Let's Dance Family Workshops

Share the joy of ballet with your family at a Nutcracker Let's Dance Family Workshop on November 3, 2018.

Who is this for?

Nutcracker Let’s Dance Family Workshops are recommended for families with children ages 4–9. No previous dance experience is necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 


Tickets are $20 per person, with a minimum purchase of 1 child and 1 adult ticket required. For the safety of our young visitors, adults unaccompanied by a child will not be allowed into the Family Workshop.


We’re offering two separate Nutcracker Let’s Dance Family Workshops on Saturday, November 3. (Each child can only attend one session.)
Workshop 1: 3–4 pm
Workshop 2: 4–5 pm


San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102


Our Let’s Dance Family Workshops are a perfect way to prepare your child to see ballet for the first time or to foster the imaginations of kids who already know our productions by heart. Each 60-minute interactive workshop explores choreography, music, and characters in a ballet.

Upcoming Let's Dance Family Workshop: 

Does your child love to dance? Are you going to SF Ballet’s Nutcracker in December? Is watching Nutcracker a family holiday tradition? Before you bring your family to see a performance on the Opera House stage, join us in the ballet studio for a Nutcracker Let’s Dance Family Workshop to learn about the story, characters, music, and choreography that you’ll see during the performance.

The workshop includes an interactive ballet intro to Nutcracker taught by SF Ballet School faculty member Miss Kristi, a chance to watch excerpts from Act II of Nutcracker, and an opportunity to meet and take photos with dancers. Our Nutcracker Family Workshop is equally a perfect way to prepare your child to see Nutcracker for the first time or to delight kids who already know our production by heart.

Children should wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement. Ballet shoes are not required. Children are welcome to wear their favorite ballet costume. 


Please note: Performance tickets are sold separately and are not required to attend a Let’s Dance Family Workshop. Each child may only attend one Let’s Dance Family Workshop per day. Workshop participants will receive an email confirmation 1 week before the workshop with additional information. Paper and electronic tickets will not be issued for the workshops. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop in the event of insufficient enrollment.


Interested in learning more about Nutcracker? Whether you’re seeing Nutcracker for the first time or as part of longtime holiday traditions—you’ll find all you need to know here to help you make the most out of going to this magical holiday ballet. Including tips on how to make the most of your Nutcracker performance experience, a peek backstage, and the Nutcracker Family Guide.

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nutcracker Master class

SF Ballet School offers a Nutcracker master class for boys and girls ages 10–14 currently training in ballet. Each December, SF Ballet’s Nutcracker features dozens of children onstage, all students at SF Ballet School. You too can learn excerpts from the children’s roles of this magical ballet. Join SF Ballet School faculty member Kristi DeCaminada, who coaches the children’s roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker, to learn some of the most well-known choreography from our production in the SF Ballet studios.

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