We invite you to take a look at how AMP is using dance and the arts to change lives in Santa Barbara.
AMP awards need-based scholarships to youth whose families face financial and/or medical hardships. We work closely with local non-profits to bring the gift of dance to our community’s most vulnerable populations.
The AMP Rent Subsidy Program plays a vital role in supporting the artists that make incredible events possible by providing 40 hours per week of studio space. Each year we serve over 200 performing artists and thousands of their constituents.
AMP believes dance should have no boundaries. NO LIMITS provides FREE programs that introduce children to the world of movement and expression.
AMP partners with Santa Barbara Dance Arts to run four Student Dance Companies. Company members receive formal dance training, while also being trained in philanthropy and mentorship.
Events, News & Press
These amazing company dancers are in the student choreography spotlight. Millie Reitherman, student choreography winner, and Frankie Harman, student choreography runner-up, will be performing their work along with others at the Student Showcase this Sunday April 28th, at 5:30pm. Get your tickets at the door, at the Marjorie Luke Theater!
We are so excited to have Dr. Colleen Crowley as a featured guest at this year’s I am Her. She is Me. Tickets are on sale now! You won’t want to miss this powerful day! I Am Her. She is Me. 2019 Tickets on Sale!
Our gorgeous Company dancers will be taking on the stage March 9th-16th for Configuration! Get your tickets now at http://centerstagetheater.org, they’re selling fast!
We are thrilled to announce the dates of our 2019 No Limits program! Don’t let anything keep you from dancing. We offer classes with no financial obligation, and for children with disabilities. Check out the schedule, and use the link to sign up! Space is limited! http://ampsb.org/no-limits/
Save the date! Our annual I am her. She is me. program is here! An afternoon of fun and connection for mothers and daughters with facilitation by Dr. Colleen Crowley, renowned psychologist, and a self defense workshop with Dr. Teri Jory, 4th degree black belt in Tang Soo Do. Jenny Schatzle (Bond Fitness) will be[…]
We are beyond honored and thrilled to be selected as one of the non profits for Santa Barbara Gives! We would love your support. Funds raised will support our Scholarship and No Limits programming. Thank you to the Santa Barbara Independent andFund for Santa Barbara for this awesome community project. And THANK YOU to our match donors, Mesa[…]
Thank you Edhat for featuring AMP as the Non-Profit of the Week and spreading the word about the sold out show Teen Dance Star and the wonderful scholarships it created for dancers in our community! Read the article
Nonprofit steps in to provide vital scholarships for 2,500 young performing artists in Santa Barbara. Read full article here.
For the month of June, The Gallery Montecito is proud to present ’The Art of Dance’ Photography, oil painting, and sculpture will all be representative of the movement of dance. The event will benefit the Arts Mentorship Program. Featured Artists Dalva Duarte – Painter Robert Stivers – Photographer Kathee Miller – Photographer David Bazemore –[…]
Our latest collaboration is with UCSB Arts & Lectures. AMP and Dance Arts will host community master classes with several of the world’s most prestigious dance companies that UCSB Arts & Lectures bring to Santa Barbara each year. With AMP’s involvement, we are offering scholarships for low income students who wish to attend (we would[…]