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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

FALL REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

 

CLASSES WE OFFER FOR AGES 2-7

Registration NOW CLOSED for 2019-2020 School Year  

2020-2021 Schedule Coming Soon!

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.

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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 10:45pm-11:30pm

Itty Bitty 3's & 4's  Thursdays 12:45-1:45pm

Itty Bitty 3's - 5's  Tuesdays   3:00pm-4:00pm

                              Thursdays 2:30pm-3:30pm

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 5-7

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 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

5-7 Year Olds                      

           Tuesdays 5:00pm-6:00pm Ballet/Jazz

            Thursdays 4:00pm5:00pm Ballet/Jazz

                               5:00pm-5:30pm  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

Black Patent Tap Shoes for Tap

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CLASSES FOR 7 YEAR OLDS THRU ADVANCED

Registration NOW CLOSED for 2019-2020 School Year  

2020-2021 Schedule Coming Soon!

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.

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7-9 YEAR OLD DANCERS

Mondays

Ballet                      4:00pm-5:00pm

Jazz/Acro               5:00pm-6:00pm

Tuesdays

Ballet/Jazz/Lyrical  4:00pm-6:00pm CLOSED

Wednesdays     

Pop,Drop&Roll        3:45pm-4:30pm

Ballet                       4:30pm-5:30pm

Thursdays

Jazz/Lyrical             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

  

                      


9-12 YEAR OLD DANCERS

Mondays

Lyrical    4:00pm-5:00pm

Ballet     5:00pm-6:00pm

Tuesdays

HipHop   6:00pm-7:00pm

Wednesdays

    Tap                 4:30pm-5:30pm

     Jazz                   5:30pm-6:30pm  

   Ballet                 6:30pm-7:30pm

Leaps Turns Tricks         7:15pm-8:00pm

Flexibility & Strength    8:00pm-8:30pm

Thursdays

Pop, Drop & Roll    5:00pm-6:00pm

Acro                    7:00pm-8:00pm

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AGES 12-17 DANCERS

Mondays

Contemporary  6:00pm-7:00pm

Jazz                   7:00pm-8:00pm

Ballet                 8:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesdays

Progressions    6:15pm-7:00pm

Lyrical           7:00pm-8:00pm

HipHop        8:00pm-9:00pm

Wednesdays

Tap                        4:30pm-5:30pm

Conditioning            6:30pm-7:15pm    

Leaps Turns Tricks  7:15pm-8:00pm

Flexibility&Strength 8:00pm-8:30pm

Thursdays

Improv       6:30pm-7:00pm

Acro          7:00pm-8:00pm

Hip Hop   7:00pm-8:00pm

ADVANCED DANCERS

Mondays

Pointe      6:00pm-6:30pm

Flexibility  6:30pm-7:00pm

Ballet      7:00pm-8:00pm

Jazz       8:00pm-9:00pm

Tuesdays 

Progressions  6:30pm-7:00pm

Hip Hop         7:00pm-8:00pm

Wednesdays

Tap                4:30pm-5:30pm

Ballet            5:30pm-6:30pm

Conditioning  6:30pm-7:15pm

Leaps&Turns  7:15pm-8:00pm

Lyrical              8:00pm-9:00pm

Thursdays

Improv              6:30pm-7:00pm

Acro                  7:00pm-8:00pm

Hip Hop            7:00pm-8:00pm

Contemporary  8:00pm-9:00pm

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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

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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.

  

IMPRO AND TAP

Improv is the spontaneous creation of movement. This means that you are inventing the movement as you do it.

Tap dance focuses on developing coordination, precision, rhythmic skills, and musicality within both the Broadway and contemporary Rhythm-Tap styles.

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.

 

COMPETITION TEAM

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 COMPACT

Beginning Competition for

Ages 5-11

Teams forming in Late July
Want to find out more about our Compact Team?  
Email for an information packet

AMP ASCEND

Intermediate to Advanced Competition for Ages 10-18

Audition June 5, 2020
Want to find out more about our Ascend Team?  Email for an information packet
Register by May 30, 2020 to receive link for pre-audition material

AMP ELITE

Experienced High Level Competition for Ages 10-18

Audition June 5, 2020
Want to find out more about our Elite Team?  Email for an information packet
Register by May 30, 2020 to receive link for pre-audition material

 

ON-LINE REGISTRATION

 
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REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Please click on the Register Button below for On-Line Registration

CALENDAR

2019-2020 Calendar

September 9  First Day of Classes

October 31    Closed

November  28-30  Closed

December 21 - Jan 5  Closed

February 17-21  Closed

April 13-17  Closed

May 25  Closed

June 5  AMP Team Auditions Ages 10-18

June 19  Last Day of Class 

July 14-Aug 13 Summer Session

 

AWARDS

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
Jillian Sharpe
Kaili Tam
High 5 Hip Hop Scholarship
Riley Zeitler

NEW YORK CITY DANCE ALLIANCE

Portland, OR 1/18-20/19

Outstanding Dancer Finalists

Ella, Jillian, Kaili, Shay

Outstanding Dancer Runner Ups

Sydney, Riley

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
Riley
Teen Breakout Artist RunnerUps
Ella and Jillian

HOLLYWOOD CONNECTION

Portland, OR 3/8-10/19

Titanium - Never Sleeps

Solos

1st place Platinum - Beautiful Thing

2nd Place Platinum - Fierce

3rd Place Platinum - Like That

Platinum - Spell, The Fire

Groups

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

VELOCITY

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

Jillian

Shay

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

SPOTLIGHT COMPETITION

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

 

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!

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!

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.

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

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.

CHESSA CHALMERS

Ballet

Chessa began her dance training at Pacific Northwest Ballet, before leaving to study with a private instructor. After several years, she moved to study with Mara Vinson and Oleg Gorbulev at Olympic Ballet Theatre, where she placed in Classical and Contemporary sections at the semifinals of Youth America Grand Prix. She has been awarded scholarships to and attended programs at Ballet Chicago, Oklahoma City Ballet, Milwaukee Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, Oregon Ballet Theatre, and VIVO Ballet (Rome, Italy) among others.

  

 

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.

JULIE PETERSON

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.

 
 

CONTACT

14028 Bel-Red Rd
Bellevue, King County 98007
USA

 

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