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San Francisco Ballet's Fan Fest. (© Alex Akamine Photography for Nikki Ritcher Photography)

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

OVERVIEW

Our in-person family workshops are returning to the SF Ballet studios for the first time in three years!

Share the wonder of ballet with your family and experience the joy of dancing together. Led by SF Ballet’s professional teaching artists and SF Ballet School faculty, our interactive workshops explore the story, choreography, music, and characters through hands-on activities that unlock the magic of a ballet performance.

Participants will be guided through a fun ballet warm-up and dance-along choreography based on a story ballet that SF Ballet is performing on the Opera House stage. Family members of all ages and abilities are invited to dance.

Participants should wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement. Ballet shoes are not required. Participants are welcome to wear their favorite costumes. No prior dance experience is needed.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

NUTCRACKER FAMILY DANCE-ALONG FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-6

Are you going to SF Ballet’s Nutcracker in December? Is watching Nutcracker a family holiday tradition? Nutcracker Family Dance-Alongs are the perfect way to prepare your child to see Nutcracker for the first time or to delight kids who already know our production by heart!

Join us for a Nutcracker Family Dance-Along on December 18, specifically designed for children ages 3–6 and their families. Explore the choreography, discover the music, learn about costumes and pointe shoes, enjoy arts and craft activities, and more. Kids and adults alike will experience the magic of Nutcracker during this 60-minute workshop.

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Times: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM and 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Location: SF Ballet, 455 Franklin Street, SF
Ages: 3–6 year-olds and their family members
Cost: $25 per person

Ticket sales end at 5 PM the day before each workshop.

*Wearing a mask is strongly recommended for participants attending a Nutcracker Dance-Along in the SF Ballet building at 455 Franklin Street. More information here.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Nutcracker Family Dance-Alongs are recommended for families with children ages 3–6. No previous dance experience is necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Times: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM and 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Location: SF Ballet, 455 Franklin Street, SF
Ages: 3–6 year-olds and their family members
Cost: $25 per person

 

All guests must have a ticket. We respectfully request that adults be accompanied by at least one child who is 3–6 years old to participate in the workshops at 9:30 AM and 11:45 AM. To ensure the safety of minor participants, all minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For our adult fans of ballet, we offer separate adult classes and adult education workshops, click here to learn more about our Adult Programs.

By participating in this event, you authorize SF Ballet to take photographs and videos of you and your family during the workshop. You permit the use of any such photographic reproductions for any purpose, including but not limited to educational and public media, and understand that you may be identifiable from such electronic reproduction.

SENSORY FRIENDLY DANCE-ALONG

SF Ballet Sensory-Friendly Dance-Alongs are designed to provide a relaxed, shush-free, and shame-free environment for children and adults of varying physical and cognitive abilities to experience ballet and participate in a guided dance class that is specifically tailored to the sensory and behavioral needs of the individuals. These interactive workshops explore storytelling through creative movement and ballet choreography. Our inclusive Sensory Friendly Dance-Along is designed for bodies of all ages and abilities. Explore tactile activity tables, take-home arts and crafts activities, enjoy the quiet room, and more. SF Ballet’s Sensory Friendly Programs for neurodiverse audiences were designed in partnership with consultants from Autism Fun Bay Area, Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area, and College of Adaptive Arts. Click here to learn more about our Sensory Friendly Programs.

Join us for a Nutcracker Sensory Friendly Dance-Along on December 18, 2022, at 1:00 PM in the SF Ballet studios.

BUY TICKETS: SENSORY FRIENDLY DANCE-ALONG 1:00 PM

2023 REPERTORY SEASON FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Check back in February 2023 for information about our family workshops connected to the performances during the 2023 Repertory Season.

QUESTIONS?

Pam Sieck
Community Programs Coordinator
education@sfballet.org

SF BALLET VIRTUAL CLASSROOM

Join the professional Teaching Artists from SF Ballet’s Dance in Schools and Communities (DISC) program as we bring interactive dance lessons and music activities from our home to yours.

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SF LOVES LEARNING

Watch SF Ballet on the educational television show SF Loves Learning. During covid school closures, we partnered with SFUSD and KTVU Plus to create interactive dance and music lessons to help PreK-2nd grade students learn about science, literacy, arts, and culture in the Bay Area and around the world, and more.

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STORYTIME WITH SF BALLET

Join the artists of SF Ballet for storytime, then try a few ballet steps with artists from SF Ballet or listen to music played by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. Fun for all ages!

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Let's Dance Workshop. (© Erik Tomasson)
Let's Dance Workshop. (© Erik Tomasson)
SF Ballet's Let’s Dance Family Workshop. (© Erik Tomasson)
SF Ballet's Let’s Dance Family Workshop. (© Erik Tomasson)
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SF Ballet's Letís Dance Family Workshop. (© Erik Tomasson)
SF Ballet's Letís Dance Family Workshop. (© Erik Tomasson)
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SF Ballet’s Sensory Friendly Family Workshop. (© Beck Diefenbach)
SF Ballet’s Sensory Friendly Family Workshop. (© Beck Diefenbach)
SF Ballet’s Sensory Friendly Family Workshop. (© Beck Diefenbach)
SF Ballet’s Sensory Friendly Family Workshop. (© Beck Diefenbach)
SF Ballet’s Sensory Friendly Family Workshop. (© Beck Diefenbach)
SF Ballet’s Sensory Friendly Family Workshop. (© Beck Diefenbach)
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SF Ballet’s Sensory Friendly Family Workshop. (© Alex Akamine)
SF Ballet’s Sensory Friendly Family Workshop. (© Alex Akamine)
SF Ballet’s Sensory Friendly Family Workshop. (© Alex Akamine)
SF Ballet’s Sensory Friendly Family Workshop. (© Alex Akamine)
SF Ballet’s Sensory Friendly Dance Workshop. (© Alex Akamine)
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