All the hard work has brought us to today, recital day! Yesterday was fantastic, and today will be even better! It’s time to show everyone what the Jazz-N-Motion students do best – DANCE! So, put on your make-up, get your hair ready, pull on those tights, put on your sparkly costume and SMILE because this is your day! Love you all to pieces and thank you for making the last 30 years the best years ever!
Melissa Young, better know as Missy, started dancing at the age of 6 in Bridgeport at Jazz-It-Up, Miss Barb’s first studio partnered with Michele Macauda. Missy came up to Jazz-N-Motion in 1998 and has been with us ever since. She competed in two National Competitions and won them both! When Missy began teaching in 2004, she quickly became the teacher with a class full of students having a ball! They all LOVE her! Today, she teaches hip hop to our young JNM dancers, jazz to our Mother’s class, and always fills in for Miss Barb and Miss Sue whenever asked. Next year, she will be moving down south, and she will be greatly missed. We love you, Missy!
Brooklyn Bellemare, age 6, is a dancing powerhouse. She has been dancing for four years. Brooklyn excels in jazz, tap, ballet, acro and hip hop, and she is part of the JNM Competition Team. Her dad frequently tells us that she never stop dancing – day and night!!! She is such a spitfire! Brooklyn has so much potential and will go very far with dance! Great job, Brooklyn! We are very proud of your hard work!
Ashley Donahue, age 9, has danced for 5 years with Jazz-N-Motion. She is a very hard worker and practices constantly. Ashley pays such close attention in class that she often reminds her teachers with “that’s not how you did it.” Honestly, a lot of the times, she is SO correct. She is a perfectionist in all her classes, including Jazz, Tap, Ballet and Competition team. We admire her dedication, drive and love for dance. Ashley is a very happy child, and the teachers at JNM absolutely love working with her. Keep up the great work, Ashley!
Miss Stephanie Cruz began dancing at Jazz-N-Motion at the age of 5 and has danced for 18 years. For many years, Miss Stephanie assisted with the Acro classes, and then began teaching as the Head Acro Instructor 3 years ago. Her style of teaching has pushed our students to perform extremely difficult skills, and her choreography is simply amazing! Jazz-N-Motion students absolutely LOVE Miss Stephanie, and we do too!