This year our lovely Florèn will be teaching the intermediate (group 2), semi-advanced (group 3) and advanced group (group 4).
We have two new teachers Kim and Selena who will be teaching the beginner group (group 1). We are very excited to have them and are looking forward to what this year will bring!
My name is Florèn and I am the dance teacher of groups 2, 3 and 4 at S.D.V. Chassé. I am 22 years old and I live in Hengelo. I study at Saxion in order to become a school teacher.
When I was 8, I discovered dancing through "Just Dance", after which, I participated in various dance competitions and shows. When I was 11, I officially started dancing with a jazz group in Hengelo. After a while, I also picked up on modern dance and hip hop. When I was 16, I auditioned for the Hengelose revue, a theater show, where I still very much enjoy dancing in the show. Here we mainly do a lot of show dancing, which I absolutely love. But, I also really like urban and commercial dance.
At the age of 14, I assisted dance lessons, after which I started an urban group in Hengelo at the age of 16. This group eventually grew into 3 groups. When I was 17, I took over a jazz class, which now consists of 2 groups.
I also give workshops at primary schools and sports clubs and I coach starting dance teachers and assistants.
This year I can teach at Chassé again and I am really looking forward to the end result and seeing the members shine at the end of the year show.
Hey! I am Kim, 24 years old and currently teaching the beginners group together with Selena. I am currently working as e-learning developer at the radiopharmacies of GE HealthCare. I grew up in a small town in Friesland, where I started dance at the age of seven. What started with street dance, very quickly changed to jazz and modern. In 2017, I moved to Enschede to start studying, and ended up joining S.D.V. Chassé as a member to continue dancing. I fell in love with the association and was a member for six years, including a board year and six years in the promotion committee.
In 2023, I started teaching the beginners group with Selena! It is very fun to stand in front of the group and help everyone improve in their dancing. At the moment I am still dancing myself, and exploring the dance style contemporary, which is slowly becoming my favorite dance style. Though, I cannot let go of broadway jazz. Next to dancing I have a lot of different hobbys including drawing, photography, programming, and reading. And you can always ask me for a cup of tea!
I'm Selena Peters, a 23-year-old dance enthusiast, and this year, I'm thrilled to be co-teaching Group 1 alongside Kim. I grew up in a small village between Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands, and in 2019, I started studying Technical Medicine in Enschede. I began dancing when I was 8 years old with "gardedansen," a traditional dance performed during the Dutch Carnival, which I continued for 10 years. At the age of 16, I also started modern/jazz dance in a small studio in my hometown. I was inspired to explore this dance style after watching Dance Moms.
In my first year in Enschede, I wasn't sure which dance style I wanted to pursue. However, after seeing the Apollo dance show, I knew for sure that S.D.V. Chassé would be a perfect fit for me. Unfortunately, Covid came, so in my second year at the university, I finally started at Chassé.
A fun fact about me is that I am a "turner"; I do pirouettes all the time and everywhere, so much so that my father used to go completely crazy when I still lived at home. I use dance to express my feelings; when I am happy, I dance, and when I am stressed, I dance. I think I will never stop dancing.
I'm looking forward to a fantastic year of dance and good vibes!