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Fun camps for creative movement and introduction to ballet

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Learn how to dance using the Cecchetti Method

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We offer Beginning Classes, Conservatory Classes, and Adult & Teen Recreational Classes

Nutcracker Ballet

SBFB’s  Nutcracker at the Arlington is a true Santa Barbara holiday tradition for over four decades.

Welcome to the exciting experience of watching your child grow through the exposure to the world of dance! We know there are many venues in choosing dance for your child, and we offer below some important considerations when selecting a dance school.

We are dedicated to safe and correct technique, the development of artistry and providing a supportive and dignified environment for your student. Many of our students begin in our program as early as three years old and remain with us through high school and beyond. In fact, the children and grandchildren of former students now study at the Santa Barbara Festival Ballet Dance Conservatory!

"I’m so happy we found this school they have a good environment for the students and excellent teachers who take their time to explain everything to students and parents"

Luz Flores

"Our daughter has been so pleased with her time at SB Festival Ballet. When we moved back to Santa Barbara, it was one of our first priorities to start her there again!"

Lori Roland Girano