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

Adult Ballet

Morning Open Company Class TWTh 9-10:30pm: Taught by Gary McKenzie or Marina Fliagina. This class is for high intermediate/advanced dancers. The class is primarily made up of professional dancers from State Street Ballet, so it will move at an advanced pace.

Level 5&6 and Adult Rotating Class Monday: Each week, there will be a different type of class style ranging from (take out classical ballet) modern, contemporary, hip hop, classical variations, pas de deux, yoga or pilates. This class is for high intermediate/advanced dancers. The class is primarily made up of advanced level teenage students, but is open to high intermediate/advanced adults as well. It will move at a quick pace. Contact the office for weekly class description.

Level 5&6 and Adult Ballet Monday 5:30-7pm:  Taught by Allison Gustafson, this class is for the Level 5&6 dancers in the school and open to high Intermediate and Advanced level Teens and Adults.

Beginning Teen and Adult Ballet 6-7:30pm Tuesday: Taught by Susan Manchak, this class is for beginning adult students. The class is open to adults who are more advanced, but the class is designed for beginners, so it will be taught at a slow pace.

Open Intermediate Ballet 6:00-7:30pm Thursday: Taught by Allison Gustafson, this class is for intermediate to advanced level adults. It is a traditional ballet class geared to the adult dancer. Combinations from this class will be repeated in the Saturday class

Open Intermediate Ballet 9-10:30am Saturday: Taught by Allison Gustafson, this class is for intermediate to advanced level adults. It is a traditional ballet class geared to the adult dancer. This class is generally a repeat of the Thursday class, so that students have the benefit of repeating the combinations.

Policies for Teens and Adults in Open Classes

Classes are $20 for a single class and $150 for a 10-class card or $200 for a 15-class card. Payment is to be made prior to the start of each class. If using a card, the card is kept in a file box at the front desk. Upon entering the studio, the student should sign in, remove the class card from the file box, date and initial the card, and then leave it out on the desk. The desk person or instructor will re-file the card. Class cards should be used in two months and will expire after two months of absence.

There is no specific required uniform for teens and adults taking open classes, however, it is best to wear dance attire or fitted athletic wear.  All students must wear ballet shoes in ballet classes, and long hair must be secured.

Please keep personal hygiene in mind; using deodorant and wearing fresh clothes makes the class pleasant for all.

It is not appropriate or safe to leave children unattended in the lobby or studio while the parent is taking class.

All cell phones must be turned off while in class.

All teens must be picked up promptly at the end of class.

If you are in a class above your level, please be respectful of the other dancers and stay in the back.

There are no refunds for class cards, due to any reason.