Youth Classes & Camps
Youth Classes & Camps

Youth Classes & Camps

Join our in-person summer program at Smuin Ballet Studios [1830 17th St., San Francisco, CA 94103]

Young Artist Intensive — Ages 10-14

Our Summer Young Artist Intensive is a rigorous program designed for students ages 10-14 who want to improve technique and strength. Using the Vaganova method of ballet, the Intensive incorporates conditioning, pre-pointe exercises, classical variations, and PDT’s repertoire of international dances. Lessons improve technical skills, coordination, concentration, and cultivate artistry with an appreciation of music. Instruction also covers health and nutrition, make-up and hair for stage, and acting for dancers, all in a fun-focused environment! 

Summer Ballet Intensive — Ages 14-18

Our Summer Ballet Intensive is a rigorous program designed for students ages 14-18yrs who want to improve technique and strength. Using the Vaganova method of ballet, the Intensive incorporates conditioning, pointe, classical variations, and PDT’s repertoire of international dances. Lessons improve technical skills, coordination, concentration, and cultivate artistry with an appreciation of music. Instruction also includes a rotation of specialty workshops, including acting for dancers, all in a fun-focused environment! 

Lead instructor Sherene Melania with specialty instruction from Traci Finch and Fabiana Santiago. 

June 1-25: $830 • June 14-25: $575 

New student registration fee: $175 

Presidio Dance Theatre 2020/21 Season 

Our youth classes are designed for dance enthusiasts ages 5-17 who want to explore the world of dance and performing arts in a fun setting. Classes are taught by professional choreographers, introducing students to creative movement and expression, while beginning their ballet foundations. Lessons improve technical skills, coordination and concentration, and cultivate artistry with an appreciation of music.

We are beginning our 20/21 training season with virtual learning, and are keeping our community updated as city and state guidelines change and we are able to return to the studio. 

We are excited to offer ballet, character, and international folk dance to our Youth Company and new students. See our weekly schedule and rate information(commitment form) below, and reach out to us with questions at info@presidiodance.org.

Classes & Camps

Presidio Dance Theatre classes are available in the Fall and Spring semesters, culminating in main stage performance opportunities for committed dancers. Our Elite Division asks dancers and their families to commit to a more intensive schedule than our Ensemble Classes, which are a good option for dancers who want a less rigorous training week. To find out more about joining the Elite Division, visit our Youth Company Page.

Contact Us Today

For more information about Presidio Performing Arts Foundation or Presidio Dance Theatre, please be in touch.