Summer Session

Take your ballet technique to the next level.

San Francisco Ballet School Trainees // © Erik Tomasson

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

Auditions for 2017 Summer Sessions have passed.
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Program 1: Jun 12–Jun 30, 2017
Program 2: Jul 10–Aug 4, 2017

455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

When you are ready to take the next step in your dance career, step up to Summer Session 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 Session provides 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 Session admission requires 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 Session admission requires an audition.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got questions? We've got answers—in our Summer Session FAQ.

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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 session. Our 2017 Guest Teachers will be announced soon.

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.