About Maine Dance Arts
Formerly Maine Dance and Fitness, name change to best reflect who we are.
We offer incredible dance opportunities for everyone.
Our kids and adult dance programs are curriculum-based and develop technique. Classes run on a monthly basis and there are ensemble and performance opportunities throughout the year. We continue to adapt the program to fit the needs of our clients. Please explore our site and contact us when you are ready to dance! Whether you are a recreational dancer or are looking for a competitive track, check us out!
As a YPAD-Certified studio, we go the extra mile to bring the best to our students. Instructors are background checked and trained in areas of injury prevention, age appropriateness, and more.
Betsy Haskell- Founder/Director
Grew up dancing at Vicki's School of Dance in Hallowell. With a B.S. in Communications from Endicott College, Haskell competed in dance throughout her undergraduate studies. You can see her commercial credits in such films as The Living Wake, as well as her image in Casper the Friendly Ghost and The Town.
"Never stop learning." Haskell has explored professional development with such industry leaders such as Mia Michaels, Anthony Morigerato, Ray Leeper and Geo Hubela. Has trained with the likes of choreographers Jonathan Lee, Savion Glover, Sheryl Murakami and Blake McGrath. Additionally trained in musical theater under the likes of Tommy Coye and Vic DiMonda.
When she's not dancing, she's chasing her three children with her partner in time, Scott. Stay tuned for debuting projects with the area's up and coming theatrical choir/ensemble.
Visiting Faculty and recommended educators