Training Ground

Frequently Asked Questions

When are the program dates?
Training Ground is divided into 3-4 month seasons of Fall, Winter and Spring, with the option to attend any season. The Fall season begins in early September, Winter in early January, and Spring in mid-March.

Fall 2022: September 6 – December 16, 2022
Winter 2023: January 9 – March 3, 2023
Spring 2023: March 13 – May 26, 2023

Is the program in-person or online?
Until further notice, all Training Ground classes will be held in-person in San Francisco. Previously, we were able to conduct Training Ground seasons online, allowing it to be accessible to dancers around the world. Virtual programming is currently on pause, but we hope to return to it in the coming months. If you are interested in taking online classes through our Dance Center, please check the schedule!

What is the typical Training Ground class schedule?
Classes are held weekdays, beginning between 9-11am PT. The designed curriculum consists of 15 classes per week – 10 with the Training Program and 5 through the Dance Center – including Ballet, GYROKINESIS®, Contemporary, Improvisation, LINES Repertoire, and more. A sample schedule can be reviewed on the Schedule & Tuition.

Who is the curriculum designed for?
Training Ground is intended for avid pre-professional and professional dancers ages 18+. Our previous participants have come to the program from a range of backgrounds. Visit LINES Ballet’s Blog | LINESConnected, to read about some of our alumni’s stories.

Can I balance this program while I am in school or working a part-time job?
Yes, Training Ground was created with balance in mind, and past participants have found ways to combine the program with other commitments. For more information, please email

Can I attend Training Ground for more than one season?

What are the Training Ground’s COVID-19 Protocols?
In order to attend Training Ground in-person at LINES Dance Center, all participants will be required to provide proof of full vaccination (including booster shot if eligible*), for COVID-19 and must comply with our organization’s masking mandates. Out of care and concern for our dance community of staff, teachers, and students, we appreciate your support of this policy that benefits us all.

* Eligibility is determined by date of second vaccination and CDC recommendations, or applicable country mandates if not from the United States.



Is there an audition for the program?
No audition is required for Training Ground, but we would love to hear from you! Please reach out to to tell us a little bit about yourself. Registration is open through

How much is tuition?
Fall 2022 (14 weeks) | $3,175
Winter 2023 (8 weeks) | $1,825
Spring 2023 (11 weeks) | $2,000

Are scholarships available?
At this time, we are unable to offer scholarships to our Training Ground program.

Do you offer housing when in-person?
We do not offer housing, but we do have some recommendations available in our housing document. Please also view this Bay Area Housing Guide for more information on Bay Area neighborhoods.

“The communication between the students and the staff has been a wonderful resource. I have felt seen and heard and accepted through this program and that is very rare in the world of dance as I’ve known it. This ability to communicate has helped open my mind to many positive changes within myself and my dancing and I’m so very grateful for this program.”


-2021 Training Ground student

Photography: Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Training Program | © Jason Lam

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