About Los Gatos Ballet School
Founded in 2002 by Marcie Ryken, Los Gatos Ballet is dedicated to providing excellence in training in a nurturing environment. Through our established levels and Curriculum, we support and challenge our dancers in their physical, mental, artistic and emotional development.
The Youth Program is enrollment-based for ages 4 to 20 yrs. This is a pre-professional division and is a closed program to ensure consistency in messaging, pedagogy and training principles. Those enrolled are expected to maintain consistency in attendance and participate in LGB productions, as both are vital to the artistic and technical development. We also offer the Allegro Program to those in the Upper Division for those pursuing a career in dance or simply desiring to go above and beyond.
The Open Program offers drop-in classes to those who need more flexibility of time and commitment level. Both programs are eligible for high-quality performance opportunities. Click here for more info.
There are three state-of-the-art studios with sprung floors, dance-specific marley surface, mirrored walls and high-end sound systems. Pilates Mat, fitness classes and dance classes operate in these studios. If interested in studio rental, please click here.
As this location is also the home of Los Gatos Pilates, there is a dedicated Pilates Apparatus studio with a sprung floor, marley surface and mirrored walls. This studio is set up with the full range of spring-resistive Pilates equipment: Trapeze Table, Wall Units, Reformers and Chairs. Private and Semi-Private classes are provided in a boutique setting. PIlates is an excellent conditioning program for everyone. It improves core strength and stability, with a focus on creating a balanced muscular system. With learned awareness of proper bio-mechanics, efficiency of movement and economy of effort are attained. It also is a mind-body discipline which leaves one feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Click here for more info.
We are looking forward to helping you reach your goals!