Fall Semester

August 21 – December 17

Classes for everyone ages 3+

Creative Movement, Ballet, Pointe, Variations, Pilates, Modern, Dance Fitness…and Beginner Tap!

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The Nutcracker

2017 Nutcracker

Cast List, Rehearsal Schedule, Volunteer Opportunities and More!

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At JDT, students explore the art of dance in a positive and nurturing environment. They build confidence as they problem solve, work to achieve new technical skills, and experience growth and success at their own individual pace.



Dancing is the joy of movement that requires commitment, focus, practice and discipline. These skills have a positive effect on learning in all areas of a dancer’s life.


Dance, as an art form, is more than just technical proficiency. Students at JDT learn to express themselves through dance and develop an understanding of the relationship between movement and music.

Did You Know?

Executive Director Julie Diana is a contributing editor at Dance Teacher  and has also written for Dance, Pointe, and Dance Spirit.

JDT dancers have also appeared in some of these major dance publications.

 In addition to attending JDT’s summer intensive, our students have gained acceptance to programs at the following schools :

  • Alonzo King Lines Ballet
  • Atlanta Ballet
  • Bolshoi Ballet Academy
  • Colorado Ballet
  • Indiana University Bloomington
  • Joffrey Academy of Dance
  • Oregon Ballet Theatre
  • Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre
  • Ribbon Mill Ballet
  • Royal Winnipeg Ballet
  • Summer Dance Lab at Whitman College
  • University of North Carolina School of the Arts