Dance Center

Dance for Every Body. Every Day. Every Week.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Dance Center is San Francisco’s premier destination for community 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
Tel: 415.863.3040 x221
Fax: 415.863.1180

UPCOMING EVENTS:

San Francisco | MODULE™ Satellite Project with Sidra Bell

May 18-19 | Saturday-Sunday, 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Learn new processes for creating intriguing movement with an opportunity to perform with SBDNY on Friday, May 24 at Z Space, San Francisco.

The LINE UP: NBA Style Pro Dance with Karrie Larson

May 20, 29 | Monday, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM & Wednesday, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Strut your stuff and rock a stadium. Experience the high energy blend of jazz funk and big movements designed to pump up the crowd.

Gaga People Master Class with Chen-Wei Lee

May 23 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Gaga People classes offer a creative framework for discovering and strengthening the body and adding flexibility, stamina and agility. Stimulate your senses and imagination.

Adult Dance Intensive | MAY 30 – JUNE 2

May 30 - June 2

Develop personal artistry and improve your technique in intimate contact with our renowned faculty and the philosophy and approach of Alonzo King.

Contemporary Ballet Master Class with Virginie Brunelle

June 1 at 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Explore the work of Compagnie Virginie Brunelle as you learn how to make your contemporary ballet movement more raw, visceral and authentic.

The LINE UP: Hip Hop Class with Natalie Kirkland

June 11 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join Natalie for hip hop with a jazz funk baseline, flares of urban style and professional cheer mixed in.

Hip Hop Performance Workshop

June 14 - August 2 | Fridays, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Experience the choreographic process with Leslie Panitchpakdi and the thrill of performance.

Afro Contemporary Workshop

June 17 - August 5 | Mondays, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Step into the choreography process with ArVejon Jones and experience the thrill of performance!

Contemporary Ballet Workshop

June 17 - August 5 | Mondays, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Step into the choreography process with Robert Dekkers and experience the thrill of performance.

Modern Dance Performance Workshop

June 19 - August 7 | Wednesdays, 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Step into the choreographic process with Nol Simonse and experience the thrill of performance.

Absolute Beginner Ballet Workshop – Level 1 with Liezl Austria

June 22 – Aug 10 | 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

June 23 – August 11 | Sundays, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Learn the basics of classical ballet with Liezl Austria.
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

At any age or level of experience, there is a place for every body at Alonzo King LINES Ballet. We welcome 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 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 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 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 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 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.