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Young Children’s Division (Ages 15 months to 5 years)

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. The curriculum is designed to enhance physical, cognitive, social and emotional skills through collaborative and cooperative games.

Our Young Children’s Division classes are offered at two Austin locations. The curriculum, faculty, and dress code requirements are identical at all locations.

BALLET AUSTIN ACADEMY BENEFITS

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

  • Receive The Sunday Jeté, the Young Children’s Division weekly newsletter
  • Tickets to Ballet Austin performances at The Long Center, including The Nutcracker, are offered at a 20-percent discount.
  • Discounts to Butler Center for Dance & Fitness classes and workshops for parents.
  • FREE BeWell Talks specifically designed for Academy parents and students.
  • FREE or reduced-rate parking, on site or nearby.

Ballet Austin Academy

501 W 3rd St | Austin, TX | 78701

Enrolling June 24 – August 4, 2024

Ballet Austin Academy @ the J

7300 Hart Ln | Austin, TX | 78731

Enrolling June 24 – August 4, 2024

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & SCHEDULES

Dance with Me (Ages 15 months – 2 years)

Dance with Me is open to children (accompanied by an adult) who are 15 months to 2 years old by June 1, 2024.

Dance With Me is a wonderful bonding and explorative experience for young dancers and their parents or caregiver. In this sensory-rich movement experience, dancers are engaged with stories, dance games, rhythm, and songs all the while learning how their bodies can move through space.

Ballet Austin classes will be a 6-week session from June 24 through August 4, 2024. Classes will take place at our downtown facility.

Wednesday

Dance With Me

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Saturday

Dance With Me

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Ballet Austin Academy @ the J classes will be a 6-week session from June 24 through August 4, 2024. 

Saturday

Dance With Me

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

Sunday

Dance With Me

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Next Steps (Age 2)

Next Steps is open to children (accompanied by an adult) who are 2 years old by June 1, 2024.

Next Steps is the perfect transition for young children who are becoming more independent. From the comfort and safety of parents or caregivers still participating in the fun, students continue learning in a sensory-rich movement experience with stories, dance games, rhythm and songs. As the year progresses, students are guided towards independence as they step away from the comfort of their caregiver. By the end of the year, we hope these dancers are ready to take on Creative Dance with confidence!

Ballet Austin classes will be a 6-week session from June 24 thru August 4, 2024. Classes will take place at our downtown facility.

Wednesday

Next Steps 2

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Saturday

Next Steps 2

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Sunday

Next Steps 2

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Ballet Austin Academy @ the J classes will be a 6-week session from June 24 thru August 4, 2024.

Saturday

Next Steps 2

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

Sunday

Next Steps 2

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Creative Dance (Ages 3 & 4)

Creative Dance 3 and 4 is open to children who have turned 3 or 4, respectively, by June 1, 2024.

Creative Dance builds on the fundamentals introduced in Dance With Me and Next Steps. The syllabus is designed to gently introduce young dancers to a structured and safe classroom environment, while instilling the physical and emotional confidence to explore and create. Classes are narrative in nature as dancers are led through a series of movement stories and ballet-based activities that appeal to all. Social skills are also developed through collaborative and cooperative games. Over the course of each year, activities become more challenging as dancers gain confidence in their coordination and skills.

Ballet Austin classes will be a 6-week session from June 24 thru August 4, 2024. Classes will take place at our downtown facility.

Wednesday

Creative Dance 3

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Saturday

Creative Dance 3

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Sunday

Creative Dance 3

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Tuesday

Creative Dance 4

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Creative Dance 4

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Sunday

Creative Dance 4

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

Ballet Austin Academy @ the J classes will be a 6-week session from June 24 thru August 4, 2024.

Wednesday

Creative Dance 3

3:30 – 4:15 p.m.

Saturday

Creative Dance 3

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

Sunday

Creative Dance 3

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Wednesday

Creative Dance 4

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Saturday

Creative Dance 4

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Sunday

Creative Dance 4

12:15 – 1:00 p.m.

Creative Ballet (Age 5)

Creative Ballet is open to children who have turned 5 by June 1, 2024.

Creative Ballet is a perfect balance of ballet basics and creative dance. Children are developing their technique, gaining body awareness and refining basic skills, while still having imaginative and creative dance experiences. They are taking a more active role in their own learning, acquiring the tools to collaborate, choreograph and exchange ideas with their peers. Students advance through Creative Ballet ready to step into the Pre-Ballet Division.

Tuesday

Creative Ballet 5

4:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Saturday

Creative Ballet 5

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Ballet Austin In-Studio Classes will be a 6-week session from June 24 through August 4, 2024. Classes will take place at our downtown facility.

Ballet Austin Academy @ the J classes will be a 6-week session from June 24 through August 4, 2024. 

Saturday

Creative Ballet 5

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Laura Beth “LB” Flett

Young Children’s Program Manager and Resident Instructor

Venese Alcantar

Instructor

Angela Mayhew

Instructor

Emily Lofton

Instructor

Marissa Ramirez

Instructor

Alison Spell

Instructor

Gabrielle Carrasco

Teaching Assistant

Siobhan O’Donnell,

Academy Registrar

ENROLLMENT

Students should be enrolled based on their age on June 1, 2024. Young Children’s Division classes meet once a week for 45 minutes in duration.

If you have questions or need help registering, contact our Academy Registrar at 512.501.8703 or via email.

Ballet Austin Academy Downtown

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Ballet Austin Academy @ the J

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