Strut Performing Arts

Rebels of Rydell High, June 2011                                           - Photo by John Herman


The State Theatre is home to resident dance company STRUT Studio of Dance where students are immersed in dance and their passion for the art is cultivated by owners Hollie Bettencourt and Heather Bettencourt. STRUT's skilled staff promotes growth and a well-rounded dance experience by offering pre-dance, ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop and Pilates, to name just a few of the dance forms students learn, in a lively, but nurturing and positive environment. STRUT goes beyond the dance offered by most institutions by inspiring their students to not only further their dance experience, but become involved in their community. STRUT also prepares students for auditions for collegiate dance programs and stage productions. The State is proud to host STRUT's semi-annual performances, and recognizes the creativity, innovation and passion STRUT brings to dance, and applaud the healthy lifestyles Hollie and Heather foster in their students. For more information about STRUT's class schedules go to For information on future performances (every December and June) call The State Theater Box Office at 209-527-4697 or visit The State's Calendar of Events.

Rebels of Rydell High, June 2011                                          - Photo by John Herman

Rebels of Rydell High, June 2011                                          - Photo by John Herman