Dear Yes Dance Community, we are happy to share that YES DANCE STUDIO is going to remain OPEN! My sincere gratitude and thanks to everyone who came forward to offer money, support and ideas of how to keep our doors open. Without the wonderful contributions and support from all of you we could not have made it. We are not out of the water yet and are still seeking donations, grants, etc., but we gained strength to move forward from the dedication and collaboration of so many of you.

I am very grateful and thankful for our amazing dance Instructors who have come together strengthening collaboration, support and the team spirit of Yes Dance. The desire to keep the Studio open led to several new projects and endeavors. One of such endeavors started with Jayven Colon designing a 5-week workshops. Jayven and Marlon Ruckle have started this successful program and we are anticipating more teachers will join this endeavor. Inquire here 

Also another dance instructor Steven Matsumura pledged to his company to match a donation to help us get out of the debt. Some members mentioned they would be willing to pay more per class. We so appreciate your willingness to do so and ask that you contribute more when you can. I am currently working on obtaining grants outside the studio too. I am also in communication with the Santa Barbara Mayor and city council members to help us promote the Yes Dance Mission of providing a space to learn how to dance as well as promoting social dancing without alcohol.

We have such a diverse and strong community and have survived the catastrophic times of December and January. I really appreciate each and every one of you for your continued support and presence.

Each of you can make a big difference by becoming Yes Dance Ambassadors by referring people to Yes Dance, or promoting our new 5 weeks courses, subscribing to our Youtube page here. We have 2300 Yes Dance members, but only 50 subscribers on our youtube channel. When we reach 100 we can have our own url for Youtube that we can put on flyer and so on. So please subscribe to our channel and you can find any class you have miss and learn the steps that way. If you use instagram make sure you follow us and use # YesDance705; same with FB: Yesdance2.0. know many of you do it already, but if you have not done any of this yet, this is a great place to start. Ambassadors please ask the front desk for Yes Dance business cards and the 50% off cards so you can give your friends. Also another way to help is to purchase Gift-cards for your love ones now that the holiday season is arriving. Here at the front desk.

Great news is that one of our members is designing a management software program for us, that will make everything more smooth and proficient.

We still need volunteers or inters in the following areas

~Marketing including website design and others

~Blog writer

~Newsletter editor

~Outreach director

~Yes Dance Shopper (smart and final)

~Sound specialist

~Designers (window and others)

Any volunteer or Intern gets free classes and services upon agreement of services. If you know some one who can help in this areas, please contact Monica in person or by emailing resume at or

Donations are always acceptable here