ACCOLADES MOVEMENT PROJECT
Train: Dance: Succeed: Celebrate
Train: we believe proper training of the mind and body creates a strong foundation
Dance: we believe a strong foundation enables us to participate, perform and compete at the highest level
Succeed: we believe success is defined by each dancer’s goals, achieved by training & expressed through dance
Celebrate: we believe every success should be celebrated
We train side-by-side, we dance together, we celebrate as one
CLASSES WE OFFER FOR AGES 3-7
2021-2022 School Year Schedule
ITTY BITTY DANCERS AGES 2-5
The focus of our Itty Bitty classes is to foster a love for dance and learning while having fun. This usually is the first experience in a dance class with a teacher and other students; therefore, etiquette such as listening, following instructions and being respectful to others is emphasized. Pre-ballet and tap fundamentals are taught to increase creativity, flexibility, concentration and focus, providing a strong foundation for continued dance education. Dancers will learn 2 routines to be performed at Spring Recital.
Itty Bitty 2's & 3's Thursdays 2:15pm-3:00pm
*Must be 2 yrs old before 3/1/21
Itty Bitty 3's & 4's Tuesdays 3:15pm-4:00pm
Itty Bitty 4's & 5's Tuesdays 4:00pm-4:45pm Ballet/Jazz
Thursdays 4:00pm-4:45pm Ballet/Tap
Ballet/Tap Dress Code is Pink Leotard ( any style, may have attached skirt), Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes&Black Patent Tap Shoes
BITTY DANCERS AGES 5-7
This 60-minute combo class is designed for 5-7 year olds as a pre-curser to the Ballet and Jazz programs. Overall emphasis is on building a foundation technique while having fun and working on coordination, balance, rhythm, musical counting, self-confidence, muscle isolation and development, taking turns and following directions. Students will be exposed to multiple movements and musical styles. Students in this class will be introduced to elements in the Ballet, Tap and Jazz programs. Dancers will learn 2 routines to be performed at Spring Recital
5-6 Year Olds
Tuesdays 4:45pm-5:45pm Ballet/Tap
6-7 Year Olds
Thursdays 4:45pm-6:00pm Ballet/Jazz/Flexibility
Ballet/Jazz/Tap Dress Code is Black Leotard (any style, may have attached skirt), Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Hair in a Bun, Black Patent Tap Shoes for Tap
CLASSES FOR 8 YEAR OLDS THRU ADVANCED
2021-2022 School Year Schedule
8-12 YEAR OLD DANCERS
*must have 2 years ballet experience
Pop Drop & Roll 4:00pm-5:00pm
Hip Hop 6:00pm-7:00pm
Ballet Dress Code is Black Leotard, Pink Tights,
Pink Ballet Shoes and Hair in a Bun
10-14 YEAR OLD DANCERS
Flexibility Strength & Conditioning 5:00pm-6:00pm
Hip Hop 8:00pm-9:00pm
12-18 YEAR OLD DANCERS
*must have 3+ years of ballet experience
Flexibility, Strength & Conditioning 5:00pm-6:00pm
*must have 3+ years of ballet experience
Advanced Hip Hop* 7:00pm-8:00pm
*must have 4+ years of hip hop experience
Teen Hip Hop 8:00pm-9:00pm
ELITE COMPANY CLASSES
Ballet & Jazz
Tap Foundations, Contemporary & Elite Elements
Ballet, Leaps/Turns & Lyrical
Elite Hip Hop 7:00pm-8:00pm
Tech Tricks&Transitions 8:00pm-9:00pm
Open Company Ballet
Join Our Dance Community
BALLET AND POINTE
Ballet is the most important dance fundamental and provides the necessary technical foundation, quality of movement and artistry, which supports most genres of dance.
Pointe is a specialized ballet training that requires the proper development of muscles in order to prevent injuries and ensure success. Enrollment in this class is at the discretion of the teacher and students must meet a minimum ballet class requirement.
JAZZ LYRICAL AND CONTEMPORARY
Jazz dance is an American dance form which evolves and changes with the latest popular styles. Students work on placement and technique while also learning popular dances and current dance styles. This class consists of floor stretches, flexibility and balancing skills, leaps, turns and dance combinations. Jazz students are also encouraged to study ballet.
Lyrical incorporates the technical elements of ballet with jazz and modern movements. Students will learn how to express a wide range of emotions through their dance based on musical interpretation.
Contemporary is an extremely artistic style of dance. It is a fusion of ballet, jazz, and modern dance, and usually contains an emotional journey, or story. There is a lot of creative freedom when it comes to contemporary dance.
HIP HOP AND POP, DROP & ROLL
Hip Hop is a street style of dance that focuses on self-expression and movement that involves the whole body. Hip Hop focuses on techniques of gliding, popping, locking, breaking and whacking. Hip-Hop is perfect for the beginning or advanced student who has the desire to participate in a less structured dance form which does not require knowledge or training in classical technique.
Pop, Drop and Roll is a Bubble Gum Style Hip Hop that is fun and upbeat to popular pop music combined with Acro, (short for acrobatics). Students learn acrobatic movements to be incorporated with dance such as backbends, handstands, cartwheels, front and back walkovers, aerials & contortion.
LEAPS & TURNS AND ACRO/TUMBLING
Leaps and Turns class will dissect these two technical movements: teaching basic building blocks to master a variety of turns and leaps which are used in jazz and in choreography. Great emphasis will be placed on the body’s center, from which all movements begin and end, making it possible to maintain balance and control while executing turns, high extensions and powerful leaps. Spotting techniques will be studied to properly execute a variety of turns to reduce the dizzying effect of repeated rotation.
Acro/Tumbling includes flexibility, balance, strength, muscle control, discipline & concentration. This class will focus on fundamental acrobatic technique. Students will learn such things as handstands, chin stands, elbow stands, cartwheels, back bends, walkovers, balance, & contortion tricks.
FLEXIBILITY, STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
Flexibility, Strength and Conditioning will improve flexibility, body alignment, and strength. This class trains in cardio, builds strength by isolating specific muscle groups, and uses stretching to become a well-rounded athlete. Take this class to improve cardiovascular stamina, strength and flexibility. This class is recommended not only to cross train dancers, but athletes of any sport.
Team Auditions Friday June 11, 2021
AMP Competition Team Program gives dancers the opportunity to express themselves through their art with
exemplary technique and innovative choreography.
Our program is intensive, creative and disciplined. We attend dance competitions and conventions where our students continually excel. We take pride in encouraging a supportive and motivating atmosphere amongst our students. The studio is a home away from home for our dancers and a place where lifelong friendships are made.
Being apart of the AMP Team is like being a part of a big family. Competition Team is a wonderful opportunity to develop a skill, build self esteem and learn to work well with others. It is our goal that each and every member of our team reach their fullest potential.
Competition team has 3 different paths based on commitment level.
Email Info@AMPdancebellevue.com for an audition information packet.
Beginning Competition for
Intermediate to Advanced Competition for Ages 11-18
Experienced High Level Competition for Ages 11-18
September 7 First Day of Classes
October 31 Closed
November 25-28 Closed
December 20 - Jan 3 Closed
February 21-25 Closed
April 11-15 Closed
May 30 Closed
June 17 Last Day of Class
We are excited to bring a new, fresh take on dance education to the Eastside for ages 2 - 18. Located in central Bellevue, the owner of AMP brings more than 10 years of dance studio management to the table. Our instructors are a mix of seasoned professionals with many years of teaching experience and knowledge along with young, energetic talent on the cutting edge of dance trends.
CREATORS OF AMP
We Support and Encourage Each and Every Dancer!
Owner and Head of Operations
Myken brings 12 plus years of studio management and events experience. She is on the coaching staff for UW Spirit Pup Squad Program. She enjoys working with girls of all ages. Myken has two beautiful daughters who grew up dancing. When she is not at AMP you can find her with her dogs, Winston and BonBon!
Youth Programming and
Marci has been teaching for over 30 years. She has taught all age groups and disciplines but she has a true gift for working with two to six year olds. Nobody has more patience than Miss Marci! She has created an outstanding youth program combining fun while teaching dance knowledge. Marci is very versed in the complex competition scene; organized, timely and knowledgeable. She is enjoying living on Snoqualmie Pass with her husband and 2 weiners, Annabelle and Betty.
Artistic and Company Specialist
Jessi started dancing when she was just 2 years old and has been involved in the competition world for 22years now. She is trained in various styles of dance such as lyrical, jazz, contemporary, ballet, acro, tap, modern and hip hop, and has been teaching now for 10 years. Since graduating college at Utah Valley University in 2011, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Modern Dance, Jessi has had the opportunity to create several competitive group, solo, duo and trio routines, in which she has been recognized for her choreography, and creative process. Her creative works has received many high score, title, and overall awards at several competitive dance competitions.
Julius "JuJu" Flores has been dancing since 2006 training on full scholarship with Honolulu Dance Performing Company. He joined the California Pacific College of P.A. He's traveled throughout the US teaching teaching dance&performance techniques. He was in Silver Lake Contemporary Ballet Company in LA. JuJu has choreographed many top soloists and awarded Judges Choice and Choreographer of the Year. His goal is to make a difference in people's lives by helping them express their emotions through dance.
KARI LEE FLORENTINE
Kari-Lee, the founder and director of the elite Seattle Hip Hop Dance Company “In-Effect", Kari-Lee has choreographed for artists as well as produced and directed numerous shows such as Seattle’s own hip hop production “Shameless”. Choreographer/director of award winning competition companies. Some highlights include: the Seattle production of the “The Wiz”, KUBE Summer Jam, Bumbershoot , Choreographer/director for Seattle’s WNBA Seattle Storm, half time for the Seattle Super Sonics, San Francisco Hip Hop Festival, L.A. Underground Hip Hop. She has privately trained many dancers who have moved on to dance behind artist’s such as Tyrese, P Diddy, Collin, Macklemore. She is passionate and continues to dance and teach workshops.
Mija Bishop started studying ballet in Japan at the age of six. She has 10 years of teaching experience throughout the Pacific Northwest, as well as in Tokyo and Kanagawa, Japan (Ballesonance Tokyo Ballet Studio and Kyogo Ballet). Mija has directed and staged various ballet performances including The Nutcracker, Paquita, Cinderella, Midsummernight’s Dream, and Snow Queen. She has also managed a dance traveling company called the Inside Out Dance Company, choreographing/coaching the students and taking their dance pieces to be performed at local theaters, community centers, and nursing homes. Even though her schedule doesn't allow her to perform in full-length ballet productions anymore, Mija still enjoys collaborating with local musicians and artists, dancing and being featured in their shows and music videos.
Megan grew up in San Diego, California, where she began dancing at the age of two. She competed in California, Las Vegas, and Florida with her studio and high school dance team. For three years, she taught high school dance and leadership camps with the United Spirit Association in California, Arizona, and Utah. Megan recently graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical engineering. There, she was a three-year captain and four-year member of the UW Dance Team. With the team, she danced in the Rose Bowl, the NCAA college football playoff, Disneyland, the Victoria Day parade in Canada, and NCAA March Madness. She competed at UDA Nationals in Orlando, making it to D1A finals for the first time in school history. She is excited to share her passion for dance with AMP!
Creative Programming & Costume Specialist
Julie is a former engineering manager and full-time mom who is now an empty nester. She is crazy about crafts of all kinds and has been sewing since she could reach the controls on her mother’s machine to sew for her dolls. She has sewn everything from quilts to costumes and loves to solve any kind of sewing or crafty puzzle. Her favorite sentence starts with “I wonder if we could…”. She has many years of experience managing people, developing programs and teaching classes and looks forward to contributing both creatively and functionally to AMP.
Competition and Convention Results 2018-19 and 2019-2020
RADIX DANCE CONVENTION
Tacoma, WA 10/27-28/18
Mini Core Performer - Riley
Junior Core Performer-Sydney
Teen Core Performers
Ella, Jillian and Kaili
24 SEVEN DANCE CONVENTION
San Diego, CA 11/9-11/11/18
NonStop Dancer Scholarship
High 5 Hip Hop Scholarship
NEW YORK CITY DANCE ALLIANCE
Portland, OR 1/18-20/19
Outstanding Dancer Finalists
Ella, Jillian, Kaili, Shay
Outstanding Dancer Runner Ups
Triple Threat Award - Kaili
Ballet Standout - Sydney
Overall Placement Awards
1st Overall - Get it Squad
2nd Overall - Never Sleeps
4th Overall -Beautiful Thing
7th Overall - Fierce
11th Overall - Leave the Light On
Critic's Choice Winner - Get It Squad
NUVO DANCE CONVENTION
Bellevue, WA 2/1-3/19
Mini Breakout Artist Winner
Teen Breakout Artist RunnerUps
Ella and Jillian
Portland, OR 3/8-10/19
Titanium - Never Sleeps
1st place Platinum - Beautiful Thing
2nd Place Platinum - Fierce
3rd Place Platinum - Like That
Platinum - Spell, The Fire
1st Place Platinum - I Got You
2nd Place Platinum- Leave the Light On
Icon Title Winner - Riley
Best Music Interpretation-Never Sleeps
Icon Runner Ups -Sydney,Ella,Kaili,Parker,Jillian, Shay
Teen Company Finalist-Ella,Kaili,Jillian,Parker,Shay
Hollywood Dance Shoot-Ella & Shay
HC Squad Dancer-Jillian
Renton, WA 5/3-5/19
Copy Cat Jillian High Gold
Like That Kaili Platinum
Spell Ella High Gold 2ndPlace Jazz
The Fire Shay High Gold
Sounds Parker High Gold
Tied Duo High Gold
Fierce Riley Platinum 3rdPlace Jazz
Beautiful Thing Sydney Platinum
Never Sleeps Duo High Gold 2ndPlace Contemporary 5thOverall Duos
I Got You High Gold
Leave the Light On High Gold
Get It Squad High Gold 2ndPlace Hip Hop 10thOverall Small Groups
Rule the World Platinum 2ndPlace Contemp 8thOverall Small Groups
Maximum Velocity Artist Scholarship Winners
Teen Room Runner Ups
Kaili Top 7 Teen Room
Junior Room Runner Ups
Sydney Top 7 Junior Room
Riley 1stRunner Up Maximum Velocity Artist
RADIX DANCE CONVENTION
Tacoma, WA November 22-24, 2019
Mini Core Performer Winner - Riley
Junior Core Performer R/U - Sydney
Teen Core Performer R/U - Ella, Kaili, Shay, Katherine
Best of Radix - Stay With Me
1st Overall Teen Group-For Sally
3rd Overall Teen Group- FOGO
2nd Overall Teen Line - Stay With Me
High Score Teen Lyrical - For Sally
High Score Teen Jazz - Unspeakable Joy
3rd Overall Teen Duo-Shay/Jillian
2nd Overall Junior Duo- Sydney/Riley
7th Overall Junior Solo- Sydney
6th Overall Mini Solo- Riley
THE NEXXT MOVE
Bellevue, WA November 17, 2019
Innovator Scholarship Winners -Sydney and Mari
Visionary Scholarship Winners- Riley and Ella
Contemporary Intensive Winners - Kaili and Cat
Mind Lab Invitees- Irene, Sydney, Thomas, Cat, Kaili, Parker, Jillian, Shay
ART OF MOVEMENT
Seattle, WA January 17-19, 2020
Junior Room Overall Winner -Riley
Junior Room 1st R/U -Sydney
Teen Room 1st R/U -Kaili and Ella
Teen Room 2nd R/U -Shay
Teen Jazz Class Winner -Mari
Senior Lyrical Class Winner -Lauren
Overall High Score Junior Soloist -Sydney
Overall High Score Junior Duo -Sydney/Riley
Best in Lyrical Style -For Sally
Highline PAC January 25-26, 2020
1st Overall Large Group - Diamond - SUSHI
1st Overall Small Group - Diamond - DOPE
Choreography Award - DOPE
Diamond Award - Beautiful
Diamond Award - Whole Lot
Lovely Lines Judges Award - Whole Lot
1st Overall Teen Solo - Keylee -Diamond
1st Overall Junior Solo - Kayla - Diamond
6th Overall Teen Solo - Katherine -Diamond
9th Overall Senior Solo - Emily
Emilie/Olivia/Alyssa - Daimond
Irene - Diamond - Jazz Category Winner
Bailey - Judges Award
Jordan - Contemporary Category Winner
Valerie - Hip Hop Category Winner
Miss Spotlight Title Winner - Kayla
Teen Miss Spotlight 1st Runner Up - Katherine