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.
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Progressing Ballet Technique (PBT) class is a revolutionary program designed to enhance ballet technique. Try it out on Sundays, 9:45-10:45am.
Take a summer intensive with the school of the longest running Nutcracker in San Jose! We're still accepting auditions.
San José Dance Theatre’s long continuing tradition as one of the Bay Area’s most reputable dance institutions is clearly evident in their magical production of ‘The Nutcracker’
We love that the school is providing a wide variety of training which all support becoming a professional dancer. Linda Hurkmans is an excellent classical ballet teacher.
As a mature adult, I am a total beginner compared to all the students, and I probably have more challenges including the least flexibility and the slowest learning curve.
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.
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.