How can I audition?
Three ways to audition for the Summer Program
How do I register for an audition?
Please see our audition page for registration links and instructions. You will receive an email confirmation outlining the next steps, including how to upload your Headshot, Dance Resume, Letter of Intent, and COVID vaccination card.
Can I register the day of the audition?
Registration is open the day of the audition, but you must register online.
What is the structure of the audition?
Our auditions generally include a ballet class, LINES Repertoire and improvisation, but differ slightly with each audition option.
What is the dress code?
Wear form-fitting dancewear and style hair neatly away from your face. Most students wear a leotard and tights or shorts, but there is no restriction on color or style. Pointe work is not required at the audition.
How do I prepare for a virtual audition class?
Click here to read a blog article featuring three faculty members who share their top tips for attending a virtual audition class.
What are the program dates?
* Advanced housing students are required to arrive at the dormitory no later than 4pm on Sunday, July 16.
When should I plan my travel?
Plan your travel to arrive in San Francisco one day before the program starts and depart one day after the program ends.
We are not able to greet students at the airports. Students can take BART trains or transport companies such as LYFT, Uber and taxi cabs.
Am I required to I attend the full program?
Yes. All students are required to attend the full session. Under no circumstances are students permitted to arrive late, leave during the session, or leave early. Doing this greatly disrupts the program, and the quality of the student’s overall experience and growth during the program. Please check your calendars closely before committing to our Summer Program. Academic, dance, family, or other commitments that conflict with our program will not be accommodated.
How are dancers placed?
During the first days the students are divided into groups at the discretion of the Program Director and Summer Program faculty. Placement is based on the combination of technical ability, approach, work ethic, curiosity, and the overall chemistry with the other dancers.
What is the general weekly schedule?
What is GYROTONIC®/GYROKINESIS®?
GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS® classes are included in the Advanced and Pre-Professional program curriculum. Expert trainers work directly with students to help them understand and care for their bodies. For more information visit San Francisco GYROTONIC®.
Is housing provided?
Housing is available for the Advanced Program at SF State University dormitories. It includes resident advisors (10:1 ratio), chartered bus transportation between the dormitory and studio Monday through Saturday, and breakfast & dinner daily. Students are responsible for lunch. Rooms are equipped with mini refrigerators/microwave.
Housing is not provided for the Junior or Pre-Professional Programs.
Do you offer scholarships?
Yes, the Summer Program offers scholarships. Awards are based on both the financial need of the family and the student’s artistic potential. More information will be made available upon acceptance.
I would like to train at LINES but I am not able to attend the full program. Are there any other options for me?
LINES Ballet offers a variety of alternatives if you are not able to attend the Summer Program.
I’m also interested in LINES Ballet Training Program and/or BFA Program. Can you tell me more about them?
The Summer Program is an excellent opportunity to get to know LINES Ballet’s core faculty and to garner an understanding of the overall philosophy our Education Programs offer. Students will have the opportunity to meet with Program Directors during the Summer Program sessions. Please visit our Training Program and BFA Program sections for more information.