art heals and dance changes lives
AMP is committed to providing creative guidance, mentorship, and financial support to young and emerging artists in the greater Santa Barbara Area.
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.
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.
AMP believes dance should have no boundaries. NO LIMITS provides FREE programs that introduce children to the world of movement and expression.
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.
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.
Events, News & Press
Arts Mentorship Program presents our annual Student Showcase. Support local youth as they produce, direct and choreograph this showcase to raise funds for underserved youth. This family-friendly show features adjudicated pre-professional work and sweet youth choreography on a professional stage. The No Limits Adaptive Dance performance provides a sensory-friendly performance for a child with special[…]
We are working on a new date for this beloved event, please standby “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance,” ~Verna Myers tells Cleveland Bar
All Access Class / April 3, 17, 24 from 12:20-1:20pm 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 on April[…]
Adaptive Dance Class / April 3, 17, 24 11:15-12:15pm 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. The tapping of the[…]