Junior Program

Nurture a Dream

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The arts are currently not as prevalent in the education system and are under-appreciated in the workforce. Our goal for this program is to ignite in our youth a passion for ballet and the arts in general. With multiple performances a year and professional teachers, we aim to provide the highest quality of training that also fuels the sense of wonder in every child.

The Curriculum

Following the Vaganova Method, Junior Levels I through III provide the core of ballet training for all students learning to dance. Each level is staged to provide an increase in a dancer's challenges, and represents the progression in a dancer's achievements and commitment to dance.

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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.


Ballet Technique

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.

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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 technique, but also immerses them in the true nature of the art form, teaching them to pick up choreography, act, interpret music with their bodies, and connect with an audience.

Start off on the right foot

Classes run 1 - 3 times on weekdays between the hours of 4:00 - 7:00pm. Additional rehearsals for shows occur on weekends. 

Tuition (with payment options available):

  • Junior Level I : $2,060

  • Junior Level II : $2,835

  • Junior Level III : $3,825


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2135 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA

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