View All Aug 10, 2015

Momentum Dance Now Accepting Fall Registration

Ages Four to Adult

In June we posted a Request for Proposal for parties interested in operating a dance program from the Recreation Complex beginning this fall. The deadline for submittals was July 17, and we are pleased to say that we had several strong proposals to consider.

More importantly, we are happy to announce that we have awarded the program to Amelia Binford (Momentum Dance), who has instructed in programs at the Complex in the past. We’re thrilled to bring Amelia back to Fort Mill, as she is uniquely qualified to operate our program. Some of her relevant experience includes:

Education:
BA in Dance Performance, Winthrop University
K-12 Dance Certification, Winthrop University

Performance Experience:
Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra
Carolina Voices, Charlotte
Sinergismo Performing Arts Company of Charlotte
Theater Charlotte, “A Chorus Line”
Rhythm Quest, Winthrop Dance Theater
Dance Caravan USA (tour)

Work Experience:
Dance Educator,  Northwest School of the Arts (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools), 10 years (Modern, Jazz, Tap Dance)

Dance Instructor
Gamut Dance, Davidson College
Dance Ensemble, Davidson College
Eddie Mabry Talent, Fort Mill
Charlotte School of Ballet
Sullivan Dance of Rock Hill
Elite Performing Arts Company of Gastonia

Choreographer
Northwest High School productions (Les Miserables, 42nd Street, Aida, The Music Man, Shrek, The Color Purple, and others)
Theater Charlotte, “Full Monty”
Carolina Voices, “In the Groove”
Carolina Actors Studio Theater, “Marat/Sade”

Awards:
Metrolina Theater Award,  Outstanding Choreographer in a Drama,  “Marat/Sade”
Semi-Finalist, Fox Television Network, “So You Think You Can Dance”
Guest Artist in Residence, Winthrop University

Amelia can’t wait to get reacquainted with her Fort Mill roots. She will be holding three Open Houses to meet dancers and prospective dancers to share her vision of the program and introduce her instructors to the community. The Open Houses will be held August 1st, August 8th, and August 15th at the Recreation Complex from 10am to 2pm. Registration is now open.

We thank you for your patience as we have worked our way through this search process, and we are excited to welcome Amelia’s experience and enthusiasm back to the Recreation Complex. 

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