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

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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Back to School Newsletter

Scenes from the Summer Program What a great summer program this year!  Here are just a few of the highlights which included our first musical theater summer session. Two Profant Foundation Awards Given to Our Dancers! Sarah Block and Sierra Heller were both recognized by the Profant Foundation for their achievements in dance. Sarah was given the Herb...
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Summer, Summer, Summer!

Congratulations are in Order! Fiona Chandrasekeran: Dancer of the Year Sophia Dodd and Fenna Roukema: Most Improved Dancers of the Year Bon Voyage to Our Graduating Seniors! Some quick notes on what the immediate future holds for our graduating seniors.  We will miss you! Fiona Chandrasekaran – UCLA Math Major. Plans to continue dancing on...
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SSBYD at RDA/P Competition (5/5 through 5/7)

Our very own State Street Ballet Young Dancers will be traveling to Phoenix, AZ tomorrow to compete in the Regional Dance America Pacific Festival. They will certainly “bring it on” with the performances of Intersection and Origami we saw at their last show, Celebration of Dance. They will be competing against young dancers from the western United States...
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Our April Newsletter

Tina the Ballerina Performance Information Tina the Ballerina is Gustafson Dance’s End of Year All School Performance at the Lobero Theatre. There will be 3 shows, but many classes will only perform in one or two shows. Some of the Level 3-6 dancers will be in all three shows. Shows: Saturday, May 28th at 2pm &...
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