FAQ

Audition Process

Am I required to audition for the Summer Program, and if so, how do I audition?
How do I complete the advance online registration? And how do I know my required audition materials have been received?
Do I need to register in advance in order to attend an audition?
If I miss the advance online registration deadline, how do I register in person?
What is the structure of the audition? What should I expect?

Tuition & Paperwork

What does your program cost?
What is the enrollment process like?

Scholarships

Does the Summer Program offer scholarships?
Can I apply for a scholarship?

Structure of the Summer Program

What day do I arrive/leave and do you provide transportation from/to the airport?
What are placement classes?
What kind of level system do you use?
Am I required to I attend the full program?
I would like to train at LINES but I am not able to attend the full program. Are there any other options that you offer?
How long is each session?
What is the general weekly schedule?
What is GYROTONIC®?
Will we have the opportunity to take class with Alonzo King?
Is there a performance at the end of the session?
Will the performance be recorded?
How do my parents and friends purchase tickets?
I am also interested in LINES Ballet's Training Program and/or BFA Program. Can you tell me more about them?

Housing & Student Life - Session One

Where are Session One students housed?
Are students chaperoned?
How much is room and board?
How many students stay in the chaperoned housing option?
What should I bring?

Housing & Student Life - Session Two

Where are Session Two students housed?
How can I find a roommate for Session Two?
What should I bring?




Audition Process

Am I required to audition for the Summer Program, and if so, how do I audition?
Yes. Go here for more information, including advanced online registration.

How do I complete the advance online registration? And how do I know my required audition materials have been received?
Online registration can be completed here for all auditions. You will create an ACTIVE account, complete the registration form, make payment ($35 advance online audition fee/ $45 day-of audition fee/ $45 video audition fee) then login to submit your required audition materials: 4x6 Headshot (jpeg/png, no larger than 5MBs), Dance Resume (Word/pdf), Letter of Intent (Word/pdf), link to video footage (if video audition).
Forms will be marked as "Received" if you have successfully uploaded them. No need to call and confirm, we will contact you for any outstanding forms.
If you accidentally uploaded the wrong forms or wish to update a form already uploaded, you will need to contact us at summer-program@linesballet.org or call 415-863-3040 ext 248. We will delete the file and then you can re-upload.

Do I need to register in advance in order to attend an audition?
No, but registering online in advance is highly recommended and will help expedite the audition notification process. You will also receive a $10 discount to your audition fee over the in-person price. Please note advanced registration closes two days prior to each audition. Go here for more information, including advanced online registration.

If I miss the advance online registration deadline, how do I register in person?
If you miss the advance online registration deadline, you may register at the live audition. Arrive one hour early to register and be prepared to pay $45 (credit card only). Go to the Audition Registration page for more information about what you’ll need.

What is the structure of the audition? What should I expect?
The Audition consists of a complete ballet class that includes an improvisational component. Although pointe work is generally not requested, ladies should bring pointe shoes. Go to the Audition page for more information.

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Tuition & Paperwork

What does your program cost?
Answers to this question and more are here.

What is the enrollment process like?
Answers to this question and more are here.

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Scholarships

Does the Summer Program offer scholarships?
Yes. The Summer Program offers scholarships based on the need of the family and the student’s artistic potential combined. Scholarship funds are limited and dependent upon the generous contributions we receive each year.

Can I apply for a scholarship?
Yes, if you attended a live audition. More information about how to apply will be available upon acceptance to the program in the acceptance email.

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Structure of the Summer Program

What day do I arrive/leave and do you provide transportation from/to the airport?
Students should arrive and depart San Francisco on the first and last date listed for each session (June 11/July 8 for Session One, July 11/August 13 for Session Two).

We are not able to greet students at the airports. BART trains, airport transport companies (such as Super Shuttle) and cabs can easily transport students to where they are staying.

What are placement classes?
The first three days of the program are dedicated to placing students in the most appropriate groups to fit their needs as a budding artist. This process is at the sole discretion of the Program Director and LINES Ballet Summer Program faculty.

What kind of level system do you use?
The Summer Program places students in groups rather than a specific level. A student's placement is about much more than the technical level. Demonstrated maturity, work ethic, and the overall chemistry of a group help us determine placement.

Am I required to I attend the full program?
Absolutely. All students are required to attend the full session. Under no circumstances are students permitted to arrive late or leave early. Doing this greatly disrupts the program, and the quality of the students overall experience and growth during the program.

I would like to train at LINES but I am not able to attend the full program. Are there any other options that you offer?
Yes, LINES Ballet offers a variety of alternatives if you are not able to attend the Summer Program. If you are a teen, please visit our Teens @LINES programming. LINES Dance Center also offers adult open classes.

How long is each session?
Session One is four weeks and Session Two is five weeks.

What is the general weekly schedule?
Students dance 40 hours per week, six days a week on average, with a half day on one of the weekend days. Weekend day and class times are dependent on studio availability and will be determined in the spring prior to the current season. Dancers have ballet every day, pointe or men’s class an average of two times per week, with additional offerings in modern, improvisation, and GYROTONIC® training. There are weekly LINES Ballet repertoire workshops, rehearsals with a professional choreographer, group meetings with a LINES Ballet Summer Program faculty mentor, and additional supplementary classes.

What is GYROTONIC®?
San Francisco GYROTONIC® is located on the premises and has the most extensive array of GYROTONIC® equipment in the Bay Area. Expert trainers work directly with students to help them understand and care for their bodies. For more information visit San Francisco GYROTONIC®.

Will we have the opportunity to take class with Alonzo King?
When Alonzo King's schedule permits, students will have the privilege of training with him in a workshop-style setting.

Is there a performance at the end of the session?
Yes, students in both sessions will have the unique opportunity to work with choreographers from around the world on the creation of new work. These works will be performed at the end of the session at a theater in San Francisco.

Will the performance be recorded?
Yes. Both DVDs and photos are available to purchase online. DVDs will be available around the time of the performance and photos are posted on the same website once they have been processed (generally this takes about four weeks after the performance). Information about how to order is printed in the programs and an email will be sent out to the primary email associated with the account as well.

How do my parents and friends purchase tickets?
Tickets can be purchased through the theater box-office approximately one month prior to the performance. We invite parents, friends, LINES Ballet staff, and the general public to support our students in this performance. More information on the box-office and theater will be provided leading up to the programs. When tickets are available for sale, we will post the link on our Events page.

I am also interested in LINES Ballet's Training Program and/or BFA Program. Can you tell me more about them?
The Summer Program is an excellent opportunity to get to know the LINES core faculty and to garner an understanding of the overall philosophy the Education Programs offer. Students will have the opportunity to meet with the Program Directors during the Summer Program sessions. Please visit the Training Program and BFA Program’s webpages for more information about each unique program.

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Housing & Student Life - Session One

Where are Session One students housed?
LINES Ballet School offers Session One students housing at San Francisco State University (SFSU) dormitories. Students are not required to live in the housing provided. For more information, please visit our page for accepted Session One students.

Are students chaperoned?
Yes, we have a 10:1 Student to Chaperone ratio. Chaperones are carefully selected and come from within our own AKLB educational programs. For more information, please visit our page for accepted Session One students.

How much is room and board during Session One?
Housing is $2,650. For more information, please visit our page for accepted Session One students.

How many students stay in the chaperoned housing option?
Approximately 85% of students stay in chaperoned housing during Session One. The other students commute from home or find other accommodations in the city.

What should I bring?
Please check out our Packing Recommendations to help you prepare.

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Housing & Student Life - Session Two

Where are Session Two students housed?
Alonzo King LINES Ballet Summer Program does not provide chaperoned housing for Session Two students. A list of housing options can be found on our page for accepted Session Two Students.

How can I find a roommate for Session Two?
Each year, we create a Facebook group to help you find roommates. Upon attaining Fully Enrolled Student status (paid in full), we will advise you of the group’s address so you can reach out to other program attendees.

What should I bring?
Please check out our Packing Recommendations to help you prepare.

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