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The New Home of American Dance and Music

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Featured Classes and Events

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Introduction to Modern Dance
With Victoria Finlayson

A New Course: Four Thursdays
January 9, 16, 23, 30 4:30-6:00pm

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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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.

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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

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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

Giving Tuesday, 2019 (Extended through Dec. 8)

Make your Donation on Facebook Donate directly from our Website As the artistic director of The Dance Hub, (the home of American Dance & Music) I’m asking you to join me in raising money to support this one-of-a-kind space in Santa Barbara, CA. We have set up a fundraiser on Facebook here. If you don’t […]

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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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Beginning Ballet II Playlist: Saturday, 10/12/2019

On Saturday, October 12, 2019, Music Director Eric Valinsky played the following selections to accompany Artistic Director Carrie Diamond’s Beginning Ballet II class. NOTE: Image is dark because one set of lights were unplugged to aid the lighting of the fundraising tribute to Albert Reid. Respighi: Italiana from Ancient Airs and Dances Holst: Second Suite […]

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Beginning Ballet II Playlist: Saturday, 10/5/2019

On Saturday, October 5, 2019, Music Director Eric Valinsky played the following selections to accompany Artistic Director Carrie Diamond’s Beginning Ballet II class: Orff: Carmina Burana: Chume, chum geselle min Respighi: Italiana from Ancient Airs and Dances Chopin: Nocturne, Op. 32 #1 Massenet: “Obéissons quand leur voix appelle: Gavotte from Manon Respighi: Gagliarda from Ancient […]

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Beginning Ballet II Playlist: Saturday, 09/28/2019

On Saturday, September 28, 2019, Music Director Eric Valinsky played the following selections to accompany Artistic Director Carrie Diamond’s Beginning Ballet II class: Brahms: Waltz Op. 39 #5 Respighi: Italiana from Ancient Airs and Dances Beethoven: Symphony #7 Allegretto (Pavane) Bartok: Romanian Dance #2 Bach: Brandenburg Concerti, #6 and #1 William Byrd: Wosley’s Wilde Schubert: […]

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We’re on Page One!

The Dance Hub was featured on the front page of the Santa Barbara News Press, Sunday, September 22! Read the article here (subscription required) Download a PDF here […]

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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