Russia Cultural Trips
"The Trip of a Lifetime"
At City Ballet - San Francisco, we believe it is important for students to know the roots of their training in order to fully understand and appreciate the value and culture of their daily routine. That is why every 3 years, we take our students right to the source: Russia - where the Vaganova Method was born. For 10 days, our students take classes at and observe students of the legendary Bolshoi Ballet Academy, see some of the best ballet companies in the world perform in their home theaters, and embark on a cultural adventure of a lifetime.
Learn the Roots of Your Training
Take classes at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy
Our students dance in the footsteps of their own teachers as they take classes with Master Teachers from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and learn about the blueprints of their training. Not only do the students get to take classes, but they also get to observe the Russian students in action as they take class.
See some of the world's top companies perform live
We arrange for the group to see where their training could lead to by watching the highest quality of dancing at the oh-so historical theaters like the Bolshoi Theatre. Students have seen The Bolshoi Ballet perform the classic Ivan the Terrible, Yuri Possokhov's A Hero of Our Time, and the Kremlin Ballet Theatre perform Swan Lake, among other performances. They got to watch live performances by ballet legends like Svetlana Zakharova and Ivan Vasiliev.
Immerse Yourself in a New Culture
Learn the Rich and Historical Russian Culture
Learn the Russian language, eat some delicious and hearty native foods, take a walk in the historically rich Red Square. Students and chaperones stay right at the center of the city, with the ability to get anywhere in 15-20 min by subway. Explore the best parts of the majestic country of Russia!