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.


Ages 4 & 5: $1,296
Ages 6 & 7: $1,620


Once a week.
September 2018–May 2019


455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Learn. Dance. Grow.

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, nurturing environment.

Please email with questions.

Registration is now CLOSED for the 2018-19 School Year.

Summer 2019 and 2019-20 School Year Registration will open in the spring.  If you would like to be added to the email list to be notified when registration opens, please email


Pre-Ballet classes are taught by SF Ballet School Faculty. Faculty will be announced at the family orientation before classes begin.


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. Class capacity 15 students for ages 4 and 5 classes and 20 students for ages 6 and 7 classes.


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, 2018. 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:


Our class schedule subject to change. We reserve the right to cancel class if the minimum enrollment is not met.  As a courtesy to the teacher, we ask that parents report absences to the school office.  There are no make-up classes and students may not attend alternate classes.


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 age-out of Pre-Ballet and are 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. Parents will be invited on two dates (once in the fall and once in the spring) to a class observation. 

"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

Continue your ballet training this summer with classes at the San Francisco Ballet School. All classes are taught by SF Ballet faculty in our studios with live accompaniment. Classes are available for ages 4–7 on Saturdays, and ages 8–13 on weekdays. The weekday classes are available for children who have some ballet experience, although no audition is required.

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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 6700