Classes are taught by San Francisco Ballet faculty with live accompaniment.


Summer 2022 details will be announced this spring.

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 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, nurturing environment.

2021 DATES

Week 1: July 6–9 (no class July 5)
Week 2: July 12–16
Week 3: July 19–23
Week 4: July 26–30
Week 5: August 2–6
Saturday Session: July 10, 17, 24, 31 & August 7


Ages 4–5: 45 minutes
Week 1: $80
Weeks 2–5 & Saturdays: $100

Ages 6–8: 60 minutes
Week 1: $100
Weeks 2–5 & Saturdays: $125


Students should participate in the class of the age they will be as of July 1, 2021. All classes will take place on Zoom, and you will receive a reminder email and the Zoom link prior to the start of each week.

Pre-Ballet for ages 4–5

Weekdays (M–F): 9:00–9:45 am (no class July 5)
Saturdays: 9:00–9:45 am

Pre-Ballet for ages 6–8

Weekdays (M–F): 10:00–11:00 am (no class July 5)
Saturdays: 10:00–11:00 am


  • All tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Zoom links to the classes will be provided via email the Friday prior to the start of each week.


Pick out clothing that allows full range of motion, whether it's tights and a leotard, leggings/shorts and a t-shirt. Wear something that will allow students to feel most in tune with their body and to feel the correct alignment. Test out ballet slippers and socks to find the best option that allows for some slide but isn't too slippery.


July 6–July 23, 2021

In observance of Independence Day, there will not be class on Monday, July 5.

Level 1: Ages 9-10

Pre-requisite for new students: minimum of 1-2 years of ballet classes two times per week
Monday and Wednesday, 6-7PM

*July 5 class will take place on Tuesday, July 6

Tuition: $180 

Level 2: Ages 10–11

Pre-requisite for new students: minimum of 2–3 years of ballet classes, 2–3 times per week.

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 4:45–5:45 PM

* July 5 class will take place on Tuesday, July 6

Tuition: $270

Level 3: Ages 11–13

Pre-requisite for new students: completion of 3-4 years of ballet classes, minimum 3 times per week; new students must submit an application to be considered for level 3; please email school@sfballet.org with the following information: student name, date of birth, ballet class experience over last 3-4 years, and photos: 1) standing in first position 2) first position on demi pointe 3) first position en pointe (only if the student has begun pointe work)

Monday and Friday, 5:30–7 PM
Wednesday, 5:15–7 PM (The last 15–30 minutes will be just for girls to prepare for pointe work)

Tuition: $296 


Enrollment for summer classes is open through June 25. A minimum enrollment is required in order to hold the class. Families will be notified by June 28 if a class has not met the minimum enrollment and will be cancelled.

Scholarships and financial aid are not available for Summer Ballet Classes.

SFDPH highly encourages a 3-week enrollment cycle for summer programs. Students will not be permitted to enroll for less than three weeks however we will permit a student to enroll but not attend the full program. Tuition will not be prorated.


Dress code information will be sent to enrolled students.


SF Ballet School will follow the SFDPH health and safety directives for indoor youth sports and may have additional restrictions due to the fact that we have many different groups of people using the building over the summer. The health and safety of our students, faculty, and staff are our first priority. Students should expect that they will wear a mask in the Ballet building at all times, and will need to answer health screening questions before coming to class each day. Class sizes may be limited to a reduced capacity to accommodate physical distancing. While restrooms are open, locker rooms are not available for changing. Students need to come dressed and ready to go for class.

Summer protocols will be finalized and communicated to families via email following the June 15 announcements of the new health orders.

San Francisco Ballet School students in the Level 1 Demo class // © Chris Hardy