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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Salsa Timing – 5 Tips To Improve Your Salsa Timing

Salsa rhythm refers to the quick, quick, slow, quick, quick, slow pattern of the way salsa music is structured. Salsa timing, on the other hand, refers to the counting of the music, which for us salsa dancers goes: 1,2,3,5,6,7 where we pause on the counts 4,8, and thus keep them silent. So how can you […]