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San Francisco Ballet School Trainees. (© Erik Tomasson)

SUMMER SESSION INFORMATION

SUMMER SESSION INFORMATION

VIRTUOSITY. DISCIPLINE. GRACE.

SF Ballet School’s Summer Session provides a deep dive into ballet technique as SF Ballet School teachers prepare you for a career as a professional ballet dancer. The program is designed to address the individual technical and artistic needs of intermediate and advanced/pre-professional students.

Did you know that nearly 70% of San Francisco Ballet’s dancers trained at SF Ballet School? Learn alongside the next generation of dancers this summer with world-renowned faculty led by Patrick Armand. The collaborative and supportive environment includes a rigorous curriculum carefully designed to provide the highest caliber of pre-professional training. SF Ballet School is looking for students who are passionate about the art form and motivated to pursue intensive training.

2022 SUMMER SESSION

Location

San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

SCHEDULE & CURRICULUM

Classes are taught by SF Ballet School faculty and guests. Students attend classes Monday–Saturday between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. The core curriculum includes technique, pointe for girls, and batterie for boys. Additional classes may include repertoire, pas de deux, character dance, pantomime, and conditioning class. Students can expect to attend a minimum of 15 classes per week.

PROGRAM SPECIFICS & AUDITION REGISTRATION

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Designed to provide intermediate students with a deeper understanding of ballet as an art form, this program focuses on improving skills and strength. The curriculum includes technique, pointe, batterie, and pas de deux classes. Additional classes may include repertoire, character dance, pantomime, and conditioning.

This program is dedicated to advanced and pre-professional students is designed to explore the demands of a professional career. You’ll be introduced to the unique repertory of San Francisco Ballet while studying technique, pointe, pas de deux, batterie and repertoire, and may include additional classes such as contemporary dance, acting, and conditioning. In all, you can expect to take a minimum of 15 classes each week, so come ready to work.

HEALTH AND SAFETY ARE OUR #1 PRIORITY

SF Ballet School will hold an in-person Summer Session in 2022, utilizing the SF Ballet Studios and the new Bowes Center Dormitory just blocks away. We expect that there will be continued guidance by San Francisco Department of Public Health that may include including regular COVID testing, wearing masks in class, physical distancing, and smaller class sizes. We will adjust our planning to provide the best programming possible with the highest consideration for our students' health and safety. Students will be expected to adhere to all of San Francisco Ballet School’s protocols in order to participate in the Summer Session.

To ensure the safety of all; the faculty, staff, and all Summer Session participants will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to their program’s start date and must provide proof of vaccination to SF Ballet School.