Summer Session: Program 2

Discover what it means to be a professional ballet dancer.

San Francisco Ballet School's 2016 Open House // © Erik Tomasson

Who is this for?
Advanced and Pre-professional students. Students interested in gaining acceptance into our higher level ballet classes.

July 10 - August 4, 2017

455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

This four week program dedicated to advanced/pre-professional students is designed to explore the demands of a professional career, exposing you to the unique repertory of San Francisco Ballet.

Schedule & Curriculum

Classes are taught by San Francisco Ballet School faculty and special guests. Students attend classes Monday through Saturday, and weekday classes are scheduled between the hours of 9 am and 6 pm. There are a minimum of 15 classes weekly. The core curriculum includes technique, pointe for women, batterie for men, and Pas de Deux. Additional classes may include repertoire, contemporary, and conditioning classes. As a part of your classwork, students will learn selections from San Francisco Ballet's unique and diverse repertory.


Unless you are already enrolled in the SF Ballet School, admission is by audition only. Auditions are open to male and female students, ages 14-18, who have achieved intermediate or advanced levels of ballet training. A National Audition Tour is held annually for students outside of the Bay Area. There is also an option to submit a video audition for international students and students outside of the tour locations.

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$2520, Registration Fee $200.


Chaperoned housing is available for enrolled Program 2 students at San Francisco State University (SFSU) where breakfast and dinner are provided in the cafeteria. Students travel in San Francisco’s Muni Metro to get to and from the Ballet School. Move-in and out dates and information will be provided upon invitation. Select students will be invited to reside at our Student Residence; invited students will receive additional information.

A list of alternative housing will be included in the program invitation packets. There are no guarantees about availability, and SF Ballet School does not research or endorse any alternative housing options.

Housing Registration: $200
Housing Fee: $2360

Scholarships, Financial Aid & Payment Plans

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 carefully selected by Armand. Please contact the School for more information.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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“Fall, get up, and try again. Take up space, travel across the floor, and show that you’re hungry. Be ambitious but not aggressive—these are two very different things. There is no room for meek people in ballet.”

Cynthia Harvey, Summer Session guest faculty member
Student Life

SF Ballet School is in the heart of the vibrant arts center and innovative culture that makes up San Francisco. Here, we provide dedicated students the training and support they need to reach their dreams.

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Students are taught by dancers who held careers performing with American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet, Joffrey Ballet, English National Ballet, and SF Ballet among others. The prestigious faculty is joined from time to time by current SF Ballet Company members and artistic staff, as well as renowned guest teaching artists.

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If you have questions about enrollment, tuition, or a particular program at the School please contact us.

415 865 6700