Welcome to San Jose Dance Theatre Academy’s 2024-2025 Term!

At SJDT, we offer a comprehensive range of ballet classes from Pre-Ballet to Pre-Professional levels, catering to dancers aged 5-18. Our academy emphasizes the esteemed Vaganova technique, ensuring a solid foundation in classical ballet.

As dancers progress through our level system, they receive a gradual increase in dance training that is both age appropriate and individualized. Exposure to various training methods such as Vaganova, Cecchetti, ABT, Balanchine, Modern, and Jazz all contribute to a well-rounded dance education. Our commitment to excellence in dance training and performance opportunities will prepare students for collegiate dance programs, a professional career, or to become life-long arts enthusiasts.  

SJDT prioritizes the well-being of our dancers by offering strength training, conditioning classes, and injury prevention programs. These initiatives ensure our dancers build the physical resilience and knowledge necessary for a long-lasting dance career.

All academy dancers have the opportunity to showcase their talents in our annual Nutcracker and Spring Show. These productions are the highlight of our dance season, offering students a professional performance experience that celebrates their hard work and dedication.

Join us at San Jose Dance Theatre, where we nurture the love of dance and create unforgettable memories. Sign your dancer up today and become a part of our vibrant dance community!


Creative Movement!

Ages 3-4

Students are introduced to the basic concepts of dance in a fun and creative way. Dancers develop coordination, motor skills, and musicality all while learning socialization skills of being in a group class. An emphasis is placed on demonstrating the joy of dance and learning through play and imagination! Dancers must be potty trained.

Academy Scholarships

Donate to our Academy Scholarship fund!

SJDT has four scholarships available to our students:
Tuition Assistance Scholarship,
Male Dancer Scholarship,
Diversity Scholarship,  and
Merit Scholarships.

Your gift to San Jose Dance Theatre helps ensure eligible dancers are given the opportunity to train at our academy.