Our youth hold the future of the arts in their hands. Through every pirouette, bow, and leap, they connect with the artists who came before them, the artists within themselves, and the artists within us all. They understand that ballet is more than a sport, and it is far from an irrelevant practice. Like all true beauty, classical ballet transcends time while honoring its cultural heritage.
Our purpose is to educate and share classical ballet with our youth, guiding their individual growth as well as contributing to the performing arts in our home city of San Francisco.
Start off on the right foot
Junior Levels I through III provide the core of ballet training for all students learning to dance. Following the Vaganova Method, students lay down a solid foundation in their technique, vocabulary, and artistry.
Fall and Spring classes run 1 - 3 times on weekdays between the hours of 4:00 - 7:00pm. Additional rehearsals for shows occur on weekends.
Junior Level I : TBD
Junior Level II : TBD
Junior Level III : TBD
What students gain
Stretch & Strengthening
Stretch is incorporated within the curriculum to develop flexibility and core strength. Former rhythmic gymnast, Svetlana Scherba, teaches the students how to maximize their bodies' potential in terms of elasticity and strength. Stretch classes optimize our students' performance and progress in ballet technique classes and productions.
These lower levels allow students to lay down a solid foundation in their technique and build their ballet vocabulary. Students focus on correct positioning of their bodies, use of muscles, coordination, and musicality. Most importantly, their instructors teach them how to learn: how to focus, react to corrections, memorize combinations/choreography, and classroom etiquette.
Students are given the opportunity to perform 2-3 times a year in the school's productions: Fall Gala, The Nutcracker and a Spring Show. Rehearsing and performing not only gives the students additional time to work on their technique, but also immerses them in the true nature of the art form, teaching them to pick up choreography, express themselves, interpret music with their bodies, and connect with an audience.