Intermediate & Advanced Divisions

About the Program

Students placed in the Intermediate and Advanced Divisions have shown they have the discipline and determination to commit to a serious ballet program as well as having the required technical ability and physical strength.

Intermediate and Advanced Division students attend class 8–14 hours per week, depending on the level. Progression to the next level is based on the student’s mastery of the vocabulary and the physical understanding of the syllabus in his or her current level. Students receive a written progress report at the end of each school year.

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

  • Ballet technique and pointe, with partnering and variations added for Levels 7 and 8, comprise the core curriculum.
  • Intermediate and Advanced Division students participate in conferences with Ballet Austin Academy Artistic Staff once or twice each year.
  • Live accompaniment is provided for all Intermediate and Advanced Division classes.
  • Intermediate and Advanced Division students are eligible to audition for The Nutcracker.
  • Levels 4-9 participate in "Opening Night at the Ballet" and receive one complimentary ticket to each opening night performance of Ballet Austin’s season, with the exception of The Nutcracker.
  • At the end of the year, Intermediate and Advanced Division students participate in the Academy Spring Performance.
  • 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.
  • A select group of Ballet Austin Company Dancers are also instructors in the Intermediate and Advanced Divisions.

Other Benefits Include:

  • 20% discount on single tickets to Ballet Austin performances at The Long Center, including The Nutcracker.
  • 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.
  • BeWell Talks specifically designed for Academy parents and students.
  • The opportunity to learn more about Ballet Austin through a guided tour of our facility offered exclusively to Academy families in the fall and spring.
  • FREE or reduced rate parking, on-site or nearby

Intermediate & Advanced Divisions Year Placement & Registration for New Students

Previous Ballet Experience, Ages 8+

Students age 8+, with previous ballet experience, who are new to Ballet Austin, are required to attend an audition/placement class to determine their acceptance and level. 

FALL 2017 PLACEMENT CLASSSES: Saturday, August 12

  • Ages 8 - 12: 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Ages 13 - 18: 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Students wishing to be considered for enrollment after the start of the Academy School year should email the Academy Registrar or call 512.501.8703.

No Previous Dance Experience, Ages 11+

Students age 11+, with no previous dance experience, should contact the Butler Center for Dance & Fitness at 512.501.8704 to get information regarding ballet and other dance and fitness classes.

Intermediate & Advanced Divisions Registration & Class Schedule: Levels 4–9

Registration opens on June 6, 2017, at 11am.

Download PDF registration form. If you have questions or need help registering your student, contact us at 512.501.8703 or via email

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All class schedules and instructors are subject to change.

Level 4 | Technique6:45pm–8:30pm5:00pm–6:45pm
Level 4 | Technique/Pre-Pointe5:00pm–7:00pm5:00pm–7:00pm
Level 4 | Stretch & Conditioning6:45pm–7:15pm
Level 4 Men5:00pm–6:30pm5:00pm–7:00pm
Level 5 | Technique5:00pm–6:45pm6:30pm–8:15pm
Level 5 | Technique/Pointe6:30pm–8:30pm5:00pm–7:00pm
Level 5 | Stretch & Conditioning6:45pm–7:15pm
Level 5 Men5:00pm–6:30pm5:00pm–7:00pm
Level 5 | Pointe1:15pm–2:45pm
Level 6 | Technique5:00pm–6:45pm
Level 6 | Technique/Pointe6:30pm–8:30pm6:30pm–8:30pm5:00pm–7:00pm9:00am–11:00am
Level 6 | Stretch & Conditioning11:00am–11:45am
Level 6 Men5:00pm–6:30pm5:00pm–7:00pm
Level 7 | Technique5:00pm–6:45pm5:00pm–6:30pm5:00pm–6:45pm5:00pm–6:30pm5:00pm–7:00pm10:00am–11:45am
Level 7 | Pointe6:45pm–8:00pm11:45am–1:00pm
Level 7 Men5:00pm–6:30pm5:00pm–7:00pm
LEVELS 8 & 9
Levels 8 & 9 | Technique5:00pm–6:45pm5:00pm–6:30pm5:00pm–6:45pm5:00pm–6:30pm5:00pm–7:00pm10:00am–11:45am
Levels 8 & 9 | Pointe & Variations6:45pm–8:00pm11:45am–1:00pm
Levels 8 & 9 | Partnering6:45pm–8:00pm
Level 8 & 9 Men5:00pm–6:30pm5:00pm–7:00pm

Intermediate & Advanced Divisions Tuition

2017/18 Academy Calendar

Off-Campus Physical Education (OCPE)

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.


  • 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.