Fitness . Fun . Technique

Open Classes are for adults or any child age 12 and up or San Jose Dance Theatre Level 4 and up. No prior training is required. Open dance classes are designed to teach classical Ballet, Pilates, and PBT in an encouraging environment. Dancers may “drop-in” to any of our Open Classes.

Pay $17 per class, or $160 for a class card of ten by emailing [email protected]

Adult Dance Studio Classes

SJDT Open Ballet Class Sundays 10:00-11:30am with Hollie
 
SJDT Open PBT Class Sundays 11:30am-12:30pm with Irina
 
SJDT Open Intermediate Ballet Class Thursdays 6:00-7:30pm with Michael
 
***Both require a minimum of 3 students to hold the class*** All classes are back in person!
For Thur., Fri. am Open Ballet, Pilates, and Progressing Ballet Technique Classes with Linda Hurkmans, please contact 
 

Absolute Beginner Ballet Course!

$99 absolute beginner ballet class poster

Join us, in person, for this exciting new absolute beginner ballet program. You will learn all of the basics to get you started with your ballet training. For teens and adults, pay just $99 for the six week course, which runs on Wednesdays    12 – 1:15 pm. Last program of the year runs October 27-December 1st, with the following dates for class: October 27, November 3, November 10, November 17, November 24 and December 1.

You won’t want to miss any part of the 6 week course because the curriculum builds on itself! Register below!

Dance Classes For Adults

Open Floor Barre/Pilates & Beginning Ballet        (1.5 hours)

This class introduces proper alignment, use of turn out, positions of the arms, legs, and head, basic movements and sequences of ballet from the barre to center work.

Students are also taught how to safely and properly stretch as well as floor barre and Pilates exercises to improve their strength, flexibility, and dancing.

More advanced dancers are welcome to join us to further clean their ballet technique, or to get back into shape after a break, or to take the class on pointe shoes.

Open Intermediate Ballet (1.5 hours)

Ongoing training for students with previous ballet experience. This class continues to emphasize proper alignment, use of turn out, and correct and safe ballet technique in a progression toward advanced ballet.

Use of “epaulement” (the head and arms working together), musicality, and artistry are encouraged in all dancers along with progressing barre and center work. Semi-professional and professional dancers sometimes grace our class and are welcome.

Open Class Repertory (1 hour)

Students have a choice of taking this class on pointe or in flat shoes. Exercises to strengthen and improve the aesthetic line of the foot for ballet will be given via Pilates and floor barre exercises, as well as work at the ballet barre and center.

Students will also have an opportunity to learn solo variations and corps de ballet (group work) from classical ballets.

It is advised that students take at least 2 weekly ballet classes from an instructor in addition to this class.