In addition to quality dance classes, AMDA also offers the opportunity for technical growth and performance experience through multiple award-winning and nationally recognized competitive companies: Mini Elite, Junior Elite, Elite, Elite Accelerated, Motion Apprentice, & Motion Dancers.
As part of the AMDA competitive company, dancers train extensively in numerous technique classes, participate in workshops and conventions, perform at several community events, and compete in elite dance competitions throughout the state and at the national level.
Through the company experience, dancers will learn a variety of dance styles and choreography at a more rigorous level. They will not only improve their physical dance practice and capabilities, but their intellectual understanding of dance as well. Company dancers will gain invaluable knowledge regarding performance process, professionalism, dance criticism, and various styles of choreography.
In addition to dance and performance experience, the AMDA competitive companies also help build dancers’ self-esteem, encourage self-discipline, develop character, and promote responsibility and accountability.
Artistic Director, Angela McGarity, directs the AMDA companies with a healthy approach to dance performance and competitions. She instills her performers with a driven and confident attitude towards dance, all the while accentuating the importance of building and developing a healthy dancer lifestyle, practice, and technique.
The AMDA companies participate in 2-3 dance conventions, 6-7 local performances, and 4-6 competitions per year. Dancers are required to audition for company and, upon acceptance, are placed on a company based on technique and experience level. Ages of company members range from 5 to 18 years old.
Being an AMDA company member requires strong commitment, hard work, dedication, dependability, ambition, and a passion for dance. At AMDA, we encourage and motivate our company dancers to advance as individual artists and students, as well as a team member and dance peer in the studio and artistic community.
"Ms. Angela is the owner of AMDA, and she manages the Academy with integrity.
She is always involved with her teachers, communication with parents, choreography, teaching, and community activities.
Ms. Angela's positive attitude and passion for dance is what makes Artistic Motion Dance Academy stand high above the rest!"
- Amy B.
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