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San Jose Dance Theatre

Ballet School and Performing Company in San Jose. We offer youth and open drop-in ballet training for children and adults; performance opportunities in The Nutcracker San Jose, a Bay Area and Silicon Valley family tradition since 1966; and community outreach programs for schools and the Girl Scouts of Northern California. The academy’s primary focus is classical ballet, as well as other ballet classes, including contemporary, conditioning (a combination of Pilates, yoga, strengthening and stretching), pointe, repertory, Chinese tumbling and stretching, and pas de deux.


Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) is a revolutionary program designed to enhance ballet technique. An excellent way to improve your ballet technique! Try it out on Sundays, 9:45-10:45am.


Take a tour of the studio, meet faculty, and see everything that SJDT has to offer! Open House is Saturday, Aug. 24 after the Nutcracker Workshop.


San Jose Dance Theatre has been voted Best Dance Company in Metro's Best of Silicon Valley for 4 years in a row! Thanks to everyone who voted for us!

Youth & Open (Drop-In) Ballet Classes


Support our outreach programs bringing the art of dance to thousands of Bay Area school children.

Welcome from Linda Hurkmans, Artistic Director

As the Artistic Director, it is my pleasure to pass on the legacy of San José Dance Theatre, now in its 53rd year, to the next generation. I realize that students have different talents and different goals concerning their dancing. I honor all of them and want to encourage their love of dance.

Linda Hurkmans, Artistic Director

Looking to rent a ballet studio for dance classes, workshops, or rehearsals? Contact us to schedule a tour of our studio.

San Jose Dance Theatre congratulates our dancers on being accepted to these prestigious programs for 2019.

The Royal Danish Ballet (on full scholarship); Pacific Northwest Ballet (on full scholarship), San Francisco Ballet School, Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington, DC (on scholarship); Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet New York, Alonzo King LINES Ballet; Oregon Ballet Theatre, The Rock School for Dance Education, and Moscow’s Bolshoi Ballet Academy in New York City.

Recently a SJDT graduate was accepted into the English National Ballet Professional Training Program and 2 graduates were accepted into the State Street Ballet Professional Training Program.

A graduating high school senior this year was accepted into these universities:Cal State Univ Long Beach, Bachelor’s of Fine Arts program.

St. Mary’s College of California, partial scholarship for Dance.

San Jose State University, Bachelor’s of Fine Arts program, partial scholarship for dance.

Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Liberal Arts Program.

Marymount Manhattan College, partial scholarship for Dance

Our Partners

We are thankful to our amazing partners who support ballet in San Jose, Silicon Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area performing arts community.

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