Community

Enriching the cultural life of the community we call home.

At SF Ballet we’re passionate about sharing our love of ballet with our neighbors in the San Francisco Bay Area community. We’re here to spark creativity and inspire imagination in our school outreach efforts, our youth and family programs, our partnerships and in our annual free performances.

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Youth Programs

Our youth programs get children up and moving as we explore choreography, music, and characters in a ballet. Some of our programs are open to the public like our Let's Dance Family Workshops. Others, like Dance Camp, are a community partnership--Dance Camp is offered in conjunction with the Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco.  

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School Programs & Resources

When arts education was cut from public schools, SF Ballet stepped in with a program called Dance in Schools and Communities (DISC) which has since become a model for programs at ballet companies across the country. Student Matinees introduce young ones to ballet and we also provide resources for teachers. 

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Ballet Classes

Whether you want to get in shape or learn more about ballet as an art form, the San Francisco Ballet School offers classes for young and old alike, at any level of experience. Dancers who held careers performing with professional ballet companies, including our own, teach students of all ages and abilities.

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You're Never Too Old to Take Ballet

The San Francisco Ballet School offers ballet classes for adults, no experience necessary. These accessible, beginner-level classes are a fun way to learn more about ballet and get in a great workout at the same time.

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Bring the Whole Family

Bond at the barre. Let’s Dance Family Workshops provide an opportunity for parents and their kids to shake a leg, step to the barre, and have fun moving to music. This easy, enjoyable introduction to ballet takes place in the same rehearsal studio used by the professional dancers of SF Ballet.

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Sponsors

The Hearst Foundations is the Principal Sponsor of San Francisco Ballet’s Education Programs. 

Chevron, the Diana Dollar Knowles Foundation, the Flora Family Foundation, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and Wells Fargo Foundation are the Lead Sponsors of San Francisco Ballet’s Education Programs.

Additional support is provided by Major Sponsor Kaiser Permanente and Sponsors Gap Foundation, US Bank, the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.

The Dance in Schools and Communities program is supported by Major Sponsor The Charles Henry Leach, II Fund, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.