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The Dance Hub

The New Home of American Dance and Music

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Featured Classes and Events

This Friday Evening!

HONORED GUEST, ALBERT REID: A Tribute To His Illustrious Life in Modern Dance
October 11th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at
The Dance Hub

Albert Reid

New Flamenco for Adults with Jessica Haro

Wednesdays 6:30-8:00pm — Starts October 2

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

Ballet Fitness and Fundamentals

Dare to Dance!

New Session! Absolute Beginner Adult Ballet Course starts Wednesday, October 23

A special Fall edition of Ballet for the Adult Absolute Beginner runs in October-November starting Wednesday, October 23 Contact us for more information here or sign up here

Four Wednesdays, October 23 through November 14 — 7:30-9:00pm
Price: $100 for the entire four-class session
Classes are taught by Carrie Diamond

Ladybug Dance and Music for Children

The Dance Hub is proud to present Ladybug Dance & Music 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

  • Pre-Ballet – Mondays – 3:15-4:15pm 3-5 years

  • Ballet I – Fridays – 3:30-4:30pm 6-8 years

  • Ballet II – TBD 9-11 years

See Full information and sign up here

NEW 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

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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A Look Back: Albert Reid Fundraiser in the Scene Magazine

HONORED GUEST, ALBERT REID: A Tribute To His Illustrious Life in Modern Dance, October 11th, 6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Dance Hub was recently featured in the Scene Magazine of the Santa Barbara News Press. Read the article here (subscription required) Download a PDF here Find out more and sign up here […]

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ALBERT REID: A Tribute to His Illustrious Life in Modern Dance

Fundraiser at The Dance Hub! American Dance & Music will host a very special fundraising event to acknowledge and celebrate the life’s work of Albert Reid. The event acknowledges his contributions to the Santa Barbara dance community as well as his extensive career as choreographer, teacher, and dancer. The event looks back on his life […]

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Up Close at The Dance Hub 2019

Dance Break: Up Close at The Dance Hub2019 Kathee Miller
American Dance & Music’s (AD&M) free community event, Up Close at The Dance Hub (formerly known as Dance: Up Close and Cultural) has a new home. This inspiring event is for families with children as well as anyone interested in dance, music, and the arts. The event took place on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at […]

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Carrie Diamond Receives 2019 Apogee Award

Executive Artistic Director Carrie Diamond was the recipient of a 2019 Apogee Award for Excellence in Dance Education or Training. Apogee Awards, presented by Nebula Dance Lab, “focus on Honoring those who dedicate their lives to Dance Education/Training, and the students who are the future of our craft.” The award was presented during a gala […]

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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