The Mission of the Magnolia DanceSpace is to provide low-cost rehearsal space for dance artists of all genres in the Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley area.

Magnolia DanceSpace is set up/designed to be a low-cost location for dance artists to pursue their craft through rehearsals and classes. Priority will be given to rehearsals, although classes may be scheduled in the space if they do not conflict with rehearsal times. The sprung wood floor is a safe surface for both bare feet and most dance styles using shoes (may be too slippery for pointe shoes until we can afford marley). Special arrangements may need to be made for tap and flamenco to avoid damage to the floor. In addition to classes and rehearsals, the space can be rented to make dance videos for grant submittal, and to conduct photo shoots.

In the summer of 2015 we expanded Magnolia to include the larger space next door. Magnolia DanceSpace now provides two low-cost options for artists in the area.

About Cheryl

Cheryl Asbury has envisioned Magnolia DanceSpace ever since she moved to Pasadena from the San Francisco Bay Area in 2001. Finally, she found a decent space at a decent rent, and is thrilled to be able to realize the vision! Cheryl is a dancer/choreographer who doubles as a laser engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


Email: cheryl@magnoliadancespace.com

Phone: (408) 390-2570

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Street Address

    Magnolia DanceSpace
    4 Esther Street
    Pasadena, CA 91103
    Magnolia "Too" DanceSpace
    6 Esther Street
    Pasadena, CA 91103


  • Both spaces are located in the building on the SE corner of Fair Oaks and Esther, 550 N Fair Oaks.
  • Take the Fair Oaks exit from the 210 Fwy
  • Turn N on Fair Oaks.
  • Turn R on Esther (one block N of Villa).
  • The original space is located in unit #4, while the larger Magnolia "Too" is located in unit #6.
  • Ample street parking on Esther and Raymond.

Facility Specifications

    Magnolia - Dance Floor Area: 22’x30’

    Magnolia "Too" - Dance Floor Area: 55’x20’, with a small extension on one end

Rental Rates

    Magnolia - $15/hr

    Magnolia "Too" - $25/hr


  • Sprung Wood Floor
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Sound System
  • Mirrors (currently Magnolia "Too" contains rolling mirrors, but stay tuned)
  • Restroom

Mailing Address:

Please note the mailing address is different from the street address

Magnolia DanceSpace
PO Box 41304
Pasadena, CA 91114

Waiver Form

    All renters and dancers are required to fill out a waiver form. Forms are available in the space or you can download one here.

    Printable waiver form


    You can request rental time either by email (preferred) or by phone. If you would like to reserve a regular time (or times) each week, that can also be arranged. All users are on the honor system to use only the time they are scheduled for. You can view open times online, but cannot currently schedule a time via the web. Please contact us as early as possible if you are unable to use the space at your scheduled time so that we may schedule others to use it. If you cancel without at least 24 hours notice you may still be charged for the cancelled time.

    Magnolia Schedule

    Magnolia "Too" Schedule

    To schedule a rental time, please email us at schedule@magnoliadancespace.com or call (408) 390-2570


    Payment is requested at or before the time of use, by cash or check (payable to Magnolia DanceSpace). If you pay by cash, please put it in an envelope with your name on it so that we will know who it is from. You may leave checks or cash in the payment box at the space, or mail directly to:

    Please note the mailing address is different from the street address

    Magnolia DanceSpace
    PO Box 41304
    Pasadena, CA 91114

Cancellation Policy

    Please notify us of cancellations with 24-hr notice, or you may be charged for the cancelled time.


In order for us to be able to effectively operate the DanceSpace, we need all users to adhere to the following etiquette that honors the space as well as the other users of the space.

  1. All users of the space must sign a liability waiver prior to using the space.
  2. Only occupy the space for the time you are scheduled.
  3. The DanceSpace must only be used for dance-related or approved activities.
  4. Notify us as soon as possible if you are unable to use the space at your scheduled time.
  5. Do not share the access code with anyone else.
  6. The studio is a shared space. Please leave it as you would like to find it.
  8. NO FOOD, NO GUM, NO LIQUIDS, NO TAPE on the dance floor.
  9. No food or drink in the studio except water.
  10. No fire, smoking or pyrotechnics are allowed in the DanceSpace.
  11. Please do not remove any equipment or furnishings from the DanceSpace.
  12. Please inform us right away of any problems with the space, especially related to safety.

Now, with all that said,


Cheryl Asbury

Founder, Magnolia DanceSpace