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.

Virtual Fall 2021: September 7 – December 17, 2021
Virtual & In-Person Winter 2022: January 10 – March 4, 2022
Spring 2022: March 14 – May 27, 2022

Is the program in-person or online?
The Fall 2021 Training Ground season will be conducted online, allowing it to be accessible to dancers around the world. Participants in the Winter 2022 season will have the option to join us either virtually or in-person, depending on location and preference.

The Spring 2022 Season’s inclusion of in-person programming will be determined as we get closer to those dates.

Please see our COVID-19 Policy below for in-person participation.

What is the typical Training Ground class schedule?

ONLINE: Classes are held weekdays, beginning at 9am Pacific Time and ending between 2:30-4:30pm Pacific Time. The designed curriculum consists of 15 classes per week (3 classes per day) including Ballet, GYROKINESIS®, LINES Repertoire, Improvisation, Contemporary, Workshops, and more. A sample schedule can be reviewed on the “Schedule & Tuition” webpage.

IN-PERSON: 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” webpage.

Please see our COVID-19 Policy below for in-person participation.

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?

In order to attend the Training Program 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.


Karah M. Abiog, Director
Katie Roy, Coordinator
(415) 863-3040 x 244

“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


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?
Tuition for the Winter 2022 season (8 weeks), online or in-person, is $1,825. Tuition for the Spring 2022 season (11 weeks) is $2,500. Payment plans are available leading up the program start date.

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 this document. Please also view this Bay Area Housing Guide for more information on Bay Area neighborhoods.

Photo: by Jason Lam

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