Adult Ballet Classes

At San Francisco Ballet School we believe ballet is for everyone, including adults with little or no dance experience.

Students participate in San Francisco Ballet School's Adult Ballet Class // © Chris Hardy

Who is this for?
Adults and teens over the age of 16. No previous experience required.

Drop-In Class: $22
Drop-In Pack of 10: $200
Series (8 classes): $220

What to wear
Dress is informal, but we recommend a t-shirt, leotard or tight fitting leggings, shorts, and ballet slippers.

455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Adult ballet classes at SF Ballet School offer a great workout, grounded in classical technique, led by Company and School faculty members who teach the same steps to SF Ballet dancers. 

September 18 - December 11, 2017
No Classes October 7-9; November 22-26

Drop-in classes run like a traditional ballet class starting at the barre and then moving to the center through traditional class exercises and combinations. Be prepared to sweat (at least a little) and to have a good time. Not recommend for beginners.


September 16 - November 11, 2017
No Class October 7

The 8-session beginner series is for those who are new to ballet and those who feel like they would like to get a handle on the basics. Instruction will be broken down to the core elements and then built each week so that you'll finish feeling confident and excited to continue your training in drop-in classes.


June 5 - 9, 2017
Class is Full, Waitlist Available

This summer, join dance lovers from across the country for 5 full days of ballet technique and repertory classes. San Francisco Ballet School’s acclaimed faculty and special guests will teach participants in our beautiful studios with live accompaniment. 

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“An in-class experience allows you to enhance what you see on stage in the Opera House. Our students range in age and ability, from 16 years old to most in their late 60s and early 70s. Some of our students have never had a ballet class before, while other have had years of experience.”

Jeffrey Lyons, SF Ballet School Faculty
Frequently Asked Questions

Who teaches the classes?

The following SF Ballet School faculty regularly teach the Adult Ballet classes: Tina LeBlanc, Jeff Lyons, Wendy Van Dyck, and Pascal Molat. 

What if I’m not sure I will be able to complete the class?

We encourage you to attend and complete as much of the class as you feel capable of. If you need to sit out for the last combination or two, that’s just fine, you’re welcome to watch.

Can I watch a class before taking one?

Unfortunately we do not allow class observations. We encourage you to try it out and see if you like it. You’ll have a much better understanding of the class if you’re up and moving than by sitting and watching.

What happens if I’m late to class?

For the safety and consideration of all, studio doors will close five minutes after class begins. 


If you'd like to learn more about SF Ballet School please don't hesitate to contact us.

415 865 6700

Pre-Ballet: For Children 4—7 Years Old

Do you know a young child who might be interested in taking ballet classes? We offer Pre-Ballet classes designed to introduce children to the joy of dance, starting as early as four years old.

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