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Kendyl Thorne

We are a unique dance studio dedicated to sharing our passion for dance with your child.  Our lessons reach far beyond the studio.

About Us

Miss Kendyl

We are excited to welcome Miss Kendyl back for her 3rd season with us. After being involved in dance for the past 17 years, Kendyl is positive that dance is where lies her true passion and happiness in life.  Kendyl has been dancing since she was three years old when she began her training in Pendleton, Oregon as a member of Jr. Jam Dance Studio.  It was in Pendleton that Kendyl was given her roots in dance and that her true passion and love for dance blossomed.  She began working as an assistant for Debbie Kishpaugh in her studio when she was ten years old.  She was a captain of her high school dance team for two years and was a member of two State Champion teams and two fourth placing dance teams.  During Kendyl’s senior year she was chosen as a member of the Oregon All-State Dance Team and received the Oregon Dance Scholarship.  Kendyl has attended Tremaine Dance Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada for the past four years and has taken classes from some of the best choreographers in the nation.  She has also attended and assisted at Thunderbird Dance Camp in Oregon.  Kendyl is now a junior at Boise State University.  She is majoring in Education and minoring in Dance.  Kendyl not only has a passion for dance, but teaching others who share a passion for dance as well.  She believes that dance is something that has many purposes in life, but more than anything its purpose is  to be enjoyed.

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Miss Amber

With 35 years of dance experience it is obvious that Miss Amber has a true passion for dance. She began her early dance training  in Texas and has been dancing in the Treasure Valley for the past 28 years. She has studied classical ballet, jazz and tap with many of the nations top choreographers. During the summer of 2009, Miss Amber was awarded and completed a Research Fellowship with Jacob's Pillow Dance in Massachusetts. Miss Amber has been teaching ballet, tap and jazz in the valley for over 20 years and has entertained and choreographed for professional sports teams, as well as beauty pageants. She is currently the Children's Rehearsal Director for Eugene Ballet Company, showcasing local talent in The Nutcracker,  Alice in Wonderland, Swan Lake and Mowgli. She believes that each and every child should be given the opportunity to enjoy dance in a structured and loving environment. Although Miss Amber does not have children of her own, she does have many "little dancers" around the valley. She attended and studied Sports Management at The College of Idaho. Miss Amber continued her education at Goddard College in Vermont where she focused her studies in Dance and earned a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies.

Amber D Barnes
Owner and Instructor

Our instructors, Miss Amber, Miss Kendyl, and Ms. Cindy, are here to help inspire your child through dance.