Dance & Performing Arts Studio
Suzette Alvarado, Program Director
Phone: (408) 264-8657
Suzette began working for Action Day Primary Plus as a preschool teacher at Moorpark School before becoming its Infant Center Director. Her background in Early Childhood Education, Dance Education, Theatre Arts, and Music paved the natural progression of the development and expansion of our reputable, award-winning Dance Program. Suzette's dedication to bringing the joy of music, dance, and live theatre to children of all ages has not wavered over the three decades she's directed the program, and her creative vision can be witnessed each year at the company's annual dance production at the Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown San Jose. Suzette's passion is in improving her students' and staff confidence and dance technique through age-appropriate, exciting classes and curriculum.
Dance Program History
Since 1978, our vision of developing a love of music and dance in children continues to flourish. More than 10,000 children have performed in the dance programs presented by Action Day Primary Plus's Dance & Performing Arts Studio. The performances of these children have delighted countless audiences at annual shows presented at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Currently, dance instructors and students are preparing for our production of "Snow White"—coming to the stage in June 2014!
2014/15 Dance Season
2014 Recital Information
- Snow White Event Calendar
- Snow White Picture Schedule
- Apparel Order Form: Due March 21st
- Snow White recital tickets on sale March 13th
- Snow White Program Dedication Form
West Valley Dance Cats
The West Valley Dance Cats & Co are comprised of several teams by age, gender, and level. The Dance Cats are a performance and competition team comprised of dancers in 2nd-8th grade. The Junior Team (2nd-4th) is based at our Primary Plus Elementary School and our Upper Team (5th-8th) is based at our West Valley Middle School.
There is also a Dance Kitten Team for dancers ages 4-6, which is invite-only. Your dancer must be enrolled in an ADPP dance class to be considered for the following year's team. We began with roughly 20 dancers and have doubled that over the past two years. The Dance Kittens are a performance-based team with a small group of competitive dancers.
As of fall 2013, we have also introduced an all-boys dance team: the Tom Cats! They are also a performance-based team with a small group of comeptitive dancers.
We begin enrolling in August for the upcoming dance season.
Dance Team Director:Shannon Claude | firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 408 985-5998
- Join the 2014/15 Team!
- 2013-2014 Dance Class Schedule
- 2014 Summer Dance Cat Workshop
- 2014 Summer Dance Kitten Workshop
- 2014 Dance Cat Intensive
2012& 2013 Dance Cat/Kitten Season- Video Slideshow
Download M4V Video