The Virtual Dance Hub

All AD&M Classes are Now Virtual! See our Schedule.

In compliance with the orders from Governor Newsom and the Santa Barbara City Council, in-person classes at The Dance Hub have been suspended. We will do our best to keep our Dance Hub community strong with virtual classes with chats before and after each class.

And PLEASE wash your hands and stay safe!

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The Dance Hub Grand Opening

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Date(s) - September 15, 2018 - September 16, 2018

Open House Saturday: 11:00am-5:00pm
Open House Sunday: 1:30pm-3:30pm
Performance and Reception: Sunday 4:30pm-6:30pm

The Dance Hub

The Opening of our Community Space

For over ten years, American Dance and Music pioneered a dream for a beautiful space dedicated to dance and theater in Santa Barbara. With the opening of The Dance Hub, AD&M has achieved a major milestone. After almost a year of operation, we are pleased to announce our Official Grand Opening.

American Dance & Music invites you to join us for our open house weekend to sample or observe a variety of adult classes. Find one or two that are right for you! Full schedule is below.

Delicious refreshments will be served all weekend. Current and new students will receive discounts on the purchase of AD&M classes or courses and two complimentary tickets to enter a drawing for free classes. Children between the ages of 2-12 and their families are invited on Sunday from 3:00-5:00 to sample classes for our new Kids Dance Program. Join us for a free performance by Hula Anyone, Pacific Action Dance Theater, and soloist Sarah Elizabeth Stanley on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. followed by a reception with live music.

  • Sample or observe a variety of classes
  • Find a class or course that’s right for you
  • Purchase classes and courses at discounted prices
  • Sign up to get a free class
  • Enjoy refreshments served all day
  • Attend a free dance performance and reception

Grand Opening Schedule

Open House*

Saturday, September 15

11:00-01:00 – Meet the teachers, observe a class, try a class

  • 11:00-11:20 True Beginning Adult Ballet
    Carrie Diamond

  • 11:30-11:50 Beginning Modern Dance
    Susan Alexander

  • 12:00-12:20 Restorative Foam Roller Class
    Ruth Alpert

  • 12:30-1:00 Nia and Integrating Pilates & Pilates for Dancers
    Ken Gilbert/Embodyment

1:00-3:00 – Meet AD&M Directors and check out The Dance Hub

3:00-4:50 – Children’s Ballet at The Dance Hub – NEW!

  • 3:00-3:20 2-3 years
  • 3:30-3:50 4-6 years
  • 4:00-4:20 7-9 years
  • 4:30-4:50 10-12 years
  • Susan Manchak and Carrie Diamond
Carrie Diamond
Carrie Diamond
Susan Alexander
Susan Alexander
Ruth Alpert
Ruth Alpert
Ken Gilbert
Ken Gilbert
Susan Manchak
Susan Manchak

Open House*

Sunday, September 16

  • 1:30-2:00 Nia
    Cleo Hill/Moving To Heal

  • 2:00-2:30 Beginning Belly Dance
    Ellen Pasternack/Sadeekhat

  • 2:30-3:00 Flamenco
    Ana Galindo

  • 3:00-3:30 Hula and Kahiko
    Angelita Eller/Hula Anyone

Cleo Hill
Ellen Pasternack
Ellen Pasternack
Ana Galindo
Ana Galindo
Angelita eller
Angelita Eller

Closing Performance and Reception*

4:30-6:30 Sunday, September 16

  • Performance with Hula Anyone, Pacific Action Dance Theater, and Sarah Elizabeth Stanley
  • Reception with live music
Hula Anyone


Angelita Eller and Hula Anyone are dedicated to the preservation of Hawaiian hula and Tahitian dance traditions. We provide a nurturing platform for ages 4-84 years old to learn traditional dance forms. Hula Anyone is a consistent source of positive energy and a forum for the constant requests to create hula for different languages, origins and genres as well as to personalize hula based on occasion. The fluid, adaptive nature of Hula Anyone has helped to keep all the dances original, dynamic and fresh.

Pacific Action Dance Theater was founded and is directed by flamenco dancer Ana Galindo. The company will perform a Sevillanas to live music.

Sarah Elizabeth Stanley was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and resides in Los Angeles, California. She has attended the American Dance Festival, The Ailey School, and the Taylor School, among others, and has performed works by Alvin Ailey, Merce Cunningham, Jacques Heim, Martha Graham, Bill T. Jones, and Paul Taylor. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied dance under the direction of Sara Rudner and John Jasperse. As a freelance artist, Sarah has performed at the Valley Performing Arts Center, The Metropolitan Museum, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Global Exchange, and Spoleto Festival USA.

*NOTE: Schedule subject to change
For more information, call (805) 450-7535 or email