Santa Barbara Dance Arts is celebrating 20 years of community, artistry, and the core belief that dance lessons teach life lessons. Under the direction of Alana Tillim, Dance Arts promises to provide a safe and healthy place for emerging and pre-professional artists.
We are a full-service studio that offers recreational and pre-professional classes for ages 2-72 (we want that number to keep growing!). We can help with wedding dance lessons, flash mobs, and event entertainment. We rent studio space for artists, events, and family friendly parties or we can be the host! Our popular birthday parties are not limited to kids… we can give your bachelorette party or next girls weekend a twist!
We are proudly partnered with the non-profit Arts Mentorship Program and our relationship allows us to bring the healing gift of dance to our community's most vulnerable populations through scholarships and programs. Together, we help local artist find affordable rehearsal space in order to maintain Santa Barbara’s thriving arts culture.
More than this, we are a hub for the arts community to collaborate and create. Come dance with us! performed on MTV, Cirque du Soleil, and stages across the globe, while our alumni and student teachers bring a sense of community and tradition that is important at Dance Arts. Our unique partnership with the Arts Mentorship Program allows us to offer scholarships and affordable rehearsal space at our beautiful studios. Plus, our unprecedented master class series feature superstars from So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Best Dance Crew. Destination Dance, our famed summer camp, offers flexibility and fun for your dancer and a unique opportunity to train intensively and improve performance and technique. We will help you or your dancer find joy through performance, movement, and expression while getting a great workout. Come dance with us!!!