Haven Norris has been dancing for 16 years and has trained at ZZ DANCE since opening day!
She is a former ZZ Team member, ZZ Ambassador, class assistant, National Honor Society for Dance Arts inductee and honors graduate.
Haven teaches dance classes for ZZ DANCE at JCC Camps at Medford. She will attend Stockton University in the fall, and major in Exercise Science. She was accepted into the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program, (DPT).
What style of dance is your favorite to perform?
Contemporary has always been my favorite style of dance! I am all about kinesthetics and letting my emotions control my movements in dance. It is just so easy to fall in love with the smooth movements and rhythm used in this style of dance. That instant rush of emotions you get and the connection it builds with other dancers, or even just within yourself, are things I will always cherish.
What is your best dance memory?
My best dance memory will always be performing my very first duet on stage with my mom, who is also known as fellow ZZ Mentor – Miss Trina. My mom has always been my biggest inspiration, in both my dancing and everyday life. She has always pushed me to believe in myself at dance and being able to showcase our special connection on stage is a memory I will never forget.