Our philosophy is quite simple - ​Honor the past and explore the uncharted.

Nestled between the Pacific ocean and the Santa Ynez mountains, beginner thru professional students throughout the country and across continents make their way into our east side studios each season to participate in a meticulously designed curriculum that blends the ancient art of aerial technique with the exploratory movement of contemporary dance. Founded in 2006, the Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Dance (CAD) comprises 3,000 square feet of dedicated aerial, dance, and performance studios, offering a collection of technique and conceptual classes in Static Trapeze, Aerial Fabrics, Lyra, Corde Lisse, Aerial Sling, Invented Apparatus, Contemporary Dance, and Conditioning and Alignment. The Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Dance has developed a thoughtfully defined movement language, approaching flight as a metaphor for the human condition. Utilizing the elements of sensorial technique and fluid intention, the violet hour between floor and air is illuminated, and the architecture of a winged dancer emerges...

Phone Number: +1 (805) 284-8785