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Pre-Ballet Division (Ages 6-7)

Welcome back to Ballet Austin Academy! We are excited to announce that all classes in the Pre-Ballet Division will be held onsite at our downtown location for the 2021/22 school year. We can’t wait to welcome you all back into the studio!

About the Program

Pre-Ballet 6 is open to children who have turned 6 by September 1, 2021.

Pre-Ballet 7 is open to children who have turned 7 by September 1, 2021.

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

  • 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.

Other Ballet Austin Academy Benefits Include:

  • 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.

Pre-Ballet 6 Example Class with Ms. Yeary

Pre-Ballet 7 Example Class with Ms. Yeary

Meet Your Instructors

Danielle Cortier

Pre Ballet 6 and 7 Instructor

Lisa Del Rosario

Lisa del Rosario

Pre Ballet 6 and 7 Instructor

Katelyn Yeary

Programs Manager and Pre Ballet 6 and 7 Instructor

Class Schedule

Pre-Ballet 6 (A)


3:45 – 4:30 pm

K. Yeary

Pre-Ballet 6 (B)


4:45 – 5:30 pm

K. Yeary

Pre-Ballet 6 (C)


5:00 – 5:45 pm

L. del Rosario

Pre-Ballet 6 (F)


10:30 – 11:15 am

D. Cortier

Pre-Ballet 6 (G)


11:15 am – 12:00 pm

D. Cortier

Pre-Ballet 7 (A)


3:45 – 4:45 pm

K. Yeary

Pre-Ballet 7 (B)


3:30 – 4:30 pm

K. Yeary

Pre-Ballet 7 (C)


4:00 – 5:00 pm

L. del Rosario

Pre-Ballet 7 (D)


4:30 – 5:30 pm

L. del Rosario

Pre-Ballet 7 (E)


9:00 – 10:00 am

D. Cortier

Pre-Ballet 7 (F)


10:00 – 11:00 am

L. del Rosario

COVID-19 Protocols

Ballet Austin’s current health and safety protocols address Austin’s August 5th return to Stage 5 COVID-19Risk-based Guidelines and 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.

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 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.
  • Students will go through a wellness check as they enter the building and those with a temperature of 100.4 degrees + will be sent home.
  • 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.


  • Ballet Austin staff, faculty, and accompanists are fully vaccinated.
  • Students 12 years of age and older are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
  • Ballet Austin staff, faculty, and accompanists are required to wear masks while onsite at Ballet Austin.
  • All those over 24 months of age, regardless of vaccine status, will be required to wear a mask at all times while onsite at Ballet Austin.
    • 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.


Children should be enrolled based upon their age as of September 1, 2021.

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 registering your student, contact our Academy Registrar at 512.501.8703 or via email.

Emily McLaughlin, Academy Registrar


Uniform Requirements


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