Alison Rutz – Owner & Instructor
Operating out of #20 – 3 Ave W, Drumheller AB (formerly Carol Todor Dance Studio).
I was born and raised in small town, Drumheller Alberta. From a young age, the love for dance and music, has always been in my heart. In 2015, my passion fueled my courage to start my own program, wanting to make a difference in our community. Growing up, my dance teachers and classmates always felt like a ‘second family’ and that is one of many goals at A.M.R. Dance. Dance has always been a safe place for me to express my emotions (happy and sad), take a break from every day problems, and to push my brain and body in ways I never thought I was capable of. Dance has filled my heart with so much joy and has immensely shaped the person I am today.
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul” ― Martha Graham
When it comes to dance (and anything in life) I truly believe it is all about ATTITUDE. Positive attitudes to persevere and work through a challenge, learning to channel your energy productively is key to life. It doesnt take a talented teacher to produce a naturally gifted student. It takes a talented teacher to help the struggling student succeed. At AMR Dance, attitude is just as important as the dancing itself.
Even though I am new to teaching, the first few seasons at AMR Dance have been greatly successful. I have not only seen a huge improvement with my students abilities, but in their confidence and team spirit. I take pride in trying to teach all students proper technique and musicality. Through movement and music, I want to see each student build their own self-confidence, physical and mental strength, flexibility, and passion for dance.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world” –Harriet Tubman