The Dance Hub

The New Home of American Dance and Music

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Featured Classes and Events

Beginning with Jessica Haro

Mondays 1:30-2:30pm — Starts January 13

An introduction to flamenco dance for adults of all ages. We will focus on the fundamentals of flamenco technique – rhythm, footwork, arm carriage and hand movements. Each class will explore a different “palo” or branch of flamenco, including tangos, bulerías, and alegrías.

Sign up for the class here

The Dance Hub Student Performance Group

You are invited…

To the first showing of The Dance Hub’s

Student Performance Group

featuring our beginner/intermediate ballet students

Saturday, December 21 at 4:00pm

Choreography by Carrie Diamond • Live music by Eric Valinsky

Watch this space for photos!

By Popular Demand!

Introduction to Modern Dance
With Victoria Finlayson

A New Course: Four Saturdays
January 4, 11, 18, 25 11:45-1:15pm

Introduction to Modern Dance will introduce students to the fundamentals of Cunningham technique, developed by Merce Cunningham to train his dancers. Cunningham, a 20th century Modern Master, made dances that demanded speed, strong leg work, and flexible and challenging backwork. Former Cunningham dancer Victoria Finlayson will guide students in strengthening their bodies and expanding their range of movement, rhythmic flexibility and somatic musicality.

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Ballet Fitness and Fundamentals

Dare to Dance!

New Session! Absolute Beginner Adult Ballet Course starts Wednesday, January 8, 2020

The first Winter edition of Ballet for the Adult Absolute Beginner runs in January, 2020 starting Wednesday, January 8. Contact us for more information here or sign up here

Four Wednesdays, January 8 through 29 — 7:30-9:00pm
Price: $100 for the entire four-class session
Classes are taught by Carrie Diamond

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Looking for the Perfect Present?

The Dance Hub gift cards are available

Good for any AD&M Classes or Courses

Choose from $10 $25, $50, or any amount you choose. We will email your gift with the message and card of your choice.

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HONORED GUEST, ALBERT REID: A Tribute To His Illustrious Life in Modern Dance

October 11th, 2019 at The Dance Hub

See photos here!

Ladybug Dance for Children

The Dance Hub is proud to present Ladybug Dance for Children

Classes are forming now. Sign up to reserve your space! Classes Meet Once a week

  • Mommy and Me – Tuesdays – two sessions: 9:30-10:15am and 4:15-5:00pm 2-3 years

The following classes are forming. Please call (805) 845-0835 for more information

  • Pre-Ballet – 3-5 years.

  • Ballet I – 6-8 years.

  • Ballet II – TBD 9-11 years

See Full information and sign up here

CUNNINGHAM TECHNIQUE CLASS with VICKI FINLAYSON

FRIDAYS 4:30-6:00 p.m.

This class is geared towards students who are at an intermediate level or higher in either ballet or modern technique. Students will explore the training that Merce Cunningham developed to promote the range of articulation of the dancer’s body and somatic imagination. Students will learn combinations that will be woven together to build a dance that will coexist with the music but not be dependent on it.

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Need space? The Dance Hub is available for rental for your classes, workshops, and rehearsals. Our Big Studio measures 36′ x 40′ and features a state-of-the-art floating floor. Our Small Studio measures 23′ x 17′ and is suitable for percussive dance, yoga, and much more. Both studios boast easy to use professional sound systems.

Please see our rental page

Or call (805) 450-7535 for more information.

The Dance Hub News

Year-End Giving to The Dance Hub

Dear Dance Supporter, The Dance Hub is a welcoming, non-threatening place to dance where all are taken seriously. It is a place where friendships are made and celebrated everyday through dance. This year our efforts were directed at expanding AD&M’s programming to meet the needs of more students as well as grow our long-term renter […]

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Beginning Ballet II Playlist: Saturday, 12/14/2019 (Holiday Edition)

On Saturday, December 14, 2019, Music Director Eric Valinsky played the following selections to accompany Artistic Director Carrie Diamond’s Beginning Ballet II class. Selections from The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky are indicated in read. Barre Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell: How Long Blues Act II Tableau III Act I Tableau I (Christmas Tree) Act I March […]

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Beginning Ballet II Playlist: Saturday, 12/7/2019

On Saturday, December 7, 2019, Music Director Eric Valinsky played the following selections to accompany Artistic Director Carrie Diamond’s Beginning Ballet II class: Barre Beethoven: Variations on”Nel cor più non mi sento” by Paisiello, WoO 70 Respighi: Italiana from Ancient Airs and Dances Percy Grainger: Walking Tune Bartok: “Round Dance” from For Children, Vol. 1 […]

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Beginning Ballet II Playlist: Saturday, 11/30/2019

On Saturday, November 30, 2019, Music Director Eric Valinsky played the following selections to accompany Artistic Director Carrie Diamond’s Beginning Ballet II class: Barre 16-Bar Blues in F Respighi: Italiana from Ancient Airs and Dances Schubert: Sonata in A major, D. 959: Rondo Brahms: Waltzes Op. 39 No. 3 Bach: Brandenburg Concerto #6, BWV 1051 […]

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Beginning Ballet II Playlist: Saturday, 11/23/2019

On Saturday, November 23, 2019, Music Director Eric Valinsky played the following selections to accompany Artistic Director Carrie Diamond’s Beginning Ballet II class: Barre Brahms: Waltzes Op. 39 No. 5 Respighi: Italiana from Ancient Airs and Dances Percy Grainger: Walking Tune Bach: An irdische Schätze das Herze zu hängen from Cantata, BWV 26 Respighi: Gagliarda […]

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Beginning Ballet II Playlist: Saturday, 11/16/2019

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, Music Director Eric Valinsky played the following selections to accompany Artistic Director Carrie Diamond’s Beginning Ballet II class: Warm-up Improv Respighi: Italiana from Ancient Airs and Dances Schubert: Octet in F major, D. 803, Andante J. S. Bach: English Suite in A minor, BWV 807, Bourée II Grainger: Molly on […]

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Beginning Ballet II Playlist: Saturday, 11/9/2019

On Saturday, November 9, 2019, Music Director Eric Valinsky played the following selections to accompany Artistic Director Carrie Diamond’s Beginning Ballet II class: Warm-up Improv Richard Rodgers: “Oh What a Beautiful Morning” from Oklahoma! Bartok: “Round Dance” from For Children, Vol. 1 Handel: Water Music Suite in F, “Bourée” Respighi: Gagliarda from Ancient Airs and […]

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Beginning Ballet II Playlist: Saturday, 11/2/2019

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Music Director Eric Valinsky played the following selections to accompany Artistic Director Carrie Diamond’s Beginning Ballet II class: Debussey: Arabesque No. 1 Respighi: Italiana from Ancient Airs and Dances Debussy: Reverie Debussy: Suite Bergamesque: Passepied Respighi: “Balletto detto il Conte Orlando” from Ancient Airs and Dances Schubert: Valses sentimentales, Op. […]

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Beginning Ballet II Playlist: Saturday, 10/26/2019

On Saturday, October 26, 2019, Music Director Eric Valinsky played the following selections to accompany Artistic Director Carrie Diamond’s Beginning Ballet II class: Leroy Carr and Scrapper Blackwell: How Long Blues Shubert: Sonata in A major, D. 959 Bach: English Suite in A minor BWV 807, Bourrée II Bach: Brandenburg Concert #6, III Bartok: For […]

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Beginning Ballet II Playlist: Saturday, 10/19/2019

On Saturday, October 19, 2019, Music Director Eric Valinsky played the following selections to accompany Artistic Director Carrie Diamond’s Beginning Ballet II class: William Byrd: The Woods So Wild Handel: Water Music Suite No. 1 in F Major: Air Orff: Carmina Burana: Chume, chum geselle min Corelli: La Folia (arr.) Handel: Water Music Suite No. […]

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Development of The Dance Hub is partially funded by the Organizational Development Grants Program using funds provided by the City of Santa Barbara as administered by Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture.
City of Santa Barbara Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture

Our state of the art sprung floor was funded by a Capital Improvement Grant from Santa Barbara Foundation and by generous individual donors.

Santa Barbara Foundation

We would like to thank these additional foundations for their generous support of The Dance Hub.

Towbes Fund for the Performing Arts Santa Barbara Independent Eichholz Foundation