Testimonial from Pascal Molat, trained at the Paris Opera Ballet School and former San Francisco Ballet principal.

"I had the chance to teach a Master Class for Maggie and Xavier's students. I was compelled by the high level and the dedication of their students but I was not surprised. Maggie and Xavier use their beautiful professional career experiences and transmit their knowledge and passion to help every single student improve. Dance Theatre International is great place for all students who want to become professionals or for those who simply want the pleasure of dancing."

The School Year begins August 21, 2017. We look forward to presenting our Ferla Ballet School students in their May 25-26, 2018 Showcase.
Online registration opens July 10, 2017.

Summer Intensive Program Dates:
July 10 - Aug 4
Ages 9 - 25

Teachers:
Xavier Ferla
Maggie Parungao-Ferla
Bat Erdene Udval
Anais Chalendard


REGISTER ONLINE

Walk-in registration and office hours
from July 10-Aug 12:
Mon-Thu 3:00-7:00pm & Sat 8:45-1:00pm

ADDRESS:
4075 Evergreen Village Square, Suite 260
San Jose, CA 95135
(located in Building C on the second floor)

EMAIL: Ferla Ballet School for Summer Intensive and School Year information.

School Year Attire
Boys: White t-shirt, white socks, white Bloch S0205 shoes, & black shorts.

Girls:
Level 1: Purple
Level 2: Navy
Level 3: Burgundy
Level 4: Royal Blue
Level 5: Black
Level 6: Red in any brand or style
Level 7: Lilac in any brand or style
Level 8: Gray in any brand or style
Hip alignment belt; hair up away from the face in a secure bun (no ponytails);
DTI required brand and leotard colors, pink tights, and pink Bloch S0205 shoes, black jazz shoes. Levels 4-8 crisscrossed ballet shoe elastics and ribbons.
Free dress is held on Saturdays for Level 4-7.

Classical Ballet is an invaluable dance genre which builds sound technique, freedom of movement, artistic expression and strength. It is best known for pointe dance.

PARENT AND BALLET STUDENT'S HELPFUL GUIDE TO GOING "ON POINTE" Many young ballerinas dream of dancing en pointe. In most cases, a young beginning pointe dancer age 11 to 13 must have several years of good dance and strength training to ensure that her feet, ankles and legs are strong enough to handle dancing on her toes.
Pointe training is a ballet dancer's rite of passage to advanced levels. The decision is one that can only be made on the basis of skill and knowledge and should not be subject to student or parent pressure. Teachers must protect their students from the risk of permanently damaging the bone and muscle structure of their bodies and feet. Such risks far outweigh the temporary disappointment a student may experience when told she is not ready or physically designed for pointe work. It is entirely possible that some students may never "be ready" to go on pointe. It is also important to know that dancing on pointe is not the main key to studying ballet. If a student has been incorrectly placed on pointe at another school, she may be taken off pointe until she is safely ready. "Taking pointe" is not undertaking the study of a new technique. The principles of classical ballet movement are the principles of pointe work as well. Once a student has excellent placement, she can approach pointe work as a series of adjustments in weight distribution, areas of stress, and timing, not a new form of dance.

Nutcracker 2017
DTI students ages 10 and older who are interested in soloist casting are welcome to audition for the SJYB Nutcracker open auditions for soloists. Group parts for ages 6 and older are held during DTI classes. Group casting is determined by the directors based on the ballet class level. The San Jose Youth Ballet's "Nutcracker" is performed at the School of Arts and Culture.