Summer Program

Immerse. Uncover. Transform.

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.

SUMMER PROGRAM 2019

Pre-Professional | June 3 – 29
Advanced | July 8 – August 2
Junior | July 1 – 5

CONTACT

Tammy Cheney
Program Director
tammy@linesballet.org
415.863.3040 x247

Linda Lam
Operations Manager
linda@linesballet.org
415.863.3040 x248

NATIONAL AUDITION TOUR

ATLANTA, GA
CHARLOTTE, NC
CHICAGO, IL
DENVER, CO

LOS ANGELES, CA
NEW YORK, NY
PLANO,TEXAS

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SEATTLE, WA
TAMPA, FL
WASHINGTON, DC

Audition information & dates coming soon!

Pre-Professional Program

Ages 18 - 25 | June 3 - 29

This highly rigorous four-week intensive is specifically designed for the aspiring dance professional ages 18-25. 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

Ages 14 - 17 | July 9 – August 3

This challenging four-week intensive supports the growth of the advanced contemporary ballet dancer ages 14 – 17. 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.

Junior Program

Ages 11 - 14 | July 1 – 5

A robust one-week intensive designed for intermediate dancers ages 11 – 14 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.

CURRICULUM

Pre-Professional and Advanced Programs
Ballet, Pointe, Men’s Class, Contemporary Partnering, Improvisation, Modern, LINES Ballet Repertoire, Choreography, World Dance and GYROTONIC®. The program culminates in an evening Showcase Performance at a premiere San Francisco landmark theater.

Junior Program
Ballet, LINES Repertory, Improvisation, Modern, Alexander Technique, Yoga and Mentoring. An informal showing will be presented on the final day.

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

Thank You to our 2018 Summer Program Dancers

Each year we bring talented students from across the globe to train with LINES Ballet’s faculty and critically acclaimed choreographers. Young artists of this past summer’s Advanced Program performed 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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