SMH Dance Program

Dancers learn from a faculty of seven exceptionally-trained dance educators in the finest dance facility in San Antonio.


he Dance Program, under the direction of Head of Dance Yosvani Cortellan, offers a wide range of dance for boys and girls from ages 4 and up. Lower, Middle, and Upper School students have the option to study in-school dance for class credit, as well as after-school options through the Dance Academy.

The program presents four major productions annually, as well as in-school Assembly performances, giving students the opportunity to regularly showcase their dance talents at their home school to their family, friends, teachers, and community.

Dance Vision Statement

The Saint Mary’s Hall Dance Program & Dance Academy is a unique home for students who are interested in the study of dance. At SMH, students have the ability to participate in a variety of dance forms from ballet to hip hop. Each dance student is nurtured by expert faculty to perform at their maximum potential in their school environment where they have the opportunity to regularly perform for their teachers, fellow students, and family members.

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More Than Just Theory

By incorporating thought-provoking field trips and inviting impressive guest artists to campus, students learn how being an artist can transcend their lives as students beyond SMH.

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Dance academy

The Dance Academy has served San Antonio's dance training needs for more than thirty years. It is widely recognized for offering dancers after-school and weekend classes for those who want to pursue advanced training or simply love dancing for fun.


ur outstanding reputation in the dance arts, expert faculty, and wide-range of course offerings draw dancers from all over San Antonio. The Dance Academy offers more than 50 unique classes in the afternoon and on Saturdays for girls and boys ages 4-adult.

Intensive Ballet

The SMH Intensive Ballet Program, a rigorous study of ballet for serious ballet students, is offered beginning in Form 1 and continues through the Professional Ballet level in Upper School.

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Hip-Hop is a contemporary form of street dance influenced by jazz, ballet, and tap dance idioms, as well as by hip-hop, funk, and pop music.

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meet the faculty

The faculty at the Tobin Fine Arts School at Saint Mary's Hall are passionate artists and experts in their fields.


ur faculty consist of professional choreographers, classically-trained ballet dancers, a hip hop performer/DJ, an award-winning flamenco singer and dancer, national dance conference workshop leaders, and certified Bolshoi ballet teachers. 

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For questions, contact Head of Dance Yosvani Cortellan at  (210) 483-9197 or at

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