Welcome to the Judith Svalander School of Ballet, home of the Judith Svalander Dance Theatre, resident dance company of the Woodstock Opera House. In this unique suburban school, completely dedicated to the development of well-balanced performers through dance, the student has the opportunity to enrich their life through professional training combining the skills and the joy of movement and music.
WHAT WE TEACH
JSSB is a ballet school that honors the teaching of classical ballet as the premier training of young children. We use techniques founded in the major classical ballet styles of the Italian and French to begin; as training advances, the school incorporates the English, Danish (Bournonville), and Russian methods.
The Judith Svalander Dance Theatre (JSDT), based in Crystal Lake, was founded in 1979 by Judith Svalander and has grown out of the pre-professional level dance program at JSSB. Each year, the JSDT performs the Nutcracker and a spring showcase as the resident dance company at the Woodstock Opera House.