We offer Session One students chaperoned housing (room and board) in the San Francisco State University (SFSU) dormitories. While it is an option that many choose, it is not required that Summer Program students live in the dormitories. Some students commute from home, or find other accommodations in San Francisco.
Students staying at SFSU are supervised by two adult Head Chaperones and six Student Chaperones, along with SFSU front desk staff. Chaperones coordinate daily activities and supervise students during the week, on weekend field trips, and for nighttime room checks. The cost of housing at SFSU is as follows:
Housing & Meals: $1,650
Chaperone Fee: $150
Other details about Housing at SFSU:
- Check-in time is 4:00pm on Sunday, June 16, and check-out time is 11:00am on Saturday, July 13. There are luggage rooms available for students who's flights are are arriving before check-in time or departing prior to check-out time.
- Dorm-style living arrangements include 2-person rooms. Students will use shared, gender-specific hall bathrooms.
- These facilities include card-operated laundry and a TV in the communal lounge. Students will be able to purchase a laundry card to use the laundry facilities, at a cost of $1.50 to wash and dry.
- Internet is available by Ethernet only; WiFi is not provided at Mary Park Hall.
- Mary Park Hall provides each student a standard linen set containing sheets, pillow, pillow case, one blanket and two towels. You are welcome to bring additional linens if you think you will need them.
The Housing Orientation Meeting will be held at 5:00pm on Sunday, June 16 at the dormitories.
Breakfast and dinner will be provided by San Francisco State University’s City Eats Dining Center. Breakfast hours are 7:00-9:00am, and dinner hours are 5:00-7:30pm.
Lunch will be catered at LINES Ballet, and you will select your lunch dishes from a pre-set ordering form.
Ordering forms for the following week will be distributed early each week. We will email out ordering forms for Week One lunches soon. If you have food allergies, please indicate this clearly on every ordering form that you submit.
All dancers will use the San Francisco bus system to get to and from the studio each day. If you are 17 years old or younger, you are eligible for a Youth Clipper Card. Youth Clipper Cards must be obtained in person, and you must have a valid, government-issued I.D. (passport, identification card, driver’s license, or birth certificate) as proof-of-age. We will take chaperoned trips to the transportation centers on the first day of classes (Monday, June 17) to purchase the Youth Clipper Cards. If you plan to apply for a Youth Clipper Card, you must bring with you:
The completed application form. Please contact Emily Waenink if you need to obtain a copy of this form.
A valid proof-of-age document
You will pay to load your card with cash value, and you will then be charged $0.75 per ride on Muni. The Summer Program holds classes at LINES Ballet 22 days, which equates to 44 rides on the bus. You may end up taking a few additional rides for Sunday outings. You do not need to load your card all at once; you can reload it with cash at any time after it has been obtained. If you are interested in reading more about how the Youth Clipper Card works, please visit the Youth Clipper Information Page.
If you are 18 and over, you can also use a Clipper Card, but you need to get an Adult Clipper Card. You are welcome to join a chaperoned trip to apply for your Adult Clipper Card on the first day. You can find more general information about Clipper Cards at the Clipper website .
Please note that you will take at least two bus trips before obtaining your Clipper Card. Plan to have correct change ($0.75 per ride for 17 and younger, $2 per ride for 18 and up), as SF MUNI buses do not make change.
We do not provide chaperoned housing for Session Two students. However, we do offer a well-researched list of recommendations, all of which have been used by former Summer Program students and come well-recommended.
If you would like to find a roommate for the Summer Program, we invite you to search for and join the Facebook group, LINES Ballet Summer Housing 2013. You can use this group to connect with other dancers. Please do not share any personal information on this page, as it is open to the public; you can use it to establish contact and then send messages to other dancers.
See below for more information about your housing options. We encourage independent research as well.