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Amanda Jeffery

Studio Owner/CEO


Miss Amanda started taking dance lessons at the age of three because she was shy, and her mother thought it would be a good way to encourage her to come out of her shell.  Over the years, her training has included Ballet, Pointe, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Theatre, Yoga and Pilates. Amanda has also taken workshops in Indian, Tango, Afro/Caribbean, Hip Hop and Gymnastics.  She knew from an early age that she wanted to one day own a dance studio, and was often known to be doodling logos or studio layouts.  Amanda has been teaching dance for more than 20 years, and truly enjoys working with children.

Amanda graduated from York University in Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance in 2000. Her studies there included technique classes in Limon and Graham based modern dance classes, and RAD based Ballet classes. She also studied Anatomy Training for Dance Injury Prevention and Care, Pdagogical training, and training in the history of classical, modern and ethnic dance.

Amanda was a member of Pegasus Players Dance Theatre Group, which toured England in 1992, performing and conducting workshops for children. They also performed at Prudhommes Wet and Wild, the Grape and Wine Festival, the Grimsby Santa Claus Parade and many other local festivals.

In January 2004, Amanda founded Not Just Another Dance Studio where she creates a positive and safe environment that encourages creativity, and personal growth for all of her dancers.  NJADS’s first dance recital was held at Ryerson United Church in Ancaster on June 26, 2004.

Amanda believes that continuing education is important for all educators.