Master Class: Nutcracker Workshop

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2 - 4 pm
A special Master Class specifically for students ages 11-14.

San Francisco Ballet in Tomasson's Nutcracker // © Erik Tomasson

Who is this for?
Professional, pre-professional dancers ages 15-25

Single Class: $50
Observer ticket: $25

Sundays, 10 am - 12 pm unless otherwise noted

455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Let your movement tell a story.

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 Children's Ballet Masters Kristi DeCaminada and Jeff Lyons in the studio to learn some of the most well-known choreography from our production! 

Participant Guidelines
Master Class participants must be between the ages of 11 and 14 years old on the date of the class. All participants need to have achieved an intermediate level of ballet training, but do not need to be dancing on pointe in order to participate. No audition necessary. 

Participant Requirements

San Francisco Ballet School Master Class participants must be at least 15 years old by the date of the class. All participants need to have achieved an advanced level of ballet training in order to participate; however, no audition is necessary. Women should be prepared to dance on pointe.

Not A Dancer? Come Watch.

We can accommodate up to 75 observers, but 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. When registering be sure to select an Observer ticket from the available options.

Enrollment is Limited

Total enrollment for Master Classes is limited to 40 participants and 75 observers. We recommend registering early to guarantee your spot.

Please Note

Master Class teachers are subject to change.
Currently enrolled SF Ballet School students are not permitted to participate in Master Classes.

Registration & Refund Policy

All Participants and Observers must register with us in advance. Please note we do not offer refunds.


We traveled four hours each way to attend this fabulous master class, and it was worth every minute! What a wonderful day. Thank you to everyone at SF Ballet School for offering this excellent learning experience!

Victoria Tyra, Nutcracker Master Class Participant

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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