Summer Program

Immerse. Uncover. Transform.


We realize that this is a confusing time for everyone making summer plans and we want to help.

Alonzo King LINES Ballet continues to closely monitor the coronavirus situation through the guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the California Department of Public Health, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The health and safety of our students, faculty, artists, and staff remain our top priority.

At this point, we plan to hold the Summer Programs as scheduled, in accordance with the policies of these health organizations. To help families, we are extending our registration and payment deadlines for all of our summer programs, and waiving the initial deposit. Details on this, as well as changes to the refund policy, will be sent to those who are accepted to our program. Questions should be directed to

View our Summer Program Update email here

Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Summer Program

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.

Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, our Summer Program supports the artistic growth of contemporary ballet dancers. 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.


Pre-Professional | June 8 – July 3
Advanced | July 13 – August 7
Junior | July 6 – 10

Program Details


Linda Lam
Operations Manager
415.863.3040 x248

Pre-Professional Program

Ages 17 - 25 | June 8 - July 3

This highly rigorous four-week intensive is designed for the aspiring dance professional. Our program enriches technical and artistic mastery and engages students in an immersive choreographic process.

Advanced Program

Ages 14 - 17 | July 13 - August 7

This challenging four-week intensive supports the growth of the advanced contemporary ballet dancer. Our program develops individual artistry, technical proficiency, and immerses students in a rich creative process.

Junior Program

Ages 11 - 14 | July 6 - 10

A robust one-week intensive designed for intermediate dancers that introduces the LINES Ballet philosophy, LINES Ballet Repertoire and supports the technical and artistic growth of contemporary ballet dancers.

The task of the human being is 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