CBSF's Girls'/Women's Program is where passion, talent, and artistry converge. Our training is known to go beyond solid technique; we bring out the unique artistry in each individual that clearly sets them apart from others. The mastering of these two elements is why our students excel in all professional and competitive environments. We ask for students' full commitment to the program and offer world-class training in return.
Although our students and faculty consistently win top prizes at competitions, the real test and our priority is to place students into professional companies. Our female alumni are dancing professionally at Joffrey Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, San Francisco Ballet, Semperoper Ballett, and more.
Let's face it - developing into a young adult can be difficult, especially when pursuing a professional career at such a young age. That is why honest professional guidance is crucial for success. Our staff works closely with each student to give them an understanding and plan for what it takes to achieve their goals.
In addition to our full-time faculty, our students take Master Classes with other top industry professionals throughout the year. Previous guest teachers include Yuri Possokhov (World-Renowned Choreographer), Ashley Wheater (Joffrey Ballet - Artistic Director), Katita Waldo (San Francisco Ballet - Rehearsal Director)
JUNIOR DIVISION | Ages 6-10
This introductory division focuses on setting a solid foundation for vocabulary, basic technique, and coordination to effectively build upon thereafter.
PRE-PROFESSIONAL DIVISION | Ages 10-15
Students start to build upon their foundation of technique, learning more intermediate vocabulary and pointe work.
PROFESSIONAL DIVISION | Ages 13-19
Students are looking to pursue a professional career. The focus is refining technique, pushing the body to its limits, partnering, and translating the work in class onto a professional stage.
In addition to performances and rehearsals, classes include* Ballet Technique, Pointe, Variations, Partnering, Character, Contemporary, Stretch/Strengthening, Jazz, Musical Theatre, and more.
*Classes depend and accumulate progressively by the level.
Progressively through the levels, students dedicate their time to classes and rehearsals 1-6 days a week. All classes are after academic school hours, aside from the Professional Division that starts at 3:00 PM daily. That said, we hold our students to the highest standard and expect them to attend each and every class and rehearsal.