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
SUMMER CAMPS 2021
9:30AM - 11:30AM
7-9 YEAR OLDS AND 10-13 YEAR OLDS
July 6-8 Hip Hop JAM
This high-energy camp is nonstop fun! Learn cool choreography and move like a rock star! All levels welcome!
July 20-22 Dance and Cheer Camp
Come learn cheers, chants, jumps and a dance from UW dance team cheerleaders. Dancers will learn a side line pom routine. Hair Bow included.
July 20-22 Tik Tok Camp
Does your dancer love watching and learning all the latest moves? This camp is sure to be TRENDING fun! Learn your favorite creator’s routines! Dancers will rock out and have fun with age appropieate dance routines and music. Dancers do not need their own phone/device or a Tik Tok account to participate.
August 3-5 Dance AMP C-AMP
You will do it all! Contemporary, Jazz, Hip Hop, Flexibility, Turns, Leaps and MORE!
$135 per mini week
SERIOUS ABOUT SUMMER DANCE INTENSIVES
9-13 YEAR OLDS
FOR MOTIVATED DANCERS WANTING TO IMPROVE THEIR TECHNIQUE AND GROW AS A DANCER IN BALLET, CONTEMPORARY, JAZZ, TURNS, LEAPS, FLEXIBILITY, HIP HOP & LYRICAL
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30am-11:30am
$150 per mini intensive week
discount for 3 or more weeks
CLASSES WE OFFER FOR AGES 2-6
Check Back in July 2021 for NEW Updated 2021-2022 School Year Schedule
Our Dance Studio offers a variety of dance classes for all skill levels. Our experienced instructors are passionate about helping each dancer achieve their highest potential, while also having as much fun as possible. See our class descriptions and schedule below.
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 Tuesdays 2:30pm-3:15pm
Itty Bitty 3's & 4's Thursdays 3:00pm-4:00pm
Itty Bitty 4's Thursdays 1:30pm-2:30pm
Itty Bitty 4's & 5's Tuesdays 4:00pm-5:00pm
Ballet/Tap Dress Code is Pink Leotard ( any style, may have attached skirt), Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes&Black Patent Tap Shoes
BEGINNING DANCERS AGES 5-6
This 60-minute combo class is designed for 5-6 year olds as a pre-curser to the Ballet and Jazz programs. Overall emphasis is on having fun while learning 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
5-6 Year Olds
Tuesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm Ballet/Jazz
Thursdays 5:00pm-6:00pm Ballet/Jazz
5-7 Year Olds
Thursdays 4:00pm-5:00pm Ballet/Tap
Ballet/Jazz Dress Code is Pink Leotard ( any style, may have attached skirt), Pink Tights, Pink Ballet Shoes, Hair Pulled Back in a Bun
CLASSES FOR 7 YEAR OLDS THRU ADVANCED
Check Back in July 2021 for NEW Updated 2021-2022 School Year Schedule
Our Dance Studio offers a large variety of dance classes for all skill levels. Our experienced instructors are passionate about helping each dancer achieve their highest potential, while also having as much fun as possible. Have a look at our class schedule below to find the one that best fits your needs.
7-11 YEAR OLD DANCERS
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
Hip Hop 7:00pm-8:00pm
AMP PLUS DANCERS
Hip Hop 7:00pm-8:00pm
Leaps Turns Tricks 7:00pm-8:00pm
AMP PRO DANCERS
Hip Hop 8:15pm-9:15pm
Leaps Turns Tricks 7:00pm-8:00pm
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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 PROGRESSIONS
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.
Progressions is across the floor breakdowns and lead-ups of complex steps and movements. Each innovative combination emphasizes a different element of jazz technique: direction change, weight change, level change and use of space.
CONDITIONING AND FLEXIBILITY
Core Strength and Flexibility classes are designed for dancers to strengthen core muscles which are vital for turning and improve the range of motion in joints, as well as to lengthen muscles. A strong core and flexibility are key to staying injury free and helps students to excel technically in dance. This is a class designed for all levels and will promote a healthy yet effective way of increasing flexibility. Dancers will also work on conditioning basics to help enhance their dancing by strengthening exercises and injury prevention techniques.
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 for an audition information packet.
Beginning Competition for
Intermediate to Advanced Competition for Ages 11-18
Experienced High Level Competition for Ages 11-18
REGISTER FOR CLASSES
Registration is CLOSED for 2020-2021 School Year
Check back in July for 2021-22 schedule & registration
September 8 First Day of Classes
October 31 Closed
November 26-29 Closed
December 21 - Jan 4 Closed
February 15-19 Closed
April 12-16 Closed
May 31 Closed
June 11 Team Auditions
June 17 Last Day of Class
July 6 Summer Starts
August 12 Summer Ends
September 7 First Day of Classes
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.
Michelle grew up in the Seattle area and trained at Camille's Dance Edge. She competed throughout high school winning multiple awards regionally and nationally. Michelle is a recent UW graduate. She was a member of the University of Washington Dance Team competing at the UDA National Finals in Division 1Hip Hop and placing in top 10. Michelle's passion is hip hop and she loves sharing her passion with the AMP dancers.
Alisa began her ballet training at International Ballet Academy. She continued pursuing her dance career in the UK at Northern Ballet School and Ballet West Scotland, where she graduated with a BA(Hons) Degree in Professional Dance. Throughout her training, Alisa had the opportunity to perform lead and supporting roles with International Ballet Theatre, Manchester City Ballet, and on tour with Ballet West International Touring Company.
She has worked as a ballet instructor and private coach in both the Seattle area and England since 2016, and recently came back from London, where she was invited to teach a series of ballet masterclasses.
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!
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.
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
14028 Bel-Red Rd
Bellevue, King County 98007