Andrea has trained in areas of jazz, hip-hop, tap, modern, musical theater, ballroom, ballet, points, and aerial arts. She was first introduced to dance at Center Stage Studios under the direction of Jessica Ruffell, and continued to train there for 13 years. During that time, she competed at numerous competitions and conventions, danced on a Carnival Cruise and performed locally for community events. She was captain for her high school team as well as the Boise State Mane Line Dance team. She has also been a member of the former Stampede Spirit Squad, Fuse Dance Company, and Off Center Dance Project. Her other work includes coaching for the dance team at Columbia High school and assisting the Boise State Mane Line Dance Team.
Andrea knows that teaching dance is so much more than learning technique. It also is a way to build confidence and gain personal relationships with students and families.
Andrea is very excited to continue her journey as a proud owner of The Spot Dance Studio
I danced growing up, but fell in love, and learned the most about dance during my high school years. I previously taught for a summer season here at The Spot, but this is my first year-long season! I am thrilled to work with such amazing staff, in an environment that is filled with passion, excitement, and energy, as well as to work with young dancers. My passion comes from teaching, and I love seeing the progress that students make over time. I am currently working on an Elementary Education major, and love spending my free time teaching dance to your littles!
It seems as if dancing and performing have always been part of Adete’s life. She has enjoyed many years of teaching and mentoring dancers and youth in the community! She currently serves as Regional Representative for Idaho’s Distinguished Young Women scholarship program. She has also been judge, local director and program choreographer for many programs. Some of her favorites times have been dance memories with her daughter Kynlee, her studio and school teammates & families. She and her husband Kevin own Reddish Pharmacy in Nampa and enjoy spending time with their family. Being grandma to Lincoln, Lily, and baby Eevie is her favorite job! She is so happy to be instilling the love of dance into the tiniest dancers at the studio.
Amanda Watson began dancing at the age of 3, she studied at Kennedy school of dance in Nampa where she was a member of their competition teams and started competing at the age of 8. Amanda is also a member of Music Theatre of Idaho for over 13 years and has performed in over 30 shows, in 2010 she became the company choreographer. Amanda teaches at Idaho Arts Charter school in Nampa, she is a elementary dance teacher and has been coaching and working with the platinum dance team since its first year in 2007. Amanda also works with local gymnasts helping them with dance technique at Advanced Gymnastics in Nampa. And she loves teaching at The Spot where she treats all of the dancers like her own kids!
Born and raised in Nampa, Idaho, DeJanee started dancing in 4th grade and competitively in 6th grade. She wasn’t sure dancing was for her but she soon realized it was where she was meant to be. She developed technique and artistry in all styles under the direction of Impulse Dance Academiè. DeJanee is currently studying at Boise State working towards her Kinesiology degree. In the past, she has enjoyed her time dancing and choreographing for Fuse Dance Collaboration and the Idaho Horsemen Dance Team. Now, spends her time working for her mom and teaching her wonderful students at The Spot Dance Studio.
Dixie began dancing at the at 4 at a small studio in caldwell, with Miss Laura. In 4th grade she moved studios and remained at Center Stage dance studio through the remainder of her school years. Dancing on their competitive teams. She was trained in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, hip-hop, and tumbling. As a child Dixie was able to dance for carnival cruise lines, travel to many states for competitions, including nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada. During her Sr. Year of High school Dixie traveled to New York with her Mentor and trained with amazing instructors as well as a voice coach who helped her put together her audition video she would use after she graduated high School.
After high school Dixie auditioned in Los Angeles for different cruise lines and ultimately decided to stay in Idaho, and accept a spot on the Boise state dance team as a main line dancer. She stayed teaching at impulse dance academy while she was in college.
After college Dixie pursued her passion as a cosmetologist and graduated from velvet touch academy, while still teaching dance in her community of Marsing,ID. Putting on her own Christmas and Spring shows in their Community Center.
In 2013 She married Travis Leedom and they moved to his home town of McCall, idaho where she continued teaching littles, and got certified as a Zumba instructor. When she wasn’t working in the salon she was at the dance studio.
In 2014 they had their first child and moved back to the Valley where Dixie continued teaching in her local community as well as pursuing her Career in cosmetology and motherhood. Today she has three children, and her 8 year old is part of the mini team, at the spot dance studio. She teaches one day a week to keep her spark for the art alive, because she loves the kids and the atmosphere Andrea has created at the spot. Her and her daughter are excited for many more amazing years here at THE SPOT!
Holly is originally from Tigard, Oregon, but has fallen in love with her life here in Boise. She graduated from Boise State University in May 2016 and now teaches fourth grade in the Boise School District. Holly spent four incredible years dancing with the Boise State University Mane Line dancers and also performed with the Idaho Stampede Spirit for one season. She has performed in two local theater shows, All Shook Up and Legally Blonde: The Musical. She most recently was a captain of the Idaho Horsemen Indoor Football dance team, the Lady Spurs. She is thankful to teach Junior Jazz and be a part of The Spot Dance Studio family!
Jacci Markham has been around dancing all of her life. It started when she was young and her mother would sew costumes to afford the cost of dance. Then she helped run a studio with a dear friend until her daughter graduated high school. Now Jacci has coached Columbia High School WildPride dance team for about 10 years. This year she took on the Tots Team and enjoys training the little ones and being a part of their first competition experiences. Jacci teaches with her entire heart and cannot wait to see where this studio will go!
I was born and raised in Nampa , Idaho where I attended Idaho Arts Charter School from kindergarten to 12th grade. Throughout my childhood I explored the arts as well as played competitive soccer for many years. I shifted my attention and focus towards dance when I was around 12 and started to pursue it more passionately since then. During this journey I shifted between small and local dance studios. I was on my high-school competitive dance team, where I held the officer titles of co-captain and captain my last two years. After I graduated high school I began assistant coaching for Idaho Arts Charter School’s competitive dance team, Platinum, which I am currently still doing. I am also currently a part of the modern dance company, Off Center, and I am a 2 year member of the Idaho Lady Spurs, the dance team for Idaho’s professional indoor football team, the Idaho Horsemen.
I am a full time student at Boise State University where I am in the process of obtaining my bachelors degree in Anthropology. I am also minoring in Sociology, and environmental studies and have received a certification In elementary Spanish. I am hoping to graduate this fall. I am always busy but I have a strong passion for the things I study, so it’s worth it!
I love being able to teach at the Spot. One of my favorite things is being able to watch my students grow and become more passionate towards the art of dance.
Kamryn grew up in Nampa, Idaho, and her dance training started at Kennedy School of Dance at age 13, in ballet, jazz, and tap. Dancing on the East Valley Middle School Dance Team prepared her for an amazing four years of dancing with WildPride at Columbia High School. Serving on the team council and as co-captain her Junior and Senior year, Kamryn learned perseverance and valuable leadership skills.
Throughout college, Kamryn took master classes to continue growing her dance skills, then served as assistant coach for Highland High School’s dance team in her senior year of college. Kamryn graduated college in 2021 as a dental hygienist and moved to Washington DC, where she was a part of BalletNova’s modern dance group.
Now that Kamryn and her husband (along with their tortoise and puppy) are back in Idaho to be close to family, Kamryn is thrilled to be teaching at The Spot to help other dancers find their passion the way she did through the sport.
Kate has been dancing since the age of 4 and began competing at age 11. She was a 3 year captain for Columbia High School’s WildPride dance team and went on to study dance in college. She has training in ballet, jazz, tap, contemporary, hip hop and modern. Kate has been teaching dance for 12 years, including coaching Rigby High School’s dance team for 3 years. She is passionate about teaching and helping kids to become the best they can. Kate and her husband and baby girl have recently moved back to Nampa. She is excited to work with the awesome dancers at The Spot Dance Studio!
My name is Kenzie Mason. I grew up in Nampa Idaho and danced at Center Stage/Impulse Dance Studio from the age of 5 until I was 18. During that time I also danced for Columbia high school, winning several awards along the way including the Idaho State Championship in 2010. After I graduated high school I danced as apart of the Mane Line Dancers at Boise State University. After one year at Boise State I decided to enroll in Cosmetology school where I received my cosmetology license and did hair for a couple years. I met my husband while I was in cosmetology school (on a blind date) and we have been married for 6 six years and have two beautiful daughters.
I’m excited to have the opportunity to be a teacher at The Spot dance studio. It’s a special opportunity to use so many years of experience to help young dancers improve their skills and reach their goals through dance.
Maggie was first introduced to dance when she was offered a scholarship with Ballet Idaho in 4th grade, and has been dancing ever since! She became passionate about dance during her time on Columbia High School’s dance team and minored in dance at BYU-Idaho. Maggie continues to explore movement and mindfulness through yoga asand loves being able to incorporate her knowledge into classes. She loves being able to teach students to trust themselves in their bodies and to be more comfortable in their movement.
McKenna grew up dancing in Nampa, Idaho. She is so excited for this dance season because she loves being able to help all of the kids she teaches get a step closer to their goals. Whatever success is in their eyes McKenna wants to help them get there! She also cannot wait to get to know and grow with the other staff members, old and new!
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My names Victoria and I teach the High School Technique class, the 5 -6 year old Hip Hop class, and the 13+ Jazz class. And my favorite style of dance is definitely jazz! My favorite part teaching at The Spot is that I get to help prep the girls that are going into high school and teach them how to be successful in that environment of dance and competition! When I’m not in the dance studio you can either find me at home with my girls or behind the chair doing hair!