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About the
Nutcracker Workshop

All dancers will learn the material in a supportive environment BEFORE the Nutcracker Auditions for the September Auditions. Then when they come to the audition, they feel more confident because they have learned some of the choreography they will have to dance at the audition ahead of time. 

Who is it for?

Open to the Public for all levels of dancers. Learn the choreography from Linda Hurkmans, Artistic Director and choreographer of San Jose Dance Theatre's The Nutcracker.
Generally happens once in July and again in August.
Cost: $25

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About Your Instructor

As the Artistic Director of San Jose Dance Theatre, Linda Hurkmans is an alumna (danced for them as a child for 5 years under our founders) and went on to dance professionally with Utah Ballet, Ballet West, Norwegian National Ballet, and The Royal Danish Ballet. Miss Hurkmans also holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts, Cum Laude, with an Emphasis in Ballet Performance, from the University of Utah, a Master's Degree in Psychology from Notre Dame University, Full Pilates Certifications from the PhysicalMind Institute and the Turning Pointe Studios, and Full Certification in Progressing Ballet Technique.
Linda Hurkmans
Artistic Director

What to expect

Miss Linda will not warm the dancers up but will spend the entire 2 hours teaching choreography of different parts of the ballet. Dancers may warm up themselves prior to the workshop. We highly recommend this workshop! It is very fun and productive!

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The Nutcracker

Continuing the tradition for the 54th year, San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley dancers take part in this iconic production at the San José Center for the Performing Arts in downtown San Jose. This holiday season, experience the beauty and splendor of The San José Dance Theatre’s, The Nutcracker, a San Jose family tradition since 1966.

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The Nutcracker 2019 Dates

August 24, 2019 @ 1:30-3:30pm (Workshop)
September 7 & 8, 2019 (Auditions)
December 6, 2019 @ 10:30am (School Show) & 7:30pm
December 7, 2019 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm
December 8, 2019 @ 2:00pm
December 13, 2019 @ 7:30pm
December 14, 2019 @ 2:00pm & 7:30pm
December 15, 2019 @ 2:00pm

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About the San Jose Dance Theatre

We inspire dancers of all ages in their exploration of ballet and fosters their growth through high-level training and mentoring experiences with professional dancers and instructors.

Date & Time

TBD for 2020


$25 per dancer