Join San Jose Dance Theatre for Summer 2020!

Due to the current crisis we will not be holding summer intensive auditions. We will be automatically accept all dancers to the 2020 Summer Intensive. Please complete the form below to sign up. San Jose Dance Theatre students entering levels 3-6 should attend the Summer Intensive.

About San Jose Dance Theatre's Summer Intensive


Summer Intensive format is changing!

Due to popular demand, we will be offering morning classes for this year’s summer intensive program. They will run from 9 am – 12 pm as an addition to our current Summer program. These classes will incorporate a balanced dance program, choreographic development and much more!

Open to all dancers entering Levels 3-6.

Morning program special price just $125 per week.
(Full day tuition $705 per week, daily program unavailable)
Three weeks with morning program $1825 

Afternoon program only $580 per week or $1450 three weeks

Helpful for the busy working parent! Drop off at 9am, pick up at 6pm!

San Jose Dance Theatre’s 3-Week Summer Intensive Program

June 15 to July 3, 2020.

2020 Classes in the San Jose Dance Theatre Summer Intensive include; Ballet Classes, Progressing Ballet Technique, Conditioning Classes (Pilates, Yoga, much stretching, core strength training, and teachings on injury prevention), Pointe and Pre-Pointe Classes for girls, Men’s Class, Pas de Deux Classes, Character Dance, Contemporary & Jazz Class, Chinese Tumbling & Stretching, Labanotation, Ballet Education, YAGP Private Coaching available, Repertory and rehearsals for the in-studio showing for all dancers 

Summer Intensive Full Schedule Mon – Fri 9am- 12pm 

Afternoon only Schedule Mon – Fri 12pm – 6pm

Dancers will receive regular breaks and a lunch period in which they will be supervised. These will be long days of training and we recommend that the students rest after training and on the weekends. 

Summer Intensive Supplies Needed

Progressing Ballet Technique supply kits now available at our front desk! Kit includes an SJDT mesh black bag, water bottle, required Theraband (already cut to size), and required lacrosse ball. Kits on sale for $28-30. These will also be used for our Fall Semester.

List of supplies needed:

  • A dance bag with his/her name on all belongings.
  • Water bottle. We have a water cooler for refills, but students must bring their own water bottle.
  • Lunch and one or two small snacks, like a power bar, fruit, or yogurt. Please feel free to use our refrigerator and microwave.
  • A Theraband that is 6″ wide and 9 feet long. (Please note if you have a smaller Theraband, we are requiring you to purchase this longer one that can be used for all Progressing Ballet Technique and Pilates classes moving forward.) We will use them to strengthen feet for releve, jumping, pointe work, and for abdominal work and stretching in Pilates class. Write your dancer’s name on the Theraband. 
  • Small paper notepad and pen for taking notes on corrections from class and also new choreography.
  • A Lacrosse ball.
  • Small towel.
  • For female students age 10 and up: small 2 lb. ankle weights for each leg.
  • For male students age 12 and up: small 5 lb. ankle weights for each leg. You can purchase them at a sporting good store, Walmart, Target or online (example here). 
  • Required for Levels 4, 5, & 6: Black character shoes and black character skirts for girls. Character shoes can be purchased at a dance store or online (example here). Boys can just wear black ballet technique shoes. The black character skirt should just cover the knees in length. This can be purchased at a dance store or online (example here).
  • Yoga Mat example Here

The exercise balls needed for Progressing Ballet Technique will be provided.

Please refer any questions about the above information to our Artistic Director, Linda Hurkmans: [email protected]. For any payment questions please email [email protected]

Dress Requirements 

Females please wear a black leotard with Spaghetti straps, pink tights, pink ballet slippers, pointe shoes if appropriate, hair neat and secure in a ballet bun. Please no jewelry other than small earrings.

Males please wear a clean white T-shirt, black tights, dance belt, black ballet shoes.

Modern class: Males and females can wear ballet slippers, “foot undies” or go barefoot. For

Jazz class: Males and Females wear Black Jazz shoes.

Character Class: Females black character shoes and black skirt that goes to the knee. Males may wear their ballet uniform.

Pilates, PBT, Chinese Tumbling: Males and females wear Ballet uniform and may chose between wearing ballet slippers or going barefoot.

It is recommended that dancers bring a back up set of dance clothes in their bag, in case they need to change.

Tuition Fees

Summer Sessions 

San Jose Dance Theatre will also continue weekly Open Classes for adults and Pre-Ballet, Level 1 and 2 classes (ages 4-8) throughout the summer. Pre-Ballet, Level 1, 2 Ballet Classes and Chinese Tumbling will continue on Tuesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer. Open Classes will continue on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays throughout the summer. A Youth Summer Semester of classes Pre-Ballet through Level 6 will occur AFTER the San Jose Dance Theatre Summer Intensive in July and August. Due to the Covid-19 Crisis this year we will offer and enchanced schedule from July 13 – Aug 9th.

Families who have shelter in credit can apply this to all of the summer classes from Pre-ballet to Level 6, including the Summer Intensive.