Alonzo King LINES Ballet | Training Program cultivates distinguished dance artists through a philosophy that fosters independent thinking, fearless investigation, and personal depth. We propel students to thrive by pushing beyond their preconceived limitations and encouraging the embodiment of excellence.
Our Program is a two-year educational experience for pre-professional dancers ages 17-24. Each year consists of 35 weeks/2 semesters of instruction, during which time participants work with a world-class faculty, including former and current LINES Ballet company members.
Twice yearly, students are privileged to intensely study with Alonzo King in the studio. A remarkable roster of renowned Bay Area, National, and International guest artists conduct workshops and create new works on the students to be showcased in a San Francisco theater performance each semester.
Ultimately, we strive to develop strong, versatile, and intelligent dance artists who are empowered to share their unique voices.
Sept 4 – Dec 16
Jan 7 – May 26
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Our diverse and challenging curriculum illuminates each dancer’s inherent gifts, while refining a strong technical foundation.
Dancers work with world class faculty, attending classes Monday through Friday, averaging 35 hours each week.
GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®
LINES Ballet Repertoire
Classical and Contemporary Partnering
Pedagogy of Dance
Experiential Anatomy for Dancers
“Creating a Life of Dance” Workshops
Critical Perspectives in Dance
Master Trainer and former Alonzo King LINES Ballet company member, Debra Rose provides Training Program students with a unique, highly effective exercise system that works seamlessly with the LINES Ballet philosophy.
She and her team of highly qualified and experienced trainers at San Francisco GYROTONIC® focus on circular movement that endlessly recycles energy. By pairing this understanding of movement with the trainers’ knowledge of dance, students are given the tools to completely transform their bodies and their dance careers.
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Our Training Program students are fortunate to have access to Brion Charles, Dance Medicine Physical Therapist, practicing out of San Francisco GYROTONIC®. Brion has generously made himself available to meet with and advise students as injuries arise, enabling them to seek further treatments and appointments as needed.
Alonzo King LINES Ballet
Aszure Barton and Artists
Cirque du Soleil: The Beatles LOVE
Club Guy + Roni
Copious Dance Theater
Dance Now! Miami
Dance Theatre of Harlem
Dance Theatre of San Francisco
Dark Circles Contemporary Dance
Deeply Rooted Dance Theater II
Delattre Dance Company
Garrett + Moulton Productions
Hofesh Shechter Company
Idan Sharabi and Dancers
James Sewell Ballet
Kate Wallich/The YC & YC2
Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet
Les Ballets Jazz de Montréal (BJM)
Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal
Loni Landon Dance Projects
Lyon Opera Ballet
Margaret Jenkins Dance Company
Mark Foehringer Dance Project
Northwest Dance Project
Robert Moses’ Kin
San Francisco Opera
SHIFT >>> Physical Theater, Manuelito Biag
Sidra Bell Dance New York
Stephen Petronio Company
Syren Modern Dance
Tanz Luzerner Theater
Trey McIntyre Project
Zhukov Dance Theatre