PDT's Conservatory, the official home of Pasadena Dance Theatre,
offers the highest quality dance education and training in the San Gabriel Valley.

Our approach systematically develops proper alignment, placement and strengths in the students,
providing them with a base on which they can master more challenging movement skills. 

We are organized into three divisions:

Threshold Division

Ages 3 - 7

This division explores dance for the first time through imaginative play and creativity, learning fundamental dance movement patterns and musical rhythms. 


Pre-professional Division

Ages 8 - 18

Beginning at age 8, students preparing for professional or college dance careers can join the Pre-Professional Division, which offers eight levels of progressively more challenging classes. 



Ages 14 and Up

Whether you're a beginner or a returning professional, the conservatory offers adults different level classes to learn the beauty and grace of  ballet or to keep up their technique and stay in shape.  


Summer Intensive Program 2018


Program 1: June 18 - 29

program 2: July 9 - August 3


One of Southern California's BEST Summer Intensive Programs designed for the serious student of dance.


Boys Dance Too!

Scholarship program

A tuition-free program for boys ages 8 - 18. 


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