Amy is honored to continue the tradition her mother, Peg, and papa, Gus, produced in 1953 of directing a dancing school with the perfect combination of expertise and heat that Peg and Gus provided to all their pupils. Gus opened the School to spread his love of jazz dance to the world. He is referred to as the “Godfather of Jazz Dance.” Peg dealt with all the scheduling of classes, faculty, accountancy, advertising and marketing & even more. Gus’ idea was a jazz professional dancer have to have a strong base in all forms of dance: ballet, tap, jazz and modern-day, and this approach is proceeded today at the original Gus Giordano Dance School under Amy.
Amy grew up dance & educated in all designs (jazz, ballet, pointe, contemporary, faucet) while helping her moms and dads with every element of running the School. During this time, Amy likewise functioned for her daddy as Executive Coordinator as well as Executive Treasurer for Jazz Dance World Congress created in 1990 by Gus.
Amy’s specialist performances began at age 6 with multiple dance commercials for Sears & Co, 100th Anniversary Celebration of Hiram & Walker, PBS unique” Ritual D” dance along with her papa, along with countless dance efficiencies throughout Chicagoland.
Amy’s extensive dance understanding from her own personal dance training to every little thing her moms and dads showed her allows her to continue providing the finest quality of dancing training from youngsters to expert dancers. Amy has an eye for establishing programs for professional dancers of any kind of age.
In 1993, Peg passed away and also Amy presumed all of her mommy’s responsibilities of running the School. Amy credit histories both of her parents for her love and devotion to using the greatest high quality of dance direction to all ages at all degrees, as she enjoys constructing confidence and directing professional dancers from age 2 to professionals.
Jazz dance, as Gus clarified is the only dance type that is always altering and also advancing. Amy’s mission is to proceed Gus’ vision, as Gus clarified” Jazz dancing is a living art form, transforming with the style of the times, but its origins remain in the original classic Jazz technique, which never goes out of design.”
In 2018, Amy was awarded The Kurt Mathiasson Award for Community Service. Amy personifies the spirit of this award via her continuous efforts to not just adeptly run Gus Giordano Dance School, but to bring the institution out to the neighborhood.
Amy is also the Founder & Executive Director of The Gus Giordano Jazz Legacy Foundation.Amy developed The Foundation on July 10, 2017, Gus’ birthday.It was a long period of time objective of hers to produce a charitable company that would genuinely commemorate her father’s life long objective of raising Jazz Dance.
The Gus Giordano Jazz Legacy Foundation aims to develop the exact same culture, uplifting spirit, and also devotion to spreading the pleasure of jazz that Gus & Peg provided to countless individuals. The Gus Giordano Jazz Legacy Foundation funds scholarships to professional dancers of all ages, enrollers performances & master courses to schools in Chicagoland. Go here for Press on Amy
Amy is recognized to continue the heritage her mommy, Peg, and also daddy, Gus, produced in 1953 of guiding a dance institution with the excellent mix of professionalism and trust and also warmth that Peg and also Gus gave to all their students. Gus’ idea was a jazz professional dancer must have a strong base in all forms of dancing: ballet, tap, jazz and modern, as well as this ideology is continued today at the original Gus Giordano Dance School under Amy.
Throughout this time, Amy likewise worked for her daddy as Executive Coordinator and Executive Treasurer for Jazz Dance World Congress produced in 1990 by Gus.
Jazz dance, as Gus described is the only dancing type that is constantly altering and evolving. Amy’s goal is to continue Gus’ vision, as Gus discussed” Jazz dance is a living art kind, transforming with the fashion of the times, but its roots continue to be in the original traditional Jazz method, which never ever goes out of style.”