Dance Center

Dance for Every Body. Every Day. Every Week.

REOPENING UPDATE

Last Updated: June 18, 2021

Our physical dance studios at 26 Seventh Street are currently closed due to COVID-19. LINES Dance Center is operating virtually, offering a steady schedule of online open classes via Zoom (schedule here). 

We will begin a gradual reopening of LINES Dance Center on July 5, 2021. This process will start with an initial schedule of limited-capacity in-person Dance Center classes, which will grow to incorporate more offerings as time progresses. Some classes will continue solely online for the time being or take a hybrid form. The setup of each class will be informed by the desires of the teacher to ensure a safe and effective learning environment. Updated policies for attending in-person Dance Center classes can be found below on this page.

For more details about our reopening plans, click here

CONTACT

Alonzo King LINES Ballet
26 Seventh Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
customerservice@linesballet.org 

ABOUT

Alonzo King LINES Dance Center is San Francisco’s premier destination for community adult dance education. For more than 35 years, our award-winning faculty have nurtured artistry and creative expression in students of all levels.

Open every day, all year-round, we offer a diverse array of weekly open classes for adults, along with guest artist workshops led by elite choreographers, companies, and artists. From absolute beginners to professional dancers, there is a place for everyone here at LINES Ballet.

POLICIES

  • All of LINES Ballet’s onsite staff and teachers are fully vaccinated. They are adhering to our Onsite Safety Policies outlined here and we ask that all visitors do the same. Additional information about attending an in-person class can be found below.
  • Arrive on time. Latecomers will not be accommodated.
     
  • Class placement is at the discretion of our instructors to ensure the safety of all students. Your skill level may be assessed and recommendations made. Please see below for a description of class levels.
     
  • LINES does not have an official dress code, but we suggest that you wear clothes that are comfortable to move in and do not restrict you. Avoid clothes that are too loose, as they will make it difficult for the teacher to give you accurate feedback.
HOW TO ATTEND A DANCE CENTER CLASS OR WORKSHOP

ATTENDING A DANCE CENTER CLASS VIRTUALLY:

1) Download Zoom on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Create an account and set your Zoom name to match your Mindbody profile.

2) Book your class at least 15 minutes prior to its start time through Mindbody using the online schedule webpage, or on the Alonzo King LINES Dance Center mobile app. A confirmation email will be sent automatically to you at the time of registration. You will receive a separate email containing the class’s Zoom meeting link about 10 minutes before the class starts. Be sure to check your junk mail folder if you cannot find these messages.

Tips and Tricks:
– Make sure you have a stable internet connection
– Keep your mic off when not speaking
– Share your camera so the instructor knows how you’re doing (you can turn off your camera if you’d like)
– Clear space to move
– Have fun!

 


 

 

ATTENDING A DANCE CENTER CLASS IN-PERSON:

1) REGISTERING FOR CLASS:
We highly encourage registering for your class online and in advance of coming to the Dance Center. Online registration can be completed through Mindbody using the online schedule webpage or the Alonzo King LINES Dance Center mobile app. Please note that spots are first-come, first-served, and registration opens up online seven days in advance of a given class. If you are new to LINES Dance Center, you will be prompted to complete our waiver forms during the online registration process.

2) BEFORE YOU ARRIVE:
Review our Onsite Safety Policies and plan your transit. Please plan to arrive no more than 15 minutes prior to your class’s start time to help us manage traffic in the building and reduce crowding. Please leave food and valuables at home.

3) ENTERING THE DANCE CENTER:
Upon arrival, take the elevator or stairs to the 5th floor to check-in at the Dance Center front desk. Once at the 5th floor front desk, check-in with a Dance Center staff member and complete a short health screening questionnaire.

Unless fully vaccinated, all visitors must wear masks or facial coverings that cover both the mouth and nose at all times when inside the building. If you wish to share your proof of vaccination with us, please show your vaccination card to the front desk staff at check-in. They will make a note in our system and you will be allowed to remove your mask going forward if you so choose. If you are not fully vaccinated, you must wear a mask or facial covering that covers your mouth and nose at all times while onsite. We recommend bringing a back-up mask in case your first mask becomes damp with sweat (a damp mask decreases its efficacy). Extra masks are also available upon request.

Once checked in, you will then be directed to the studio where your class will take place. You may bring a lock to store your belongings in a dressing room locker during class, or place them in a designated area within your class’s studio. Water bottles may be filled at the fountains located in the 5th and 3rd floor hallways.

4) DURING CLASS:
Enjoy! All of our staff members and teachers are fully vaccinated, so if you see a teacher who is mask-less, rest assured, they are following our Onsite Safety Policies. As we reacquaint ourselves with sharing space and dancing together, please be extra mindful of one another in the studio. Your patience is appreciated. Questions can be directed to the front desk staff.

5) AFTER CLASS:
Collect all of your belongings and exit the building in a timely manner to reduce crowding.

Levels

There is a place for every body at Alonzo King LINES Ballet. We welcome adult dancers of all levels of experience to find the class that is best for them.

 

Find your level:
Intro/Absolute Beginner
LEVEL: Intro
New to dance? Our introductory adult classes are great for students with little or no dance training.  
Basic
LEVEL: Basic
Focus on the fundamentals of dance. Learn skills, terminology, and technique at a slow, approachable pace.
Beginning
LEVEL: Beginner
Build upon your current foundation with more intricate choreography. For adult students with an understanding of basic dance terminology. Learn at a moderate pace.
Advanced Beginning
LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
Ready for a challenge? Expand your technical knowledge and versatility while building strength at a steady pace.
Intermediate
LEVEL: Intermediate
Looking for a faster paced environment? For adult dancers with a strong technical background and foundation. Instructors will invest more time in developing your choreographic and technical skills.
Intermediate/Advanced
LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced
Build upon your intermediate foundation to prepare for advanced adult classes. Instructors will continue to explain details and form, but at a quicker pace. Improve your skill with more difficult technique and choreography.
Advanced
LEVEL: Advanced
Pre-professional in-the-making? Classes for the technically skilled adult dancer. Instructors will assume that you have a strong technical foundation and the ability to retain choreographic details. Intended for the dancer at a pre-professional level.
Professional*
LEVEL: Professional
Professional dancer? Hone your artistry and technique with master teachers and colleagues. Train alongside our very own LINES Ballet Company dancers during regular home seasons.

*Please note that you must demonstrate professional-level competence as a ballet dancer in order to take the Advanced/Professional Level Ballet Class. The criteria for this class is available here. As mentioned in our policies, class placement is at the discretion of our instructors to ensure the safety of all students. Your skill level may be assessed and recommendations made. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE CLASS SCHEDULE

UPCOMING SPECIAL EVENTS:

Ballet Technique with Charles Torres

Thursday, June 24 | 9:30-10:45am PDT

A comprehensive ballet class that is firmly rooted in classical pedagogy.

Ballet with Christina Johnson

Thursday, June 24 | 11am-12pm PDT

The exactitude and form of classical ballet as well as the expansive and unbound quality of contemporary movement.

Robert Moses’ Kin Creation and Repertory Workshop

Friday-Sunday, July 23-25 | 1:30-5:30pm PDT

Join choreographer Robert Moses to learn performance and creative approaches to stage presentation and problem solving.

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