Ballet Austin Academy is kicking off its 2020/21 school year at YOUR house.
BA LIVE! Academy remote learning classes are designed to ensure that our instructors can see, speak with and provide feedback to all those in each class. Our resident faculty provides the guidance and encouragement crucial to a successful and healthy virtual class.
Ballet Austin Academy is comprised of four divisions:
- Young Children’s Division (ages 18 mos – 5) — Enrolling September 8, 2020 thru October 25, 2020
- Pre-Ballet Division (ages 6 & 7) — Enrolling September 8, 2020 thru May 20, 2021
- Elementary Division (ages 8 – 12)– Enrolling September 8, 2020 thru May 20, 2021
- Intermediate & Advanced Division– Enrolling September 8, 2020 thru May 20, 2021
Registration is open for New and Returning Students!
Current Academy Students
Students previously enrolled in Pre-Ballet 7 and below should register based on their age as of September 1, 2020.
Students previously enrolled in Level 1 and above should register based on their 2019/20 year-end evaluations.
New Academy Students
New Students ages 7 and under – will be placed according to their age as of September 1, 2020.
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 submit a Digital Audition to determine their acceptance and level placement. For assistance, contact the Academy Registrar.
Academy Divisions & Class Schedule
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.
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.
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.
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.