Dance Center

Dance for Every Body. Every Day. Every Week.

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.


Alonzo King LINES Ballet
26 Seventh Street, 5th Fl
San Francisco, CA 94103
Tel: 415.863.3040 x221
Fax: 415.863.1180


Absolute Beginner Modern Dance Workshop with Mary Carbonara

September 12 – October 31 | Thursdays, 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Experience the joy, musicality and creativity of modern dance. Join Mary Carbonara to learn proper alignment, foundational technique and injury prevention.

Cunningham-Based Modern Technique Master Class

September 21 at 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Nol Simonse to learn his Cunningham-inspired movement vocabulary.

Interactive Dance Performances at UN Plaza

Thursdays I August 22 - November 14

Enjoy fun beats, FREE dance and Off the Grid Food Trucks.

Self Care Workshops I Stretch Therapy

September 29 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Learn how to incorporate active stretching into your pre and post activity ritual.

THE LINE UP: K-Pop Technique Class

October 5 at 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Experience the hottest, hippest trend in pop culture with Patrick Santos and Tiffany Fujii.

1st Sunday Block Parties 2019

The First Sunday of Every Month

Join us for FREE family-friendly events, featuring interactive dance classes with our faculty.

Self Care Workshops: Happy Hips, Healthy Turnout

October 13 at 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Join Christina Briggs to soundly access full range of motion at the hip.

Smuin Contemporary Ballet Repertory Master Class

October 25 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join company dancer, Ben Needham-Wood, to learn current repertoire.


October 30 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Enjoy a fierce, full out class that focuses on strength, confidence and performance.

Absolute Beginner Ballet Workshop – Level 1 with Liezl Austria

November 2 – December 21 | Saturdays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Learn the basics of classical ballet in a highly personalized and non-intimidating atmosphere, with special focus on stance, body placement, musicality and terminology.

Absolute Beginner Ballet Workshop – Level 2

November 3 – December 22 | Sundays, 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Learn the basics of classical ballet with Liezl Austria.

Absolute Beginner Ballet Workshop – Level 3

November 3 – December 22 | Sundays, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Join Liezl Austria to master the basics of classical ballet.

Beginning Pointe Workshop with Liezl Austria

November 3 – December 22 | Sundays, 1:15 – 2:00 PM

Support to your pointe work for years to come. Join Liezl to strengthen your toes and legs while focusing on proper body alignment.

Limón-Based Contemporary Technique

November 16 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Apply articulation, weight, and release/engagement to dynamic movement with Gabriel Mata.

Alonzo King Winter Workshop

December 14-16

Join us for three days and experience Alonzo King and our stellar Training Program teaching artists!
  • 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.



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.  
LEVEL: Basic
Focus on the fundamentals of dance. Learn skills, terminology, and technique at a slow, approachable pace.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.