We invite you to take a look at how AMP is using dance and the arts to change lives in Santa Barbara.
The Inclusion Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness about different perspectives, create safe and brave spaces to elevate issues surrounding BIPOC, mental health, body positivity, LBGTQ+, feminism, disabilities, and intersectionality.
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
Power in Identity. Building CommunityThis year’s I Am Her. She Is Me is about empowering women through connection. Pre-teen and teen girls need their mothers more than they know. This event leads with strength and offers mothers and daughters new insights into what it means to be emotionally and physically strong.
All Access Class / March 13/ April 3, 10, 24 from 1:20-2:20pm For ages 8- 17. AMP believes dance should be accessible. We have created a program with no financial obligation. No Limits All Access teaches students to learn hip hop fundamentals in a safe and healthy environment. The tapping of the performance will be[…]
Adaptive Dance Class / March 13 / April 3, 10, 24 12:15-1:15pm For ages 8-17. AMP believes dance should have no boundaries. No Limits Introduces children with physical and emotional disabilities to the world of movement and expression that builds confidence, worthiness, and a connection to their bodies in a judgment-free atmosphere. Aides welcome.
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!