Alexandra King Dance
Dance is the fastest route to happiness!
We want to show you how. From beginning to advanced classes for adults, Alexandra King Dance has a class that helps you get fit, have fun and sore to heights of joy and inspiration you have never felt, through dance!
The School Mission
To broaden awareness and appreciation for world dance and music and so create equity, respect and inclusiveness in the arts.
World Peace and Prosperity through World Dance and Music.
Who We Are
Alexandra King Dance is Santa Barbara’s premier school of Middle Eastern dance. After forty-two years of dancing professionally, multiple awards and a long and rich career in dance, Alexandra has fine-tuned the art of teaching dance so that others can benefit from her experience and make their dance dreams come true.
What Is Offered
Students learn all styles of Middle Eastern dance, including folk, classical and cabaret style dances, plus theater arts and performance skills. Classes are taught in a safe, fun, energetic environment where comradery and support are part of the classroom ethos. They have the option to join other local community dancers, and have fun sharing the art of belly dance with their fellow dancers. in fun and safe performance settings. Dancers reach their highest potential while making their dance dreams come true through top notch instruction and guidance and through opportunities to achieve a well-rounded education in dance as a performance art. Classes are taught in a safe, fun, energetic environment where comradery and support are part of the classroom ethos.
What Makes Us Special
CELEBRATING INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO PERFORM COMARADERIE We value and congratulate Dance is a performing art and a Whether in class, rehearsal
success in any way – whether large part of the joy of dance in practice or on stage,
through trophies, learning is personal expression on stage sharing dance is fun and
your first dance or giving a great in the costumes, to the music, satisfying. Learning a move
performance. Personal achievement to the world! Nothing compares together, sharing a show together
comes in many ways and degrees and to the joy of movement to music! or showing off a new costume
we applaud them all! movement to music! these are part of the fun of dance!
Alexandra King Method™
The Alexandra King Method is an organized, standardized and comprehensive system of teaching and learning dance in general, and belly dance specifically. All the essential elements of dance art and science are culled and blended with technique and the elements of culture and history in order
to give the dancer a thorough understanding of and ability to dance, and, in particular to be a belly dancer. Each part of the dance and each style of the dance has clearly defined syllabus, class plans and end results, providing gradient levels and skills. Students progress from one level to the next with confidence and competence.
Dance for Performance
The school program focuses on dance as a performing art. All aspects of performance are taught including stage skills, make-up and costuming. Performance opportunities include class recitals (for busy students and amateurs), joining Crystal Indigo (the performance company for for dedicated amateurs) and our professional company, ONYX. We bring our unique and stunning shows to the local community. We present monthly shows at a variety of local venues. Some of our annual shows include:
The Avocado Festival in Carpinteria - October
Bi-Monthly shows at The Wildcat Lounge, producer, Beth Amine.
Lavender Festival - Juny
Santa Barbara Fiesta - July-August
Annual Soho Holiday Show - December
Periodic performances at private functions and public events.