Let’s Dance Family Workshops

Bring the kids and be prepared to move. Let’s Dance Family Workshops provide an opportunity for parents and their kids to bond at the barre. Your kids will have fun moving to music in this hour-long interactive workshop that introduces basic ballet moves and provides a fast-paced overview of the music, choreography, and characters encountered in ballet.


Our Let’s Dance Family Workshops are a perfect way to prepare your child to see ballet for the first time or to foster the imaginations of kids who already know our productions by heart. Each 60-minute interactive workshop explores choreography, music, and characters in a ballet.


Join us for a magical morning to learn about the timeless fairytale ballet Cinderella©. Get to know the dazzling dances, unforgettable characters, and spellbinding costumes and music that you’ll experience during the performance. The workshop includes an interactive ballet intro to Cinderella© taught by SF Ballet School faculty member Miss Kristi and an opportunity to meet and take photos with dancers. This is the perfect way to prepare your child to see Christopher Wheeldon’s Cinderella© or to go further into the well-known childhood story.

Sunday, January 26, 2020
(recommended for ages 5–9)

Tickets are now sold out. To be added to the Waitlist, please contact education@sfballet.org

past event: nutcracker Let's Dance Family Workshop

Does your child love to dance? Are you going to SF Ballet’s Nutcracker in December? Is watching Nutcracker a family holiday tradition? Before you bring your family to see a performance on the Opera House stage, join us in the ballet studio for a Nutcracker Let’s Dance Family Workshop to learn about the story, characters, music, and choreography that you’ll see during the performance.

The workshop includes an interactive ballet intro to Nutcracker taught by SF Ballet School faculty member, Miss Kristi, a chance to watch excerpts from Act II of Nutcracker, and an opportunity to meet and take photos with dancers. Our Nutcracker Family Workshop is equally a perfect way to prepare your child to see Nutcracker for the first time or to delight kids who already know our production by heart.

Children should wear comfortable clothes that allow for movement. Ballet shoes are not required. Children are welcome to wear their favorite ballet costume.

NOVEMBER 3, 2019, 10:30–11:30 AM

NOVEMBER 10, 2019, 10:30–11:30 AM

Please note: Performance tickets are sold separately and are not required to attend a Let’s Dance Family Workshop. Each child may only attend one Let’s Dance Family Workshop per day. Workshop participants will receive an email confirmation 1 week before the workshop with additional information. Paper and electronic tickets will not be issued for the workshops. We reserve the right to cancel a workshop in the event of insufficient enrollment.


Reach Out!


Let’s Dance Family Workshops are recommended for families with children ages 3–9. Specific age ranges depend on the Workshop date. No previous dance experience is necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.


Tickets are $20 per person, with a minimum purchase of 1 child and 1 adult ticket required. For the safety of our young visitors, adults unaccompanied by a child will not be allowed into the Family Workshop.


Cinderella© Workshop for ages 5–9: January 26, 2020
10:30–11:30 AM


San Francisco Ballet
455 Franklin Street
San Francisco, CA 94102


Test out your Nutcracker knowledge in our digital library of stories, stats, and facts about America's first full-length production.

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Find out more about the creation of Wheeldon's Cinderella©, read program notes and the ultimate guide with behind the scenes information and buy tickets to a performance.

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Our resource guides for classroom teachers, K–12 students, families, and other audiences will assist you in exploring the vast world of ballet, dance, and creativity.


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