Ballet School Auditions

We hold auditions for young dancers and pre-professionals on an ongoing basis.

2019 Summer Session

Ages 12–18

Audition information for 2020 Summer Session will be announced in November 2019

2019–20 School Year

Ages 15–18

Early Application auditions have concluded
Auditions will take place January 2020. Check back in November for more information.

2019–20 School Year

Ages 8–11

See below for more information



Tuesday, September 3, 2019 
Ages 8: 4:30 pm 
Ages 9–11: 5:00 pm 

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 
Ages 15–18: 4:00 pm 
Ages 12–14: 5:00 pm 

Audition registration will open Monday, August 5, 2019.


Who We Are Looking For

Young dancers with the physical attributes that indicate potential as a future dancer: a straight and supple spine, legs that are well turned out from the hip joints, and correctly arched feet. Ideally, your child should have an ear for music and an instinct for movement. Students invited to enroll in the school year program are accepted on a trial basis.

To be eligible students must be 8–18 by September 1 of the audition year.

What to Wear

Girls should wear leotard, tights, and ballet slippers. Please wear your hair in a bun. Boys should wear a T-shirt, tights, and ballet slippers. If you do not have ballet clothing girls please wear a one-piece swimsuit and socks, boys please wear a fitted t-shirt, fitted shorts, and socks.

What to Bring

If you have registered online, you need to only bring the appropriate clothing and yourself. Staff will be in touch if additional items (such as a copy of the student’s proof of age) is needed.

Audition Fee

There is no fee for this audition.


The audition dates listed below are for Bay Area residents or those already planning to move to the Bay Area by September 2019. Students from outside of the Bay Area who are interested in auditioning should contact us prior to their audition at 415 865 6700.

Upcoming Auditions

Auditions for the 2020–2021 School Year for 15–19-year-olds will take place January 2020. More information and audition dates and cities will be announced in November.


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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Freed of London

The Official Sponsor of San Francisco Ballet School's Summer Session.