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AMPA Philosophy
  • AMPA’s main objective is to educate kids not only on the technique of dance, but to instill values such as confidence, ambition, and commitment.To be a dancer is to understand the importance to train even when tired; to perform even when scared; and to stand back up every time you fall.  
  • AMPA encourages dancers to express themselves honestly through movement, giving students new understanding and appreciation for how they feel inside.Dancers work as a team, and encourage each other through hard work and healthy competition.  
  • AMPA's primary goal is to instill in their dancers values that they will carry with them throughout their lifetime of achievements.
Class Descriptions
Intro to Pre-K
For children 2 years of age, a chance to learn movement, rhythm, and coordination while listening to fun music and games.
For children 3 years of age (must be potty trained), an intro into ballet, tap, and tumbling.  Only one dance in the recital at the end of the year.  Fun music, fun games, and treats at the end of every class.
Dance I - Dance V 
Combo classes for ages 4 - 13.  These classes are divided by age and/or dance experience.  All classes consist of a combination of ballet, tap, and jazz.  Tumbling is offered to the younger ages. 
HipHop and Ballet Combo
Ages 11 and up, open to all levels of dancer in the styles of hip-hop, jazz, and ballet.  Lots of fun and calorie burning!
Additional Ballet 
Strongly encouraged to dancers who wish to learn more about classical ballet and proper ballet technique.  Highly recommended for ALL recreational company members.  Mandatory for all competitive company members.
Recreational Company
No travel or competition commitments apply (unless the demand is there).  Offered to ages 5 - 18, these companies meet for an additional jazz class each week in which they learn an additional jazz dance to perform locally at ballgames, charity events, and of course the end of the year recital!
Competitive Company
For the more serious dancers who are willing to commit to a dance season of hard work, travel, and uncomparable experiences.  An audition is held every fall for the AMPA competition companies.  Competitive company members take mandatory ballet, jazz/lyrical, modern, tap, and hip/hop classes.  Travel for competitions and conventions are mandatory for all members.  Commitment and hard work is a must, but the pay off is amazing!!!
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