Be a part of our 55th Anniversary Gala

On October 3rd, 2020, San Jose Dance Theatre will celebrate its 55th Anniversary Fundraising Gala. We hope to raise $50,000 through fundraising, a live and silent auction, and other fun activities on the night. 

Through this crisis, it is even more important that we all support each other. We are very grateful for all of the support SJDT has received over its long history and we come together to celebrate all of our achievements.

We hope you can join us for this special celebration.

What We Are Raising Money For!

Nutcracker Set Replacement

This year will mark the 55th anniversary of San Jose Dance Theatre’s The Nutcracker, the oldest Nutcracker in San Jose. This is an amazing achievement to have staged such a large performance for so many years. However, it also means that many of the costumes, sets and props which have stood the test of time, now need to be replaced. The growing Nutcracker tree is one of the most spectacular moments within the production and we want to make it even more amazing for the next 55 years. Help us to raise the required $40,000 needed.

Financial Hardship Scholarship Program

It can be very expensive to support a young dancer to achieve their goals. Here at San Jose Dance Theatre, we want to support young individuals who may not have the chance to study ballet due to their financial circumstances. We will be giving $20,000 worth of financial aid to families experiencing financial hardship. We need your help to make this goal possible.

Paul E Curtis Jr Ballet Centre Development Fund

San Jose Dance Theatre has grown bigger in size every year and we are now at the point where we need to move into larger and better equipped studios. It is estimated to cost $150,000 to move into this exciting new space named after the company’s founder Paul E Curtis Jr. Our 2020 investment goal for the fund is $50,000 and $100,000 in 2021 ready for relocation at the end of that year. Help us to reach this exciting goal and establish a world class company and classical training institution in San Jose.

On the night!

Join us and meet the Artistic team, dancers and students

Be entertained with performances and games

Enjoy one glass of free bubbles and canopies

Bid on the live or silent auction

Have a night full of fun

Support the Gala!

We are reaching out to the San Jose Community to support this year’s Gala. This support can come in a variety of forms including: a donation of an item for our auction, a kind donation of food and/or beverages to entertain our guests on the night or donation of services to support the night’s activities.

Your generosity is greatly appreciated for this fantastic event. Any support you are able to provide is a step closer to our goal. Contact the business development manager at [email protected] for more information. 

Can’t Make it to the Gala? You can still help by donating below!