Dancing in Santa Barbara
Carrillo Recreation Center
The rennovation of the Carrillo Recreation Center was completed in March 2012. This Santa Barbara jewel was built in 1914 and continues to provide all types of dancing almost 7 days a week.
For a comprehensive listing of classes offered, go the city's recreation website;
The first and third Friday Swing Dances have been providing thousands of dancers an amazing evening of dancing for more than 30 years. And it's as popular as ever. Every week some of the finest bands play for dancers. Some bands expect to be watched, our bands relish in the energy of the dancers. It's a win-win sort of thing. Many people come as singles which makes the dances a perfect way of meeting new friends.
Plus you can be guaranteed to meet new folks if you attend the beginning Swing Dance lesson at 7:30p before the dance.
If you've never done this dance, don't worry. In a short time, you can learn the basics and begin your possible journey with Swing dancing. Or at least have fun for the evening.
This lesson is included in the price of admission.
Admission for live bands: $15 general, $12 students with id
Admission for DJ nights: $10, $8 for students
An updated list of the dance dates and specifics can be found by clicking the "dances" tab.
And again, if you've questions Jonathan's, call Jonathan Bixby at 805-698-0832 or email j.[email protected]
For information regarding renting the facility OR other classes,
call Jason Bryan at 805-897-2519 or email jbryan