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Artistic Motion Preparatory Academy (AMPA)

Developing the next generation of dancers through tradition, innovation, and excellence.

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AMPA is a pre-professional ballet training program based on the Vaganova ballet syllabus. Classes take place after school and in the evening. Students begin training as young as 9-years-old (with Pre-Vaganova classes) and continue through 18-years-old. Upper level students train more than 20 hours per week with classes including ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, drama for dancers, and piano.

Mission Statement

The Artistic Motion Preparatory Academy (AMPA) is committed to providing excellence in dance instruction in order to mold and develop artists who are prepared technically, physically, morally, and emotionally to enter the world of professional dance.

Our curriculum is founded on the Vaganova ballet syllabus and is accentuated with classes in tap, jazz, contemporary, and character dance, as well as music and dramatic arts. Our instructors foster the skills and ethics needed to create strong performers and strong individuals.

AMPA AUDITIONS

Thanks to everyone who came out for the 2015 AMPA auditions! We are excited to announce that our AMPA program has more than doubled for the 2015-2016 academic year and we've added three additional levels to the program!

If you missed this year's auditions and are still interested in the AMPA program, stay tuned. We will have more information on 2016 auditions coming your way soon.

AMPA 2015 Fall Schedules*

*Updated - August 13, 2015

Please note that registration for Artistic Motion Preparatory Academy (AMPA) is separate from standard class registration.

Piano lessons (30 minutes per week) will be scheduled by Artistic Motion during the week prior to class or on Saturday. If students are already taking private piano lessons, please notify the AMPA Director in writing. Total hours of instruction below include piano. Students already taking private piano lessons will receive a discount of $130 from AMPA Fall Semester tuition.

Pre-AMPA (Ages 8-9) - Total instruction = 8 hours per week - Cost = $350/month

**Pre-AMPA students may participate in these extra classes at no additional charge.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
4:00-5:30
Ballet
Natasha Davison
(Studio 3)

5:30-6:30
Gymnastics/Conditioning
Kiemberle Barton
(Yoga Room)
3:45-5:00
Ballet
Natasha Davison
(Studio 1)
4:30-5:30
Drama
Katie Jo Icenhower
(Studio 3)
10:00-11:15
Ballet
Natasha Davison
(Studio 2)

11:15-12:45
Tap/Jazz
TBA
(Studio 2)
**3:45-4:45
Int. Kids Hip Hop
Katrina Blose
(Studio 3)
**4:00-5:15
Ballet IV
Natasha Davison
(Studio 1)

Level I (Ages 10-11) - Total instruction = 13.25 hours per week - Cost = $450/month

**Level I AMPA students may participate in these extra classes at no additional charge.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
4:45-6:15
Ballet
Katrina Blose
(Studio 1)

6:15-7:15
Character
Natasha Davison
(Studio 2)
4:15-5:45
Ballet
Alejandra Dore
(Studio 1)
4:15-5:45
Ballet
Katrina Blose
(Studio 3)

5:45-6:15
Conditioning
Katrina Blose
(Studio 3)
4:30-5:30
Drama
Katie Jo Icenhower
(Studio 3)

5:30-7:00
Ballet
Katrina Blose
(Studio 1)

7:00-8:30
Int. Contemporary
Katrina Blose
(Studio 2)
10:00-11:15
Ballet
Katrina Blose
(Studio 3)

11:15-12:45
Tap/Jazz
Claudia Huelbig-Stein
(Studio 2)
**7:45-8:45
Teen Tumbling
Kiemberle Barton
(Studio 2)
**4:00-5:15
Ballet IV
Natasha Davison
(Studio 1)
**12:45-1:45
Beg. Kids Hip-Hop
Emmanuel Malette
(Studio 2)

Level II (Ages 12-13) - Total instruction = 16.5 hours per week - Cost = $525/month

**Level II AMPA students may participate in these extra classes at no additional charge.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
4:15-6:15
Ballet
Alejandra Dore
(Studio 2)

6:15-7:15
Character
Natasha Davison
(Studio 3)
5:45-7:45
Ballet
Alejandra Dore
(Studio 2)

7:45-8:45
Teen Tumbling
Kiemberle Barton
(Studio 2)
4:15-6:15
Ballet
Alejandra Dore
(Studio 2)

6:15-7:15
Int. Jazz
Katrina Blose
(Studio 3)
4:15-5:15
Int. Tap
(Studio 2)


5:15-7:15
Ballet
Katina Blose
(Studio 3)
4:15-5:30
Conditioning
Natasha Davison
(Studio 1)

5:45-6:45
Drama
Katie Jo Icenhower
(Studio 3)

7:00-8:30
Int. Contemporary
Katrina Blose
(Studio 2)
**7:15-8:15
Adult Beg. Hip Hop
Emmanuel Malette
(Studio 3)
**7:15-8:45
Ballet Technique/Conditioning
Katrina Blose
(Studio 3)
**12:15-2:00
Int./Adv. Ballet w/
Variations
Alejandra Dore
(Studio 1)

Level III & IV (Ages 13+) - Total instruction = 19.5 hours per week - Cost = $575/month

**Level III & IV AMPA students may participate in these extra classes at no additional charge.

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
6:15-7:15
Adv. Tap
TBA
(Studio 1)

7:15-9:15
Ballet
Alejandra Dore
(Studio 2)
5:45-7:45
Ballet
Natasha Davison
(Studio 1)

7:45-9:00
Modern
Brandi Scott
(Studio 1)
5:00-6:00
Character
Natasha Davison
(Studio 1)

6:15-8:15
Ballet
Alejandra Dore
(Studio 1)
5:15-7:15
Ballet
Alejandra Dore
(Studio 1)

7:15-8:45
Contemporary
Art Davison &
Kaylynne Legget
(Studio 1)
4:15-5:30
Conditioning
Natasha Davison
(Studio 1)

5:45-6:45
Drama
Katie Jo Icenhower
(Studio 3)

7:00-8:00
Variations/Rehearsal
Natasha Davison &
Alejandra Dore
(Studio 1)
11:15-12:15
Adv. Jazz
Katrina Blose
(Studio 1)

12:15-2:00
Ballet
Alejandra Dore
(Studio 1)
**4:15-6:15
AMPA Level II Ballet
Alejandra Dore
(Studio 2)
**4:15-5:45
AMPA Level I Ballet
Alejandra Dore
(Studio 1)
**3:45-5:00
Pre-AMPA Ballet
Natasha Davison
(Studio 1)
**4:15-5:15
Int. Tap
TBA
(Studio 2)

AMPA Cost

Tuition may be paid in full, by semester, or in monthly installments (due on the first of each month). Annual tuition includes $35 Administrative fee (due in September), and $35 Costume fee (due in January).

Payments received after the 7th of each month will incur a Late Fee of $25.

Tuition payments DO NOT include costume fees. All costume fees will be billed separately.

Upon acceptance, boys may attend AMPA classes at a reduced rate. Tuition for dance classes is waived, but boys are still responsible for: Administrative fees ($35), Performance fees ($35), Costume fees (varies), and Piano lessons ($120/month).

  • Pre-AMPA: $3,220.00 annually ($350 monthly +$35 with Letter of Intent and January payment)
  • Level I: $4,120.00 annually ($450 monthly +$35 with Letter of Intent and +$35 with January payment)
  • Level II: $4,795.00 annually ($525 monthly +$35 with Letter of Intent and +$35 with January payment)
  • Level III: $5,245.00 annually ($575 monthly +$35 with Letter of Intent and +$35 with January payment)
  • Level IV: $5,245.00 annually ($575 monthly +$35 with Letter of Intent and +$35 with January payment)