The Pre-Professional Ballet Training program at JSSB is designed to help students excel, not just in ballet, but in life. This program asks a lot of the dancer, but gives so much in return. They will learn a great deal from the hard work and dedication that is required to train at this level – and they will love every minute of it.

Students will continue to build on the foundation of technique that is so important to dance, with ballet, pointe, jazz, modern, and character classes to give them well rounded training. Dancers take all classes in their level.

Ballet is more than just knowing how to dance — it’s knowing how to perform. Gaining the experience of performing in front of live audiences is incredibly important to anyone who wishes to dance beyond high school. Students of JSSB are given the opportunity to perform with the Judith Svalander Dance Theatre in classical ballets as well as a truly eclectic mixed repertoire.

Fall 2020 - 

Spring 2021


*For our Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Advanced Intermediate, Advanced and Company classes please refer to the attached PDF below.
Fall Trimester: 9/14/2020 – 12/5/2020
Winter Trimester: 1/4/2021 – 3/27/2021
Spring Trimester: 4/5/2021 – 6/12/2021

A $40.00 registration fee is required once per academic year and once per family. Trimester fees for the Advanced levels must be paid in full prior to classes beginning. Payment plans are available for these levels. Visit Registration.

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021
Adv.Int./Adv./Company Classes

JSSB Office Information


83 East Woodstock Street,

Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014

Office Hours

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