The Program

Designed for aspiring artists ages 11-24, this intensive program supports the growth of the contemporary ballet dancer. Students dance six days a week, with a half-day on one weekend day. Weekend day and class times are dependent on studio availability and will be determined in the spring prior to the current season. Dancers enjoy a high faculty-to-student ratio that ensures individualized attention throughout their busy and varied schedules.

Students benefit from the unique opportunity to work with choreographers on the creation of a new work to be performed at the end of the session.

Classes include:

  • Ballet
  • Pointe
  • Men’s Class
  • Pas de Deux
  • Modern
  • Contemporary Partnering
  • GYROTONIC® training
  • Alexander Technique
  • Improvisation
  • LINES Repertoire
  • Gaga
  • Afro-Brazilian
  • Hip-Hop
  • Critical Perspectives in Dance
  • Choreography
  • Classical Indian Dance
  • ...and more!

Example of a Typical Day:

Ballet 9:00-11:00am Monday-Friday
Partnering 11:00-12:30pm Monday, Wednesday
Contemporary 1:00-2:30pm Monday, Wednesday, Friday
LINES Repertoire 2:30-4:00pm Monday, Wednesday
GYROTONIC® 4:00-6:00pm Monday, Wednesday

We offer Session One students chaperoned housing (room and board) in the San Francisco State University (SFSU) dormitories.

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.

Acceptance to the 2017 Summer Program is by audition only. Prospective students can audition in one of two ways: in-person at a national audition class, or by submitting an online video audition.


"Training in dance is a door into acquiring knowledge about how things work… The process of problem solving and inquiry produces bright minds. When the mind is sharpened through dance, its sharpness remains intact when applied to other forms of study." Alonzo King

Alonzo King LINES Ballet strives to create an environment that is accessible to the entire community and does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of physical or mental disability, race, color, citizenship status, national origin, ancestry, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, religion, creed, marital status, veteran status, political or religious affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by law.

All LINES Dance Center studios are accessible via an operated elevator. Please contact LINES Dance Center Director Kristen Gurbach Jacobson at 415.863.3040 x283 or if you have any questions regarding physical accessibility accommodations for students.