San Francisco Ballet School Trainees. (© Erik Tomasson)




SF Ballet School’s Summer Session provides a deep dive into ballet technique as SF Ballet School teachers prepare you for a career as a professional ballet dancer. The program is designed to address the individual technical and artistic needs of intermediate and advanced/pre-professional students.

Did you know that 70% of San Francisco Ballet’s dancers trained at SF Ballet School? Learn alongside the next generation of dancers this summer with world-renowned faculty led by Patrick Armand. The collaborative and supportive environment includes a rigorous curriculum carefully designed to provide the highest caliber of pre-professional training. SF Ballet School is looking for students who are passionate about the art form and motivated to pursue intensive training.

2021 Summer Session

Ages 14–18
5-week program
July 5 – August 6, 2021

Health and safety are our #1 priority

SF Ballet School plans to hold an in-person, 5-week Summer Session in 2021, utilizing the SF Ballet Studios and the new Bowes Center Dormitory just blocks away. We expect that through summer 2021, there will be continued guidance by San Francisco Department of Public Health that may include including regular Covid testing, wearing masks in class, physical distancing, and smaller class sizes. We will adjust our planning to provide the best programming possible with the highest consideration for our students' health and safety. Students will be expected to adhere to all of San Francisco Ballet School’s protocols in order to participate in the Summer Session. Summer Session programming and dates are subject to change.