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: $1,400
Ages 6 & 7: $1,750


Once a week.
September 2019–May 2020


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.

2019 Summer Ballet Classes

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2019-20 Pre-Ballet

Students must sign up for a class based on their age as of September 1, 2019

Pre-Ballet for 4-year-olds
Saturdays 9:00–9:45 am FULL
Sundays 9:00–9:45 am
Sundays 10:00–10:45 am FULL

Pre-Ballet for 6-year-olds
Saturdays 10:45–11:45 am FULL
Sundays 9:00–10:00 am FULL
Sundays 10:00–11:00 am FULL

Pre-Ballet for 5-year-olds
Saturdays 9:45–10:30 am FULL
Sundays 11:15 am–12:00 pm FULL
Sundays 12:15–1:00 pm FULL
Sundays 1:15–2:00 pm FULL

Pre-Ballet for 7-year-olds
Saturdays 11:45 am–12:45 pm FULL
Sundays 11:15 am–12:15 pm FULL
Sundays 12:15–1:15 pm FULL

For all new and returning students, please have the following documents ready to upload when you register (JPG or PNG files accepted):
Student Photo – Appropriate photos include a school picture, or other photo which clearly shows their face.
Proof of Age – Birth Certificate or Passport


Classes are once a week from September through May.
Holiday and School closure calendar will be available in late summer.

$250 Registration Fee
Ages 4–5: $1,400
Ages 6–7: $1,750

PAYMENT TIMELINE (2019-20 School Year)
(Registration Fees and Tuition are non-refundable and non-transferable)
There are no financial aid or scholarships funds available for pre-ballet classes.

  1. A non-refundable $250 registration fee will be assessed when the application is submitted. Do not forget to click SUBMIT at the end of the forms, or your application will not be considered complete.
  2. Within a few days, you will receive a confirmation that your student has a spot in your selected class, and we will send you the enrollment packet.  If the class is full, you will be notified and placed on the waitlist.
  3. Half the annual tuition will be assessed when the enrollment packet is submitted.
  4. Within a few days, you will receive a confirmation email from FACTs about the finalization of your payment plan, then you will have 60 days to pay the remaining tuition amount. Once you received that finalization email, you are welcome to log in and pay before the due date or set up the final payment as an automatic payment.

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.

If your preferred class is full, you may request placement on the waitlist by emailing with your student’s full name, date of birth, and the class date and time of your preferred class.

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

Our class schedule is 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.

Parents will be invited observe their child’s class once in the fall and once in the spring.

Because Pre-Ballet is not a part of the graded curriculum at SF Ballet School, we do not 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. Students must be 8-years-old to audition.
Children’s Auditions

Students in Pre-Ballet do not participate in Nutcracker or Spring Festival performances.

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"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