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Pre-Ballet Division (Ages 6-7)

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The curriculum of the Pre-Ballet Division is designed to be a bridge between the content and feel of the Young Children’s Division and the more traditional classical ballet format of the Elementary Division. We introduce more ballet components as we progress from 6 to 7-year-old classes and gently prepare students for Level 1 when they begin the progressive syllabus of the Elementary Division.

Pre-Ballet 6 is open to children who have turned 6 by September 1, 2023.

Pre-Ballet 7 is open to children who have turned 7 by September 1, 2023.

WHY TRAIN AT BALLET AUSTIN ACADEMY

  • This program is a prelude to formal ballet instruction and introduces children to music and movement through a structured progression that emphasizes creativity and group interaction.
  • The Pre-Ballet syllabus is introduced at a time when fine and gross motor skills are becoming more refined.
  • By introducing students to the basic shapes, positions, postures and traditions of classical ballet, the Pre-Ballet curriculum enhances both cognitive and physical development at this important time.

BALLET AUSTIN ACADEMY BENEFITS

  • 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.

LOCATIONS

Our Pre-Ballet Yung Children’s Division classes are offered at several Austin locations. The curriculum, faculty, and dress code requirements are identical at all locations.

DOWNTOWN AUSTIN
Ballet Austin
501 W. 3rd Street Map

BALLET AUSTIN @ THE J
Jewish Community Center (JCC)
7300 Hart Lane, Austin, Texas 78731 Map

Our wonderful facility is open to all!

We are pleased to announce that patrons, parents, and students are once again welcome to return in person to the Butler Dance Education Center when Ballet Austin Academy begins the 2022/23 School Year.

Ballet Austin’s highest priority remains the health and safety of all the members of our Ballet Austin community. We believe that our mission focuses on the encouragement of health and well-being as part of the experience of dance, and addresses a vital need in people’s lives, especially now.

NOTE: Ballet Austin staff, faculty, and accompanists are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

  • Ballet Austin will continue to monitor the CDC, federal, state, and local guidelines, as well as the guidance of our medical advisor in this evolving situation. We will post updates to our protocols, as warranted.
    • All eligible students are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19.
    • If a students is feeling sick, regardless of whether or not they are vaccinated, they should stay home and contact their medical provider.
    • We strongly encourage being tested for COVID-19 before returning.
    • As the City of Austin and Travis County have lifted all COVID-19 emergency rules and orders, Ballet Austin is now a mask-optional facility.
    • While wearing a mask is no longer required while on premises at Ballet Austin, due to Austin’s current “low risk level,” we strongly encourage the wearing of masks while onsite at Ballet Austin.

    WHAT HAPPENS IF A STUDENT TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19?

    • Students who test positive for COVID-19 will need to isolate at home and report their case to the Academy Registrar, via email or by calling 512.501.873
    • Students who test positive will isolate for 5 days (the day they test positive will be day 0).
    • Students who test positive will need to be symptom-free and fever-free, without fever-reducing medication, for 24 hours before returning to Ballet Austin.
    • Students may return to class on the sixth day after a positive test result and are asked to wear a mask for five more calendar days

EXAMPLE CLASSES WITH MS. RUSTAGI

Pre-Ballet 6

Pre-Ballet 7

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Danielle Cortier

Pre Ballet 6 and 7 Instructor

Fay Leonard

Pre Ballet 6 and 7 Instructor

Class Schedule

Pre-Ballet 6 (A)

Monday

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

D. Cortier

Pre-Ballet 6 (B)

Saturday

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Staff TBD

Pre-Ballet 6 (A)

Monday

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.

F. Leonard

Pre-Ballet 6 (B)

Saturday

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Staff TBD

Pre-Ballet 7 (A)

Wednesday

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

D. Cortier

Pre-Ballet 7 (B)

Saturday

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Staff TBD

Pre-Ballet 7 (A)

Monday

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

F. Leonard

Pre-Ballet 7 (B)

Saturday

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

Staff TBD

Siobhan O’Donnell,

Academy Registrar

ENROLLMENT

Children should be enrolled based on their age as of September 1, 2023. Pre-Ballet classes meet one time per week.

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

Downtown

Enrolling June 19 — July 30, 2023

ENROLL ONLINE or DOWNLOAD PDF REGISTRATION FORM

Ballet Austin @ the J

Enrolling June 19 — July 30, 2023.

ENROLL ONLINE or DOWNLOAD PDF REGISTRATION FORM

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