Pre-Ballet Classes

Give your child the gift of dance. At SF Ballet School everyone has a chance to shine.

Who is this for?
Children 4–7 years old. No audition required.

4 & 5 Year Olds: $1,230
6 & 7 Year Olds: $1,540

Once a week.
September 2017 -
May 2018

455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Learn. Dance. Grow.

Online registration for the 2017–18 Pre-Ballet school year will open on April 4, 2017.

The joy of ballet begins with Pre-Ballet classes at San Francisco Ballet School. We introduce young children to the fundamentals of classical ballet, focusing on proper body alignment, basic ballet technique and terminology, and musicality. As part of the SF Ballet School family, your energetic young child will learn much more than ballet. Exposure to dance reinforces important life skills like creativity, discipline, and team participation—all in a safe, fun, family-like environment. 

2017–18 Class Schedule

Classes meet once a week. September 2017 - May 2018

Students must have turned the appropriate class age by September 1 of school year to be eligible for class.

Pre-Ballet: 4 Year Olds
Wednesdays 2:30–3:15 pm (full)
Sundays 9:45–10:30 am (full)

Sundays 11:45 am–12:30 pm*

Pre-Ballet: 5 Year Olds
Saturdays 9:00–9:45 am (full)
Sundays 10:45–11:30 am (full)
Pre-Ballet: 6 Year Olds
Saturdays 9:45–10:45 am
Sundays 10:45–11:45 pm (full)
Pre-Ballet: 6 & 7 Year Olds
Saturdays 12:00–1:00 pm
Sundays 11:45 am–12:45 pm (full)
Pre-Ballet: 7 Year Olds
Saturdays 11:00 am–12:00 pm (full)

Register for Pre-Ballet

Please email to be placed on the wait-list for full Pre-Ballet classes.

*Newly added.


Registration: $200
4 & 5 Year Old's Tuition: $1,230
6 & 7 Year Old's Tuition: $1,540
At this time we don't offer payment plans, scholarships, or financial aid for Pre-Ballet.

Enrollment Is Limited

Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend registering as early as possible, as classes do fill up.

Auditions, Higher Level Classes, & Performance Opportunities

Because Pre-Ballet is not a part of the graded curriculum at SF Ballet School, we don't require an audition for Pre-Ballet classes. Students who graduate from Pre-Ballet seeking admission to our Level 1 class will be required to audition. Unfortunately, students in Pre-Ballet do not participate in Nutcracker or Student Showcase performances.

Schedule Changes & Cancellations

Our class schedules are subject to change. We also reserve the right to cancel class if the minimum enrollment is not met.

Registration & Waitlist

All students must register with us in advance. Tuition and Registration Fees are non-refundable. Tuition is due when you register for class. The only tuition payment plans available are to pay in full or to pay half at the time of registration with the balance due August 1, 2017. There are no financial aid or scholarships funds available for pre-ballet classes. If your preferred class is full, you may request placement on the waitlist. Please email your contact information and preferred class to:

"The greatest thing that SF Ballet School has provided the girls is the appreciation for what it takes to excel at dance and the discipline to pursue it while further stoking their love of ballet. I think it can be difficult to maintain the balance between discipline and joy but SF Ballet School and Ms. Kristi really nail it!”

Carol Carrubba, Pre-Ballet Parent

San Francisco Ballet School is expanding its summer programming, offering Summer Ballet Camp and classes in July in the Richmond district studio of Tilly Abbe. On offer are daily pre-ballet classes for children ages 4–7 as well as four different one-week ballet camps for children ages 8–11 who have some ballet experience, although no audition is required.

Learn More


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

415 865 6711