About Us

About Santa Barbara Dance Center

“Teaching Santa Barbara to Dance, One Step at a Time!”

In 1995 David Alvarez opened the doors to the Santa Barbara Dance Center, Inc. Through expert instruction and a welcoming state of the art facility, Santa Barbara Dance Center has become one of Santa Barbara’s most respected dance studios.

Santa Barbara Dance Center is devoted to inspiring and teaching newcomers of all ages to dance. We provide a lively, high-quality environment where students can learn, grow, practice, and feel confident on the dance floor.

Studio Showcase Performances

Santa Barbara Dance Center is not only a place to learn to dance, but a place to put new skills to use. We host annual performances, giving our instructors and students the opportunity to showcase their skills. The performances are open to the public and are followed by social dancing festivities.

DanceSport Competition

Several of our instructors train their interested students for novice, amateur, and professional Dancesport competition. The studio’s trophy case grows with every competition season! Santa Barbara Dance Center has won the Top Studio award for the past two years at many prestigious competitions, including Nevada’s Star Ball in Las Vegas and Emerald Ball in Los Angeles, California.