We are moving!

A dream come true! We found our home and we will be moving on April 4 to our new Location at  Paseo Nuevo. We will expand our classes and hours of operations. We will include not only TANGO classess and milongas but also, zumba classes, meditation classes, west coast swing classes, belly dancing classes and much more. We need your help donations and volunteers, please for donations go to Donate Here For volunteer opportunities contact Monica at yesyoucandancesalsa@gmail.com or call at 805.669.7098.

Monica Dabos in the news

How a Salsa-Dancing Former Monk from Argentina Is Instilling Confidence and Wonder in Her Statistics Students A wonderful article was written by the American Statistical Association, highlighting the wonderful presence that is Monica Dabos! Check it out at this link Read full Article Here at AMSTAT

We’ve Moved! Veteran’s Memorial Building, Upstairs.

    Join us on Tuesdays at the Veterans Memorial Building! Located at 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd., Santa Barbara, CA 93101 we will be on the 2nd floor bringing you a night of salsa and bachata dancing!!! The fun gets started at 7:00 for beginners, 8:00 for intermediate, then open dancing until 11:00!! Just $6 for general admission, $2 for students – still the best price in town!! We will see you all on the dance floor!!!!

INDEPENDENT: Yes, You Can Dance Salsa!

SOURCE: http://www.independent.com/news/2016/may/04/yes-you-can-dance-salsa/ Community Program Looking for New Digs While the gentrification of the Funk Zone brings in new businesses, it also squeezes out groups like Yes You Can Dance Salsa (YYCDS), a community program offering salsa lessons and social dancing at the affordable rate of $2. Previously at the Ayni Gallery, YYCDS brings together a community of up to 100 salsa dancers of all levels. However, with the gallery repurposing their space, this passionate group of dancers is on the move, searching for a new home. Monica Dabos began YYCDS after seeing a similar pop-up community flourish in Isla Vista. Every Monday,...

Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?

To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure? But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness....

Why Is Dancing So Good for Your Brain?

To take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure? But I must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncing pleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete account of the system, and expound the actual teachings of the great explorer of the truth, the master-builder of human happiness....

So, You Think You Can Dance Salsa?

So, You Think You Can Dance Salsa?

SOURCE: NPR There’s music coming from an art gallery on lower State Street on Tuesday nights. Everyone’s welcome. You can come with a partner, a friend, or solo. For $5 dollars (or a buck, if you’re a student), you, yes you, can learn to dance salsa. Monica Dabos, the founder of Yes You Can Dance Salsa, aims to create an alcohol free experience that brings together all ages, backgrounds and dancing abilities. But, even in a welcoming environment, dancing can be intimidating. KCRW’s Larry Perel swallowed his nerves and took a trip to find out if the class really lives up to...

Open Streets Features Yes You Can Dance Salsa!

Open Streets Features Yes You Can Dance Salsa!

THE STREETS WILL COME ALIVE ON 10/24!   The streets will once again become Santa Barbara’s longest public park for the day as over 2 miles of Cabrillo Blvd transformed into a celebration of people-power to promote better health, flexibility and FUN!  Last year over 15,000 participants young and old enjoyed the streets as they usually can’t:  without cars, fumes or traffic, while exploring eight free community activity zones. SB Open Streets from West Beach Films on Vimeo.

Ayni Gallery September Newsletter

Ayni Gallery September Newsletter

  The AYNI CIRCLE began meeting January 2010. Out of the this Circle has emerged the Santa Barbara Love Grid, Santa Barbara Time Bank and Santa Barbara, Unconditional Give and Take Facebook group, and other initiatives and uprisings on the leading edge of the New, emerging in our midst. These beautiful souls below have been stewarding and facilitating the LOVE GRID event the first Monday of each month and have been since January, 2010. Each one enhances life in their own de-light-filled way!  Find out more by visiting the web site http://www.aynigallery.com/ EVERY TUESDAY  7:00-11:00 pm at AYNI Gallery Ayni Gallery,...