Inspire Dance Santa Barbara
El Mercado Center
4141 State Street Suite F-6
Santa Barbara, Ca. 93110
Welcome to Inspire Dance SB School of Technique and Performing Arts! We are so very happy to have you join our community and look forward to sharing the beauty and joy of dance with you. We strive to provide a positive, well balanced and focused environment for each student at our school and so we must follow a few guidelines to maintain these standards.


 Students must attend class in the proper attire. No jewelry or watches are to be worn during class.
Everything can be purchased online at Discount Dance Supply (see links below) and will be available soon at Harlequins.

For Females:

All ballet students must wear pink tights and pink leather ballet slippers. Hair is to be worn in a bun. Short hair pulled back.
Ballet Slippers: Bloch “Prolite II Hybrid” Leather Split-Sole Ballet Slippers (Children Sizes, Adult Sizes)
Tights: Baby & Me, Combo-Ballet, Primary (Capezio #14C, Ballet Pink), Grade 1 & up (Capezio #9C/9, Classical Pink, Children Sizes, Adult Sizes)
*Pointe Shoes: Pointe shoe fittings should have a teacher in attendance until 2 years of pointe work have been completed and a brand has been established for the dancer’s particular foot.


Our new studio leotard will be Mirella Aspire number M201C/M201L (Children Sizes, Adult Sizes). All dancers Grade 1 and up should also have a black camisole leotard in addition to their Grade color.

Baby & Me/Combo-Ballet/Tap Classes: Pink leotard

Primary: Light Blue leotard

Standard/Grade 1: White leotard

Standard/Grade 2: Royal Blue leotard

Standard/Grade 3: Lilac leotard

Standard/Grade 4-6: Burgundy leotard

Grade 7 & up/Adult Ballet: Black or Any Color leotard

For Males:

Black or grey shorts or tights, fitted white tee shirt, black or white leather ballet slippers. Hair must be kept pulled back and off of the face.

For Tap, Modern,Contemporary/Lyrical, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Musical Theater classes: Fitted dance attire including black jazz pants or shorts, and a fitted tank top or tee shirt, with dance shoes as appropriate for the dance style. Modesty is to be observed-no crop tops or excessively small shorts.

Monthly tuition is due on the 1st of the month (invoices are not mailed unless payment is past due).  After the 5th, a $15 late fee will be assessed.  There is a $25 fee for returned checks.  No credits, refunds, or adjustments will be given for missed lessons, however, students are encouraged to attend a make up class in one level above or below their own.

Annual Registration fee is $35/per family

Single class rate (pay at time of lesson): $20 per 1 hr. class


Please arrive 5-10 minutes prior to the start of class and change into proper shoes and attire. Being focused at the start of class is key to success.


Instructors will take attendance as dancers enter the studio. If your dancer is not listed on the instructor’s roster as enrolled or attending a make-up class, the instructor will have you contact the office to resolve the situation.


Dancers who arrive more than 10 minutes late will not be permitted to attend class but may watch the remainder of the class time. You may schedule a make-up class with the office.


NO food, drinks (other than bottled water), cell phones, or electronic devices are allowed in the studios.


For the health of everyone, PLEASE do not attend class when sick (your dancer can make up any missed classes when feeling better).


You may make up a missed class by attending a comparable, age-appropriate class at any time during your active enrollment in the school. Please pre-schedule a make-up class by contacting the office. Our faculty will keep track of missed classes and available make-ups. If you cancel your enrollment, all remaining make-ups are forfeited. Credits, refunds, or extensions will not be granted.
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