“Bravo! Absolutely amazing! Thank you so much for sharing the gift of dance with our family!” – Kate

The JSDT, based in Crystal Lake, was founded in 1979 by Judith Svalander and has grown out of the pre-professional level dance KJB14326program at JSSB.

“Your production of the Nutcracker is always beautiful, fresh, and flawless! Congratulations on another great success!” – Katie

Each year, the JSDT performs the Nutcracker and a spring showcase as the resident dance company at the Woodstock Opera House.

“Terrific job. Great choreography! This has become a girls’ day out tradition with our 4 and 5 year olds. Thank you!!” – Erin

The Company performs throughout the area in lecture-demonstrations, dance festivals, and concerts giving these advanced dancers important time with professionals and allowing them to feel what a career in dance is like.

“Such enthusiasm on stage from all the dancers! All their hard work certainly showed. It was a lovely evening.” – Julie

KJB14192-3-(1)Judith Svalanderís wide range of personal performing experience in America and Europe has resulted in choreography of diverse styles including classical ballet, character pieces, jazz, and modern ballet works.

“The performance last weekend was so spectacular…I was thrilled as always.” – Deborah

Along with Assistant Director, Julie Fiore-Hirsch, and our outstanding faculty and guest artists; these performances have grown through the past 35 years.

“Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for great memories made for my whole family.†It was wonderful. Packed to the max!” – Holly

Dancers are invited yearly by Mrs. Svalander to join the Company and Apprentice Company.

“Every year Nutcracker is a highlight of the holiday season…it’s really, truly magical production!!! Thank you for the amazing performance!” – Nadya

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