The Virtual Dance Hub

All AD&M Classes are Now Virtual! See our Schedule.

In compliance with the orders from Governor Newsom and the Santa Barbara City Council, in-person classes at The Dance Hub have been suspended. We will do our best to keep our Dance Hub community strong with virtual classes with chats before and after each class.

And PLEASE wash your hands and stay safe!

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Today’s Classes

The Dance Hub

The New Home of American Dance and Music

See our class schedule here

Find out about studio rental here

Featured Classes and Events


Announcing 2020 Rent Subsidies at The Dance Hub

American Dance & Music is pleased to announce that The Dance Hub has received a 2020 Organizational Development Grant from the City of Santa Barbara in partnership with the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission. With this grant, we are able to offer rent subsidies for rehearsal space this Spring. This year, we are seeking applicants for a 50% rent subsidy during the period of February 1 through June 30, 2020.

Find out more and apply here.

City of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture



Beginning Flamenco with Jessica Haro: Now VIRTUAL!!!

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





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You can get your shopping done and help The Dance Hub too on Amazon Smile

Simply go to smile.amazon.com, log in to your regular Amazon account, and add American Dance and Music, Inc. as your preferred charity. They will donate a percentage of your sale to help sustain our community dance space, The Dance Hub.


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.

Click here to purchase


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

October 11th, 2019 at The Dance Hub

See photos here!



CUNNINGHAM TECHNIQUE CLASS with VICKI FINLAYSON: NOW VIRTUAL!!!

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.


You can register with The Dance Hub, manage your account, and purchase classes or courses here.

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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

Statement from Our Director, 6/2/2020

Stephen Speliotis

American Dance and Music and The Dance Hub support the courageous protesters and Black Lives Matter. We share their grief, pain and frustration over the deaths of black Americans. We dance today and every day for justice, peace, and the right of black and brown Americans to live their lives without fear. We dance for […]

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COVID-19 Info March 20, 2020

The Dance Hub is complying with the orders from Governor Newsom and the Santa Barbara City Council and suspending all in-person classes until further notice. We are dedicated to maintaining the health and vitality of our dance community. Toward this end, we will be taking the following steps: We are ramping up to provide online […]

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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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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