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with Carolyn Krueger

Artistic Director of Gulistan Dance Theater

4 SUNDAYS from 11 am to 12 pm

in Santa Barbara, California

January 9th & 30th; February 13th & 27th

$60 for the 4-class series; $20 for a single class

All Levels Welcome!

Class Description

Experience one of Uzbekistan's three main styles of theatrical dance during four class sessions exploring the elegant and lyrical style called "Ferghana." Each class will include a standardized warm-up and introduce uniquely Uzbek elements of technique. Delicate and rhythmic movements of the hands, arms, head, shoulders, and torso will be emphasized along with footwork, turns, and traveling steps—all to the accompaniment of Uzbek traditional and contemporary music recordings. Combinations and choreography will blend technique with expressive qualities.

*See videos of Ferghana style Uzbek dance below and click here for Ms. Krueger's bio.


To reserve your place in the workshop, email Carolyn Krueger at You may also use the contact page on this website.

Payment by cash or check is due at the first class meeting.

You will receive information about appropriate class attire in a confirmation email.


This IN-STUDIO workshop takes place at:


22 East Victoria Street

Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Located between State and Anacapa Streets. Enter from the rear courtyard. Parking is conveniently available at the Granada Garage. Street parking on Sundays is free.

Covid Policies

Until further notice, The Dance Hub will require full vaccination (shots + 2 weeks) to attend class in-studio. If you are a new student, you must bring in your vaccination card and sign an affidavit. In accordance with Santa Barbara County’s mask mandate, all persons entering The Dance Hub must wear a mask at all times. This includes the lobby, the outdoor ramp, and entrance to the restroom. We remain committed to making The Dance Hub a safe place to dance.

Ferghana Style Uzbek Dance with Gulistan Dance Theater

"Nargiz," choreographed by C. Krueger, is set to a contemporary song by Ravshan Komilov. Dancers are Nikii Henry, Aygul Maksutova, and Chi Zhang. Videography by Michael Collins. Editing by Aygul Maksutova.

Ferghana Style Uzbek Solos Performed by Carolyn Krueger

Jonon Boulaman Deb

Carolyn Krueger on Tashkent Television. In 1997, Ms. Krueger was featured in her own television special taped at the Museum of Applied Arts in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This dance is choreographed in the classic Ferghana style by Viloyat Akilova, People's Artist of Uzbekistan. 


Carolyn Krueger performing Tanovar ("That Which Enlivens the Body") on Tashkent Television in 1997. This beloved dance in the Ferghana style embodies the soul of Uzbek dance with its subtle, expressive movements and sense of longing for love both earthly and divine. Choreographed by Mukarram Turgunbaeva, People's Artist of the Soviet Union, and given to Carolyn by People's Artist of Uzbekistan Viloyat Akilova.

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