Enrollment and Information

The School of the Valley Dance Theatre supports dance in the Tri-Valley with studio classes for ages 2.5 to adult, taught by experienced instructors.

The students at the School are invited to audition for the Company's mainstage productions. Our students also perform in an annual Showcase for families and friends rather than recitals or competitions.

Fall Programs begin in August!

Fall Session 2021-2022 to Start August 23rd, 2021

Children's Division

The School of the Valley Dance Theatre offers a variety of year-round programs for boys and girls ages 2.5 - 12.  Students present a Showcase performance in the spring and are invited to audition for children's roles in the Valley Dance Theatre's annual production of The Nutcracker.


Our highly experienced and creative instructors make it fun to learn the basics of classical ballet.  

Discover Dance

Children ages 4 - 6 years

Children are taught the basics of movement, rhythm, and motor development skills in a fun and developmentally appropriate environment.  

Tuesdays at 4:00pm - 4:45pm


Children ages 5 - 6 years

Regardless if they are beginners or have taken prior ballet classes, this class will teach the basics of ballet terminology, body alignment, and proper ballet class behavior.  Rhythm, musicality, flexibility, and discipline are introduced. Advancement to Ballet I is at the recommendation of the instructor.

Tuesdays at 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Children ages 6 - 9 years

This class is for beginning students ages 8 and above OR for students who may be younger than 8, but have had at least one year of Pre-Ballet and have been advanced by their Pre-Ballet instructor. Students move more quickly beyond the basics and begin learning more difficult ballet movements.  Proper class etiquette and attire are required.  

Tuesdays at 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Thursdays at 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Ballet I

Ballet II

Children ages 7 -10 years

Students begin to experience the art of dance, and learn the commitment required to excel.  Students begin to demonstrate maturity in their movement, dedication, strength, technique and proper body alignment to prepare them for pointe.  

Tuesdays at 5:30pm - 6:45pm

Thursday at 5:30pm - 6:45pm

Ballet III

Children ages 10 years and up

Pointe work begins at this level when students demonstrate sufficient maturity, dedication, strength, technique and proper body alignment.  Students in this level are required to take three classes per week  (Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays). Wednesday and Saturday’s classes are taught in ballet slippers.

Mondays at 6:45pm - 8:15pm

Wednesdays at 4:15pm - 5:45pm 

Saturdays  9:00am - 10:30am

Upper Division

The Upper Division offers year-round classes focused on a dancer's development and progression toward becoming a member of the Valley Dance Theatre Company.  Instruction is offered in classical ballet and contemporary dance for ages 10 and up.   Attendance of class three times a week is strictly required when student advances to pointe work.  

Ballet IV- Pointe

Children ages 10 years and up

Pointe work continues at this level and increases in complexity and technical difficulty. Students in Ballet IV level are required to take a minimum of three ballet classes per week which includes one pointe class and two technique classes. 

Mondays at 4:15pm - 5:45pm 

Wednesdays at 6:45pm - 8:15pm

Saturdays at 9:00am - 10:30am 

Ballet V - Pointe

Director Permission

Pointe work and technical development continues in preparation for advancement to the Company. This level requires a significant time commitment, as dancers at this level may perform more serious roles in Company productions. Students may be invited to join beginning Partnering class at this level.


Mondays at 4:15pm - 5:45pm 

Wednesdays ar 4:15pm - 5:45pm 

Saturdays at 10:30am - 12:00pm

Company Pointe

Director Permission

Significant movement quality and understanding of proper placement and alignment are required. Technical ability, strong work ethic, self-motivation, and self-discipline are also required.  Advanced technique and pointe work continue. Performance quality and partnering skills are refined.


Mondays at 6:45pm - 8:15pm

Wednesdays at 6:45pm - 8:15pm

Saturdays at 10:30am - 12:00pm

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