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WELCOME

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.
 
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Help sustain JSSB's operations during this challenging time. Please consider making a special donation today.

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 As we approach our 50th anniversary, we would love to hear from our JSSB/JSDT alumni!

Your First Class Is On Us!

Ask us about setting up your trial class today!

 
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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. 

 
 
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WATCH US

PERFORM

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.

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Meet Our Director & Faculty!

Our world class faculty has over 150 years of combined teaching experience!