Director's Note


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Welcome back! Welcome to the Dance Arts family!  We cannot wait to make memories on and off the dance floor during our 22nd Season. 

We believe intentional leadership changes communities. Last year we focused on the message of KINDNESS. Not only did we promote positive culture at the studio, but we became a model for other studios across the globe. I was invited to speak at a conference for almost 300 studio owners about our successful initiatives that helped create a culture of kindness. I am so proud of what we built together and love that other studios are following our lead to help make powerful changes in the dance industry. 

This year, we are focusing on GRATITUDE and APPRECIATION.  Look for initiatives, contests, and installations throughout the studio to support an environment of appreciation. We hope this will spread to your dinner tables and car rides home. Please read my blog this month to learn more.

We are a big studio, but we want it to feel small. Please know you and your child matter to us and if they are struggling, or feeling lost at school, or at dance, please take the time to let our staff know. We want to help you support them when they are going through a tough time, and cheer them on through their victories… not matter how big or small!  

I look forward to hugging old friends, or meeting you and your dancer as the year progresses. I still teach on Mondays and work with Company on Fridays. When I am not teaching, I will be walking the halls and maybe even chasing my son, Jace. He is now 5½ years old, just started Kindergarten at Monte Vista, and has his first wiggly tooth!   Please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself to me… I look forward to getting to know you and your dancer!

I want to thank our incredible staff who work hard every day to provide a safe, inclusive, and inspiring environment for your kids. I also want to personally THANK YOU for choosing SB Dance Arts for you and your family. Follow us on Facebook (like our page and join our Facebook Parent Group, Instagram (@sbdancearts), and YouTube so you can enjoy the ride in pictures and videos! Tag us and add #danceartsproud and #gratitudeistheattitude and as you share your memories.  



what's important now


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New Classes!

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NEW Membership levels!

Enjoy the benefits and savings of our new memberships! Please email if you are interested in becoming a member or would like more details. See savings and benefits below. If you already paid a registration fee, that amount will be credited toward your membership.

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phil wright hip hop master class

Phil Wright is a Choreographer and dancer from Florida. He was born in Miami and at the age of nine he began to dance. As his passion grew he began to dance and choreograph professionally in Miami. With hopes of pursuing his dreams at a higher level, Phil moved to California.

He now is currently active as a professional dancer and choreographer. Phil has danced for artists including Will Smith, Chayanne, Nicki Minaj, and Pitbull. He also is a teacher for Millennium Dance Complex, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, IDA Dance Academy, and Abby Lee Dance Studio.

 He travels as much as he can teaching new students in new areas spreading his knowledge and love of dance.



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September Blog:

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New to Dance Arts? Please come by the lobby to pick up your welcome gift!

New to Dance Arts? Please come by the lobby to pick up your welcome gift!

Click   HERE   for Mega Important Policies.

Click HERE for Mega Important Policies.

Join our  Facebook Parent Group  to connect, organize carpools and receive special discounts, flash sales, and fun!

Join our Facebook Parent Group to connect, organize carpools and receive special discounts, flash sales, and fun!

Not Just For Kids

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Don't Forget!

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Safety FIRST




Class Assistants Needed

Get community service! Be a leader! Ages 11+

Class Assistants are emerging as leaders and mentors at the studio.  We are authorized providers of Community Service for local schools and for many children, this is their first 'job'.  There is no compensation for the position, but it is a chance to be a bigger part of the Dance Arts family and nurture the next generation of talent. 

Class Buddies will visit their class four times per year and act as a mentor, guide, and friend to our students.

We suggest dancers are at least 11+ and dancing in a S.T.E.P Level in the discipline they wish to assist/buddy. This is a weekly commitment and we expect dancers to be responsible and communicate any absences or scheduling issues in a timely manner.


Mega Important Policies

We have highlighted some of our most important policies for you.

  • Our season is September to May

  • NO REFUNDS after the two week grace period from agreed upon start date

  • Inspire May Recital Costume Charge - November 14th

  • Open enrollment to drop classes is November 1 - 15 to avoid charges for costumes and Spring Tuition auto charge

  • We do not offer makeups for personal absences or illness, but we DO offer makeups for Studio Holiday Closure - please see calendar and handbook for details

  • View our handbook for a complete guide to studio policies.

Safety First!

While we allow dancers to wait in the lobby and common area in between classes, we are not responsible for unattended children outside the classroom. In order to keep our space safe from unwanted vagrants, we will lock both the front and back doors at 7:15pm. Please remember dancers should never be asked to wait outside for parents

  • We ask that all visitors sign in at Reception.

  • In the event of an earthquake, we would meet at the field of Ortega Park on Cota and Salsipuedes

  • Please let us know if you would like to view our comprehensive safety plan that includes lockdown and active shooter.

  • Staff is CPR and First Aid certified.