Summer Intensive 2019

An intensive designed for the dancer with professional aspirations

 June 17 through August 9

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CITY BALLET - SAN FRANCISCO's Summer Intensive program can range from two to eight weeks in length, depending on the level of the dancer. Along with classical repertoire, we feature variation, partnering, jazz, character, stretching, and contemporary.

Temporarily located in Lower Pacific Heights, the school features an assemblage of the finest teachers available, as well as guest faculty from around the world. We accept students from outside our school, however admission is selective and by audition only.

To register for an audition, apply here:

Auditions: 

San Francisco:

  • Sunday, January 27th, 2019

  • Sunday, February 24th, 2019


City Ballet - San Francisco
2135 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
Ages 9 -12: Registration 9:00 - 10:00am; Audition 10:00 - 11:30am
Ages 13-19: Registration: 10:30 - 11:30am; Audition 11:30 - 1:00pm

Video Auditions are also accepted; please see below for additional information.

Audition Information +

All prospective students must complete a Summer Intensive Application. You may choose to submit an online application prior to the audition date, or fill out an application during the registration period the day of the audition.

Applications must be accompanied by two photos (professional photos not required): a head shot and a dance pose (on pointe if appropriate) at the time of the audition or online. Video submissions are accepted. A non refundable fee of $25.00 is required for all auditions, including video.

Day of the Audition
Students are encouraged to arrive at least 30 minutes early on the day of the audition. This should allow dancers enough time to check in, change, and warm up. Women dancers should be in black leotard, pink tights, and ballet slippers, with hair in a clean bun - please do not wear jewelry. For dancers that are on pointe, please bring your pointe shoes in addition to your ballet slippers. Men dancers should be in black tights, white t-shirt, and black ballet slippers.

Auditions at City Ballet School
We are temporarily located at 2135 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94115. Our entrance is at the bottom right of (while facing) the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church building.

Video Auditions +

Video Auditions may be sent using YOUTUBE, Vimeo, or other video sharing sites; please make sure to include password if applicable.

You may include the video audition link within the "Previous Dance Training" box in the application, or email the link to us to hello@cityballetschool.org, making sure to include Video Audition: Last Name, First Name, Age within the subject line.

Please include at least 5 minutes of barre work and 5 minutes of center, along with pointe work. You may also send any variations or similar that you think may be helpful, but these are not required.

Please note: the $25 Audition fee is required for video auditions.

Videos must be submitted along with the online application on or before February 24th, 2019; early submissions greatly appreciated.

Click on the 2019 Summer Intensive Program Dates and Information to see tuition price and further information.