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

Celebration of Dance 2019

March Newsletter

Our Celebration of Dance

We encourage our younger dancers and their families to attend this great showcase of talent from our SSB Young Dancers program. We are especially excited about our choreography talent  both from our professional and emerging choreographers.

You can buy tickets from the dancers at the studio or at the Lobero Theatre Box Office.  The event is on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at 7 PM and will be held at The Lobero Theatre. Ticket prices are $14 Students/$26 Adults/$36 VIP (includes Lobero Theatre facility fee).


Allison Gustafson and Nicole Comella


Autumn Eckman, Marina Fliagina, Fenna Roukema, Cecily Stewart, Eva Stone, and Kassandra Taylor Newberry.

Emerging Choreographers:

Chloe Babcock, Kate Dalforno, Anna Lebolt, Ella Rotondo and Nina Schaeffer

Representing at California Dance Classics in SF and LA

Ashly Pryor (left) is an 8th grader at Laguna Blanca. Olivia Gobbel (center) is in 9th grade at Carp High. She will dance the role of Tina in Tina the Ballerina. Avila Edwards and Madeline Rick are from Level 2B.

This year we launched our new competition class focused on developing our dancer’s skills in variations and as soloists led by Shelby Joyce. The dancers all chose a variation to learn and perform, and also learned contemporary ballet choreography from Shelby. Our team traveled to two locations of California Dance Classics in San Fransisco and Los Angeles, to compete and take master classes. As a team we focused on development in performance quality as a soloist, improving technique and also meeting new dancers and skills in taking master classes from new teachers.

Photoshoot Weekend, April 12 – 14

Friday, April 12, 2 – 6pm
Saturday, April 13, 12 – 4pm
Sunday, April 14, 12 – 2pm

Payment is due at time of order. There are no refunds/ make-ups for photo orders. Please submit the web form by April 5, 2019. If you are choosing an additional package for a 2nd costume or with a sibling/friend please make sure you also select an additional time slot, up to three maximum. The additional package is only available for a 2nd costume or for a joint picture with a sibling/friend, for another dancer, a separate order form is required.

Getting Ready for Tina Ballerina

The performance will be held on June 1, 2019 at 2 PM and 6 PM; and, June 2, 2019 at 2 PM. All show times are at The Lobero Theatre and tickets available at their Box Office.

To view info on class parts and times, fill out the required volunteer form or make orders for the event, visit our website and look under performance info in the navigation bar.