Private and Group Lessons



Whether you want to learn on your own, as a couple, or in a group setting you will be able to explore ballroom dance in a safe, structured environment. One of the options below holds the key to unlocking your ease and comfort, and will bring you into connection with yourself and others.

"If you are fortunate enough to be Trudie's student, she will impart her philosophy that dance offers a unique opportunity to connect with your partner in a respectful way, learn about your own body and eventually express yourself in a very beautiful way. She guides her students in subtle ways to learn the basic components of the dance, inspires them to practice and gently guides them on a continual path of self-improvement...all the time with grace and humor." 

Mary Guadagno, student

Private Lessons

$85 per hour (1 or 2 persons)

Semi-Private Lessons

$30 per hour/per person ( 4-6 persons)

To schedule a private or semi-private lesson contact Trudie at (805)450-2499 or Derrick at (805) 450-2498. Private and semi-private lessons are taught at Santa Barbara Dance Center, 127 West Canon Perdido in Santa Barbara. 

Group Lessons

Come by yourself, or bring a few friends. You will dance with many partners at various levels of skill. Group lessons accelerate your learning and connect you with a community of new friends.

$20 drop-in / $65 per month (4 lessons)

On-going Beginning Ballroom Basics Group Class

Monday evenings 7:15 - 8:15 at Santa Barbara Dance Center, 127 West Canon Perdido, SB, Ca.

The new dance style is taught each month.

The dance for March is Night Club Two Step.