Master Classes

Learn from masters of ballet craft in these single intensive sessions aimed at taking your technique to the next level.

Sofiane Sylve leads participants in a master class // © Erik Tomasson

Who is this for?
Professional, pre-
professional dancers

Single Class: $50-100
Observer ticket: $25-40

Dates listed below

455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Nutcracker Master Class
Sunday, November 12, 2017
2 - 4 pm

A special Master Class for 11-14 year-olds featuring Company Ballet Master Anita Paciotti and Children's Ballet Master Kristi DeCaminada.

When you see SF Ballet’s beloved Nutcracker each December, all the children on stage are students at San Francisco Ballet School. Do YOU want to learn excerpts from the children’s roles? Join Company Ballet Master Anita Paciotti and Children’s Ballet Master Kristi DeCaminada in the studio to learn some of the most well-known choreography from our production! 


Additional Master Classes will be scheduled later in the Season.

Not a Dancer? Come Watch.

Watching a master class as a member of the audience offers an intimate, behind-the-scenes look at the rigor and craft of dance instruction at the same time it provides a deeper connection to the exhilarating art of ballet.

We can accommodate up to 75 observers, but please note: Observers must register in advance. Children eight through 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Unfortunately, children younger than eight years old and babies are not allowed. Photography and videography are strictly prohibited inside the SF Ballet building.


“I hope that they leave the class feeling like they’ve learned something, had fun, and got a good workout.”

Tina LeBlanc, SF Ballet School Faculty

If you'd like to know more about our Master Classes or attending the SF Ballet School please don't hesitate to contact us.

415 865 6700

Adult Ballet Classes

At SF Ballet School we offer ballet classes for adults of all ages and ranges of experience. You’ll build stronger muscles, improve flexibility, and have fun in the bargain. Classes are conveniently scheduled to meet the needs of busy working professionals.

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