All photos taken by Makana Livermore. Dance shoes art by Rachel T. Orimo
We strive to provide sound technical instruction with age appropriate movement, music and costuming.
Stockton Ballet School
Dance, Fitness, Specialty Workshops
Stockton Ballet School Performing Company
The SBS Performing Company dances at various community events and all SBS Shows and may travel to area conventions and competitions. The dancers are chosen by audition by the faculty and are required to sign an attendance/conduct contract for the season September-June. Company dancers are required to attend technique classes, company class, workshops and repertory rehearsals at SBS. Repertory dances will be taught by SBS faculty members and guests when available. Team dancers are chosen from the Company to compete at area competitions.
SBS offers our students several special performance opportunities during the year. In December, we encourage our families and friends to attend our "Winter Show”. In addition, Stockton Ballet School dancers are invited to audition for a production of The Nutcracker in collaboration with Capitol Ballet Company of Sacramento. In June, SBS continues its tradition of producing Stockton's "Ballet for children, by children". Act II showcases our Tap and Jazz dancers. Our Company Dancers will be featured in both our Winter Show and our June Recitals. We will also add performance opportunities throughout the year as they become available.
Dance Appreciation Program
Because a dancer's development is enhanced by all that she or he sees, it is important that students attend performances by other dancers. During the year, SBS students and their families will be invited to participate in field trips to performances by local and regional dance and theatre companies. SBS will coordinate group ticket purchases and transportation to out of town events. The schedule of events, ticket and transportation prices and information will be available as they are arranged.