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

February Newsletter

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February Newsletter

Gustafson-2014Celebration-of-Dance_press-623x400Teen 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 New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Denver, Albuquerque and Phoenix.  The Santa Barbara audition is being held this Saturday, February 13 at 3:30 pm.

Find out more at State Street Ballet’s website.


Importance of Injury Prevention

We found a great article on injury prevention from Dance Teacher Magazine that we wanted to share. Learn why certain injuries happen and how to prevent them. Read More


donQDon Q | Saturday, February 20 at The Granada

Don Quixote is a ballet which recounts the classic love story of a Spanish innkeeper’s daughter and the town barber. Known for some of classical ballet’s most technically demanding dances, Don Q is a witty, romantic and exciting story interpreted in dance. Buy tickets at The Granada Theatre Box Office.






Celebration of Dance on March 12

SSBYD will perform new works by Rodney Gustafson, Kassandra Taylor Newberry and other cutting-edge choreographers.  In addition, the evening will feature Peter and the Wolf and new works by emerging choreographers. Get tickets from any SSBYD dancer or at the Lobero Box Office.


Parent of a New Student?

We have a good amount of new students at Gustafson Dance and want to encourage you to contact us if you have any questions so you can stay well informed and know what is coming, what is expected and how we can help you have a great experience.  Feel free to call us at (805) 563-DANC (3262) ext. 1.



Other Schedule Reminders

  • Spring Costume Photo Shoot is May 13-15.  Signups will be on the website soon.
  • Summer Program Registration is open and there are discounts for early registration (before early April). Read More
  • Gustafson Dance is open for classes on President’s Day.
  • SSBYD adjudication on Tuesday, March 1st.
  • Gustafson Dance is closed for Spring Break March 28 – April 2, 2016.