Dr. Monica Dabos, an educator by trade and a dancer by heart, is the founder of Yes Dance!, a non-profit organization now located at 705 Paseo Nuevo, on State Street in Santa Barbara. A turbulent upbringing in Argentina and unconventional life choices have instilled in her a deep desire for fostering social inclusion at all levels. Bringing the community together whether teaching statistics or salsa is a passion for Monica and Yes Dance! is a manifestation of that passion. Located among Santa Barbara’s most infinite bar scene, Monica is introducing a new concept to the Santa Barbara community: fun downtown without alcohol....
Learn how to dance salsa, bachata, tango, swing, belly, hip-hop, and more!
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We teach different levels of Salsa, Bachata , Tango, Swing, Hip-Hop, Belly dancing and more each class is taught from beginner to advanced Level.
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Meet our wonderful staff!
Victor Contreras is an AMAZING teacher who has never failed to teach the salsa classes. Since the first day, Victor has given the tools and encouragement and dedication to all salsa learners that has no parallel. He does this without getting paid a penny. He volunteers all his time and dedication. He should get the Volunteer of the Year award in Santa Barbara. Victor’s dedication to salsa and the local community finds expression every Tuesday night when he assumes his alter-ego as an unpaid volunteer dance instructor. Victor has been sharing his love of salsa (for free!) for over four years, and...
Jayven Colon is one of Yes Dance’s newest dance instructors. Having an Associates degree in Theatre Arts from Santa Monica College, and currently a Third Year Transfer student at UC Santa Barbara working on a BA in Theatre Arts as well as a minor in both Education and Creative writing. Jayven has had 4 years of experience teaching dance and has been dancing for 8 years, teaching dance to all ages working for Lynwood Unified School district and even LA County for a summer program “Summer Night Lights.” Additionally Jayven has worked for other local dance studios in the LA...
Since the age of 5, Carla Sandoval has realized she has a great thrive for...