Pasadena Dance School, Ballet Performance
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ABOUT PDT

ABOUT US

THE OFFICIAL SCHOOL OF THE PASADENA DANCE THEATRE OFFERS THE HIGHEST QUALITY DANCE EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY 

Pasadena Dance Theatre (PDT) is an integral part of the local arts community where students and dance professionals explore, nurture, create and discover the blending of music and movement through both classical ballet and contemporary dance, culminating in innovative concerts and performances. We are a non-profit organization whose mission is to support, foster and advance the art of dance through educational programs.

PDT’s directors, faculty and staff will be happy to answer any additional questions. Please feel free to call us at (626) 683-3459 or e-mail us at pasadenadancepdt@gmail.com

Students in all programs enjoy the instruction of a renowned professional faculty invested in developing and guiding students throughout their training. Our approach is based upon the careful and systematic development of proper alignment, placement and strength to provide a base upon which to build more complicated and challenging movement skills.

COME AND SEE WHY WE ARE PASADENA'S MOST RESPECTED DANCE SCHOOL   

OUTREACH | DIVERSITY | INCLUSION

Pasadena Dance Theatre’s Outreach is committed to expanding access to the Conservatory for students from groups traditionally underrepresented in ballet. Our Nutcracker performance outreach program, in existence since 1997, offers low cost dance performances of our annual Nutcracker to over 5,000 school children from underserved schools. This program gives students a live theatrical experience at the historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse with music and dance set to a story hundreds of years old. We are proud to offer many of these children their first experience with the ballet and hope to inspire a new generation of diverse dancers.

 

In 2013, Pasadena Dance Theatre joined The Dizzy Feet Foundation (http://dizzyfeetfoundation.org/national-dance-day/) and began offering free dance classes to the community in celebration of National Dance Day, which occurs on the last Saturday in July. On National Dance Day, PDT offers a variety of classes for all ages and levels of dance experience. Our instructors come from all over Los Angeles and represent a wide range of cultural diversity and experience.

 

In 2015, PDT launched our Boys Dance Too scholarship program, aimed at recruiting boys from underserved communities interested in dance. Historically in the United States, boys have been under represented in dance companies and schools, but are incredibly important to a well rounded dance program. Moreover, boys of cultural and economic diversity have struggled even more to break into the world of dance. Like many major ballet schools across the country, School of American Ballet, San Diego Ballet, Metropolitan Ballet Academy, etc., Pasadena Dance Theatre is dedicated to bringing ballet and other forms of dance into the lives of boys, giving them strength, grace, flexibility, dedication, and performance opportunities whether they desire a professional career in dance or not.

Pasadena Dance Theatre is committed to building a training program that is inclusive of students from all backgrounds.

NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Pasadena Dance Theatre admits students of any race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs or any other school-administered programs.