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Ballet Austin Academy Enrollment 2021/22

Welcome back to Ballet Austin Academy! We are excited to announce that classes for Academy students ages 6 to 18 will be held onsite for the 2021/22 school year. We can’t wait to welcome you all back into the studio!

Our downtown facility is enrolling from September 7, 2021, thru May 29, 2022.

Pre-Ballet Division (ages 6 & 7)

Elementary Division (ages 8 – 12)

Intermediate & Advanced Division

Additionally, we are thrilled to announce that classes for Academy students ages 2 to 5 years will be returning outdoors to Ballet Austin @ the J, at our partnering facility, Shalom Austin.

Our partnering facility is enrolling from September 11, 2021, thru December 12, 2021.

Young Children’s Division

Health & Safety Protocols

Ballet Austin’s current set of COVID-19 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 consider them carefully and will send updates to our protocols if warranted.

When we return to class in September, the following protocols will be in place:

  • Parents are asked to be on alert for any symptoms of COVID-19 and keep their students at home if showing any cold-like symptoms like coughing, sneezing, or a temperature of 100.4 or higher.
  • Ballet Austin staff, faculty, and accompanists are fully vaccinated.
  • If a student tests positive for COVID-19, unvaccinated students determined to have been in close contact will be required to quarantine for 7 days and receive a negative PCR test, administered after the 5th day, before returning to class.
    • Unvaccinated students may also choose to quarantine for 14 days and return to class without taking a COVID-19 test.
  • Fully vaccinated students will not be required to quarantine and may continue with class. The only exception to this will be if a fully vaccinated student tests positive, in which case that student will need to quarantine.

Young Children’s Division

Pending Stage 4 COVID-19 Guidelines

Given developing information concerning Austin’s health and safety guidance related to COVID-19, Ballet Austin is temporarily postponing the opening of 2021/22 In-Studio registration for the Young Children’s Division (at our downtown and JCC locations) in order to process the new information to ensure the health and safety of our youngest students (ages 18 months to 5 years).

We look forward to opening In-Studio registration as soon as we consider this new guidance.

Pre-Ballet, Elementary, and Intermediate/Advanced Division


  • 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.


  • Students 12 years of age and older and fully vaccinated, may attend class without a mask.
  • Students 11 years of age and younger (who are unable to be vaccinated at this time), will be strongly encouraged to wear a mask at all times while at Ballet Austin.
    • Student masks must be provided by the student/student’s family.

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, 2021.

Students previously enrolled in Level 1 and above should register based on their 2020/21 year-end evaluations.

New Academy Students

New Students ages 7 and under – will be placed according to their age as of September 1, 2021.

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 21 or 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.

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.

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.

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.

Uniform Requirements

Academy Calendar

Ballet Austin @ the J Calendar

Policies & Procedures

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