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.
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.
Phone: (408) 390-2570
Magnolia - Dance Floor Area: 22’x30’
Magnolia "Too" - Dance Floor Area: 55’x20’, with a small extension on one end
Magnolia - $15/hr
Magnolia "Too" - $25/hr
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All renters and dancers are required to fill out a waiver form. Forms are available in the space or you can download one here.
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.
To schedule a rental time, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
Now, with all that said,
Founder, Magnolia DanceSpace