LINES Dance Center

Dance for Every Body. Every Day. Every Week.

ABOUT

LINES Dance Center is San Francisco’s premier destination for community dance education, offering in-person, hybrid, and online class options for ages 16+. For more than 35 years, our award-winning faculty have nurtured artistry and creative expression in students of all levels.

Open every day, all year-round, we offer a diverse array of weekly open classes for adults, along with guest artist workshops led by sought-after choreographers, companies, and artists. From absolute beginners to professional dancers, there is a place for everyone here at LINES Ballet!
 

CONTACT

LINES Dance Center
26 Seventh Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103
customerservice@linesballet.org

MASTER CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Discovering Your Inner Groove – Hip Hop Pop-Up Masterclass with Kyle Limin

Saturday, April 20 | 2—4pm

Dive into groove, culture, choreography and mechanics of hip hop dance.

LINES Family Workshops

Select Sundays | January–April 2024

Guided by LINES Teaching Artists, families will connect with Alonzo King’s work and philosophy while moving, grooving, and collaborating to create dances all their own. These workshops are offered free at LINES Dance Center to families with children four years old or older.

Tango Masterclass with Alejandra Armenti & Daniel Juarez (May 2024)

Saturday, May 4 | 2–4pm

Join us for a Tango masterclass for dancers of all levels.

Broadway Dance From a Fosse Perspective with Elizabeth Castaneda

Saturday, May 18 | 2 –4pm

Step into the world of Broadway legend Bob Fosse and immerse yourself in the iconic style and signature moves.

The Contemporary Dancer Toolbox Pop-Up Class with Moscelyne ParkeHarrison

Sundays, June 2 and 9 | 10am –12pm

Fill your contemporary dance toolbox. All dancers from beginners to dancers highly trained in contemporary or other styles are welcome.

Summer Dance Teaching Artist Exchange 2024

Thursday and Friday, June 6–7 | 10am–5pm

Study the HeART with LINES Curriculum, a movement-centered approach to integrated learning that encourages play, diversity, and artistry in the every-day experience of students.

Choreography, Repertory, and Audition Workshop with Robert Moses

Friday through Sunday, June 7– 9 | 1:30–5:30pm

Connect to dots in the creation of choreography, using RMK repertory as a jumping off point. Plus audition for Robert Moses' Kin.

Contemporary Dynamics with Tim Rubel

Sundays | July 21–August 4 | 2–4pm

Enrich your dancing bodies through meditation, mindful technique, and invigorating choreographic sequences.
Testimonials

“[LINES Dance Center] has always been my happy place.”
—Michael N.

“LINES is one of my favorite dance studios of all time!”
—Vivienne C.

“Every athlete should take [ballet]…10/10!”
—Gee O.

HOW TO ATTEND A CLASS IN-PERSON

1) REGISTERING FOR CLASS
We highly encourage registering for your class online and in advance of coming to the Dance Center. Online registration can be completed through Mindbody using the online schedule page or the LINES Dance Center mobile app. Please note that spots are first-come, first-served, and registration opens up online seven days in advance of a given class. If you are new to LINES Dance Center, you will be prompted to complete our waiver forms during the online registration process.

2) BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
Review our Onsite Safety Policies, and plan your transit. We recommend leaving your valuables at home and arriving a few minutes early to check in.

3) ENTERING THE DANCE CENTER
The use of face masks is optional, but encouraged, in the LINES Dance Center, including in common spaces and studios. Subject to teacher discretion, masks may be requested in class. You can find out which classes require masks by referring to the LINES Dance Center schedule or asking LINES Dance Center staff. Our Dance Center does not provide masks; please come prepared with your own. We recommend bringing a back-up mask too in case your first mask becomes damp with sweat (a damp mask decreases its efficacy).

Upon arrival, take the elevator or stairs to the 5th floor to check-in at the Dance Center front desk. Once at the 5th floor front desk, check-in with a Dance Center staff member and provide proof of up-to-date vaccination against COVID-19—including a booster shot— if you have not previously done so. Acceptable proof of vaccination includes the CDC vaccination card, a physical or digital copy or picture of that card, documentation from a healthcare provider, or a personal digital COVID-19 vaccine record issued by the State of California or by an approved private company. Once you have provided proof to the Dance Center staff, they will make a note in our system for your future visits.

After checking in, you will be directed to the studio where your class will take place. You may bring a lock to store your belongings in a dressing room locker during class, or place them in a designated area within your class’s studio. Water bottles may be filled at the fountains located in the 5th and 3rd floor hallways.

4) DURING CLASS
Enjoy!

HOW TO ATTEND A CLASS VIRTUALLY

1) Download Zoom on your computer, tablet, or mobile device. Create an account and set your Zoom name to match your Mindbody profile.

2) Book your class at least 15 minutes prior to its start time through Mindbody using the online schedule webpage, or on the Alonzo King LINES Dance Center mobile app. A confirmation email will be sent automatically to you at the time of registration. You will receive a separate email containing the class’s Zoom meeting link about 10 minutes before the class starts. Be sure to check your junk mail folder if you cannot find these messages.

Tips and Tricks:
– Make sure you have a stable internet connection
– Share your camera so the instructor knows how you’re doing (you can turn off your camera if you’d like)
– Clear space to move
– Have fun!

Please note: Mics are muted during classes to avoid possible distributions. If you have any concerns during your class, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Dance Center Team at customerservice@linesballet.org.

Levels

There is a place for every body at LINES Dance Center. We welcome adult dancers of all levels of experience to find the class that is best for them.

 

Find your level:
Intro/Absolute Beginner
LEVEL: Intro
New to dance? Our introductory adult classes are great for students with little or no dance training.  
Basic
LEVEL: Basic
Focus on the fundamentals of dance. Learn skills, terminology, and technique at a slow, approachable pace.
Beginning
LEVEL: Beginner
Build upon your current foundation with more intricate choreography. For adult students with an understanding of basic dance terminology. Learn at a moderate pace.
Advanced Beginning
LEVEL: Advanced Beginner
Ready for a challenge? Expand your technical knowledge and versatility while building strength at a steady pace.
Intermediate
LEVEL: Intermediate
Looking for a faster paced environment? For adult dancers with a strong technical background and foundation. Instructors will invest more time in developing your choreographic and technical skills.
Intermediate/Advanced
LEVEL: Intermediate/Advanced
Build upon your intermediate foundation to prepare for advanced adult classes. Instructors will continue to explain details and form, but at a quicker pace. Improve your skill with more difficult technique and choreography.
Advanced
LEVEL: Advanced
Pre-professional in-the-making? Classes for the technically skilled adult dancer. Instructors will assume that you have a strong technical foundation and the ability to retain choreographic details. Intended for the dancer at a pre-professional level.
Professional*
LEVEL: Professional
Professional dancer? Hone your artistry and technique with master teachers and colleagues. Train alongside our very own LINES Ballet Company dancers during regular home seasons.

*Please note that you must demonstrate professional-level competence as a ballet dancer in order to take the Advanced/Professional Level Ballet Class. As mentioned in our policies, class placement is at the discretion of our instructors to ensure the safety of all students. Your skill level may be assessed and recommendations made.
Professional-Level Ballet Class Criteria

POLICIES

All of LINES Ballet’s onsite staff and teachers are fully vaccinated. They are adhering to our Onsite Safety Policies outlined on our visit page, and we ask that all visitors do the same. Additional information about attending an in-person class can be found below.

Arrive on time. Latecomers will not be accommodated.

Class placement is at the discretion of our instructors to ensure the safety of all students. Your skill level may be assessed and recommendations made. Please see below for a description of class levels.

LINES does not have an official dress code, but we suggest that you wear clothes that are comfortable to move in and do not restrict you. Avoid clothes that are too loose, as they will make it difficult for the teacher to give you accurate feedback.

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