Sino West Performing Arts serves as the meeting place of two disciplines: dance and kung fu. Under the tutelage of seven experienced instructors, kids and adults learn, hone, and perfect skills in a variety of art forms. Atop sprung floors of recycled rubber and beneath ceilings of repurposed clouds, they practice in one of two airy, well-lit studios. Curricula under the dance umbrella include Chinese dance, ballet, Zumba, and yoga, while martial-arts practitioners take classes in Shaolin kung fu, Tai chi, MMA, and weaponry, among others. The class selection is diverse, but no matter the chosen course, enrollees report increased levels of confidence, self-discipline, and bragging rights.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Inspire Dance SB is a school of dance offering a positive, well-rounded program for dancers of all ages. IDSB provides the highest level of instruction in a nurturing environment and continually strives to build self-confidence while instilling the standards of technique and artistry.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Lessons are designed to accommodate beginners as well as students with prior experience. Students only need to bring their excitement and energy.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Our teachers are theater and dance professionals, who have been teaching for over 20 years. Our students have gone on the pursue dance and theater professionally, and our teachers continue to work professionally on various stages across California.
What do you love most about your job?
The happiness that dance and performance brings to the individual and community. Find more information at www.inspiredancesb.com or Phone (805) 770-5295
For more than three decades, locally owned Spectrum Athletic Clubs have aimed to create a resort-like experience for patrons with upscale perks and personalized care. After workouts, gym-goers can avail themselves of unlimited towel service and change in comfortable locker rooms. Other amenities include saunas, steam rooms, healthy cafes, specialized workout areas, and complimentary Internet access.
In addition, racquetball courts let athletes improve their game independently, and patrons can sweat solo on cardiovascular equipment with individual viewing screens. Group classes, more than 1,200 of which are held daily, include Zumba, Pilates, Body Combat, and CXWorx sessions and enable trainees to draw motivation from each other or from each exercise studio's complimentary tank of moxie. The Spectrum Kids Club gives kids a place to play while adults work out and hosts such events as pool parties and pizza parties throughout the year.
Costumes and actors and plays, oh my! Dance Unlimited offers engaging theater for you and everyone you know in Santa Barbara.
While you're enjoying this theater, be sure to check out their amazing restaurant for a tasty meal.
No need to splurge on a baby sitter — tots will be right at home at this theater.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Mestre Mariano Silva, a dancer and student of the Brazilian martial art capoeira, has always believed that "if you can walk, then you can dance." This positivity permeates everything he does, from his work with underprivileged youth to his time professionally dancing. It was this contagious optimism that caught the attention of master Amen Santo in Brazil, who invited him to tour globally with the renowned Ballet Folclorico do Brasil. As it turned out, Mariano was a huge hit, playing to sold-out crowds all over the world. His skill and popularity on the stage led Amen to convince him to relocate to Southern California and bring his passion for Afro-Brazilian dance to the States. Today, Mariano owns Capoeira Batuque Santa Barbara along with the Brazilian Cultural Arts Center of Santa Barbara, sharing his talents and affirmative worldview with adults and children through a slew of classes and community-outreach programs.
Each of mestre Mariano's fast-paced classes introduces pupils to the rhythmic techniques and cultural significance of traditional Afro-Brazilian dance forms. Capoeira—considered Brazil's second national sport—fuses martial-arts techniques with the rhythmic and collaborative elements of dance. He teaches stylistic combat maneuvers, which weave in aerial acrobatics and various instruments. During his Afro-Brazilian dance class, he'll calibrate students' hips to swivel to movements that fuse traditional African dance with Brazilian moves, and in his Samba classes, he introduces students to the history, culture, and traditions inextricably linked to each movement. He also lets dancers try their hand or fourth toe at banging timbaus, repiniques, and other Brazilian drums in the Brazilian batucada drumming course.
Goleta's Sino West Performing Arts is the great place for a sports fan to spend a Saturday, or any day for that matter.
Keep your body fit and healthy with a heart-pumping and exhilarating Zumba class.
Work on developing body strength and endurance with a mixed martial arts class.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Sino West Performing Arts is sure to be a fun experience for the whole family!