Summer Sessions

Take your ballet technique to the next level.

San Francisco Ballet School students in class. (© Erik Tomasson)

Who is this for?
Intermediate and advanced/
pre-professional students

Registration: $200
TuitionL $1,900-$2,400

Program 1: Jun 13–Jul 1, 2016
Program 2: Jul 11–Aug 5, 2016

455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

When you are ready to take the next step in your dance career, step up to Summer Sessions at SF Ballet School. We’ll challenge you with a demanding program of dance training that will bring out all you have to offer.

Summer Sessions provide a deep dive into ballet technique as they prepare you for a career as a professional ballet dancer. Programs are designed to address the individual technical and artistic needs of intermediate and advanced/pre-professional students.

Program 1

Intermediate Students

Designed to provide intermediate students with a deeper understanding of ballet as an art form, this three-week program focuses on improving skills and strength. The curriculum includes technique, pointe, batterie, and pas de deux classes. Additional classes may include repertoire, character dance, pantomime, and conditioning.

Please note: Summer Sessions require an audition.

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Program 2

Advanced/Pre-Professional Students

This four-week program dedicated to advanced and pre-professional students is designed to explore the demands of a professional career. You’ll be introduced to the unique repertory of San Francisco Ballet while studying technique, pointe, pas de deux, batterie and repertoire, and may include additional classes such as contemporary dance, acting, and conditioning. In all, you can expect to take a minimum of 15 classes each week, so come ready to work.

Please note: Summer Sessions require an audition.

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Faculty & Guest Instructors

Every summer we invite some of the best instructors from around the world to teach select classes during our summer sessions. Below are the 2016 guest instructors.

Cynthia Harvey
Larisa Lezhnina

View a full list of the current faculty

“Some of these students will dominate the world’s professional dance stages in a few years."

San Francisco Chronicle
Student Life

Once your classes are over, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover the rich cultural life of San Francisco. Our studios are located in the center of the city, just steps away from world renowned SFMOMA, SFJAZZ, SF Opera, and SF Symphony. Shopping and dining? We’ve got you covered with trendy boutiques, coffee shops, chocolatiers, cafes, and pop-up shops in nearby Hayes Valley. 

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is available to Level 1-8 students participating in the year-round program and all students participating in the Summer Session programs. Merit‑based scholarships are offered to upper-level students selected by our Associate Director. Please contact the School for more information.

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If you have a question about a particular program or the School please don't hesitate to contact us.

415 865 6700

Freed of London

The Official Sponsor of San Francisco Ballet School's Summer Session National Audition Tour.