Let’s Dance Family Workshops
Due to COVID-19, all of SF Ballet’s in-person education programs are on pause. For our limited virtual offerings, visit SF Ballet Classroom.
SF Ballet invites families, PreK-12 students, and educators to our online classroom! Dance-along videos, printable activities, coloring sheets, and more to enjoy from the comfort of your home.
Our Let’s Dance Family Workshops are a perfect way to prepare your child to see ballet for the first time or to foster the imaginations of kids who already know our productions by heart. Each 60-minute interactive workshop explores choreography, music, and characters in a ballet. Children should wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement. Ballet shoes are not required. Children are welcome to wear their favorite ballet costume.
Bring the kids and be prepared to move. Let’s Dance Family Workshops provide an opportunity for parents and their kids to bond at the barre. Your kids will have fun moving to music in this hour-long interactive workshop that introduces basic ballet moves and provides a fast-paced overview of the music, choreography, and characters encountered in ballet.
CINDERELLA© LET’S DANCE FAMILY WORKSHOP
Join us for a magical morning to learn about the timeless fairytale ballet Cinderella©. Get to know the dazzling dances, unforgettable characters, and spellbinding costumes and music that you’ll experience during the performance. The workshop includes an interactive ballet intro to Cinderella© taught by SF Ballet School faculty member Miss Kristi and an opportunity to meet and take photos with dancers. This is the perfect way to prepare your child to see Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella© or to go further into the well-known childhood story.
nutcracker Let's Dance Family Workshop
Does your child love to dance? Are you going to SF Ballet’s Nutcracker in December? Is watching Nutcracker a family holiday tradition? Before you bring your family to see a performance on the Opera House stage, join us in the ballet studio for a Nutcracker Let’s Dance Family Workshop to learn about the story, characters, music, and choreography that you’ll see during the performance.
The workshop includes an interactive ballet intro to Nutcracker taught by SF Ballet School faculty member, Miss Kristi, a chance to watch excerpts from Act II of Nutcracker, and an opportunity to meet and take photos with dancers. Our Nutcracker Family Workshop is equally a perfect way to prepare your child to see Nutcracker for the first time or to delight kids who already know our production by heart.
Please note: Performance tickets are sold separately and are not required to attend a Let’s Dance Family Workshop. Each child may only attend one Let’s Dance Family Workshop per day. Workshop participants will receive an email confirmation 1 week before the workshop with additional information. Paper and electronic tickets will not be issued for the workshops. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop in the event of insufficient enrollment.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Let’s Dance Family Workshops are recommended for families with children ages 3–9. Specific age ranges depend on the Workshop date. No previous dance experience is necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Visit our Virtual Classroom Website for Dance-Along Videos and Printable Activities.
Find out more about the creation of Wheeldon's Cinderella©, read program notes and the ultimate guide with behind the scenes information and buy tickets to a performance.