Teacher Spotlight – Melissa Young


Melissa Young

Melissa Young

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!


Student Spotlight – Brooklyn B.


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!