Our Young Children's Division program is offered at two Austin locations. The curriculum, faculty, tuition and dress code requirements are identical at both locations.
501 W. 3rd Street Map
Jewish Community Center (JCC)
7300 Hart Ln, Austin, Texas 78731 Map
Our Young Children's Division introduces children to the joy of dance through imaginative stories, music and games, while providing developmentally focused movement experiences.
Our instructors employ collective knowledge of early childhood development and philosophy of adult/child interaction when managing the content and delivery of this carefully crafted curriculum.
Classes are narrative in nature as students are led through a series of movement stories and ballet-based activities that appeal to both girls and boys.
Curriculum designed to enhance physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills through collaborative and cooperative games.
All students taking classes at both our downtown and northwest locations have the opportunity to view Ballet Austin's professional dancers rehearse for upcoming performances in our downtown studios.
Dance with Me is open to children (accompanied by an adult) who are 18 months to 2 years old by September 1, 2018.
Parents, grandparents, or caregivers join the fun in this sensory-rich movement experience that keeps children engaged with stories, dance games, rhythm and song while learning new skills. Dance with Me is the perfect foundation for Creative Movement classes.
Creative Movement 2, 3, 4, and 5 is open to children who have turned 2, 3, 4, or 5, respectively, by September 1, 2018.
Creative Movement for Boys is open to boys who are 3 to 5 years old by September 1, 2018.
The Creative Movement syllabus is designed to gently introduce our youngest students to a structured and safe classroom environment, while instilling the physical and emotional confidence to explore and create. Classes are narrative in nature as students are led through a series of movement stories and ballet-based activities that appeal to both girls and boys. Social skills are also developed through collaborative and cooperative games.
At the end of the school year, Creative Movement students participate in in-studio Spring Presentations.
Parking Guidance: Downtown Austin is constantly evolving, and Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center, featuring the AustinVentures StudioTheater, is surrounded by exciting new development projects. Check out these convenient parking options near Ballet Austin!
FREE PARKING - Available at two (2) locations
BALLET AUSTIN SURFACE LOT: Entrances located via alley coming northbound and southbound on San Antonio between 2nd and 3rd Streets or southbound on Nueces between 2nd & 3rd Streets | Available 24 hours, daily | 23 spaces available for FREE on first-come, first-served basis.
CITY HALL: Entrance located on Guadalupe between W. Cesar Chavez and 2nd Streets | Available every day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Cost = First 2 hours FREE with validated parking ticket.
Bring your Austin City Hall garage ticket with you for validation at the front desk of the Butler Dance Education Center.
NOTE: Austin City Council meetings on Thursday may affect available parking in this garage.
$3 DOLLAR PARKING - Available at two (2) locations
SILICON LABS: You can purchase $3 parking vouchers for the Silicon Labs parking garages (Building 400 and Building 200) at Ballet Austin's reception desk, and both garages are offering discounted parking weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT. Silicon Labs parking vouchers do not expire.
Silicon Labs 400 Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance at Ballet Austin.
Silicon Labs 200 Building* | Garage entrance located on Colorado between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance at Ballet Austin.
*Back-up garage if Silicon Labs 400 garage is full.
500 W. 2ND STREET (Google Building): You can park in the garage at 500 W. 2nd Street and then purchase $3 parking vouchers at Ballet Austin's reception desk to cover your charges. Parking in this location is available to Ballet Austin customers weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT and all day on weekends. Each $3 voucher is good for TWO (2) HOURS, so purchase as many vouchers as you need to cover your time at this location.
500 W. 2nd Street Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between 2nd Street & 3rd Street | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT and all day weekends | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance or after parking at Ballet Austin.
Meters also reside around the building (allow for three hours of parking at the rate of $1 per hour via credit/debit cards or coins). Click on the additional parking options available below.
NOTE: Special events and festivals held in downtown Austin may periodically affect parking rates in the garages near Ballet Austin, while access to metered parking may be affected by ongoing construction projects near the Butler Dance Education Center.