SENSORY FRIENDLY DANCE-ALONG
Dance is for everyone!
SF Ballet Sensory Friendly Dance-Alongs are designed to provide a relaxed, shush-free, and shame-free environment for bodies of all ages and 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. In addition, participants are invited to explore tactile activity tables, take-home arts and crafts activities, and more. Fidget objects, headphones and other sensory tools are welcomed and a quiet room is made available for participants who need to take a break at any time.
SF Ballet’s Sensory Friendly Programs for neuro-diverse 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.
NUTCRACKER SENSORY FRIENDLY DANCE-ALONG
Our Nutcracker Sensory Friendly Dance-Along is the perfect way to experience Nutcracker for the first time or to delight ballet fans who already know our production by heart!
Bring the whole family to move along to the story of Nutcracker during this interactive 60-minute workshop specifically tailored to the sensory and behavioral needs of the individuals. Meet characters from the ballet, explore the music, enjoy arts and craft activities, and more.
Our Nutcracker Sensory Friendly Dance-Along will be led by SF Ballet School faculty member Miss Kristi with live piano accompaniment. Participants will be guided through a fun ballet warm-up and dance-along choreography based on the story of Nutcracker. Family members of all ages and abilities are invited to dance along.
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.
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.
Participants are encouraged to bring their own fidget objects and sensory tools. A dedicated quiet zone will be available for guests to use at all times, as well as space to enjoy snacks and family restrooms.
All guests must have a ticket. To ensure the safety of minor participants, all minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
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.
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Location: SF Ballet Building, 455 Franklin Street, SF
Ages: designed for bodies of all ages and abilities
Cost: $25 per person