Inspire Dance Santa Barbara
El Mercado Center
4141 State Street Suite F-6
Santa Barbara, Ca. 93110

Founded August 2015

Inspire Dance Santa Barbara is a school of dance offering a positive, well-rounded program for young dancers and performers, from beginners to pre-professionals. IDSB provides the highest level of instruction in a nurturing environment and continually strives to build self-confidence while instilling the rigorous standards of technique and artistry. 

Ballet is the foundation upon which all forms of dance are developed at IDSB. Cecchetti and Royal Academy of Dance certified teachers provide the most informed training, and delight in cultivating dancers capable of reaching their fullest potential as artists.  

Performing opportunities are offered throughout the year to help develop qualities in our dancers that enable them to perform with confidence and allow them to dance naturally from the heart. Through IDSB’s Community Engagement Program our students have many opportunities to share their love of dance and help enrich the young arts community, exposing all generations to the discipline and beauty of dance. IDSB’s upcoming performances will be Clara in the Land of Sweets/Holiday Showcase on December 18th, 2021 at Center Stage Theater, Paseo Nuevo Mall.

IDSB is dedicated to the careful development and healthy progression of each dancer and places a high priority on proper form and technique, ensuring that dancers develop the strength and knowledge necessary before moving up to the next level. Once a year an outside Cecchetti examiner from Cecchetti USA reviews each dancer to ensure that he or she has mastered the skills of each level. 

At IDSB we understand that not every dancer may be interested in a professional dance career, but each of our dancers still receives the same high standard of training in a caring and supportive environment. Our faculty prides itself on teaching the whole child, not just the dancer. Co-founders, Ms. Emmy Lou Crawford and Ms. Sean Crawford have been highly regarded dance instructors totaling over five decades. Teaching children is one of their greatest gifts, and teaching children the art of dance is one of their greatest joys.  

IDSB currently offers Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Pre-Ballet, Creative Dance, Tap, Lyrical, Musical Theater and Baby & Me classes. IDSB’s Adult Dance Program in Ballet and Tap is emerging to be a wonderful outlet for the community because it is never too late to dance!

In the near future, IDSB will be offering Character, Modern, Jazz, Classical Spanish and Social Dance for those who would like to learn or expand their dance repertoire, simply for the joy of it.  We welcome all levels of dance.

IDSB is proud to be offering scholarship opportunities for the 2021-2022 year. Applications and placement will be available upon request.

Fall Enrollment begins August 23rd through September 2021!!! Winter Term is January 4th to March 27th, 2022. 

Thank you for considering Inspire Dance Santa Barbara. If you have any questions or if you would like to observe a class, please give us a call (805)770- 5295 or email us at info@inspiredancesb.com. We look forward to welcoming you and your dancer into the Inspire Dance Santa Barbara community.

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