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Introducing Chinese Tumbling Classes

Please welcome new Chinese Tumbling teacher, Grace Lu, to San José Dance Theatre! Grace trained in Chinese Classical Dance at the FeiTian Academy of Art, and performed as a Principal Chinese dancer in various world class theaters around the world. She has taught Chinese classical dance and tumbling in the San Francisco Bay Area, and due to her unique teaching methods and experience, many of her students have won 1st and 2nd place awards in competitions. We’re excited to welcome her and add Chinese Tumbling to our Summer and Fall Schedules!

Get Your Ticket for SJDT’s “The Making of a Dancer” Event!

Picture of The Making of a Dancer, San Jose Dance Theatre's Annual Silent Auction

Learn the story of San Jose Dance Theatre and how we have been training dancers for over 50 years. Enjoy an evening of ballet dance and a silent auction with Artistic Director, Linda Hurkmans.

Watch a lecture-demo and learn what goes into the making of a dancer! Discover the hard work and dedication it takes to train a dancer from the elementary level to professional. Featuring a live ballet performance, silent auction, and costume exhibit. Wine, beverages, and light fare will be served. Support this local ballet academy, home of the longest running Nutcracker in San Jose.

Date: Saturday, August 26, 2017

Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: San José Dance Theatre

Tickets: Adults: $40 donation, Children: $15 donation (children 4 and under are free)

Click here to get your Making of a Dancer ticket!

San José Nutcracker Ballet Auditions

Picture of Open Audition, San Jose Dance Theatre's Nutcracker Auditions

Be part of the magic at the San José Nutcracker Auditions! Join the longest running production of The Nutcracker in San Jose, now in its 52nd year of production! San José Dance Theatre will perform this beloved classic for two weekends on December 1-3 and 8-10 at the 2,600-seat Center for Performing Arts in downtown San Jose. Be a part of this holiday tradition, complete with a full symphony orchestra, professional guest artists, vintage costumes, and extensive sets. Auditions are open to the public and take place on September 9 & 10! Children and adults, dancers and actors, are welcome to audition. Find more information regarding casting and rehearsals on San José Dance Theatre’s Nutcracker Performance page.

Metro Magazine Best Dance Company Silicon Valley 2017

Voted Best Dance Company Silicon Valley

San Jose Dance Theatre is very honored to be featured by Metro in “The Best of Silicon Valley 2017″ section. We thank everyone who voted for us and supported us!

Interested in classes? Email Artistic Director, Linda Hurkmans at [email protected] for more information.

Learn more about the Ballet School at San Jose Dance Theatre.