Ampersand Academy of Dance & Performing Arts was founded in June of 2004 as R&B Dance Company by University of Maine Graduates, Rachel Waterbury and Beth Jarvis (Blake). First residing at the historic Johnson Hall building and moving across the street to 293 Water St. in 2008.
Our mission is to provide a solid technical foundation for the developing performer while instilling a great love and passion for the performing arts. We hope to inspire self-confidence and create a respect for disciplines of the performing arts.
Our Dance Program:
We appreciate that the heart of a dancer is born into many different bodies and the love of dance can take on many different styles. Should you choose to pursue the arts professionally, in college or recreationally- we will prepare you. Wherever dance takes you, it is clear that the discipline, focus and committment of dance will create success in other aspects of your life!