Summer Program

Connect. Move. Flourish.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Summer Program is designed for aspiring artists ages 11-25, and offers a unified approach to training — rooted in the philosophy of Alonzo King. Our intensive programs support the artistic growth of contemporary ballet dancers in the heart of downtown San Francisco. Dancers are guided on a collaborative journey that values risk-taking and independent thinking.

Our aim is to supply a solid technical underpinning, based in classical training, and to provide an environment for the unfolding of the students’ own creative power. They are encouraged to problem solve through exploration and a tenacious work ethic. Emphasis is placed on cultivating the ability to recognize individual gifts and express themselves with fluency.

Summer Program: Advanced Showcase

Friday, August 3, 2018 | 2 pm & 8 pm
Cowell Theater, Fort Mason
2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123
We bring talented students from across the globe to train with LINES Ballet’s faculty and critically acclaimed choreographers. Join us for this exciting culminating event!
See the young artists of this summer’s Advanced Program perform dynamic works by Katie Faulkner, Arturo Fernandez, Maurya Kerr, Dexandro Montalvo, Carmen Rozestraten, Alivia Schaffer, and Keelan Whitmore.

Relive the memories of our Advanced Showcase. Order your own copy of the video and photos from the performance:
Video. Available in HD Movie File download or the HD Movie file on a USB Drive. Photos. Password is required to access. Contact Linda Lam for more information.
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Program Details

Pre-Professional: June 4 – 30
Advanced: July 9 – Aug 3
Junior: July 2 – 6
Students are required to attend the full session.



Tammy Cheney
Program Director
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Linda Lam
Operations Manager
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The task of the human being is also to radiate.

“Everything in the phenomenal universe is straight line and circle. The horizon, our heads, arms, electrons, the oceans, planets and stars. Their principal function is to radiate. The task of the human being is also to radiate.”
— Alonzo King

Pre-Professional Program

June 4 - June 30*

Please plan travel one day prior and one day after program dates.
Arrival: June 3
Departure: July 1
Showcase: 8pm Saturday, June 30

This highly rigorous four-week intensive is specifically designed for the aspiring dance professional ages 16-25. Our program enriches technical and artistic mastery and engages students in an immersive choreographic process, highly valued in today’s professional contemporary landscape.

Advanced Program

July 9 – August 3*

Advanced Program housing students must arrive at dormitories by 4pm Sunday, July 8.
Showcase: 2 shows – 2pm and 8pm – Friday, August 3

This challenging four-week intensive supports the growth of the advanced contemporary ballet dancer ages 13-18. Our program focuses on developing individual artistry, increasing technical proficiency, and immersing students in a rich creative process that supports artistic risk-taking and independent thinking.

NEW — Junior Program

July 2 – 6*

Informal Showing: Last day of program

A robust one-week intensive designed for intermediate dancers ages 11-15 that introduces the LINES Ballet philosophy, LINES Ballet Repertoire and supports the technical and artistic growth of the contemporary ballet dancer. An informal showing will be held on the last day of the program.

*IMPORTANT: Please plan travel one day prior and one day after program dates. Advanced Program housing students must arrive at dormitories by 4pm Sunday, July 8.