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(Dancers in levels 2A and above who wish to audition for the Nutcracker and the Spring Ballet must meet the ballet department requirements for their level)

Baby Ballet, Creative Dance & Primary A & B

1 class per week


Ballet 1A and 1B

Minimum 1 technique 
class per week


Ballet 2A, 2B, 3A, Tweens, and Teen Ballet 4/5

Minimum 2 technique classes per week


Ballet 3B

Minimum 2 technique and 

1 pointe class per week


Ballet 4A, 4B, and 5A/5B

Minimum 2 technique, 

1 pointe, and 1 variations 

class per week


Ballet 5B/6

Minimum 3 technique, 

1 pointe, and 1 variations 

Our young dancer program introduces dance, music and movement in a gentle and creative way. Experienced teachers allow children to add their own spark of creativity with the use of props and imagination. As the Primary Division progresses dance forms such as ballet, tap and jazz are introduced in a fun and confidence building class.

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While instilling the love of dance and music, structured classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, musical theatre, hip hop, modern and acro are offered, growing the young student into an accomplished dancer. In our classical training, California Dance Theatre is proud to include the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum, a breakthrough 8 level program that combines high quality artistic training with the basics of dancer health and child development.

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CDT's High School program offers a diversity of classes. From the teenage student who loves to dance recreationally to the serious minded student who wishes to pursue a college or professional dance career, daily classes in ballet, pointe,variations, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, modern, musical theatre and hip hop are offered.  Taught by world class instructors, CDT's faculty has a passion for dance and a desire to pass on their dance expertise to the upcoming generations.

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You are never too old to learn how to dance or rekindle your love for dance!  CDT's Adult Division offers daily classes in ballet, tap, and jazz.  Our instructors promote the love of movement, music, and the arts - not to mention a great workout!

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Pre-Professional Training Program

Ages 14-19

California Dance Theatre’s Pre-Professional Training Program (PTP) is a supplemental program for the career/college minded dancer. This 9 hour/week program provides the additional training necessary that is achieved in an accelerated environment.  Combined with the standard 9 hour/week training program and the 7 hour/week rehearsal process, the additional 9 hour PTP will give each dancer a 25 hour/week training regime.


A limited number of dancers will be accepted into PTP.  


To learn more about the program, click here.


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