San Francisco Ballet School Trainees. (© Erik Tomasson)




Zoom links will be emailed to registered participants the Friday prior to your audition date.

  • Age requirement: Students must be age 14–18 by July 5, 2021 to audition for 2021 Summer Session. Students should audition with the age group based on their age as of July 5, 2021.
  • Audition Fee: $40
  • Advance registration is required. Space is limited.
  • Duration: 1.5–2.5 hours. The first 30 minutes will be administrative while we check everyone into the virtual studio. During this time, you may continue to warm up and prepare for class. The length of the audition class will depend on the number of participants to ensure we have plenty of time to see everyone.
  • Max Capacity: 50 students per live virtual audition
  • What to wear:
    • Girls should wear a black leotard and either pink ballet shoes with pink tights or flesh-toned ballet shoes and tights. Girls ages 16–18 who are dancing in a studio should wear pointe shoes for the whole class. Girls ages 16–18 who are dancing at home and all girls ages 14–15 should start in soft ballet slippers and have pointe shoes ready to put on.
    • Boys should wear tights, shoes, and a fitted shirt light-colored preferably in a light color (white or grey) or contrasting color to the surrounding environment.
    • Please remove warm-ups at the start of class. Please no skirts or baggy clothing.
  • Results: All auditioning students will receive their results within 7 days by email.

Live virtual audition dates and times are subject to change. If a change needs to occur, we will contact students who have signed up as soon as possible. If the new time/date does not work with your schedule, please contact us for a refund. 

Additional timeslots will be added as auditions fill up.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

9:00 AM 14–15-year-olds “in studio”
9:30 AM 16–18-year-olds “in studio”

11:30 AM 14–15-year-olds “at home”
12:00 PM 16–18-year-olds “at home”
Registration closes Wed, January 6 at 5 PM PST

Sunday, January 17, 2021 – CLOSED, all spots filled

9:00 AM 14–15-year-olds “at home”
9:30 AM 16–18-year-olds “at home”

11:30 AM 14–15-year-olds “in studio”
12:00 PM 16–18-year-olds “in studio”
Registration closes Wed, January 13 at 5 PM PST

Sunday, January 24, 2021

9:00 AM 14–15-year-olds “in studio”
9:30 AM 16–18-year-olds “in studio” – CLOSED

11:30 AM 14–15-year-olds “at home” – CLOSED
12:00 PM 16–18-year-olds “at home” – CLOSED
Registration closes Wed, January 20 at 5 PM PST

Sunday, January 31, 2021

9:00 AM 14–15-year-olds – CLOSED
9:30 AM 16–18-year-olds
11:45 PM 14–15-year-olds
12:15 PM 16–18-year-olds – CLOSED
Join us from either your home or a studio!
Registration deadline extended to Jan 28, 3 PM PST