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Pre-Ballet Division (Ages 6-7)

Enrollment for the Summer Session (June 20 – July 31, 2022) is open!


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, 2022.

Pre-Ballet 7 is open to children who have turned 7 by September 1, 2022.


  • 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.
  • At the end of the School Year, Pre-Ballet students participate in the Academy Spring Presentation.*

*These events are tentative, pending updates to health and safety standards and mandates that may be in place at that time.


  • 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.


Ballet Austin’s current health and safety 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 send updates to our protocols, as warranted.


  • Parents are asked to be on alert for any symptoms of COVID-19 and keep their student at home if showing any cold-like symptoms like coughing, sneezing, or a temperature of 100.4 or higher.
  • 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 15 minutes prior to class.
  • No early drop-off will be available
  • Prompt pick-up at the conclusion of the student’s class is required.


  • Ballet Austin staff, faculty, and accompanists are fully vaccinated.
  • Eligible students are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • Ballet Austin is now a mask-optional facility. While choosing to wear a mask remains an option, masks are no longer required while on Ballet Austin premises. The City of Austin and Travis County have lifted all COVID-19 emergency rules and orders.
    • Student masks must be provided by the student/student’s family.
  • 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.


Pre-Ballet 6

Pre-Ballet 7


Danielle Cortier

Pre Ballet 6 and 7 Instructor

Leslie Ellingburg

Pre Ballet 6 and 7 Instructor

Class Schedule

Pre-Ballet 6 (A)


4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

D. Cortier

Pre-Ballet 6 (B)


11:45 – 12:30 p.m.

L. Ellingburg

Pre-Ballet 7 (A)


4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

D. Cortier

Pre-Ballet 7 (B)


10:45 – 11:45 p.m.

L. Ellingburg

Siobhan O’Donnell,

Academy Registrar


Children should be enrolled based upon their age as of September 1, 2022.

Pre-Ballet classes meet one time per week.

To register in Pre-Ballet for 6 or 7 years old:

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


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