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Elementary Division (Ages 8-12)

About the Program

Formal ballet training begins in the Elementary Division, a rigorous and comprehensive program of the highest caliber.

The Elementary Division syllabus progresses at a rate that allows the student to learn the exercises correctly and with full physicality. Repetition and slow careful work is emphasized, with the students learning discipline and control of their bodies.

Elementary Division students are required to attend all scheduled classes for their level and progress to the next level when they have mastered the material and physical understanding of the syllabus in their current level. Students receive a written progress report at the end of each school year.

There are many benefits to training at Ballet Austin Academy, for both the student and family.

  • Live accompaniment is provided for all Elementary Division classes.
  • Level 1 students and parents have the opportunity for an exclusive backstage tour of The Nutcracker during production week at The Long Center.
  • Level 2 and 3 students are eligible to audition for The Nutcracker.
  • At the end of the year, Elementary Division students participate in the Academy Spring Presentation.
  • All Academy students train in the same state-of-the-art facilities Ballet Austin’s professional dancers and often are able to view rehearsals of upcoming performances.
  • A select group of Ballet Austin Company Dancers are also instructors in the Elementary Division.

Other Benefits Include:

  • 20% discount on single tickets to Ballet Austin performances at The Long Center, including The Nutcracker.
  • Discounts to Butler Center for Dance & Fitness classes and workshops for parents.
  • BeWell Talks specifically designed for Academy parents and students.
  • The opportunity to learn more about Ballet Austin through a guided tour of our facility offered exclusively to Academy families in the fall and spring.
  • FREE or reduced rate parking, on-site or nearby


To the current and future parents and students of Ballet Austin Academy,

Though we’ve not been able to be in the studio in-person with our students over the past months, you and your family have been in our thoughts. We know this has been an extremely challenging time…balancing work and school from home, employment disruption, and uncertainty about what’s in store for the upcoming school year. Please know that we are here to support you and our students. At a time when the term “normal” is evolving, our goal is to provide as much normalcy as possible.

As we plan for a time of safe gathering, the health and safety of our students is our highest priority. We are in the process of drafting multiple scenarios, which will allow us to provide the high level of instruction you expect, in the safest environment possible. Additionally, we want to be sensitive to the impact that school district decisions will have on you and your student’s schedule. In order for us to more fully understand how we can support you, Ballet Austin Academy will delay the opening of fall registration until later in July; a time when you may have more information about the fall.

As we continue to update protocols reflective of the most current information and mandates, we are confident we will create a learning plan that will achieve your student’s training goals in the safest setting possible.

It is an honor to be a part of your child’s life and we are excited to move forward into the safest and most productive 2020/21 school year possible. Community is everything to us and we remain here for our Academy family. Please stay safe and be well!

If you have questions, contact us at 512.501.8703 or via email.

Boys Scholarship Class

No previous dance experience is required to join Ballet Austin Academy’s Boy’s Scholarship Class. Boys ages 8–12 receive full tuition scholarship off $1,050 valued class, and may enroll at any time. The student’s first four classes will be considered a probationary period and will be used to assess the student’s ability to focus and work in a collaborative environment. The student should also demonstrate appropriate social, cognitive and physical development. Although it is recommended, this class does not have to be taken in conjunction with a corresponding Elementary Division ballet technique class.

Tuition – School Year Program

Ballet Austin Academy 2020/21 School Year Tuition will be posted in July, 2020

Class Schedule

Ballet Austin Academy 2020/21 Class Schedule will be posted in July, 2020

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