Just Dance has been providing dance instruction to students in the greater North Andover community since 2008. Led by Owner/Director Melissa Amershek and a staff of dance professionals, Just Dance teaches a wide variety of dance classes for kids of all ages and skill levels. There is truly something for everyone!!
Just Dance offers 3 distinct dance programs
- Recreational — for those who want to dance for fun, exercise and new friendships;
- Competitive — for dancers who want a more rigorous dance schedule;
- Pre-Professional (Diesel) — for those who wish to pursue a career in dance.
For questions about our programs or class placement for your child, please call us at (978) 683-2623.
Our staff of trained dance professionals truly cares about every student. They make sure each dancer is properly placed and is reaching their full potential. Take a few minutes to get acquainted with our wonderful faculty!
Melissa is the winner of many national awards for her outstanding choreography. As a competition judge and master teacher, Melissa understands the importance of having fun and perfecting skills to succeed in the dance world. Melissa was a dance major and graduate from Dean College and Rutgers University.
Melissa has been listed as “Someone to Watch” by Dance Spirit & Dance Teacher magazines. Notable performing experience includes Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. Melissa’s television credits include: Principal dance roles with Budweiser, ESPN and Pepsi commercials.
Melissa continued her success as a New England Patriots Cheerleader and performed in New Orleans at Super Bowl XXXVI. Currently, she prides herself on being one of the top choreographers in the Northeast with awards such as “Top Choreographer”, “Most Creative”, “Best Staging” and “Most Entertaining. In addition, Melissa has trained 15 regional and national title winners. Her dancers have not only earned college scholarships, they are currently dancing professionally in NYC, LA and Boston.
Most recently, Melissa has had the honor of producing and choreographing the opening act for the Radio City Rockettes. Finishing the 6th season of Just Dance, Melissa is honored to have been voted “Best Dance Studio” in Andover and North Andover for the past 6 years!!!!
Melissa Lloyd is a certified member of the Dance Teachers Club of Boston and has trained with legends such as: Diane Walker, Cathy Roe, Bob Rizzo and Brenda Buffalino. “Lloyd’s” choreography has been seen throughout the Northeast. Some of her works include: Crazy For You, The Wiz, One Touch of Venus and Jekyl and Hyde.
Not only is Melissa Lloyd a first grade teacher for the state of New Hampshire, she is also the Assistant Director at Just Dance. “Lloyd’s” competitive choreography has received numerous special awards and overall high scores at competitions such as Starquest, Showstoppers, Headliners, IDC, ADA and many more.
Melissa has a significant track record for her heart warming lyrical choreography. Every year from 2009-2014, she has received awards such as “Most Emotional Choreography” and “Strong Emotional Execution”. This season, Melissa Lloyd received the high honor of the “Apogee” award from Starquest for her choreography entitled “Ellis Island”.
Lexie is a New England native and has been dancing since the age of three. She trained at the Just Dance Complex and graduated with a degree in dance from Dean College.
Lexie has recently returned to Massachusetts from NYC where she completed the Professional Semester at the Broadway Dance Center. Lexie was able to train with renowned choreographers such as Rhapsody James and Sheryl Murakami. While living and working in NYC, Lexie performed in a flashmob for the Fashion Night Out choreographed by Jamie Jackson. Lexie’s television credits include: Featured dancer on the Good Morning America Halloween Show and the music video entitled “Smile”, starring Shaggy and Tamer Posny.
Lexie’s most recent and proud accomplishment, has been welcoming her beautiful daughter Sadie into the world.
Katie is a Boston Based Dancer and Choreographer. She graduated from Dean College with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Katie’s stage credits include performing in; Martha Graham’s original work, “Steps in the Street”, Pioneer Valley Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”, Jazz Inc. Dance Company’s original musical “Blink”, and Afro-Haitian dance company Arc-En-Ciel Dance Troupe.
Aside from the stage, Katie has branched into television and film working in HGTV’s, “Spontaneous Construction” as a featured dancer and choreographer, performing a main role in a nationwide commercial for Subway, and recently appearing in the movie, “Grown Ups 2” starring Adam Sandler.
Katie currently performs with Urbanity Dance Company in addition to teaching world dance for Urbanity at Excel High School in South Boston.
As a North Andover native, Donna competed as a varsity gymnast and cheerleader during her four years at North Andover High School. She continued as a cheerleader for Saint Michaels’s College and lead her team as captain to a national ranking for Division 2 schools. She has been safety certified by USA gymnastics and is a trained clad in levels 1-4.
Over the past five years, Donna has also been the Varsity Cheer Coach at North Andover High School. As coach,she was voted “Coach of the Year” by the Cape Ann League two times. Her team competed in regional, state and national competitions. Her team also won the Cape Ann League Championship and received the MIAA Sportsmanship Award. Donna is also certified as a coach by the State of Massachusetts and the National Federation of High Schools Association.
In addition to coaching acro at Just Dance, Donna is also an elementary school teacher in North Andover. Donna is most proud of both her daughters, Jenna and Courtney, for currently pursuing their dreams and working with the prestigious Walt Disney World Internship program.
K Jen is a trained dancer in the areas of ballet, tap, jazz and lyrical. She is a graduate of the Dance Teacher's Club of Boston Teacher Training Program. Jen attended Saint Michael's College in VT where she taught beginner and intermediate ballet at the college level. She also was a member of a contemporary dance group all four years. Jen holds a Bachelor's degree in Education and Psychology. Since graduating in 2000 she has taught in several dance programs, including ballet technique to Irish Step dancers.
Jen is passionate about early childhood education. She has been a kindergarten teacher for 15 years and currently teaches at Sacred Hearts School in Bradford.