Dance Center

Dance for Every Body. Every Day. Every Week.

Welcome to our Virtual Dance Center! We’re offering classes online using ZOOM during the closure period. To learn more, see the daily schedule or register, visit our Online Classes page.

For information about our online Teens Program, click here
For information about online classes for Kids, click here.

Our brick-and-mortar location at Seventh and Market is CLOSED until further notice based on recommendations from the Mayor, Governor and national leadership. However, The Dance Center is very much open for business with a steady schedule of live online classes.

As the COVID-19 pandemic and the forecasts of health professionals continue to become more serious, we are prioritizing the health and safety of our LINES community and will keep you updated if plans change.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet | 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 over 75 open classes per week for adults, along with workshops and master class instruction by elite choreographers, companies and artists. From absolute beginners to professional dancers, there is a place for everyone here at LINES Ballet.

CONTACT

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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Teen Program! Coaching with LINES Company Dancer Adji Cissoko

September 19 | Saturday, 11am-1pm PDT; September 20 | 1-3pm PDT

Certified Health and Life Coach Adji Cissoko will work with teen dancers to identify what they wish to improve on and ultimately achieve.

Ballet with LINES Company Ballet Master Kara Wilkes

Every Tuesday, 6-7:15pm

Let Kara Wilkes guide you through the technique and artistry that defined he career as a performer.

Senior Dance Open House

September 24 | Thursday, 12:30pm-1:30pm PDT

Appropriate for anyone who enjoys movement, this class/community gathering is designed to be accessible for older adults, people with limited mobility, those with balance concerns, and people with Parkinson's Disease.

Guest Artist Class: Improvisation & Contemporary with Alice Klock & Florian Lochner

September 25 | Friday, 11am-12:30pm PDT

Join graduate of the LINES Ballet BFA Program and former dancer for Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Alice Klock for an exploration of her unique style and choreographic work.

Find Your Grace: Weekend Workshop

September 26-27 | 10am - 4pm/4:30 PDT

Challenge yourself with an intensive weekend led by three LINES Ballet company dancers: Adji, Lorris, and Alvaro.

Guest Artist Class: Ballet Technique with Maurya Kerr

October 7 | Wednesday, 12:30-2pm PDT

A ballet class that develops you physically, spiritually and intellectually.
POLICIES
  • Arrive on time. Latecomers will not be accommodated.
  • New students should arrive at least 15 minutes before class to tour the studios and complete their waiver form.
  • 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.
  • Dress Code. We do 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.
  • Professional Rates are for dancers employed by one of the accepted Bay Area dance companies or a legitimate national or international dance company; or be a member of AFTRA, AGMA, Actor’s Equity, or SAG.

LEARN MORE

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.