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Young Children’s Division (18 mos to Age 5)

BA LIVE! / Young Children’s Division

Ballet Austin Academy staff members are coming to YOUR house!

We are excited to bring our youngest dancers into the BA LIVE! remote learning class setting.

BA LIVE! remote learning classes are designed to provide our students with the same guidance and encouragement crucial to a successful class experience from the safety and comfort of your own home. You will notice that our teachers are broadcasting from the Ballet Austin studios downtown, but please know these classes are specifically designed for your home environment. With limited class sizes, our instructors can see, speak with, and offer feedback to those in class; while also allowing social interaction with their peers.

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.

All students taking classes at both locations have the opportunity to view Ballet Austin’s professional dancers rehearse for upcoming performances in our downtown studios.

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.
  • FREE BeWell Talks specifically designed for Academy parents and students.
  • FREE or reduced-rate parking, on site or nearby.

Locations

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

BA LIVE!
Remote Learning

OUTDOOR PAVILION
Jewish Community Center (JCC)
7300 Hart Lane, Austin, Texas 78731 Map

DOWNTOWN AUSTIN
Ballet Austin
501 W. 3rd Street Map

NORTH CENTRAL AUSTIN
Jewish Community Center (JCC)
7300 Hart Lane, Austin, Texas 78731 Map

Registration Now Open for Winter 7 & 6-Week Sessions

October 18, 2020 through November 22, 2020

To register:

If you have questions or need assistance with registering your child, contact us at 512.501.8703 or via email.

October 26, 2020 through December 20, 2020

To register:

If you have questions or need assistance with registering your child, contact us at 512.501.8703 or via email.

Meet Your Instructors

Laura Beth “LB” Flett

Dance With Me, Next Steps 2 and Creative Movement 3 Instructor

Victoria “Tori” Johnson

Creative Movement 4 and Creative Ballet 5 Instructor

Casey Cisler

Casey Cisler

Dance With Me, Next Steps 2, Creative Movement 3 & 4 and Creative Ballet 5 Instructor

Class Descriptions and Schedules

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, 2020.

Parents, grandparents, or caregivers join the fun in this sensory-rich movement experience that keeps children engaged with stories, dance games, rhythm and songs while learning new skills. Dance with Me is the perfect foundation for Creative Movement classes.

Until such time as it is safe to gather together indoors, the Young Children’s Division will be hosting Dance With Me classes outdoors.

Class will take place at the Outdoor Pavilion on the Jewish Community Center campus grounds.

Sunday

Dance With Me (A)

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Casey Cisler

Until such time as it is safe to gather together indoors, the Young Children’s Division will be hosting Dance With Me classes outdoors.

Until such time as it is safe to gather together indoors, the Young Children’s Division will be hosting Dance With Me classes outdoors.

Next Steps (Age 2)

Next Steps is open to children (accompanied by an adult) who are 2 years old by September 1, 2020.

Next Steps is the perfect transitional class for young children who are becoming more independent. Parents, grandparents, or caregivers are still able to join the fun in this sensory-rich movement experience that keeps children engaged with stories, dance games, rhythm and songs while learning new skills. As the year progresses, the aim is to slowly withdraw parent involvement so children are ready to take on Creative Movement with confidence and excitement.

Saturday

BA LIVE! / Next Steps 2 (B)

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

LB Flett

Class will take place at the Outdoor Pavilion on the Jewish Community Center campus grounds.

Sunday

Next Steps 2 (A)

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Casey Cisler

Until such time as it is safe to gather together indoors, the Young Children’s Division will be hosting Next Steps classes virtually or outdoors.

Until such time as it is safe to gather together indoors, the Young Children’s Division will be hosting Next Steps classes virtually or outdoors.

Creative Movement (Ages 3 & 4)

Creative Movement 3 and 4 is open to children who have turned 3 or 4, respectively, by September 1, 2020.

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.

Until such time as it is safe to gather together indoors, the Young Children’s Division will be hosting Creative Movement 3 classes outdoors.

Saturday

BA LIVE! / Creative Movement 4 (C)

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Tori Johnson

BA LIVE! / Creative Movement 4 (D)

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Tori Johnson

Class will take place at the Outdoor Pavilion on the Jewish Community Center campus grounds.

Sunday

Creative Movement 3 (A)

10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Casey Cisler

Sunday

Creative Movement 4 (A)

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Casey Cisler

Until such time as it is safe to gather together, the Young Children’s Division will be hosting Creative Movement classes virtually or outdoors.

Until such time as it is safe to gather together, the Young Children’s Division will be hosting Creative Movement classes virtually or outdoors.

Creative Movement for Boys (Ages 4-5)

Creative Movement for Boys is open to children who have turned 4 or 5, respectively, by September 1, 2020.

Creative Movement for Boys is an imaginative curriculum that reflects their unique energy and interests. Themes include dinosaurs, jungle and ocean animals, outer space, robots, and much more. Students gain body awareness and confidence, while naturally being motivated to learn – individually and within the group. Acquiring new movement concepts and dance skills, they enjoy crafting their own dances and sharing with others, beginning the inquiry process of observing and reflecting. Creative Movement for Boys is a wonderful opportunity to connect, explore, and make new friends.

At the end of the school year, Creative Movement students participate in in-studio Spring Presentations.

Until such time as it is safe to gather together, the Young Children’s Division will be hosting classes virtually or outdoors.

Creative Ballet (Age 5)

Creative Ballet is open to children who have turned 5 by September 1, 2020.

Creative Ballet is a perfect balance of ballet basic’s 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 more structured world of Pre-Ballet.

At the end of the school year, Creative Ballet students participate in in-studio Spring Presentations.

Saturday

BA LIVE! / Creative Ballet 5 (C)

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Tori Johnson

Class will take place at the Outdoor Pavilion on the Jewish Community Center campus grounds.

Sunday

Creative Ballet 5 (A)

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Casey Cisler

Until such time as it is safe to gather together, the Young Children’s Division will be hosting classes virtually or outdoors.

Until such time as it is safe to gather together, the Young Children’s Division will be hosting classes virtually or outdoors.

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