Meet Our Teaching Staff

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Lynn Hadden-Quinn   

Teacher/Director Lynn Hadden-Quinn is the director of LHQ DANCEFORCE, and has been dancing, teaching and directing for over 20 years. She has been trained in all styles of dance.  Her talents have given her the honor of being a featured performer and choreographer on numerous stages across the globe.   She was recently featured in the "Teacher Spotlight in Dance Studio Life Magazine," in the September 2010 issue.  Lynn was also certified with the DEA Teacher Training Program. This a dynamic multi-dimensional program of study, enhancing the knowledge and teaching techniques of all dance professionals.  She continues her dance education training at the D'Valda & Sirico Dance Teacher Web Conference as a VIP member, as well as gaining more knowledge for her business, students & staff.  Lynn is also a certified lifestyle coach and has a passion for wellness & giving back the gift of dance and wellness in her programs at LHQ Danceforce.

Beth Gage

Beth Gage began her dance career at the Adams School of Dance in Rutland,Vermont under the primary instruction of Sherry Adams. While training at the Adams School of Dance, Beth had the opportunity to join the Vermont Chamber Ballet where she worked her way up from a company member to a principal dancer. She then continued her studies under the instruction of Maris Wolff at Johnson State College. While there, she was the president of the JSC Dance Ensemble and danced with the Vermont Dance Collective. She moved to Western Massachusetts after college and began her professional dance teaching career.

Brenda Hadden

Brenda has extensive dance training in all subjects of dance.  Her performances include: Disney’s Magic Music Days, Tribute to Broadway and Beyond, Sesame Street in Concert, Lenny Gomulka’s Christmas Show, The Rocky Horror Show, Rip the Mic, Burn the Floor, Choreography & performance in the show “Fabulous,” a fundraiser for the Breast Cancer Foundation and many other fundraising appearances. In September 2007, she choreographed and performed at The Big E fair, with Latin performer "Danna". Brenda also choreographed and performed for the Massachusetts Twisters Dance team, "Dance Destruction".  In May 2001, she graduated from Holyoke Community College, with an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. When not performing and teaching, Brenda is busy working with her home business in Health and Nutrition, check out her website at http://www.marketamerica.com/brendahadden.  In the summer months, Brenda has been a volunteer for ten years, at Camp Sunshine in Maine, working with terminally ill children and their families.

David Bovat

David has been teaching dance for more than 25 years. He has taught at many dance studios and colleges. Mr. David's choreography is in demand all throughout New England. He has choreographed for plays, competitions, pageants, and college dance performances, just to name a few. Mr. David specializes in teaching students of all ages and abilities in tap, jazz, lyrical, and acrobatics

Karen Remillard

Karen Remillard has been teaching dance locally for the past twenty years.  She has experience teaching all levels of dance ranging from pre-school to adult. A former competition dancer, she had studied dance at local studios throughout the Springfield area as well as New York City.  She has choreographed for local community theatre groups and has prepared students for talent show projects and pageants.  Karen resides in Feeding Hills with her husband and two children and is also the Vice President of the Rejean Remillard Insurance Agency. 

Karen Lafleur

Karen has been dancing for most of her life.  She has been a performer & competitor for many years at LHQ and has gone off and danced in many professtional dance and talent shows.  She also does modeling on and off in her spare time.  Karen is our office manager and teacher at LHQ Danceforce.  Karen brings a lot of dance background and dance industry backround she worked for a well known dance costume company for many years and we are glad to have her well rounded talent with us at LHQ Danceforce. 

Robert Blakley

Dancing since the age of 10 under the direction of Tracey Thomas who studied with people like Frank Hatchett, Debbie Allen, Maurice and Gregory Hines, Jasmine Guy, Judith Jameson and so many others.  Robert is versatile in many different styels and genres of dance including Jazz,Tap,Ballet,Lyrical and he specializes in Hip Hop.  Currently signed to MSA (Mcdonald Selznick Associates) Talent Agency out of New York and LA.  Robert is currently performing in the commercial aspect of dance music videos, stage performances commercials and much more... We are happy to have Robert on staff and we look forward to all he can offer for LHQ Danceforce.   

Steven Midura

Steven, originally from West Springfield, MA received his Associates Degree from Dean College in 1996 and then transferred to the University of Tampa, FL where he received his Bachelors Degree in Performing Arts in 1998. Steven has worked as a Singer/Dancer in many venues throughout the United States including Busch Gardens Tampa and Six Flags New England. His professional career started on the high seas in 1998 with Royal Caribbean. One year later, he made the move to Crystal Cruises. Throughout his 7 years with Crystal, Steven held many positions outside of performing (including Deputy Cruise Director and Dance Captain). He produced many Holiday shows and Crew shows for the guests, staff and crew onboard. While working with Crystal Cruises on land in Pasadena, CA he served as a Dance Assistant to the Artistic Directors helping create new choreography and teaching their shows to the existing casts and new trainees. Steven lived in Las Vegas, NV from 2005-2010 where he worked in various casinos on the strip. He has also spent time living in NYC where he was soaking in the business and networking with many of today’s hottest Broadway stars. After spending over nearly a decade as a performer Steven decided to establish a production company called “Shows4You Productions”. As the owner and director - he produces, conceives, and choreographs anything from children’s events to theatrical stage productions. Steven returned to Western New England this past March after spending 6 months as a Male Vocalist with Celebrity Cruises. Upon his return he has been instrumental in teaching dancers at several of the dance studios in the area. He also was a judge for the Step Up to Dance competitions, focusing on the enjoyment of performance and dance. He is very excited to be here at the studio this year and hopes that he can bring a bit of the “wow” factor to your child’s dance career by pulling from his past experiences and positive energy!!!

 

Meghan Martin

Meghan Martin started gymnastics at a very early age. Beginning her career as a competitive gymnast at local clubs, she then went on to compete for the South Hadley High School Tigers and at the collegiate level for the SUNY Brockport Golden Eagles. While at South Hadley High School, Meghan was a Daily Hampshire Gazette 5-Star, an All Western Mass selection, and top six in the All Around each year. In her collegiate career, Meghan helped the Golden Eagles win an ECAC Championship for the first time in school history, and also helped the Golden Eagles place second at the NCGA Nationals. Meghan graduated from SUNY Brockport with her Bachelors Degree in Health Science, and went on to get her Masters of Business Administration. Meghan works as the Junior Underwriter for Consolidated Health Plans in Springfield, MA.

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