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FAMILY WORKSHOPS

FAMILY WORKSHOPS

Let’s Dance Family Workshops

Due to COVID-19, many of SF Ballet’s in-person education programs are on pause. We are currently offering monthly workshops for SFUSD PK/TK families only. For more of 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.

OVERVIEW

Our Family Workshops get your child moving and grooving!

Pre-Kindergarten/TK Family Workshops for SF Unified School District families are 45-minute virtual gatherings led by the SF Ballet Education & Training Department. Gather the whole family together and be prepared to move. PK/TK Family Workshops provide an opportunity for SFUSD kids and their families to have fun moving to music while still in the comfort of their own homes. These interactive and engaging workshops introduce basic dance moves and explore storytelling through creative movement, choreography, and characters. Adult family members, siblings, stuffed animals, and pets are welcome to dance along!

Let’s Dance Family Workshops are the 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.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS:

MOVE TOGETHER: AT HOME SFUSD PK/TK FAMILY WORKSHOPS

San Francisco Ballet, in partnership with SFUSD’s Arts Department, is pleased to offer FREE virtual monthly Family Movement Workshops for all SFUSD Pre-K/TK students and their families! Gather the whole family and join us for these fun and interactive intergenerational movement workshops led by SF Ballet’s team of professional Dance Teaching Artists.

Saturdays from 10:30–11:15 AM
March 27, April 24, May 22, 2021 (attend one or all dates)

Email Amanda Alef, Education Programs Manager for the Zoom link: aalef@sfballet.org

past events:

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.

QUESTIONS?

Reach Out!
education@sfballet.org

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.

EXPLORE NUTCRACKER

Test out your Nutcracker knowledge in our digital library of stories, stats, and facts about America's first full-length production.

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EXPLORE CINDERELLA©

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.

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Resource Guide

Our resource guides for classroom teachers, K–12 students, families, and other audiences will assist you in exploring the vast world of ballet, dance, and creativity.

RESOURCE GUIDE

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