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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 E-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 Courtney                      amrdance@hotmail.com

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Courtney Morse is a great new addition to the AMR Team. Born and raised in Drumheller, Courtney is a Certified Barre Instructor joining our studio to teach Barre with AMR. She has a strong passion for music and fitness  – Courtney motivates her students to feel great about themselves, by helping to achieve individual fitness goals through her fun, safe and comfortable environment. High energy music, simple but effective sequences, fun and LOTS of sweat are guaranteed in Courtneys classes.