Ballet Program2019-10-30T23:47:02+00:00

BEGINNER TO PRE-PROFESSIONAL tiered levels are open to students ages 6 and older who simply enjoy taking classical ballet for the benefits of posture, beauty, discipline, musicality, and performance or students seeking a professional ballet career. Full curriculum attendance helps students stay on track with their pointe preparation as well as their technical and artistic performance. Partial curriculum attendance is an option. Teacher’s approval and a level placement class is needed for Level 2 to Level 7 placement. The curriculum includes classical ballet technique, stretch, strengthening, Ballet-French terminology, barre a terre, and Contemporary and Pointe.

Students perform in The Nutcracker production on December 4 – 7, 2019 and Sleeping Beauty ballet production on June 11-13, 2020 Class Concert. Group rehearsals are held during class.

Ladies: Hair up away from the face in a secure bun (no ponytails); DTI required leotard, pink tights, pink ballet shoes, and hip alignment belt. Men: Black t-shirt, black socks, black shoes, and black tights.

Level 1: Purple

Thursday 4:30 – 6:30pm / Friday 4:30 – 6:30pm

Level 2: Navy

Thursday 5:30 – 7:30pm / Saturday 8:30 – 10:30am

Level 3: Burgundy

Tuesday 5:30 – 8:00pm / Thursday 4:00 – 6:30pm – Advanced by invitation

Saturday 9:00 – 11:30am

Level 4: Royal

Monday 5:00 – 7:30pm / Thursday 4:00 – 6:30pm

Friday 4:30 – 7:00pm – Advanced by invitation

Saturday 1:15 – 3:45pm

Level 5: Black

Monday 5:00 – 7:30pm / Tuesday 5:00 – 7:30pm – Advanced by invitation

Thursday 5:30 – 8:00pm / Friday 4:30 – 7:00pm

Saturday 1:15 – 3:45pm

Level 6: Red

Monday 4:30 – 7:00pm / Tuesday 5:00 – 7:30pm

Friday 6:00 – 8:30pm / Saturday 10:45 – 1:15pm

Level 7: Lilac

Monday 4:30 – 7:00pm / Tuesday 5:00 – 7:30pm

Friday 6:00 – 8:30pm / Saturday 10:45 – 1:15pm

European School Of Ballet

ADVANCED Professional Ballet Training in partnership with the European School of Ballet is for gifted students from age 10 – 18 focused on serious ballet education in preparation for a professional career based on individual plan.

Our consummate professionalism and passionate commitment to dance, undeniable talent, multiplied by experience and deep knowledge in the field of culture and ballet history, are focused and aimed at creating one of the best professional ballet curricula. The education, arts and culture are essential elements in the character and quality of life in the vibrant San José community.

As the largest city in northern California and the capital of Silicon Valley, San José is the hub of a wide array of educational and cultural opportunities. Education, arts and culture in San José connects people, provides rich opportunities for participation, and fosters creativity. www.sanjoseca.gov


We accept video and in-class auditions year round. For video submissions, you could send your video by email with a YouTube or Vimeo link or by mail with a DVD. The video should include barre work, center adagio and pirouettes, grand allegro and one variation (+/-10 min). Please, additionally attach to your email a head shot, picture in first arabesque and your CV. Email to Info@DTIdance.com.

Education Program

Students will receive up to 5 hours of daily classes except for Sundays. The curriculum includes classes in Classical Ballet technique, Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux, Modern, Contemporary, Health, Nutrition, and Human Anatomy.

Master-Classes and Seminars for dancers are focused on expanding the understanding of various methods and styles in classical ballet and contemporary dance, as well as strengthening dance skills and deepening ballet perception.

Professional Ballet Training Benefits:

  • Focus on Classical Ballet Teaching
  • Individual Training Plan and Attention
  • Highly Professional Guest-Teachers
  • Creative Contemporary Choreographers
  • European Ballet Heritage and Original Repertoire
  • Professional Guidance for Auditions
  • Safe Environment in San Jose, The Capital Of Silicon Valley

Parent and Ballet Student’s Helpful Guide to Going “On Pointe”

Many young ballerinas dream of dancing en pointe. In most cases, a young beginning pointe dancer age 11 to 13 must have several years of good dance and strength training to ensure that her feet, ankles and legs are strong enough to handle dancing on her toes.

Pointe training is a ballet dancer’s rite of passage to advanced levels. The decision is one that can only be made on the basis of skill and knowledge and should not be subject to student or parent pressure. Teachers must protect their students from the risk of permanently damaging the bone and muscle structure of their bodies and feet. Such risks far outweigh the temporary disappointment a student may experience when told she is not ready or physically designed for pointe work. It is entirely possible that some students may never “be ready” to go on pointe.

It is also important to know that dancing on pointe is not the main key to studying ballet. If a student has been incorrectly placed on pointe at another school, she may be taken off pointe until she is safely ready. “Taking pointe” is not undertaking the study of a new technique. The principles of classical ballet movement are the principles of pointe work as well. Once a student has excellent placement, she can approach pointe work as a series of adjustments in weight distribution, areas of stress, and timing, not a new form of dance.

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