Master Classes & Upcoming Events

Mark on your calendar with important upcoming dates: 

May 30 LDT Closed for Memorial Day

Recital Dates June 16-18 

LDT Summer Break (Studio Closed) July 1-10

LDT Summer Intensive July 11-July 29

Laguna Ballet’s Annual Golf Tournament Thursday, July 28th

Summer Intensive In-Studio Showcase July 29th

YAGP Information/ Placement (First week of August)

LDT Modified Schedule August 1-13

Fall 2022 August 15th

Nutcracker 2022 Auditions Saturday, August 27 (Level 3-7)

Nutcracker Pop-up Camps TBD

Labor Day Closed September 5th

Nutcracker 2022 Auditions Saturday, September 10th (Levels Beg-2)

Nutcracker 2022 Auditions Sunday, September 11th (Clara Audition)

Nutcracker Rehearsals Begin October 1st 2022

Nutcracker rehearsals begin (Mice/ Angels) October 15th 2022

Thanksgiving Vacation-Closed Thursday, November 24-25

Laguna Ballet’s Sugar Plum Tea Sunday, November 27th 

Nutcracker 2022 December 14-18 (Subject to change)

Modified Classes December 19-23

Studio Closed for Winter Break December 23-January 7th

Winter 2023 Classes Begin Monday, January 9th 2023

Wishing our dancers the best of luck as they head down to San Diego for another fun filled weekend of YAGP!

Free livestream available at

Golf Tournament-  Dates TBA: Coming in May 2021

Laguna Dance Theatre and Laguna Ballet are excited to celebrate 36 years of serving the greater Orange County area with excellence in dance instruction and performance. To celebrate this milestone we will be hosting a golf tournament, golf ball drop and dinner at the beautiful Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita CA.

We are asking that you join us in supporting this studio and the traditions that have been created from sharing classical ballet with our community.

Each year the students at Laguna Dance Theater have the opportunity to perform a full length Nutcracker as well as another full length ballet in the spring. As the cost of these productions are rising it has become harder and harder to host these events for our community each year.

We ask that you please join us as we not only celebrate the 36 years of serving our community with the gift of classical ballet but also as we raise much needed funds for these productions. After 36 years the studio is in need of new backdrops, costumes and many other items. Our hope is that this event will allow us to continue in our tradition of hosting these two productions.

There are several ways to support this great event:
1. Come out and join us for a great day of golf and fun!
2. Become a business sponsor and get some great exposure and build goodwill in our community!
3. Buy tickets for the Helicopter Golf Ball Drop!

Entry includes golf, cart, dinner, tee gift, and more

Laguna Ballet Golf Tournament & Ball Drop Registration Page!

Last Years Golf Tournament Below!



Laguna Ballet’s 34th Nutcracker at Saddleback College’s McKinney Theater.


Master Class Series  | Intermediate & Advanced

Register for Clifford Williams Master Class:

2-Day Pop-Up Workshop with Jodie Gates

Link to REGISTER for Pop-Up Intensive

Friday, June 22 – Saturday, June 23, 2018 

Laguna Dance Theatre
23854 Via Fabricante, Mission Viejo 92691

Laguna Dance Festival partners with Laguna Dance Theatre/Laguna Ballet to offer a one time only experience.  This 2-day Pop-Up workshop features ballet class, Forsythe repertory, choreography class and coaching sessions with LDF Founder & Artistic Director Jodie Gates.

Ms. Gates is the Vice Dean of USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance where she leads the teaching philosophy of today’s successful “hybrid dancer.”  Former principal ballerina with the Joffrey Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet and Frankfurt Ballet, she is a nationally recognized choreographer and stager of William Forsythe’s ballets.  Surprise guest artist to be announced.

$150 per student

June 22 1:00pm – 5:00 pm
June 23 1:00pm – 6:00 pm

Laguna Dance Theatre is excited to announce Rainer Krenstetter, Principal with Miami City Ballet and Former Principal with StaatsBallet Berlin, Guest Artist in Residence April-June 2018


Rainer Krenstetter began his training at the Ballet School of the Vienna State Opera, then trained Royal Ballet School in London joining the a corps de ballet member with the Vienna State Opera Ballet in 2000. He joined the Berlin State Ballet in 2002 under the direction of Vladimir Malakhov; becoming a principal dancer in 2013. Since 2014 he has been principal dancer Miami City Ballet.

Rainer won the Prix De Lausanne in 1999, and has been a member of the jury at the International Ballet Competition in Rome and Riga.