EDN! Santa Barbara

EDN! Santa Barbara serves as the flagship chapter and model for EDN!'s greater national network of programs. Founded in 2005, the chapter is the only program in the Santa Barbara community to provide on-site hip-hop programming. In addition to offering weekly classes, the chapter coordinates outreach performances, cultural dance classes, and master classes with guest instructors. Bethany Sutherland became the Director of the Santa Barbara Chapter in Fall 2018, and is leading the team with some incredible new programmatic initiatives and community partnerships.

EDN! SB has reached over 8,500 students since 2005, and it continues to serve over 500 students with weekly programming and 1,200 students with workshops or community events every year. EDN! SB currently offers 33 classes per week at early years, elementary, and junior high schools, homeless transition houses, youth centers, low-income housing sites, summer camps, and after school programs in Santa Barbara, Isla Vista, Goleta, Ventura, and surrounding areas. In 2011, the chapter was voted by other local organizations as the program that is making the most significant impact in the lives of Santa Barbara's youth. In 2015, the EDN! SB Chapter received a Local Hero award from Santa Barbara Independent. The chapter continues to gain community support and build partnerships with other local non-profits to further the education and cultural outreach.

Contact: bethany@everybodydancenow.org

Thank you to our Santa Barbara funders:

Santa Barbara County Office of Arts & Culture

The City of Santa Barbara

The Fund for Santa Barbara's Youth Making Change Grant

The Kirby-Jones Foundation

The Towbes Foundation

The Leni Fund

The Hutton-Parker Foundation

The Santa Barbara Bowl

The Eicholtz Foundation

Dizzy Feet Foundation

Jody and John Arnhold

The Granada Theater

Santa Barbara Tire and Service Center

Sino West Performing Arts

Khalili Pain Cream

Find-A-Way Threads

Dave's Dogs

Killer B Fitness

Broadway Dance Center