Share the wonder of ballet with your family and experience the joy of dancing together. Led by SF Ballet’s Professional Teaching Artists and SF Ballet School Faculty Members, our interactive workshops explore the story, choreography, music, and characters through hands-on activities that unlock the magic of a ballet performance.
Participants are guided through a fun ballet warm-up and dance-along choreography based on a story ballet that SF Ballet is performing on the Opera House stage. Family members of all ages and abilities are invited to dance.
Participants should wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement. Ballet shoes are not required. Participants are welcome to wear their favorite costume. No prior dance experience is needed.
CINDERELLA FAMILY DANCE-ALONG FOR CHILDREN AGES 3–7
We invite you and your family to join the whimsical world of Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella in this interactive Family Dance-Along workshop on Sunday, April 2, 2023. Designed for children ages 3-7 and their families, guests will explore the characters and music from the ballet, enjoy hands-on arts and craft activities and more.. Kids and adults alike will delight in experiencing the timeless story of Cinderella during this 60-minute workshop.
This workshop is the perfect way to prepare your child to see Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella on the Opera House stage and delve deeper into this modern take on the classic fairytale.
Ticket sales end at 5 pm the Friday before each workshop.
*Wearing a mask is strongly recommended but not required for participants attending a Cinderella Dance-Along in the SF Ballet building at 455 Franklin Street. More information here.
WHO IS THIS FOR?
Cinderella Family Dance-Alongs are recommended for families with children ages 3–7. No previous dance experience is necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Date: Sunday, April 2, 2023
Times: 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM and 11:45 AM – 12:45 PM
Location: SF Ballet, 455 Franklin Street, SF
Ages: 3–7 year-olds and their family members
Cost: $25 per person
All guests must have a ticket. We respectfully request that adults be accompanied by at least one child who is 3–7 years old to participate in the workshops at 10:30 AM and 11:45 AM. To ensure the safety of minor participants, all minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. For our adult fans of ballet, we offer separate adult classes and adult education workshops, learn more about our Adult Programs here.
By participating in this event, you authorize SF Ballet to take photographs and videos of you and your family during the workshop. You permit the use of any such photographic reproductions for any purpose, including but not limited to educational and public media, and understand that you may be identifiable from such electronic reproduction.
Cinderella© by Christopher Wheeldon
SENSORY FRIENDLY DANCE-ALONG
SF Ballet Sensory-Friendly Dance-Alongs are designed to provide a relaxed, shush-free, and shame-free environment for children and adults of varying physical and cognitive abilities to experience ballet and participate in a guided dance class that is specifically tailored to the sensory and behavioral needs of the individuals. These interactive workshops explore storytelling through creative movement and ballet choreography. Our inclusive Sensory Friendly Dance-Along is designed for bodies of all ages and abilities. Explore tactile activity tables, take-home arts and crafts activities, enjoy the quiet room, and more. SF Ballet’s Sensory Friendly Programs for neurodiverse audiences were designed in partnership with consultants from Autism Fun Bay Area, Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area, and College of Adaptive Arts. Click here to learn more about our Sensory Friendly Programs.
Join us for a Cinderella Sensory Friendly Dance-Along on April 2, 2023, at 1:30 pm in the SF Ballet studios.
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NUTCRACKER FAMILY DANCE-ALONG FOR CHILDREN AGES 3-6
Are you going to SF Ballet’s Nutcracker in December? Is watching Nutcracker a family holiday tradition? Nutcracker Family Dance-Alongs are the perfect way to prepare your child to see Nutcracker for the first time or to delight kids who already know our production by heart!
Join us for a Nutcracker Family Dance-Along on December 18, specifically designed for children ages 3–6 and their families. Explore the choreography, discover the music, learn about costumes and pointe shoes, enjoy arts and craft activities, and more. Kids and adults alike will experience the magic of Nutcracker during this 60-minute workshop.
Date: Sunday, December 18, 2022
Times: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM and 11:45 AM-12:45 PM
Location: SF Ballet, 455 Franklin Street, SF
Ages: 3–6 year-olds and their family members
SF BALLET VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
Join the professional Teaching Artists from SF Ballet’s Dance in Schools and Communities (DISC) program as we bring interactive dance lessons and music activities from our home to yours.
SF LOVES LEARNING
Watch SF Ballet on the educational television show SF Loves Learning. During covid school closures, we partnered with SFUSD and KTVU Plus to create interactive dance and music lessons to help PreK-2nd grade students learn about science, literacy, arts, and culture in the Bay Area and around the world, and more.
STORYTIME WITH SF BALLET
Join the artists of SF Ballet for storytime, then try a few ballet steps with artists from SF Ballet or listen to music played by members of the SF Ballet Orchestra. Fun for all ages!