Amanda has always had a passion for the arts. Her father, a musician, introduced her to the stage and performances while her mother, a graphic designer, introduced a wide variety of visual arts. Through the years she found herself naturally drawn to all things creative. As a mom of 3 now, she wants her children to have the same appreciation for the arts in their lives. She began her dance journey with tap and later competitive cheer as a teen, earning a spot on the United Spirit Association’s All-Star team. After high school she studied Early Childhood Education and fell in love with teaching young children. She has taught toddler and preschool ages since 2006. She has been responsible for creating curriculum and has always believed in integrating fine arts into play for the benefit of the whole child. She strongly believes in nurturing the element of play in the preschool years and that dance and body movement is an important part of early childhood development. Through dance, a preschooler learns coordination and control. Dancing promotes confidence and a raised sense of self-esteem by improving their physical skills and increasing their self-awareness.
She is actively involved in the local dance community in Abbotsford, performing with a competitive adult group for the past 8 years. Other dance experience includes being a part of the Abbotsford Heat Energy Team and performing in the Grey Cup parade as well as the Abbotsford Canada Day parades. She has been a performer in the local dance shows “Find My Way” and “Coming Home” as well as various community events.
She is so excited to combine her passion for dancing with her love of teaching to help your little ones discover the joy of dance!