SAN FRANCISCO BALLET SCHOOL 2023 SPRING FESTIVAL
2023 SAN FRANCISCO BALLET SCHOOL SPRING FESTIVAL
Thank you for joining us in celebrating the 90th anniversary of the San Francisco Ballet School during Spring Festival this May. Along with celebrating the 30th anniversary of SF Ballet School Spring Festival, we were able to honor departing School Director Patrick Armand and his transformative impact on the school. The three-night festival featured original performances starring the SF Ballet School Students. Rewatch highlights of Patrick's legacy and history with San Francisco Ballet below.
You can still give a gift in honor of Patrick's legacy by donating to the Fund-a-Need below. This gift will contribute to the $1.5 million in scholarships and financial aid the SFB School distributes annually to deserving students.
Supports SF Ballet School's Trainee Program, including one full scholarship package which covers tuition, housing, stipend, and shoes.
Supports SF Ballet School's housing program at the Bowes Center, including one year of room and board for a student aged 14 to 20
Helps fund SF Ballet School's Community Scholarship Program, including enrollment for three of up to 100 elementary school students who participate each year free of charge.
Helps fund dance and music classes at Boys & Girls Clubs taught by SF Ballet's professional teaching artists, providing access to the performing arts to over 1,000 youth at 14 Clubhouses across the City.
Helps fund SF Ballet School's financial aid and scholarship program, with a full year of tuition for one of the seventy ballet school students in Levels 1–8 who receive tuition assistance annually.
Supports SF Ballet's Dance in Schools and Communities (DISC) Residency Program at one public school in the SF Unified School District (SFUSD); DISC provides weekly dance classes to nearly 3,000 pre-kindergarten through elementary students at over 40 SFUSD Schools each year.
Supports community health and wellness programming like SF Ballet's Dance Class for People with Parkinson's, which incorporates live piano accompaniment with the therapeutic benefits of both music and movement.
Contributes to SF Ballet School's performance opportunities for students and Trainees, including the cost of one rehearsal tutu.
Contributes to SF Ballet School's comprehensive wellness program for all ballet students, including the cost of one health seminar for upper-level students.
Supports the Trainee Program by helping to provide one pair of ballet shoes for its young dancers.