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MDC is pleased to announce we are a full service dance studio, offering open recreational classes to all dancers in Santa Barbara county! If you love to dance and are looking to expand your training and dance education, Momentum would love to be your new dance home away from home! Your first dance class is always free, so come try out a class today! If you need help or have questions with placement, give us a call 805-364-1638.



Recreational Classes

Acrobatics & Tumbling


Hip Hop



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A classical form of dance focusing on proper body alignment and fluid movement. Barre, center floor, and across the floor progressions are all used to develop proper Ballet technique. Ballet is the foundation upon which most dance forms are based


Ballet I/II : Recommended for dancers ages 7-12 years old with beginner to intermediate dance experience.


Intermediate/Advanced Ballet: Recommended for dancers ages 12 -18 years old. Dancers enrolled at this level should have an extensive ballet background and dance experience.


This popular, energetic form of dance, allows dancers to perform with freedom of movement, adding in their own personalities. This class is inspired by today’s latest music and hippest trends in dance.


Hip Hop I/II: Recommended for dancers ages 7-11 years old with minimal or no dance experience.  Grooves and basics of hip hop will be the basis of this class.


Hip Hop II:  Recommended for dancers ages 9-12 with prior dance experience, specifically in Hip Hop. Understands body isolations, muscle control and musicality.


Teen Hip Hop:  This class is formatted for all TEEN dancers ages 13-18 with a variety of dance experience.


Intermediate/Advanced Hip Hop:  Suggested for highly experienced dancers with a deep hip hop background. Class will be fast paced and rooted in musicality, choreography, muscle control and isolations.



Jazz Dance is based on ballet principles. Set to upbeat, popular music, this fun class combines stylized movement with technique. Class consists of warm-up using isolated movements, across the floor progressions, and current choreography combo's.


Jazz I/II: Suggested for beginner dancers ages 6-9 years old with minimum or no dance experience.  A basic knowledge and understanding of body movement and co-ordination is recommended.



Jazz II: Recommended for dancers ages 9-12 with prior Ballet or Jazz experience. Understanding and execution of pirouettes, leaps, chainne turns, batmas is highly suggested.



Intermediate/Advanced Jazz: Suggested for dancers with adequate Ballet or Jazz technique, training and experience.  Class will be fast paced, and focus on advanced variations of basic Jazz movements/technique.

A style of dance using special shoes to create different rhythmic patterns and sounds. Tap is great for developing musicality and coordination skills. Little to no other style of dance experience is required.


Tap I/II: Recommended for dancers ages 6-12 years old with little to no tap experience.  This class will teach the basics of tap and is good for any beginner!


Tap II: Recommended for dancers 12 years of age and older with prior tap training.  An understanding of basic tap knowledge is required.

The performance of balance, agility, and motor coordination. Acrobatics is most often associated with activities that make extensive use of gymnastic elements, such as acro dance, circus, and gymnastics, but many other athletic activities.


Acro I/II: Suggested for dancers ages 6-12 years of age with little or no tumbling experience. This class will teach basic fundamentals of acrobatics and tumbling.


Acro II/III: Recommended for dancers 12-18 years old that have basic knowledge of acrobatics and can complete a variety of tricks including back bends, cartwheels, front rolls etc.


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