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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.


Join us for an exciting Balanchine Workshop with Kelly Boal on Feb. 18 & 19. $20-25/class for advanced students, $5/class to observe.


Auditions for our Summer Intensive will be March 9. Open to the public. Join the school of the longest running Nutcracker in San Jose!
Summer 2019


Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) class and a new adult beginner ballet class will be added to the schedule starting on Sunday, February 24.

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 2018.

The Royal Danish Ballet School (on scholarship); Kirov Academy of Ballet, Washington, DC (on scholarship); School of American Ballet, Young Dancer Series; Pacific Northwest Ballet; American Ballet Theatre; Texas; American Ballet Theatre, Collegiate Program; State Street Ballet; Ballet Austin; BYU Ballet Intensive Workshop; Alonzo King LINES Ballet; and Oregon Ballet Theatre.

Recently a SJDT graduate was accepted into the English National Ballet Professional Training Program.

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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