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Santa Barbara Dance Arts – The Dance Store

  • (805) 966-5299
  • 531 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93103, USA

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Discover Santa Barbara’s best kept secret and SB’s BEST DANCE STUDIO according to Independent Readers! Under the direction of Alana Tillim, SB Dance Arts is a comprehensive school of dance with a focus on proper technique, musicality and body awareness.

We offer classes for all ages in Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical, Tap, Ballet, Saturday Classes, Tiny Tots, Adult Classes, Aerial plus each week brings a different blend of styles: aerial, tumbling, ballet, lyrical, and more! ! Learn the latest moves and proper technique from our amazing staff comprised of Broadway veterans and internationally trained professionals. Whether your dancer is a beginner or advanced or whether the aspiration is professional or enjoyment, we have a large menu of classes to meet the needs of your family. We believe dance is a creative force that promotes physical well-being, self-confidence and self-awareness. Come dance with us!

Build confidence, learn skills, and have fun with the amazing staff, consisting of TV, film, and Cirque du Soleil veterans and internationally trained professionals. Age-appropriate classes for beginning to advanced dancers. All classes work toward gaining fundamentals in dance and preparing for weekly performances, all in a positive environment where everyone is welcome. We even have star studded master classes offered throughout the program! We also offer special adult classes, as well, Hip Hop Sweat and Cardio Hip Hop.

SB Dance Arts is an authorized provider of Independent PE for local schools. Dance is a wonderful alternative to school physical education programs. Please contact your school for an application and then inquire in our office about SB Dance Arts requirements. 


Disney Dance and Mini Combo starting at age 2.

LEVELS: 1 – 4B Children who start dancing at a young age and matriculate through our program usually fall into this track.

LEVELS: Tween Dancers ages 8-12 just getting started with dance and looking to dance with their peers.

LEVELS: Teen Dancers ages 13-17 newer to dance and looking to dance with their peers. We are very strict with our teen age requirements – especially for hip hop.


Destination Dance Summer Camp at SBDA! June – August Summer application available on Summer link! Check out our Frozen Theme weeks & our Mini Camp of 3-4 year olds


Parties – SB DANCE ARTS is the perfect place to host your next party or event. Our dance studios are outfitted with stereos, speakers, and ipod connections. Let us host your Birthday Party! Add some funk and fun to your child’s next birthday party, or even to your party. We offer hip hop, jazz, Broadway, “Frozen”, Princess, Disco, Aerial or customized birthday parties here at the center, or we can come to you. Rentals – Are you an artist in need of rehearsal space or an inviting community-oriented place to hold classes and workshops? We would love to have your troupe, company, or classes be a part of our community.


From ballerina princesses and students in training, to professionals, we are here to serve you with our knowledgeable staff. We carry a variety of dance basics, costumes, dresses, pettiskirts and the hottest lines in active wear.

Jazz – Jazz Shorts (aka Booty Shorts). Leotards. Tops. Jazz Pants. Jazz Shoes. Paws

Ballet – Ballet Shoes. Leotards. Tights. Skirts. Legwarmers. Ballerina Princess

Ballroom – Ballroom Shoes for Men and Women, Practice Skirts. Leotards, Shoe Brushes

Yoga/Active Wear – Tops and bottoms for Tweens, Teens and Adults

Accessories – Tube Socks. Dance Bags. Undergarments. Tiaras. My Tyes

Flamenco – Shoes. Skirts. Leotard

Dance Team/Cheer – Booty Shorts. Jazz Shoes. Undergarments.

Hip Hop – Sweat Pants (Nappytabs, Tia’s and Youth Sizes), Boatneck and T-Shirts by Wildchild Nation, L.I.T.E. (Tovaris’s line)

Halloween Costumes and Dress Up If you don’t see what you want, call us and we will order it for you! PLUS custom orders available for dance team coaches and studio costume orders


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