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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 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.

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.
  • 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.

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.

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 “medium risk level,” we strongly encourage the wearing of KN-95 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

Lisa Del Rosario
Lisa del Rosario

Pre Ballet 6 and 7 Instructor

Sahel Pascuel

Company Dancer & Pre Ballet 6 and 7 Instructor

Katelyn Rustagi

Programs Manager and Pre Ballet 6 and 7 Instructor

Class Schedule

Pre-Ballet 6 (A)

Monday

3:45 – 4:30 pm

K. Rustagi

Pre-Ballet 6 (B)

Monday

4:15 – 5:00 pm

D. Cortier

Pre-Ballet 6 (C)

Tuesday

4:45 – 5:30 pm

K. Rustagi

Pre-Ballet 6 (D)

Wednesday

5:00 – 5:45 pm

L. del Rosario

Pre-Ballet 6 (E)

Thursday

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

L. del Rosario

Pre-Ballet 6 (F)

Saturday

10:30 – 11:15 am

S. Pascuel

Pre-Ballet 6 (G)

Saturday

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

S. Pascuel

Pre-Ballet 7 (A)

Monday

5:00 – 6:00 pm

D. Cortier

Pre-Ballet 7 (B)

Tuesday

3:45 – 4:45 pm

K. Rustagi

Pre-Ballet 7 (C)

Wednesday

3:30 – 4:30 pm

K. Rustagi

Pre-Ballet 7 (D)

Wednesday

4:00 – 5:00 pm

L. del Rosario

Pre-Ballet 7 (E)

Thursday

4:30 – 5:30 pm

L. del Rosario

Pre-Ballet 7 (E)

Saturday

9:00 – 10:00 am

S. Pascuel

Pre-Ballet 7 (G)

Saturday

10:00 – 11:00 am

L. del Rosario

Siobhan O’Donnell,

Academy Registrar

ENROLLMENT

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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