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Want to audition for San Jose Dance Theatre's Summer Intensive Program?

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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.


Now is a great time to start! Winter/Spring classes for age 3+ begin January 4. Schedule your child's placement class today by emailing [email protected]!


Join us for a Master Class with Michael Lowe, founding Artistic Director of Menlowe Ballet. Open to the public.
Master Class


Artistic Director Linda Hurkmans appeared on Midday Live and discussed all things Nutcracker with a special performance by our Harlequin and Columbine Dolls!

Youth & Open Ballet Classes

  • Classical ballet
  • Contemporary/Modern
  • Character
  • Chinese tumbling and stretching
  • Conditioning: Yoga and Pilates
  • Pointe, repertory and pas de deux
  • Tumbling Tots (Ages 3-5)
  • Progressing Ballet Technique


Welcome from Linda Hurkmans, Artistic Director

As the Artistic Director, it is my pleasure to pass on the legacy of San José Dance Theatre, founded in 1965, 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

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

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