Tinelle Matlock began working for EDN 4 years ago as a teacher and as the director of our performance troupe. Tinelle's favorite part about working for EDN is how she has the pleasure to witness a community grow, expand, and come together for the love of dance. She is also deeply grateful to help educated dancers while experiencing the joy that dance brings to the students, and the joy that it brings to her as well. While Tinelle is an inspiration and mentor to our students, she has a few inspiring mentors and teachers in her life that have influenced her goals as well including Teresa Espinosa and Luam Keflezgy. We are so grateful for all that Tinelle does for EDN. To learn more about Tinelle, check out her bio on our Santa Barbara chapter page here!
Everybody Dance Now! Santa Barbara is hosting it's Annual Holiday Performance on December 9th at 5:30PM at the Westside Boys and Girls Club at 602 W Anapamu St!
The show will include performances by EDN! students and staff, as well as guest performances by other local dance groups. We will have face painting, a photo booth, bake sale treats, and prize giveaways. This community dance event is open to everyone and has a donation-based entry, so grab your friends and family because this is a night of dancing that you don't want to miss! More questions? Email Kelsie@everybodydancenow.org
After an extremely busy summer filled with 20+ hours of programming a week and traveling from coast to coast, EDN! National Program Director Kelli Forman finally had some time to sit down and reflect on an incredible few months. Read on to find out what she learned from her busy summer!
EDN! National Social Media Manager Kelsie Jeffords shares a poem about what dance means to her.
Some of our students had danced salsa in their families in gatherings, some did it all the time, others had never been exposed to it and were really excited to learn. For a lot of students it had something to do with their family and their family history and their culture so it was really exciting to hear the students stories and watch them actually bring that significance to their movement.