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Are you an Instructor looking to teach in the Valley?
We are always looking to grow our Dance Family! 
Preschool – Recreational – Competitive – Adult Dance or Fitness
Please send off your resume and interests, to Alison: amrdance@hotmail.com.

MEET OUR TEAM: 

Miss Ali              amrdance@hotmail.com

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Alison Rutz is the proud owner and main instructor at A.M.R Dance. At age 25, she created the studio in 2015, wanting to pass along her knowledge and passion for dance. Training as a student for 15 years in Tap, Jazz and Ballet, she completed R.A.D Ballet Examinations up to Grade 8, and performed competitively with Danceway 21 around Alberta.

On the side of teaching & operating the studio, Alison has continued her education with different classes, workshops and certification programs. Highlights:
Certified ADAPT Tap and Jazz Instructor
Certified Module 1 Acrobatic Arts Instructor
Certified Progressive Ballet Technique
Currently in training – Acro Dance Teachers Association Junior Certification 
Currently in training – Canadian Dance Teachers Association Ballet Certification

She has a huge passion for dance, firmly believing in its ability to shape confidence, self esteem, teamwork and provide a positive outlet for expression. Alison has dedicated herself to building and expanding the studio, considering it her second home. June 2018 AMR Dance received the award for “Small Business Of The Year” from the Drumheller and District Chamber of Commerce Excellence of Business ceremony. Alison is truly following her dream and looks forward to many more years of teaching and making a difference in our community. Her plans for AMR beyond offering classes have included opening an AMR Shop for all your class needs, and in future offering Dance Examinations in Tap, Jazz & Acro, Summer Camps, Workshops, Travel opportunities, and Student Teaching programs.

Miss Jessica                            jessica.AMRdance@hotmail.com

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Jessica Hall started dancing at the young age of three and continued dancing at Abstract Dance Academy until she graduated high school.  Jessica danced competitively from the age of seven in jazz, lyrical and tap.  Following and during her time as a student Jessica has acquired over fifteen years experience teaching – with a primary focus on competitive intermediate to senior level jazz and tap classes. In 2018 Jessica completed Module 1 of Acrobatic Arts certification as well. In 2013, Jessica led a group of thirty students to travel and perform “Dance the Magic” Parade down Main Street in Disneyland! Jessica takes great pride in watching her students grow as individuals and dancers. Miss Ali considers Miss Jessica to be an amazing addition to the AMR Team bring tons of knowledge and passion to the table. We hope her role will only continue to grow at AMR.

Miss Jenna 

Jenna Day, originally from Ontario, spent the first 8 years of her dance training in London Ontario until her move to Alberta with her family in 2020. She discovered her love of dance at the age of 3 when she took her first ballet class.

 Jenna has been trained in RAD Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical, Acro, Tap and Contemporary.  She has been a successful competitive dancer for the past 10 years, winning top awards, scholarships and recognition for her technique and performance quality on stage.

Some of Jenna’s greatest dance achievements include being chosen as a local participant for Canada’s Ballet Jorgen’s “The Nutcracker” (December 2017 and December 2018), auditioning for and training at the Joffrey Ballet School’s Jazz/Contemporary summer program in New York City (2019), successfully completing her Level 8 Acrobatic Arts Exam in 2019 and her RAD Ballet Advanced 2 Exam in 2021.

A recent High School Graduate, Jenna is eager to continue her dance journey by furthering her training through classes, workshops and other dance opportunities. She is excited to get to know and share her experience as well as her love and passion for dance with the students at A.M.R.

Miss Ali is THRILLED to welcome Miss Jenna to our dance family. We know she will contribute heart, passion and professionalism to our studio. She has a wonderful quality of movement and exceptional performer that will inspire our students to the next level of artistry and performance.