San Francisco Youth Ballet Academy was founded in 1999 to share the joy of classical ballet with children. We provide a disciplined and nurturing environment in which to study. Our curriculum is designed to offer professional ballet training for those who wish to pursue ballet as a career, but more importantly, to offer the beauty of classical ballet to all students and teach them skills that will enrich their daily lives. At SFYBA, the unique teaching methods and philosophies promote teamwork and encourage individual creativity.
The syllabus, which incorporates French and Russian ballet techniques, develops flexibility, coordination, increases memory and promotes physical fitness. The consistent class structure focuses on respect for others and for the art of ballet.