Ballet 101

A San Francisco Ballet Appreciation Course

Ballet 101

Photo: © Stacey Blakeman

Curious about life behind the curtain at San Francisco Ballet? Ballet 101 is our popular five-class series designed to harness the knowledge of Company artists and staff to provide you with in depth knowledge about the art form and gives you access to individuals that make SanFrancisco Ballet a major American ballet company.


  • Small group discussions with SF Ballet School Associate Director Patrick Armand and Music Director & Principal Conductor Martin West 
  • Special 2-hour, in-depth tour of the War Memorial Opera House
  • Observe or participate in a ballet technique class with School Faculty member and former principal dancer Parrish Maynard

This year’s Ballet 101 repertory analysis experience will focus on George Balanchine’s Rubies. School Faculty member and former principal dancer Tina LeBlanc will lead a workshop that gives participants the experience of dancing a section from this seminal ballet.

No experience necessary.


General Public:
$250 – Early Bird through Nov 15
$275 – After Nov 15

Subscribers and Donors of $75+:
$225 - Early Bird through Nov 15
$250 - After Nov 15
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2016 Sessions

Ballet 101 meets Monday evenings 6-8pm at 455 Franklin Street except where noted below:

  • Jan 4
  • Jan 11
  • Jan 25
  • Feb 1, sign up for one session, either 5-7pm or 7:15-9:15pm
    Opera House Tour with former Master Electrician Dennis Hudson
  • Feb 8