Amanda has been dancing since 1990 and teaching dance since 2006. I was born and raised in Prineville and am a graduate of Crook County High School and Central Oregon Community College. My mom put me in my first tap class when I was three years old and I never looked back. I took tap, ballet, and jazz classes, and my sophomore year of high school I was introduced to the world of competitive dance team.
During college I served as an assistant coach for the Crook County Sparkles and danced with The V!be Dance Center in Bend, Or. During that time, I was also an education major at COCC and quickly realizing that the academic classroom wasn't where I truly wanted to teach. In July of 2008, I took over as the head coach for the CCHS Sparkles and we won our first dance State title in my first season. From that moment on I have known that this is the path chosen for me. In 2012 I won the Dance and Drill Coaches Association 1a-4a Coach of the Year. The award is nominated and voted on by the DDCA membership, comprised of coaches and other affiliates from across the state. I resigned from CCHS in August of 2021 to focus on my family and our growing business. I've worked with teams all over Oregon at the high school and Junior level as a choreographer and also taught workshops and technique classes. I've worked in studios as a guest instructor and a faculty member. I served on the DDCA Board of Directors from 2017 to 2021 where I was the Membership Director. I took this opportunity to give back to the dance community that has raised me. It has given me a chance to mentor other coaches, contribute to the growth and change of dance team in Oregon, and to represent an organization that I truly believe in.
I am beyond thrilled to see Legacy Dance Company succeeding. We have been so embraced by our community and I hope we can continue to serve Prineville and Crook County well. I am forever grateful to do this with a co-Director who is as tenacious and creative as Ciera; we both truly have a passion for bringing dance to everyone. I am a firm believer that when you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. I look forward to the challenges and adventures this will continue to bring!
I spent all of the life I can remember in Prineville. Dancing since I was 4 years old. I still remember my very first tap dance, “Catfish for Supper”! Since then my love for dancing has just continued to grow stronger and stronger. Since then I have danced in just about every style imaginable. Tap and Ballet have always been a couple of my favorites though. In my later years of dance I was an assistant teacher, this was when I realized that teaching was my passion. I knew that I wanted to share my love of dancing with everyone.
I taught in Colorado at, A Dance Place, for a few years. I learned so much and grew so much as a teacher and a dancer. I was able to take several master teaching classes in Denver, working alongside of some amazingly talented teachers.
My world is centered on my daughters, Adisynne (6) and Brynlee (4). This dream I am living is because of them. I want them to know that you can do anything that you set your mind too! Nothing is out of reach!
I have lots of fresh new ideas that I am excited and ready to share with all of you. I can’t wait for this year to start and to get to share my passion and love for dance with all of your dancers! Thank you all for the tremendous amount of love and support! We appreciate every single one of you!
I am the mother of three and graduated with my Associates Degree in Accounting from COCC. Since I was little I've loved seeing the joy that dancing brings to the dancers as well as the ones watching. I have three dancers that attend Legacy Dance and am very excited to be running the office and working behind the scenes for my third year!
Born and raised here in Prineville. I started dance at 4 yrs old and continued through high school. My senior year I was on sparkles dance team and the studios competition team. In 2011 I discovered a love for yoga and in 2019 I earned my 200 hr yoga teacher certification. Im so excited to teach here at Legacy Dance co. And give back to my wonderful community.
I grew up here in Prineville and I've been dancing for 21 years (so most of my life)! I have trained in many advanced level classes, dancing en pointe since the 6th grade. I was selected to the Thuderbird Dance Camp All Star Team and the DDCA All State Team. I'm drawn to LDC because it's a place that you can come and just be yourself. You don't have to be perfect, you just have to work hard and enjoy expressing yourself through dance, both student and teacher alike! I am so excited to share my experience with the students at LDC.
My name is BrookLyn Sampson and i am a junior in high school. I have been with legacy for 5 years! I can’t be more excited to be dancing with such an amazing program! Dance is a way you can express your emotions through movement. I can’t wait to share my passion with these beautiful dancers!
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