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

 

WHAT'S NEW AT AMP

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REGISTER NOW FOR FALL CLASSES

CLASSES START SEPTEMBER 6, 2022

 

CLASSES WE OFFER FOR AGES 3-8

2022-2023 School Year Schedule

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BITTY DANCERS AGES 3-6

The focus of our 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  3:00pm-3:45pm Ballet/Tap

           

Bitty 4's - 6's         Mondays  4:00pm-4:45pm Ballet/Tap

                               Thursdays 4:00pm-4:45pm Ballet/Tap

Itty Bitty & Bitty Ballet/Tap Dress Code is Pink Leotard

(any style leotard, may have attached skirt), 

Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes & Black Patent Tap Shoes

PETITE DANCERS AGES 6-8

This 60-minute  combo class is designed for 6-8 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 and Jazz programs. Dancers will learn 2 routines to be performed at Spring Recital

Petite 6-8 Year Olds                      

           Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm Ballet/Jazz

           Thursdays 4:45pm-5:45pm Ballet/Jazz

                              

                            

Petite Ballet/Jazz Dress Code is Black Leotard 

(any style leo, may have attached skirt), 

Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Hair in a Bun

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CLASSES FOR 7 YEAR OLDS THRU ADVANCED

2022-2023 School Year Schedule

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MINI 7-9 YEAR OLD DANCERS

Mondays

           Ballet                    4:00pm-4:45pm

Acro/Strength/Flexibility 4:45pm-5:45pm

 Wednesdays     

Ballet Barre        4:00pm-4:30pm

Jazz/Lyrical           4:30pm-5:30pm

Thursdays

Leaps & Turns      4:00pm-4:45pm 

Musical Theater   4:45pm-5:30pm

     Hip Hop           5:45pm-6:30pm 

Ballet Dress Code is Black Leotard, Pink Tights,

Pink Ballet Shoes and Hair in a Bun

  

                      


JUNIOR 10-13 YEAR OLD DANCERS

Mondays

Ballet     4:45pm-5:45pm

Jazz       5:45pm-6:45pm

Tuesdays

Acro/Flexibility       4:00pm-5:00pm

Jazz/Contemporary 5:00pm-6:00pm

Ballroom                  5:00pm-5:30pm

Wednesdays

Ballet Barre               4:00pm-4:30pm    

Contemporary/Lyrical   4:30pm-5:30pm

Thursdays

Leaps & Turns      4:00pm-4:45pm 

Musical Theater   4:45pm-5:30pm

Contemporary     5:30pm-6:30pm

     Hip Hop           5:45pm-6:30pm 

Ballet Dress Code is Black Leotard, Pink Tights,

Pink Ballet Shoes and Hair in a Bun

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TEEN 12-16 YEAR OLD DANCERS

Mondays

           Ballet*            7:15pm-8:15pm

           Jazz*               8:15pm-9:15pm

   *must have 3+ years of ballet experience

Tuesdays

Jazz/Contemporary   5:00pm-6:00pm

Ballroom                     5:00pm-5:30pm

Thursdays

Contemporary        5:30pm-6:30pm

Teen Hip Hop          6:30pm-7:30pm

TEAM AMP ADVANCED CLASSES

Mondays

Ballet, Jazz & Modern/Improv

Tuesdays

Contemporary & Turns/Core/Strength, Tap

Wednesdays

Ballet, Progressions/Leaps & Lyrical

Thursdays

Flexibility/Tricks & Hip Hop 

Fridays

Open Company Ballet

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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BALLET   JAZZ   LYRICAL   CONTEMPORARY

Ballet is the most important dance fundamental and provides the necessary technical foundation, quality of movement and artistry, which supports most genres of dance.

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   MUSICAL THEATER   BALLROOM

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.

Musical Theater is a jazz-based class filled with Broadway style dancing and music. Classes incorporate the style of dance one would typically see on a Broadway stage. This form of dancing emphasizes learning performance skills such as connecting with the audience and facial expressions.

Ballroom class introduces the basic steps and patterns of ballroom dances and helps dancers gain a basic understanding of ballroom vocabulary.  Emphasis on Latin styles

LEAPS & TURNS   ACRO/TUMBLING   FLEXIBILITY CORE STRENGTH

 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, Core, Strength will improve flexibility, body alignment, and strength. This class trains in building strength by isolating specific muscle groups, and uses stretching to become a well-rounded athlete.

 
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SUMMER INTENSIVES TRAINING

 

COMPETITION TEAM

Team Auditions June 15, 2022 Were a Success!
Congratulations to all 2022-23 Team Members

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.

AMP MINI

Beginning Competition for

Ages 6-8

AMP ASCEND

Intermediate to Advanced Competition for Ages 8-14

TEAM AMP

Experienced High Level Competition for Ages 10-18

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CALENDAR

2022-2023 Calendar

September 6  First Day of Classes

October 31    Closed

November  23-27  Closed

December 17 - Jan 2  Closed

February 20-24  Closed

April 10-14  Closed

May 29  Closed

June 16 Last Day of Class

 
 

OUR STORY

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.

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CREATORS OF AMP

We Support and Encourage Each and Every Dancer!

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MYKEN NUNES

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!

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MARCI VERNON

Youth Programming and 

 Competition Specialist

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.

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JESSI JENSEN

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.

 

FACULTY

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JUJU FLORES

Contemporary

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.

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KARI LEE FLORENTINE

Hip Hop

 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.

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MIJA BISHOP

Ballet

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.

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ELI RUANE

Modern & Jazz

Eli Ruane grew up in Spokane, Washington where he began dancing at the age of 8. With a gymnastics background prior to dance training, he was quickly drawn to contemporary and ballet. He competed all over the Pacific Northwest at dance competitions with his home studio Dance Arts Academy. Eli has been choreographing for himself and others since the age of 14, showing works all over the country. After graduating high school, Eli started training at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre. He then went on to complete the Certificate Program at Millennium Dance Complex. Professionally, Eli has toured as a resident and guest dancer for several dance companies such as Firewall Dance Theatre and Artistry in Motion Dance Collective. His passion is providing tools for his students to nurture and develop their artistic skills and choreographic voices.

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ERIKA NAVARRO

Advanced Jazz

Erika is from Menifee, California where she grew up dancing amongst the most competitive studios and schools in Southern California. She has trained in different styles of dance including jazz, lyrical, modern, contemporary, tap, ballet, hip hop, and musical theater. She has earned two bachelor’s degrees in dance and Political Science for California State University Fullerton. While attending California State University Fullerton she competed on their 17-time division 1 national championship dance team! Erika is on staff with the United Spirit Association where she travels all over the west coast teaching at high schools and middle schools. She has represented the USA in events like performing at the rose bowl during a UCLA event. She is excited to start her rookie season this year on the Seattle Seahawks dance team. She loves sharing her passion of dance with her students and pushing them in all her classes.

 
 

CONTACT

14028 Bel-Red Rd
Bellevue, King County 98007
USA

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