Adult Ballet Workshop

Summer dance camp - for adults!

Who is this for?
Adults over the age of 21 with basic ballet experience

Cost
$995 Early Bird (Deadline - Feb 28)
$1,225 (After Feb 28)

Half of the tuition is due at the time of registration to hold your spot in the Adult Ballet Workshop. The balance is due April 1, 2017. No refunds. 

Dates
June 5–9, 2017
(Monday through Friday)

Location
San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Class Description

Each day begins with a warm-up mat class/floor barre designed to get the blood flowing, and to tone and stretch muscles so that you’ll get most out of the full day of dancing ahead of you. A traditional ballet technique class will follow, taught by the same experts who train students at SF Ballet School.

After a catered lunch, you’ll bring out your inner artist in afternoon classes. Choose a track, either the Ballet Focus or World Dance. In the Ballet Focus track, participants will learn dances from SF Ballet’s story ballet repertoire, such as the character dances from Don Quixote, pantomime from Giselle, and corps de ballet work from Swan Lake.  You’ll also have the opportunity to sign up for an optional beginning pointe class. In the World Dance track, you can expand your dance vocabulary by learning styles such as Bollywood, West African dance, and traditional Chinese ribbon dancing.

Wrap up each day learning the high-energy choreography of Val Caniparoli’s immensely popular Lambarena. Participants will learn choreography from the ballet and will work towards a studio performance at the end of this one-week workshop.

Daily Class Schedule*
9:30-10:30 am Warm-up Class
10:45 am-12:15 pm Ballet Technique
12:30-1:00 pm Lunch
1:30-3:00 pm Choose your Track: Ballet Focus or World Dance
3:15-4:45 pm Ballet Rep: Lambarena


* Please note, as we finalize the details of the pilot year of the Adult Ballet Workshop, including the enrollment, the daily schedule and class offerings may be subject to change. 

Included in the Workshop

Catered lunch will be provided every day along with healthy snacks for between classes. Special guests will provide insight into the world of SF Ballet during lunchtime and early evening Meet the Artists sessions, providing an intimate look into the lives of our faculty, dancers, and programs. 

Faculty

Patrick Armand
Tina LeBlanc
Rubén Martín Cintas
Kimberly Marie Olivier

More to be announced

Participant Requirements

Participants must be at least 21 years old to participate in the 2017 Adult Ballet Workshop. No audition required. All students must have paid in full, agreed to the terms and conditions, and signed liability releases of SF Ballet School by May 30, 2017.

Space Is Limited

For the enjoyment of all, we limit the number of participants to 25 participants per class. We recommend completing your class reservation as early as possible to ensure your space. 

Registration & Reservations

Registration is quick and easy, and must be completed through the website Mind/Body. If you need any assistance, please contact us at classes@sfballet.org or 415-865-6700. No refunds. 

Registration & Reservations

Our Studios & Facilities

Participants may check-in and use the designated studio and restrooms 30 minutes prior to the start of each class. Restrooms and a water fountain are located outside of the studios. Lockers and showers are available. 

Coming from out of town?

San Francisco is a magical city—and SF Ballet adds to that magic!  What better reason to travel to San Francisco than our summer Adult Ballet Workshop? We’ve reserved a block of rooms at the beautiful and historic Hotel Whitcomb, a short walk from our studios at the San Francisco Ballet Chris Hellman Center for Dance. Please note that the rate of $159 (plus taxes) per night is valid until May 3, 2017 or while supplies last. Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations. Looking for a roommate? We’re happy to connect you with other participants who are looking to share a room. Contact us: classes@sfballet.org

The Hotel Whitcomb