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PRE-BALLET

PRE-BALLET

Learn. Dance. Grow.

The joy of ballet begins with Pre-Ballet classes at San Francisco Ballet School. We introduce young children to the fundamentals of classical ballet, focusing on proper body alignment, basic ballet technique and terminology, and musicality. As part of the SF Ballet School family, your energetic young child will learn much more than ballet. Exposure to dance reinforces important life skills like creativity, discipline, and team participation—all in a safe, fun, and nurturing environment.

 

2021 Summer Ballet Classes

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2021–22 SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE

PRE-BALLET FOR 4-YEAR-OLDS

Saturday 9:00–9:45 AM
Sunday 9:00–9:45 & 10:00–10:45 AM

PRE-BALLET FOR 5-YEAR-OLDS

Saturday 9:45–10:30 AM
Sunday 11:15 AM–12:00 PM & 12:15–1:00 PM

PRE-BALLET FOR 6-YEAR-OLDS

Saturday 10:45–11:45 AM
Sunday 9:00–10:00 AM & 10:00–11:00 AM

PRE-BALLET FOR 7-YEAR-OLDS

Saturday 12:00–1:00 PM
Sunday 11:15 AM–12:15 PM & 12:15–1:15 PM

REGISTER

REGISTRATION

For School Year classes, students must register for the class based on their age as of September 1, 2021. Classes for the 2021–22 School Year will be in the studios at 455 Franklin Street in San Francisco.

TUITION

Classes will meet one day per week from September–May

Fees

Registration Fee: $250

School Year Tuition

Ages 4 & 5: $1,470

Ages 6 & 7: $1,840

PAYMENT TIMELINE

(Registration Fees and Tuition are non-refundable and non-transferable)

There are no financial aid or scholarship funds available for Pre-Ballet classes. Upon enrollment, you will be committing to the entire school year from September to May, and the tuition is split into two separate payments.

  1. A non-refundable $250 registration fee will be assessed when the application is submitted.
  2. Within 10 days of submitting this form, you will receive the enrollment packet.
  3. When you complete the enrollment packet, you will set up the following payment plan:
    1. Pre-Ballet (Ages 4–7): 2-pay plan – Half tuition will be due 10 days after our staff finalizes your plan, and the other half is due on December 1.
  4. You will have 10 days to complete your enrollment packet or your student may be put on a waitlist.

ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED

Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend registering as early as possible, as classes do fill up.

WAITLIST

If your preferred class is full, you may request placement on the waitlist by emailing classes@sfballet.org with your student’s full name, date of birth, and the class date and time of your preferred class.

DETAILS

FACULTY

Pre-Ballet classes are taught by SF Ballet School Faculty. Faculty will be announced before classes begin.

SCHEDULE CHANGES, CANCELLATIONS & STUDENT ABSENCES

Our class schedule is subject to change. We reserve the right to cancel class if the minimum enrollment is not met. As a courtesy to the teacher, we ask that parents report absences to the school office. There are no make-up classes and students may not attend alternate classes.

PARENT OBSERVATIONS

Observation dates will be shared with families at the start of each semester.

AUDITIONS, HIGHER LEVEL CLASSES & PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITIES

Because Pre-Ballet is not a part of the graded curriculum at SF Ballet School, we do not require an audition for Pre-Ballet classes. Students who age-out of Pre-Ballet and are seeking admission to our Level 1 class will be required to attend a screening.

LEARN MORE

Students in Pre-Ballet do not participate in Nutcracker or Spring Festival performances.

CONTACT INFORMATION

classes@sfballet.org

Scenes from a San Francisco Ballet School pre-ballet class. (© Chris Hardy)

"The greatest thing that SF Ballet School has provided the girls is the appreciation for what it takes to excel at dance and the discipline to pursue it while further stoking their love of ballet. I think it can be difficult to maintain the balance between discipline and joy but SF Ballet School and Ms. Kristi really nail it!”

Carol Carrubba
Pre-Ballet Parent