Delta Variant Update

Monday, September 13, 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. In accordance with Santa Barbara County’s mask mandate, all persons entering The Dance Hub must wear a mask at all times. This includes the lobby, the outdoor ramp, and entrance to the restroom. 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.

Studio Rental at The Dance Hub

The Dance Hub offers dance studio rental at reasonable rates for classes, workshops, and rehearsals. NOTE that due to the Delta variant, you and everyone in your group must be fully vaccinated (last shot + 2 weeks) and wear masks.

Our studios feature:

  • State-of-the-art dance floors by David Sukonick
  • High quality sound systems
  • Commercial quality Wifi or ethernet
  • A comfortable waiting area, dressing area, and a clean, spacious restroom
  • Central location in the heart of the theater district
  • Convenient parking in the Granada Parking Lot
  • Air purifiers

Location: 22 East Victoria Street, between State and Anacapa, around the back

To rent a studio, click here.

For more information, call (805) 845-0835 or email info@dancehubsb.org.

Big Studio

Our big studio measures 37′ by 39′ (1443 sq. ft.). It features a state-of-the-art floating floor that minimizes the the risk of injury and is ideal for ballet shoes, bare feet, or socks.

Other features include:

  • Wall-to-wall mirrors and portable barres
  • Ceiling fans
  • 15 foot ceiling
  • High quality WiFi or Ethernet connection suitable for streaming virtual classes

Please Note: to maintain the quality and cleanliness of the floor, absolutely no street shoes are allowed in this studio. Sneakers, ballroom, flamenco, or tap shoes are not allowed.

Small Studio

Our small studio measures 24′ by 17′ (408 sq. ft.). It features a vintage oak floor, sanded and sealed to allow percussive dance. Other features include:

  • One mirrored wall and one portable barre
  • Three large windows
  • 15 foot ceiling
  • High quality WiFi or Ethernet connection suitable for streaming virtual classes

Please Note: to maintain cleanliness, no street shoes are allowed in the studio. Shoes for percussive dance are allowed contingent upon staff approval. Contact us for more information.

Rental Rates, Policies, and Fees

  • To request rental space, please email us at info@dancehubsb.org or call (805) 845-0835
  • All first-time renters must pay a registration fee of $20 and meet with a Dance Hub staff member for a short orientation before their first appointment.
  • All renters must fill out and sign the rental agreement. See downloads below.
  • Space rental is not confirmed until payment is received. Until further notice, payment can be made online by credit card or by check. No cash or offline credit card payments will be accepted.
  • Payments are non-refundable. You will be given credit for cancellations with 48 hours advance notice. Credit is good for future rentals as well as AD&M classes or courses. Credit is not transferable.
  • The Dance Hub reserves the right to cancel appointments to meet studio needs. We will do our best to give you as much advance notice as possible.
  • As a renter, you understand that The Dance Hub is a shared space and there may be other classes or rehearsals occurring during your rental period. You agree to keep the lobby area tidy, to keep all sounds to a reasonable volume, and to be respectful of other users and to the residents of the Victoria Hotel above.
  • Studios and common areas should be returned to the condition in which they were found. Cleaning fees may be levied for excessive messes or damage to the floor.

COVID-19 Delta Variant Policies

Now that California has reopened for business, The Dance Hub is operating at full capacity while retaining a number of COVID-19 mitigation practices in effect for your health and safety. Our policies for renters are as follows:

  • Vaccination is required of all people entering The Dance Hub. All Dance Hub renters must provide proof of vaccination and sign an affidavit attesting that they’ve been vaccinated. As a renter you are responsible for making sure everyone in your group does the same. The only exception is for children under age 12, whose parents must drop them off at the door and wait outside.
  • In accordance with Santa Barbara County’s mask mandate, masks must be worn at all times while inside The Dance Hub. This includes the lobby, the outdoor ramp, and entrance to the restroom.
  • If you or any member of your group is exposed to COVID-19, even if you have been vaccinated, you must notify The Dance Hub immediately. In order to return to the studio, you must provide a copy of the affected person’s negative test result from 3-5 days after exposure.
  • Wash your hands or use disinfectant before and after your rehearsal. If you have your own disinfectant wipes, please use one to wipe down the keypad for the door lock system. If not, wash your hands or use the hand sanitizer dispenser upon entering the studio.
  • Anyone wishing to enter either dance studio barefoot must first wipe their feet with an anti-viral wipe or use hand sanitizer on their feet before entering the studio.
  • Any approved dance shoes must be wiped down if they have been worn outdoors.
  • You may use the standing fan provided by the studio to blow fresh, outside air into the big studio, or open the windows in the small studio. There are also air purifiers available for use in both studios.
  • At the end of your appointment, use the cleaning supplies provided in each studio to disinfect any surfaces you have touched, including barres, the sound equipment, bathroom key, etc.
  • After using the studio, set the air purifier timer to run for one hour after you leave.

Rental Rates: Single Use and Short-Term

  • Short-term rental rates are as follows: $35/hour for the Big Studio; $25/hour for the Small Studio.
  • The minimum appointment length for single-use rentals is 1.5 hours.
  • Rentals must be booked at least 48 hours in advance to avoid the $5 scheduling fee. Requests for appointments on Sunday or Monday must be received by Friday at noon.
  • Any changes to an appointment must be made at least 24 hours in advance to avoid the $10 rescheduling fee.
  • Cancellations made in less than 24 hours are non-refundable and no credit is given.
  • A $50 security deposit is required for special events to cover any damages or cleaning costs needed after your event. The security deposit is fully refundable if the studio is returned to its pre-event condition.
  • Contact us at info@dancehubsb.org for our non-profit discount.

Rental Rates: Monthly Package Rate

  • Rental package rates are as follows: $30/hour for the Big Studio; $20/hour for the Small Studio.
  • To get the monthly package rate, you must rent for four hours or more per month.
  • Bookings must be paid in advance.
  • There are no refunds for the monthly package rate.
  • Monthly renters are eligible for listings on The Dance Hub Website. See below for details.

Rental Fees

  • Registration Fee: All first-time renters must pay a registration fee of $20
  • Scheduling Fee: Charge for scheduling a rental less than 48 hours in advance: $5
  • Rescheduling Fee: Charge for rescheduling a rental less than 24 hours in advance: $10

Web Listing for Long Term Rentals

For a minimal monthly fee, we can display your long-term rental classes on The Dance Hub’s Website. This includes

  • Listing of your classes in the master class schedule (here).
  • The description of your classes in our Rental Classes list (here)
  • Branding with your logo, if available.
  • Your picture and bio in our instructors list (here).
  • Social Media coverage on Instagram and Facebook
  • Please submit class description, bio, headshot, and logo, if available

To rent a studio, email us at info@dancehubsb.org or call (805) 845-0835.

Put a little fun into your life. Try dancing.
— Kathryn Murray , Arthur Murray Dance Studio