Gustafson Dance, 2285 Las Positas Road, Santa Barbara, California 93105
(805) 563-DANC (3262) ext. 1

We appreciate you! Thanks for a great show!

End of Year Party (Levels 4-6) Many thanks to the Winterbauer family for hosting the levels 4-6 end of the year party at their lovely home. We were able to do a proper goodbye to our seniors who are going to college in the fall: Grace Quittner (UCLA), Afton Gustafson (UCSB and teaching at Gustafson...
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May News: Thumbelina and RDA Accomplishments

Thumbelina Quick Reminders: — Bun Bar is a wonderful organization chaired by two SSBYD moms, Christine Cruse and Emy Berger. Dancers from SSBYD will do hair, make-up, and secure any necessary headpieces appropriate for your dancers part in the show. Go to our website for more information and to sign up!  — Gustafson Dance is...
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Spring Break, Cinderella and a Reception with the Royal Court

Don’t Forget About Spring Break Schedule! We wanted to give you a friendly reminder that we will be on Spring Break Schedule from March 26th to April 1st. There are a couple teen and adult classes available you can learn about at the prior link. Thumbelina at the Lobero Theatre Tickets Tickets for our Thumbelina...
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A March Celebration

SSBYD’s Celebration of Dance State Street Ballet Young Dancers (SSBYD) Presents Celebration of Dance on March 18, 2017, at the Lobero Theatre. Featuring innovative choreography ranging from classical to contemporary, Celebration of Dance highlights the work of the pre-professional student training program. Award-winning choreographer Kassandra Taylor Newberry returns with her fifth appearance at Celebration of...
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Thumbelina in the Spring

Remember the Gustafson Dance Friday Holiday for Presidents Day Weekend: On Friday, February 17th there will be no classes or rehearsals. Dancers are welcome to take a makeup class anytime this semester in an appropriate class for the student’s age/level. Please call the office for assistance at 563-3262 ext. 1. Classes will be held on...
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Ready for Observation Week?

  We are currently in Observation Week where parents are welcome to watch their young dancers in class. To minimize the impact of having extra people in the studio and as part of the class, we ask that you follow the following guidelines:   Please try to leave little siblings at home, or be willing...
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Thanks for a great year in 2016!

We hope you had a wonderful winter break.  Happy New Year! A short but important reminder list for things to think about in January: The first semester continues through January so don’t forget to come to classes! If you are making a class change or adding a class, it is not a bad idea to start in the...
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Parent Guide for Rudolph and Nutcracker, Pt. 2

Part 2 in a Two-Part Series In case you missed it, there is a Part 1 of this two-part series which covers other important information. This post concentrates on what happens when you are at the theatre for dress rehearsal and the show itself.  This is important in that we will be working with State...
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Parent Guide — Rudolph and Nutcracker, Pt. 1

The fall performances are coming soon and we thought you might enjoy seeing much of the key information for each broken up a bit so it isn’t so much at one time. If you have any questions, there is more information under ‘Performance Info’ on our website and you are welcome to call us at...
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