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Scenes from San Francisco Ballet School's 2015 Summer Session. (© Chris Hardy)

2021–22 School Year

2021–22 School Year

Ballet Classes for Children
Ages 8–11

Levels 1–3 at San Francisco Ballet School are formative years where a student learns and applies the basic concepts of classical ballet technique to their dancing.

Enrollment Screening

All new students must attend a screening day in order to enroll. This screening will resemble a trial ballet class. SF Ballet School Director Patrick Armand will be looking to see if a student is interested and excited to learn ballet, has a natural ear for music, wants to work hard, and can apply direction and corrections into their work. SF Ballet School does consider a student’s physical abilities during the enrollment screening. We want to ensure that ballet training, which requires a great deal of flexibility and strength, will be safe and healthy for the child.

Screening Dates

June 26, 2021: Registration is Closed

10:45 AM Ages 10–11 Screening
11:15 AM Ages 8–9 Screening
11:45 AM Ages 8–9 Screening

July 31, 2021

1:00–2:30 PM Ages 11–14
2:30–3:00 PM Ages 9–10
3:00–3:30 PM Ages 8–9

 

September 1–2, 2021: 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

4:30 PM – Age 8
5:00 PM – Ages 9-10
5:30 PM – Age 8

Thursday, September 2, 2021

4:30–6:00 PM – Ages 11-14
TBD – Ages 15+

Level Progression

Once a student is admitted into the beginning levels of the Ballet School, they will be placed in a class based on their level of technical training and ability. A student may spend one or two years in each level up to age 12. The Director’s annual assessment of the student’s progress will determine the student’s placement the following school year. Once a student is 11 years old, they will be invited to audition for Level 4 in the spring.

Sign up for an Enrollment Screening