From the basic positions of the feet to advanced classes in pointe, ballet instruction cultivates self-discipline, body control, balance, strength, posture, poise and flexibility through the artistry of classical ballet technique. Our teachers are certified in the Cecchetti Method of Ballet which emphasizes proper technique in graded lessons. This prevents pushing a student beyond their level which can lead to injury. Our pointe classes focus on strength through basic barre exercises. Pointe students are selected on an individual basis which usually occurs during level 5-6. (age 13 & up) We are very conscious of correct placement to keep our students injury free.

Ballet in Our Performances

The Ugly Duckling 2014

Kirkpatrick’s school of ballet performs a stunning rendition of the Ugly Duckling with grace and elegance.

Ever After 2014

The Ballet performance of “Ever After” is beautifully executed by Kirkpatrick’s rising dance talent.

Flower Drum Song 2012

In this Ballet performance Kirkpatrick’s dancers transform San Francisco tradition into grace and elegance.