Sterling Dance Theatre


A San Jose dance studio, Sterling stands for Strength, Technique, Energy, Rhythm, Love (of dance), Innovation, Nerve and Grace...qualities that identify the superb dancer. Sterling Dance Theatre is dedicated to developing those qualities in our students.

We are not a dance factory where the main focus is on rehearsing all year for competitions at the expense of real technique training. We are a year-round school that emphasizes proper dance technique in Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap and Lyrical in a fun, imaginative forum.

We recognize that many of our students may not become professional dancers and teach in an environment of encouragement that promotes self-esteem and confidence that will enhance whatever field of endeavor they eventually choose. We promote our dancers when we judge them to be ready emotionally, physically and technically and we do not hesitate to provide career direction for the serious and talented dancer.

At Sterling the atmosphere is one of positive reinforcement for all of our students no matter the goal. Our dancers are encouraged to develop their own unique qualities and joy of dance in an age-appropriate venue. We believe that young dancers should be taught to respect their bodies and themselves as people. We encourage responsibility and teach our dancers how to work together as a team.