Summer Session: Program 1

Take your ballet technique deeper in this three week summer intensive.

San Francisco Ballet School student // © Erik Tomasson

Who is this for?
Intermediate students and students interested in being accepted into our higher level ballet classes.

June 12 - June 30, 2017

455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

This three week program will provide intermediate students the opportunity to improve skills and gain strength and is designed to give them a deeper understanding of ballet as an art form.

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 5 pm. The core curriculum includes technique, pointe for girls, and batterie for boys. Additional classes may include repertoire, pas de deux, character dance, pantomime, and conditioning class.


Admission to San Francisco Ballet School 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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$2025, Registration Fee $200.


SF Ballet School has a student residence a short bus ride away from the school. However, we can only accommodate twenty-five (25) students at a time. To qualify for housing you must reside outside of the Bay Area and be at least fourteen (14) years of age by the start of the program. If you are accepted into the program but not offered a space at the Residence you are still welcome to attend! Many students have enjoyed attending Program 1 while staying with family or friends in their nearby homes or hotels.

Housing Registration: $200
Housing Fee: $2050
Includes continental breakfast, dinner (Sunday-Friday), bus pass, and Sunday excursion fee.

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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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“The days are a lot longer in the summer program. You have a lot more classes and more chances to test the limits of your body, experimenting with your capabilities. There’s a lot pressure but at the same time it’s extra time to have fun and work hard. It’s not super stressful. There are still high expectations but there’s something really fun about Summer Session.”

Zoe Lucich, SF Ballet School student
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