Est. 1972

JSSB Parents, Students, & Guests,


We are monitoring the latest news about COVID-19 (coronavirus). With the health and safety of our patrons, community, artists, and workforce as our first priority, JSSB remains responsive to changing conditions surrounding COVID-19.


April 1 - UPDATE: Our building will remain closed through the end of April 2020. We are following all guidelines set forth by the State of Illinois. 

April 27 - UPDATE: Following the extended Stay-At-Home order, our building will remain closed through May 30, 2020. 

During this time, we will continue to provide updates via email, as well as on our website and social media channels. Due to the closure of our office, we will not be available by phone, but will be available for your inquiries via email at


Thank you for your understanding during this rapidly evolving situation.

Summer Registration Begins June 1st! 

Registration Information Coming Soon


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.

Your First Class Is On Us!

Ask us about setting up your trial class today!



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. 


Meet Our Director & Faculty!

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




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.


JSSB Office Information


83 East Woodstock Street,

Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

Our office is currently closed. We will not be available by phone, but will be available for your inquiries via email at

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Photos:, Dan Swinson, & Alex Vucha