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SF Ballet School Director Patrick Armand leading class.

CLASS FOR A CAUSE

CLASS FOR A CAUSE

CLASS FOR A CAUSE

Virtual Ballet Class with Jason Ambrose benefiting International Association of Blacks in Dance Emergency Fund

Saturday, June 27, 2020
9:00-10:15 AM (PDT) for intermediate dancers ages 11 and up
10:30-11:45 AM (PDT) for advanced dancers age 15 and up

Join us for our second Class for a Cause, benefiting a BIPOC-focused, dance non-profit organization. On Saturday, June 27, SF Ballet School’s new faculty member Jason Ambrose will lead two open ballet barres to raise funds for the International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) Emergency Fund, an organization dedicated to “preserving and promoting dance by people of African ancestry or origin, and assisting and increasing opportunities for artists in advocacy, audience development, education, funding, networking, performance, philosophical dialogue, and touring.”

Registration Details

Jason will teach two back-to-back classes on Saturday, June 27: 9:00-10:15 AM (PDT) for intermediate dancers ages 11 and up and 10:30-11:45 AM (PDT) for advanced dancers age 15 and up.

Suggested donation is $15. 100% of proceeds will be donated to the International Association of Blacks in Dance Emergency Fund. Registration closes on Friday, June 26 at 1 PM PDT.

Registered participants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom class link by 2 PM PDT on Friday, June 26. If you have not received the email by 3 PM PDT, please check your spam/junk mail then reach out to classes@sfballet.org.

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About International Association of Blacks in Dance

The International Association of Blacks in Dance (IABD) has become the Mecca for Blacks in Dance such as administrators, artists, choreographers, dance companies, directors, educators, scholars, students, teachers, and those interested in artistry, black dance issues, and performance presentations. The Association provides a network, formal newsletters, choreographers directory, published papers and is the raison d’être for the annual conference and festival. The Association also responds to and initiates dialogue around issues that impact the Black Dance Community as well as the Dance community at large. IABD has developed national prominence and allowed the Black Dance Community to come together on issues important to them.

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About Jason Ambrose

Jason Ambrose started dancing at age 16, with formal ballet training beginning a year later. He is an alumnus of the Ellison Ballet Professional Training Program where he was mentored by former SF Ballet soloist Edward Ellison. Ambrose was personally invited by St. Petersburg Conservatory Dean Oleg Vinogradovas the first African American to enroll in their Ballet Master and Choreographers Degree Program and dance with the Ballet Theatre of the St. Petersburg Conservatoire. After moving to St. Petersburg in September 2015, he returned to the U.S. as a freelance choreographer and teacher. Ambrose has served as the Resident Choreographer for Ellison Ballet, NYC and is currently Ballet Master at Elite Classical Coaching in Frisco, Texas. Jason is teaching SF Ballet School summer zoom classes in June/July, and he’ll join as full-time faculty in fall 2020.

About San Francisco Ballet School’s Class for a Cause

San Francisco Ballet is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and this means providing opportunities for all to achieve their full potential. San Francisco Ballet School’s Class for a Cause series was created in June 2020 with a pledge to support Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) dance artists and students. Each Class for a Cause will spotlight a different BIPOC dance or dance-adjacent organization, selected by San Francisco Ballet employees. Classes are donation-based and 100% of proceeds support the beneficiary organization. During summer 2020, SF Ballet is committed to hosting at least four Class for a Cause events.