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.

Hybrid Class Information

Studio Rental at The Dance Hub

The Dance Hub offers dance studio rental at reasonable rates for classes, workshops, and rehearsals. Orange Tier capacity limits allow three dancers in the small studio and ten in the big studio.

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

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

Download a Copy of our Rental Policies here.

  • 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. Payment can be made at The Dance Hub by cash, check, or credit card or online by credit card.
  • 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-10 Orange Tier Studio Policies

The Dance Hub has a number of COVID-19 mitigation practices in effect, including following Board of Health guidelines for COVID-19 mitigation. Our policies for students and renters are as follows:

  • As California remains under a 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. The only exception to this is when an individual or members of the same household are working alone in a dance studio; however, they must still wear a mask in the lobby, restroom, etc.
  • The Orange Tier allows us a maximum of three people in the small studio and ten in the big studio.
  • Social distancing must be enforced for the duration of the class or rehearsal. We don’t recommend working closely with a partner in dance genres such as Tango or Ballroom dance if you and your partner are from separate households.
  • Wash your hands 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.
  • In order to dance with bare feet, dancers must wipe their feet with an anti-viral wipe before entering the studio.
  • 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.
  • Sign TDH’s COVID-19 Orange Tier Agreement. Download it here.

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.

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 at least three weekly appointments on the same day and time within a single month (ex. Wednesdays 6:00-7:30pm).
  • Bookings must be paid in advance.
  • Once a renter has booked and paid for at least three weekly appointments, they may add more appointments at the package rate. Requests for additional rentals must be made at least 48 hours in advance to avoid the $5 scheduling fee.
  • For a minimum of four appointments per month, one appointment per month may be canceled for credit if the cancellation request is made at least 24 hours 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.

Download Rental Policies

Download TDF Orange Tier Agreement

Download TDH Rental Use Agreement

Download Rental Agreement Addendum

Dance is the movement of the universe concentrated in an individual.
— Isadora Duncan