Classes & Events

From classes to lectures, social events, and pre-performance talks, we offer a wide variety of opportunities to explore the fundmentals and the history of ballet, and to meet the artists who are creating ballet today.

SF Ballet 101 class // © Erik Tomasson

Current Programs



Boundless: A Symposium on Ballet’s Future

From the royal courts of Louis XIV to Cold War international diplomacy, ballet, as a form, has consistently evolved technically, artistically, and institutionally in response to changes in government, technology, and culture.
Join us for three days of lectures, panels, and receptions. We’ll explore how issues around choreography, diversity, and technology are shaping ballet’s future.

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Pointes of View (POV) Lectures

Enhance your performance experience
Company artists and visiting scholars invite you to delve deeper into that evening’s performance. But, you don’t have to buy a ticket to attend—all ballet fans are welcome.

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Meet the Artist (MTA) Interviews

Before your performance, hear from one of the artists whose work is featured in the program
These informative talks feature artists and choreographers in conversation with a moderator. Interviews are 30 minutes and take place on the Orchestra Level one hour prior to the performance. Open to all ticket holders.

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Adult Ballet Classes

We believe ballet is for everyone
Adult ballet classes at SF Ballet School offer a great workout, grounded in classical technique, led by Company and School faculty members who teach the same steps to SF Ballet dancers.

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Master Class Observations

Not a dancer? Come watch
If you'd like to attend a Master Class but aren't a dancer you can come as an Observer. You still need to register in advance. Children ages 8-14 must be accompanied by an adult. Unfortunately, children younger than 8 years old and babies are not allowed. Lastly, photography and videography are strictly prohibited inside the SF Ballet building.

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Have Questions?

If you have a question about a particular program please don't hesitate to contact us.

415 865 6583
audienceengagement@sfballet.org