Join us in our downtown San Francisco home for a year-round educational experience designed for dancers ages Our program aims to educate the whole person while developing high technical skill in ballet and contemporary based training. Dive into a full schedule of dance classes, master classes and performance opportunities. Find your own creative voice while having fun in a warm and encouraging environment! Jen Bakane Dance Center Manager jen.
Kids & Teens
Ballet for the Teen Beginner – Part 1 – BalletScoop
Starting ballet lessons in your teens can be intimidating. Many dancers start at a very young age, and it can feel like you have to make up lost ground. If the competitive culture and milestones such as pointe shoes and solo roles in dance recitals are stripped away, what remains is the pure joy of dancing—and a student of any age and any level can experience it! While much of ballet is judged by the form and appearance of the dancers, an older student must ask themselves if appearances is why they are pursuing ballet. Much of the form comes with time as the student becomes stronger, but for the first four to six months, a beginning teen dancer should focus on how ballet feels. Ballet is perhaps one of the most rewarding forms of art-meets-fitness that exists.
Teenagers as young as 14from as far afield as Colombia, Cuba, Brazil, and Russialeave their families to dorm and train here under some of the art's top teachers, with the goal of becoming professional bunheads. South Beach's crystal-blue water and powdery sand might as well be miles away, because for these passionate performers there's barely any time to enjoy them. An ordinary day crams in classical ballet, Gyrokinesis, and jazz classes, followed by hours of rehearsal for company and school showcases, with traditional academic schoolwork spilling into most evenings. But on one unforgettable day in December of last year, six of MCBS's star pupils were called into an unexpected meeting with the school's director, Darleen Callaghan, and told they had been selected to appear in the second season of Teen Vogue 's hit YouTube series Strictly Ballet. For three weeks, a documentary camera crew would follow their every pirouetteand later propel them into the public eye.
HCA Faculty. At this time, we are not able to accept debit or cash each month on payment plans. This class is geared towards students aged who are beginners or those looking to refine technique for an exam class.