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Intermediate & Advanced Divisions

About the Program

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

Intermediate and Advanced Division students attend class 8–14 hours per week, depending on the level. Progression to the next level is based on the student’s mastery of the vocabulary and the physical understanding of the syllabus in his or her 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.

  • Ballet technique and pointe, with partnering and variations added for Levels 7 and 8, comprise the core curriculum.
  • Intermediate and Advanced Division students participate in conferences with Ballet Austin Academy Artistic Staff once or twice each year.
  • Live accompaniment is provided for all Intermediate and Advanced Division classes.
  • Intermediate and Advanced Division students are eligible to audition for The Nutcracker.
  • Levels 4-9 participate in “Opening Night at the Ballet” and receive one complimentary ticket to each opening night performance of Ballet Austin’s season, with the exception of The Nutcracker.
  • 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 facility as 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 Intermediate and Advanced Divisions.

Other Benefits Include:

  • 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 for Academy parents and students.
    • FREE or reduced rate parking, on-site or nearby


    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.


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.

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

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 $125 fee per semester.

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

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