October 20

Ballet Basics


Curious about life behind the curtain at San Francisco Ballet? Ballet Basics is designed to give you all the information you need to better appreciate and enjoy a night at SF Ballet. This 3-hour seminar will give participants a foundation in the history and practices of the art form. Take a ballet class, hear from an artist, and learn about the history of classical ballet.


  • Learn about the history of ballet and San Francisco Ballet: where it’s been, where it is, and where it’s going
  • Participate in a basic ballet class: starting at the barre, learn the steps from which all ballet vocabulary is derived
  • Meet one of SF Ballet’s artists and learn about their relationship to the iconic ballet, Nutcracker