School Programs


Here at Alonzo King LINES Ballet, we believe that when children use their bodies through dance, they reveal their HeARTS!

Instruction in the arts teaches empathy, confidence, and creativity. We partner with schools across the Bay Area to bring arts education and exploration into the classroom. Our school programs connect our philosophy and approach to the everyday experiences of our students. No prior dance or movement training is required to participate!

The objective of HeART with LINES is to provide dance experiences that promote student choreography, abstract thinking, collaboration,and the emergence of elementary foundations in different dance forms. HeART with LINES strives to follow best practices in anti-racist, culturally responsive and trauma informed teaching.

Program elements include:

• 45-60 minute live Zoom sessions
• On demand grade level video lessons
• Scaffolded interactive on and offline lesson plans
• Professional development for teachers
• Planning, midpoint, and wrap-up meetings with LINES Program Manager
• Dance assessments to track progress
• Final student work sharing
• Virtual field trip opportunities with Alonzo King LINES Ballet and the LINES Ballet Training Program


Alonzo King LINES Ballet | HeART with LINES
26 Seventh Street, 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

HeART with LINES is supported by:
BNP Paribas Foundation/ Bank of the West
California Arts Council
The Dexter F. & Dorothy H. Baker Foundation
Morris Stulsaft Foundation
Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation
Kimball Foundation
Bank of the West
Wells Fargo Bank
Crescent Porter Hale

Photos by Quinn B. Wharton, Ken Osborn

HeART with LINES Partnerships

Focusing on the power of discovery, collaboration and truth, HeART with LINES Partnerships provide fully funded in-school dance education to local neighborhoods where arts programming is scarce. At LINES, we believe that all children should have access to the transformative power of movement and artistic expression. Wondering if your school qualifies for a HeART with LINES Partnership? Complete our request form below!


Dance empowers youth to embrace their creativity and have greater confidence in the classroom. Our school programs create a supportive space for students to learn foundational dance concepts, improvise with movement, and experiment with choreography. Want to see a HeART with LINES Contracted Program at your school? Apply today by emailing us at

HeART with LINES Community Partners

Alice Fong Yu Alternative School
Alta Vista School (Lower School)
Booker T Washington Community Service Center
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco – Mission Clubhouse
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco – Tenderloin Clubhouse
Buena Vista Horace Mann (K-8)
Creative Arts Charter School
De Marilliac Academy (in school)
De Marilliac Academy (after school)
El Cerrito High School
E R Taylor Elementary School (K-8)
German School of San Francisco
James Lick Middle School
Lawton Elementary School
Lone Mountain Children’s Center
Lowell High School
Mercy High School
Minerva Schools at Keck Graduate Institute
Mission Dolores Academy
Presidio Middle School
School of the Sacred Heart of San Francisco
Washington Elementary (Berkeley)