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About Us

The Executive Artistic Director, Joan Christensen, established the Joan Lynn Dance Company in 1986 which has been providing quality dance education in Hamden and the Greater New Haven area, and we are excited for our 35th Anniversary Season! 


Our professional faculty, staff, and curriculum offers a diverse range of subjects and styles for the recreational dancer as well as the dancer who wishes to attain a pre-professional level of training, in all disciplines.

The studio offers classes in the following:

  • Ballet

  • Pointe

  • Modern

  • Lyrical

  • Tap

  • Jazz

  • Hip Hop

  • Joan Lynn Dance Company / Competition Groups

  • Pre-Professional Training

  • Broadway Workshops

  • Gymnastics

From the Desk of the Executive Artistic Director...


Joan Christensen

"The goal of the Joan Lynn Dance Company for the young dancer is to introduce them to the technique and music of dance through developed programs that are created to allow them to have fun while learning.


The intermediate dancer is taught using a structured ballet curriculum that creates a strong foundation for all of the other styles of dance.


Finally, to create an advanced dancer, challenges are offered in all subjects to expand their knowledge and push them to their peak performance, such as Guest Teachers, Master Classes, Choreography, and Musical Theater."



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