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

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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Young Boys Dance

Ballet serves as the foundation and builds technique for all other styles.  In jazz we focus on musicality and experiment with moving to faster, upbeat music as well as learning the specific aspects that differentiate jazz from classical ballet.    

February Newsletter

Teen Dance Star Finalists! Gustafson Dance’s very own Grace Quittner and Sarah Block were among the top three finalists in the inaugural Teen Dance Star competition. Read more at The Independent.       Summer Intensive is Coming State Street Ballet’s Summer Intensive auditions are being held across the country over the next few months in...
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Adaptive Dance

The Benefits of Classical Ballet for the “Differently-Abled” By Sierra Heller “To dance is to be out of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful…This is power, it is glory on earth and it is yours for the taking” (Anges de Mille-“41 Inspirational Quotes About Dance”).  From the first demí plíe to the final saut de...
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Our January Newsletter

Here are some important dates for parents to put in their calendar: Friday, Jan 15th: This is the last day to notify us of withdrawal for Spring Semester without a penalty fee. All class additions or changes for Spring Semester should be done by this date as well. Monday, Jan 18th: Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. There...
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Welcome to the Gustafson Dance Newsletter

In an effort to better communicate with our dancers and their families, we welcome you to the first edition of our newsletter! Our intention is to direct you to information on upcoming performances and bring you news and information about the school, State Street Ballet and our dancers themselves.   Photo Shoot Fundraiser with Stephanie...
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