San Jose Dance Theatre


Any dancer age 4 to young adult may join the Youth Program through San Jose Dance Theatre.

Ballet technique is the foundational principles of body movement and form used in ballet. Classes in ballet technique are important because ballet puts great emphasis on the method and execution of movement.

The techniques found in classical ballet are a framework for many other styles of dance, including modern dance, jazz, contemporary, and lyrical.

San Jose Dance Theatre’s curriculum is based on the Vaganova Russian style and in the higher levels also honor the influences of the quick, light, and intricate styles of the Balanchine American style and the Bournonville Danish style.


Linda Hurkmans
Artistic Director