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Intermediate & Advanced Divisions

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Students placed in the Intermediate and Advanced Divisions have shown they possess the discipline and determination to commit to a serious ballet program as well as have the required technical ability and physical strength.

Intermediate and Advanced Division students attend class 8–14 hours per week, depending on their level of study. Progression to the next level is based on the student’s mastery of the vocabulary and the physical understanding of the syllabus at their current level. Students receive a written progress report at the end of each School Year.

BALLET AUSTIN ACADEMY BENEFITS

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

  • At the end of the year, Intermediate and Advanced Division students participate in the Academy Spring Performance.
  • All Academy students train in the same state-of-the-art facilities as Ballet Austin’s professional dancers, providing the opportunity/access to view Company rehearsals of upcoming performances.
  • A select group of Ballet Austin Company Dancers serves as instructors in the Intermediate and Advanced Divisions.
  • Live accompaniment is an important aspect of a professional ballet training program and is provided for all Intermediate/Advanced Division classes.
  • Levels 4-8 participate in “Opening Night at the Ballet,” a program for our students that provides them with one complimentary ticket to four opening night performances of Ballet Austin’s season, (with the exception of The Nutcracker.)
  • Intermediate and Advanced Division students participate in conferences with Ballet Austin Academy Artistic Staff once or twice each year.
  • 20% discount on all single tickets for Ballet Austin’s five annual productions at The Long Center, including The Nutcracker.
  • Discounts for parents for Butler Center for Dance & Fitness classes and workshops.
  • Complimentary BeWell Talks for Academy parents and students, featuring relevant topics for families.
  • FREE or reduced-rate parking, on-site or nearby.

The Nutcracker: All students registered in the Intermediate / Advanced Division are eligible to audition for Ballet Austin’s 62nd annual production of The Nutcracker! Auditions for student performers will be held at Ballet Austin in September, 2024.

Health and Safety Protocols

  • All student performers are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.
  • Face masks may be worn during rehearsal and performances at the Long Center if deemed necessary. Performers will not be masked while on-stage performing.

Meet Your Instructors

Jennifer Hart

Curriculum Manager and Resident Instructor

Katelyn Rustagi

Senior Programs Manager and Resident Instructor

Ian J. Bethany

Company Dancer and Instructor

Alexa Capareda

Ballet Master-Ballet Austin TWO and Butler Fellows and Resident Instructor

Katie Deuitch

Company Dancer and Instructor

Aisling DiRico

Resident Instructor

James Fuller

Company Dancer and Instructor

Christopher Swaim

Ballet Austin Rehearsal Director and Resident Instructor

Class Schedule

Monday

Technique

7:00 – 8:45 pm

A. DiRico

Monday

Men’s Class

6:00-7:30 pm

I. Bethany

Tuesday

Technique

5:00 – 6:45 pm

A. DiRico

Thursday

Technique/Pre-Pointe

5:00 – 7:30 pm

A. DiRico

Friday

Technique/Pre-Pointe

5:15 – 7:15 pm

K Rustagi

Monday

Technique

5:15 – 7:00 pm

A. DiRico

Monday

Men’s Class

6:00-7:30 pm

I. Bethany

Tuesday

Technique/Pointe

6:45 – 8:45 pm

J. Hart

Thursday

Technique

6:45 – 8:45 pm

J. Hart

Friday

Technique/Pointe

5:15 – 7:15 pm

A. Capareda

Saturday

Technique/Pointe

1:15 – 3:15 pm

A. DiRico

Monday

Men’s Class

6:00-7:30 pm

I. Bethany

Tuesday

Technique/Pointe

6:45 – 8:45 pm

A. DiRico

Wednesday

Technique/Pointe

5:15 – 7:00 pm

J. Hart

Thursday

Technique

6:45 – 8:45 pm

J. Fuller

Friday

Technique/Pointe

5:15 – 7:15 pm

J. Hart

Saturday

Technique

9:00 – 11:45 am

J. Fuller

Monday

Technique

5:15 – 7:00 pm

J. Hart

Tuesday

Technique

5:15 – 6:45 pm

J. Hart

Wednesday

Technique

5:15 – 7:00 pm

A. DiRico

Wednesday

Pointe

7:00 – 8:15 pm

A. DiRico

Thursday

Technique

5:15 – 6:45 pm

J. Fuller

Friday

Technique

5:15 – 7:15 pm

I. Bethany

Saturday

Technique

9:00 – 10:45 am

A. DiRico

Saturday

Pointe

10:45 – 12:00 pm

A. DiRico

Monday

Technique

5:15 – 7:00 pm

K. Deuitch

Monday

Pointe/Variations

7:00 – 8:15 pm

J. Hart

Tuesday

Technique

5:15 – 6:45 pm

C. Swaim

Wednesday

Technique

5:15 – 7:00 pm

C. Swaim

Wednesday

Workshop

7:00 – 8:15 pm

A. Capareda

Thursday

Technique

5:15 – 6:45 pm

J. Hart

Friday

Technique

5:15 – 7:15 pm

I. Bethany

Saturday

Technique

9:00 – 10:45 am

J. Hart

Saturday

Pointe/Variations

10:45 – 12:00 pm

J. Hart

YEAR PLACEMENT & REGISTRATION FOR NEW & RETURNING STUDENTS

Siobhan O’Donnell

Academy Registrar

For Current Academy Students

Students should enrolled based on their 2024/25 end of year evaluation.

For New Students with Previous Ballet Experience, Ages 8+

Students 8 years of age and older, with previous ballet experience, who are new to Ballet Austin, are required to attend a Placement Audition on August 10, 2024, or submit a Digital Audition to determine their acceptance and level placement. Contact the Academy Registrar to register or call us at 512.501.8703

Download Registration Form

If you have questions or need help registering your student, contact our Academy Registrar at 512.501.8703 or via email.

OFF-CAMPUS PHYSICAL EDUCATION (OCPE)

OCPE: An Alternative to PE at School

Interested in receiving a PE waiver for your middle school or high school PE class?

Off-Campus Physical Education (OCPE) provides an opportunity for students in grades 7–12 to receive credit for participation in an off-campus, physical education/athletic program.

School districts are authorized by the Texas Education Agency (TEA) to substitute participation in private or commercially sponsored athletic/training programs (Ballet Austin Academy Intermediate and Advanced Divisions) for the middle school physical education requirement and the state-required high school physical education graduation credit.

Ballet Austin Academy Intermediate and Advanced Division students interested in receiving a waiver to NOT participate in PE in their school must apply to and follow the requirements set by their school/school district and enroll into one of the OCPE tracks at Ballet Austin.

Ballet Austin works with each school district according to the individual district requirements and guidelines set forth by the Texas Education Agency.

IN ORDER TO PROCEED AS A PART OF THE OCPE WAIVER PROGRAM AND RECEIVE A PE CREDIT THROUGH BALLET AUSTIN, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:

  • Application process required by your student’s school district for approval by the school/district.
  • Provide Ballet Austin with the forms from your school district. Please allow up to 10 business days for Ballet Austin to process paperwork requests for OCPE.
  • Please be reminded that the Academy will need to have completed forms from the school district approving participation.
  • There is a $145 fee per semester.

For more information email the Academy Senior Program Manager or call 512.501.8704 Ext. 140.

Ballet Austin is a collaborator with The Austin School of Performing and Visual Arts. Dancers enrolled in ASPVA’s full-time, academic and fine arts program will earn credit on their transcripts from accredited dance classes at Ballet Austin Academy, as well as the opportunity to participate in dance courses offered during the school day at ASPVA. Participation is contingent on being accepted into Ballet Austin Academy’s Intermediate or Advanced Division.

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