Our Philosophy and Mission StatementIt is the philosophy of Amanda’s Dance Center that being involved in the music and dance arts helps to round out the total educational experience offered by the school, parents, and community. Each student is offered the opportunity to gain appreciation, fulfillment, and self-reward through the classes offered. With an emphasis on technique rather than trophies, we look to provide quality, up to date, and professional training that will serve the students well and prepare them for the future. Whether the student takes classes as a hobby, or to eventually pursue a career in the arts, the discipline required in the performing arts classes helps develop skills in concentration, problem solving, teamwork, public speaking, self-reliance, initiative, coordination, self-confidence, and sensitivity. These skills not only enhance the students’ future, but positively affect their schoolwork, relationships, and self image. We look forward to helping our students develop these important skills.
A Brief History of Amanda’s Dance Center…
Amanda Bell, as Owner and Director of Amanda’s Dance Center, completed her 18th year of ownership of the studios, located in South Daytona and Ormond Beach. Mrs. Bell was a student of Deborah Coe’s at Debco School of Dance and is proud to carry on the tradition of up-to-date training of the highest quality, in the Daytona, Port Orange, and Ormond Beach areas!
Amanda is a long time member of Florida Dance Masters, Inc; a group dedicated to keeping very high the standards of dance education in the state and Florida Dance Association. She has been a workshop instructor for FDM’s Spring Workshop; a guest choreographer for FDM’s performance company, Main Attraction; and has served on the Scholarship Committee for numerous years. She also attends teacher’s training workshops at least twice a year with FDM. Amanda continues to further education by also attending Jazz Dance World Congress, The Dance Teacher Summit, Rhee Gold’s Dance Life Retreat, among other workshops, conferences, and performances through out the year. Her students have been seen as performers and at the Jazz Dance World Congress, The Ailey School’s Summer Intensive Program, and Julliard Summer Intensives.
Amanda’s Students have attended college studying dance at Tisch School of the Arts, Florida State University, University of Central Florida among others. Amanda’s students can be seen performing locally and nationally. Some have worked and performed and choreographed with Disney, The Radio City Music Hall Rockettes, Six Flags, Frontier City, Six Flags, Sesame Street, Moscow, Orlando and Civic Ballets, So You Think You Can Dance, and NY’s Stage Door Manor.