Auditions for Children

2016-2017 School Year
September 6, 2016 – June 3, 2017

Saturday, June 4, 2016

© Erik Tomasson

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Girls and Boys ages 8 –11 (by September 1, 2016) with or without previous ballet training.

The ideal candidate is a healthy child with a physique possessing attributes that are generally considered requisite for professional accomplishment in classical ballet; a straight and supple spine, legs that are well turned out from the hip joints and correctly arched feet. The child should have an ear for music and an instinct for movement. Students invited to enroll in the school year program are accepted on a trial basis.

- Intermediate and advanced level students ages 12-18 seeking admission to the School should audition for and attend the School's Summer Session. Students attending the Summer Session who display exceptional potential may be invited to attend the school-year program. Summer Session auditions are held nationally in January and February.  There will be an audition in September 2016 for this same age group and qualified students will be accepted based on space availability.

- Girls and boys ages 4-7 are eligible to sign up for our Pre-Ballet classes. No audition is required, but class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Please visit our Pre-Ballet page for more information. 

San Francisco Ballet School, 455 Franklin Street at Fulton
(in the Civic Center neighborhood)

Auditions will take place in the afternoon and applicants will audition in small groups.
Please call the School Office at 415.865.6700 beginning April 19, 2016 to schedule an audition time. The deadline to sign up will be May 27, 2016.

Girls: leotard, tights and ballet slippers. Please wear your hair in a bun. 
Boys: T-shirt, tights and ballet slippers.
If you do not have ballet clothing, please wear a t-shirt, shorts and socks.

Proof of applicant’s age: Photo copy of birth certificate, state issued ID, or passport.
Passport or wallet-sized photo, such as a small school picture, wallet-sized portrait, or passport photo

There is no fee for this audition.

These auditions are for Bay Area residents or those already planning to move to the Bay Area by September 2016.  Students from outside of the Bay Area who are interested in auditioning must contact the Registrar prior to the audition, 415.865.6700.

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Background Photo Credit: San Francisco Ballet students (© Erik Tomasson)

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