Delta Variant Update

Wednesday, July 21, 2021
The Delta Variant has come to Santa Barbara and The Dance Hub has once again revised our in-studio attendance policies. Until further notice, we will require full vaccination (shots + 2 weeks) to attend class in-studio. If you are a new student, you must bring in your vaccination card and sign an affidavit. If you are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, we welcome you to take our VIRTUAL classes on Zoom. We remain committed to making The Dance Hub a safe place to dance.

The Hybrid Dance Hub

Most of The Dance Hub’s classes are now hybrid. If you are fully vaccinated, you will be able to sign up either for a VIRTUAL or IN STUDIO version of the class. If you are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated, you will need to sign up for a VIRTUAL version. Thanks to our new Wellness Living software, we are making it easier to attend virtual classes on Zoom. You will be sent a Zoom link at sign up and as a reminder. You will also be able to access this link from the Wellness Living Website or phone app. See more information here. Please bear with us while we make the transition finalize the switch. If you have any questions, please contact Eric Valinsky at eric@dancehubsb.org.

Please note that a few of our classes are IN STUDIO or VIRTUAL only, but most are available in both formats.

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Hybrid Classes at the Dance Hub

Now that Santa Barbara County has reopened, The Dance Hub is offering HYBRID classes. Students can attend these classes IN THE STUDIO as well as virtually on Zoom. Classes marked VIRTUAL will continue to be offered Virtual only. Students attending class in the studio must abide by studio rules, including distancing, sanitizing, and wearing masks if not fully vaccinated. Until further notice, there will be no desk service. Students who wish to attend in studio must notify the instructor in advance and sign up and pay online. This information will be updated periodically. Click here for more information on how HYBRID classes will work.

The Dance Hub is now powered by Wellness Living. if you haven’t created your Wellness Living account, you can do so here.

You can find out more about our classes and book them from our schedule page. If you are on a mobile device, the easiest way is to download our dedicated mobile app. It is available on the Apple App Store (iOS) or on Google Play (Android).



Beginning Ballet II with Carrie Diamond

Mondays 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Beginning Ballet II is for students that have had a minimum of two solid years of ballet training, or jazz, modern dance, or contemporary training, even if it was a long time ago! More experienced dancers coming back to ballet will also benefit from this class. Due to the long, forced break we’ve all endured, we will start back slowly. Technical fundamentals at the barre and in center exercises will be developed and refined. New vocabulary, the directions of the body, adagio, port de bras, preparation for pirouettes, and traveling combinations will be introduced. If you would like to get back into ballet, get your body moving again and build your technique back, you are encouraged to join this group.

This is a hybrid class, taught simultaneously in studio and on Zoom. For virtual attendance you’ll need a laptop, iPad or computer, and a space large enough for you to move your arms and legs safely. Ideally your full body image will be viewable through Zoom, however if only a partial view of your body is possible, this is okay. A makeshift ballet barre such as a chair or an ironing board is acceptable.


Carrie Diamond


Beginning/Intermediate Flamenco with Jessica Haro

Wednesdays 5:45-6:45pm

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. This is a hybrid class, taught simultaneously in studio and on Zoom.

NOTE: For virtual attendance you’ll need a laptop, iPad or computer, and a space large enough for you to move your arms and legs safely. Ideally your full body image will be viewable through Zoom, however if only a partial view of your body is possible, this is okay.



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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.

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.
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
I feel so lucky to have found the Dance Hub. Ballet is again a huge part of my life which makes me so happy. Also many friendships are forming even outside of the studio. My life has been enriched in so many ways.
— Jennifer Shermer , TDH Performance Group