. In 2010 we started special classes for children aged 8 and older. We are looking for collaboration with dance schools, such as the National Ballet Academy and Codarts, in order to make the admission process smoother. The Semi-Pro class started in September 2012, intended for well-trained dancers who do not intend to make dance their profession, but who want to continue dancing at the highest level and develop their talent further.

Read more about auditions at preliminary course.


This program consists of 4 parts:
Class 1 and 2 for children aged 8-10 years
Classes 3 and 4 for children aged 10-12
classes 5 to 10 for young people aged 12-18
Semi-Pro-Class for young people and adults from 15 years

Entry and exit is possible per season, although the intention will be to follow a multi-year program.


Students from Danshuis Haarlem and the Preliminary Course are among other things admitted to the following dance academies:
> Codarts, Rotterdam
> Royal Conservatoire, The Hague
> Amsterdam Univerity of the Arts, AHK Amsterdam
> Fontys Dance Academy, Tilburg
> MBO-dans, Haarlem
> Paris Marais Dance School, Paris, France
>ArtEZ University of the Arts, Arnhem


Haya Maëla artistique leader, teacher classical ballet, modern Graham based technieque and modern jazz, choreographer more
Nicolas Rapaic classical ballet more
Sarai Maëla improvisation, compositon, choreography
Lotte Dekkers modern ( floorwork), modern jazz more
Lene van Alten modern and choreografie more
Harold Drost Physiotherapist Physiotherapy Trias

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