Training Ground

Frequently Asked Questions
ALONZO KING LINES BALLET | TRAINING GROUND

PROGRAM

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

What is the typical Training Ground class schedule?
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.

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 training-program@linesballet.org

Can I attend Training Ground for more than one season?
Absolutely!

CONTACT

Karah M. Abiog, Director
Katie Roy, Coordinator

training-program@linesballet.org
(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

REGISTRATION & TUITION

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 training-program@linesballet.org to tell us a little bit about yourself. Registration is open through Active.com.

How much is tuition?
Tuition for the online Fall 2021 season (14 weeks) is $3,175. 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