Carly Verkerk-Wassenaar

Carly Verkerk-Wassenaar, owner of and teacher at DamovesDamoves Toddler and Pre-schooler Dance was developed by Carly Verkerk-Wassenaar.

Carly followed her training at the Royal Conservatory in Den Haag and earned her diplomas at the Theatre School, education in Jazz and comedy musical dance in Amsterdam. After completing her training, she danced in Paris for three years with Rick Odums International Jazz Dance Company.

She worked with toddlers at a crèche in Amsterdam and inspired by this work in combination with her passion for dance, she started DansPeuterDans 10 years ago. A little later DansKleuterDans was born fort he pre-schoolers.

“Young children love to be in the spotlights, for some children this is a little less natural. But when especially this shy child succeeds to overcome his hesitation by getting to know his body in just a few weeks, then something happends where I as a teacher can’t get enough of… The child is being rewarded by the group with a huge applause, you can see such a child literally grow. The teachers work, together with the child on it’s self-confidence, the child will enter into ‘the big world’ with definite backing!”

Currently all the activities have been brought together under Damoves Peuter- en Kleuterdans, as Amsterdam Moves!