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Ballet Austin Academy Enrollment 2022/23

For a more personalized enrollment experience, please contact Academy Registrar Siobhan O’Donnell at 512.501.8703 or email

Office hours: Monday – Friday 10 a.m to 6 p.m.

For more information about Ballet Austin Academy enrollment, please scroll down.


Welcome to Ballet Austin Academy! We are excited to announce that classes for Academy students ages 18 months to 18 years is open for enrollment for the  2022/23 school year.

In-studio Classes

Our downtown and north-central, Ballet Austin @ the J, locations are holding classes from September 6, 2022 — May 28, 2023.

Young Children’s Division (ages 18 mos. to 5)

Pre-Ballet Division (ages 6 7) — Downtown Only

Elementary Division (ages 8 12) — Downtown Only

Intermediate & Advanced Division — Downtown Only

Outdoor Classes

Our north-central Ballet Austin @ the J Outdoor Pavilion location is enrolling from September 6 — December 11, 2022.

Young Children’s Division (ages 2 to 5)

Uniform Requirements

Academy Calendar

Ballet Austin @ the J Calendar

Policies & Procedures


Ballet Austin’s current health and safety protocols reflect recommendations from the CDC, federal, state, local health officials and the guidance of Ballet Austin’s medical advisor. With the health and safety of our students and staff as our highest priority, Ballet Austin’s protocols are cautious and evolving. As new recommendations are announced, we will send updates to our protocols, as warranted.

The following protocols are in place:

  • Ballet Austin staff, faculty, and accompanists are fully vaccinated.
  • All eligible students are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Ballet Austin is now a mask-optional facility. While choosing to wear a mask remains an option, masks are no longer required while on Ballet Austin premises. The City of Austin and Travis County have lifted all COVID-19 emergency rules and orders.
    • Student masks must be provided by the student/student’s family.
  • If students are feeling sick, regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated, they should stay home and contact their medical provider.
    • We strongly encourage being tested before returning.
    • If you test positive, you will need to stay home and report your case to the registrar via email or by calling 512.501.8703.
    • Returning to class:
      • After testing positive, you need to wait five days before returning to class (the day you tested positive is Day 0).
      • Anyone who tested positive will need to be symptom-free and fever-free, without fever-reducing medication, for 24 hours before returning.
      • Students who return to class on the sixth day after a positive result are asked to mask for five more calendar days.

Young Children's Division - BUILDING ACCESS

Building Access – Young Children’s Division

  • One parent (or an accompanying adult) and the Young Children’s Division student will enter and exit the building through the main entrance.
  • In order to limit the number of people in the building, access beyond the lobby will be limited to one adult per student. Siblings not enrolled in the class will not be permitted in the building at this time.
  • We ask that parents/accompanying adults and the student arrive no earlier than 15 minutes prior to class.

Pre-Ballet, Elementary, and Intermediate/Advanced Division - BUIDLING ACCESS

Building Access – Pre-Ballet, Elementary, and Intermediate/Advanced Division

  • Parents are asked to be on alert for any symptoms of COVID-19 and keep their student at home if showing any cold-like symptoms like coughing, sneezing, or a temperature of 100.4 or higher.
  • Students will enter and exit the building through the main entrance on the corner of 3rd and San Antonio streets.
  • Access to the building will be limited to staff and students only – Parents/Guardians should plan to drop off/pick up students outside the building.
  • Student access to the building will be limited to 30 minutes prior to class.
  • No early drop-off will be available
  • Prompt pick-up at the conclusion of the student’s day is required.


Current Academy Students

Students previously enrolled in Pre-Ballet 7 and below should register based on their age as of September 1, 2022.

Students previously enrolled in Level 1 and above should register based on their 2021/22 year-end evaluations.

New Academy Students

New Students ages 7 and under – will be placed according to their age as of September 1, 2022.

No Previous Ballet Experience, Ages 8 to 10 – are automatically placed in Level 1.

No Previous Ballet Experience, Ages 11 and older – should contact the Butler Center for Dance & Fitness at 512.501.8704 for information regarding ballet and other dance and fitness classes.

Previous Ballet Experience, Ages 8 to 18 –  are required to attend a Placement Audition on August __ or submit a Digital Audition to determine their acceptance and level placement. For assistance, contact the Academy Registrar.


Young Children’s Division

Students of our youngest division are gently introduced to the joy of dance through imaginative stories and games. Not only are they having fun but our curriculum is designed to enhance physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills.

Class Schedules & More Here

Pre-Ballet Division

With just the right amount of creativity and structure, students are gently prepared for formal ballet instruction. By introducing students to the basic terminology, positions, postures and traditions of classical ballet, the curriculum enhances both cognitive and physical development.

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Elementary Division

Formal ballet training begins at a rate that allows all students to learn exercises correctly and with full physicality. Repetition and slow deliberate work is emphasized as the students learn discipline and control of their bodies.

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Intermediate & Advanced Division

Members of Ballet Austin’s uppermost Academy division possess the discipline and determination to commit to a serious ballet program, as well as the required technical ability and physical strength to master the challenging curriculum.

Class Schedule & More Here
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