Exploring Serenade

Join SF Ballet for an exploration of George Balanchine’s iconic ballet Serenade. In this intensive one-day course, you learn about this ballet’s American history, its hidden stories, and its many interpretations. Come discover why this ballet is one of America’s favorites.


  • Learn about choreographer George Balanchine and why Serenade is one of his most important works
  • Experience the choreography of Serenade yourself—even if you aren’t a dancer!
  • Hear the stories behind the choreography: is there a narrative? Where are all the men? And why do parts of it seem to have been made by chance?
  • Meet dancers who have danced Serenade and learn why even after 83 years this ballet remains a favorite of dancers and audience members