Young Children's Division (Ages 18 Months–5 Years)

Locations

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. 

DOWNTOWN AUSTIN
Ballet Austin
501 W. 3rd Street Map

NORTHWEST AUSTIN
Jewish Community Center (JCC)
7300 Hart Ln, Austin, Texas 78731 Map

About the Program

  • 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 Academy students train in the same state-of-the-art facility as Ballet Austin's professional dancers and often are able to view rehearsals of upcoming performances.

Dance with Me (Ages 18 months - 2 years)

Dance with Me is open to children (accompanied by an adult) who are 18 months to 2 years old by September 1, 2017.

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 (Ages 3 - 5)

Creative Movement 3, 4, and 5 is open to children who have turned 3, 4, or 5, respectively, by September 1, 2017.

Creative Movement for Boys is open to boys who are 3 to 5 years old by September 1, 2017.

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.

Ballet Austin Academy Benefits

Training at the Ballet Austin Academy offers many benefits for both the student and family:

  • Tickets to Ballet Austin performances at The Long Center, including The Nutcracker, offered at a 20-percent discount.
  • Discounts to Butler Center for Dance & Fitness classes and workshops for parents.
  • Referral program discounts—current Academy students receive a $100 discount on tuition for each new referral.
  • FREE BeWell Talks specifically designed for Academy parents and students.
  • FREE or reduced-rate parking, on site or nearby.

Registration & Class Schedule: Dance with Me (Ages 18 Months - 2 Years)

Registration & Class Schedule: Creative Movement 3 (Age 3)

Registration & Class Schedule: Creative Movement 4 (Age 4)

Registration & Class Schedule: Creative Movement 5 (Age 5)

Registration & Class Schedule: Creative Movement for Boys (Ages 3-5)

Young Children's Division Tuition

2017/18 Academy Calendar

Uniform Requirements

Parking Information

Ballet Austin 501 West 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701 The Butler Dance Education Center encompasses the AustinVentures StudioTheater, the Ballet Austin Academy, the Butler Center for Dance & Fitness, and the Pilates Center
Austin City Hall 301 West Second Street, Austin TX 78701 2 hours free parking weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am–5pm with Validation. Entrance located on Guadalupe St.
AMLI Downtown Garage 201 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701 Entrance on Lavaca St b/w 2nd & 3rd St
AMLI on 2ND Garage 421 West 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701 Entrance on San Antonio St b/w 2nd & 3rd St
Silicon Labs Garages 400 West Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701 USA Open to the public after 3:00pm every day, entrance on San Antonio St b/w 2nd & 3rd St and Colorado b/w Cesar Chavez & 2nd St
State of Texas Garage N 300 San Antonio Street, Austin TX 78701
State of Texas Garage L 333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701 aka William P. Hobby Building
Surface Parking Lot San Antonio Street in between 3rd & 4th Streets
Austin, TX
Austin, TX

Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center and AustinVentures StudioTheater
501 West 3rd Street  |  Austin, Texas 78701

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 NEW 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 W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | 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.

FREE Parking for COME DANCE and GET FIT

  • During Ballet Austin's annual FREE Day of Dance in August and FREE Day of Fitness in January, the State Garage N will be open for FREE to event-goers. The Garage is located directly across the street to the north of 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.

Bikes and Buses

  • Bike racks are located directly outside the building at the corners of 3rd & San Antonio Streets and 3rd & Nueces Streets.
  • Various Capital Metro bus routes stop conveniently around Ballet Austin. The nearest stop is located at 2nd & San Antonio St.

Handicapped Spaces

  • These spaces require a proper permit. Violators will be ticketed at the owners expense.