Learn from the masters of ballet in these single intensive sessions focused on exploring the artistry of SF Ballet’s repertoire. Classes will consist of a traditional ballet class, then will move to repertory.

November 17, 2019 – Nutcracker

Part of what has made SF Ballet’s Nutcracker such a beloved tradition for 75 years is the dozens of roles danced by students of SF Ballet School. Now you can experience the magic of Nutcracker in a new way, by learning choreography from the production in our Master Classes. Join us in SF Ballet’s rehearsal studios on November 17 for an inside perspective at Helgi Tomasson’s Nutcracker through our two distinctive Nutcracker Master Classes.

At 11 am, intermediate/advanced dancers ages 20+ will join principal dancer Sasha De Sola in learning variations from some of the most memorable choreography from our production.

11 am–1 pm
For adults who take ballet classes, ages 20+
Please wear ballet slippers

Taught by: Sasha De Sola

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At 2 pm, students ages 10–14 will join SF Ballet School Faculty member Kristi DeCaminada, who coaches the children’s roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker, to learn some of the beloved children’s roles in Tomasson’s Nutcracker.

2 pm–4 pm
For boys and girls currently training in ballet, ages 10–14
Please wear ballet slippers

Taught by: Kristi DeCaminada

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Watching a master class as a member of the audience offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the rigor and craft of dance instruction while also providing a deeper connection to the exhilarating art of ballet.

Please note: Observers must register in advance. Children eight through 14 must be accompanied by an adult, and children younger than eight years old are not allowed. Photography and videography are strictly prohibited inside the SF Ballet building.

Observer ticket: $25

Email classes@sfballet.org for discounted group rates.

Chris Hellman Center for Dance 455 Franklin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Spring 2020 Master Class information will be available in December 2019