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

We are excited to announce that enrollment is open for the Young Children’s Division for the Fall/Spring 2024-2025 School Year.

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, a monthly newsletter to keep you up to date
  • 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 AT THE DELL JCC BENEFITS

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

  • Receive The Sunday Jeté, a monthly newsletter to keep you up to date
  • 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 September 3, 2024 – May 25, 2025

Ballet Austin Academy @ the J

7300 Hart Ln | Austin, TX | 78731

Ballet Austin Academy offers classes at the beautiful Dell Jewish Community Center

Enrolling September 3, 2024 – May 25, 2025

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 September 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 engage with stories, dance games, rhythm, and songs while learning how their bodies can move through space.

YCD classes will be held from September 3, 2024 – May 25, 2025. Classes will take place at our downtown facility.

Wednesday

Dance With Me (1A)

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

LB Flett

Thursday

Dance With Me (1B)

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

V. Alcantar

Saturday

Dance With Me (1C)

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

V. Alcantar

Sunday

Dance With Me (1D)

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

LB Flett

Ballet Austin Academy @ the J classes will be held from September 3, 2024 – May 25, 2025. Classes will take place at the Dell Jewish Community Center.

Monday

Dance With Me (1A)

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

Academy Instructor TBD

Saturday

Dance With Me (1B)

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.

A. Mayhew

Sunday

Dance With Me (1C)

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

J. Stanfill

Next Steps (Age 2)

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

Next Steps is the perfect transition for young children who are becoming more independent. From the comfort of their parents or caregivers arms, students continue to learn in a sensory-rich movement experience with stories, dance games, rhythm and songs. As the year progresses, students are guided towards more 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!

YCD classes will be held from September 3, 2024 – May 25, 2025. Classes will take place at our downtown facility.

Wednesday

Next Steps 2 yrs (2A)

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

LB Flett

Thursday

Next Steps 2 yrs (2B)

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

V. Alcantar

Saturday

Next Steps 2 yrs (2C)

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

V. Alcantar

Sunday

Next Steps 2 yrs (2D)

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

M. Ramirez

Sunday

Next Steps 2 yrs (2E)

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

LB Flett

Ballet Austin Academy @ the J classes will be held from September 3, 2024 –  May 25, 2025. Classes will take place at the Dell Jewish Community Center.

Monday

Next Steps 2 (2A)

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

Academy Instructor TBD

Saturday

Next Steps 2 yrs (2B)

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.

A. Mayhew

Sunday

Next Steps 2 yrs (2C)

10:30 – 11:15 a.m.

J. Stanfill

Creative Dance (Ages 3 & 4)

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

Building on the fundamentals introduced in Dance With Me and Next Steps, Creative Dance is designed to gently introduce 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 dancers are led through a series of movement stories and ballet-based activities that appeal to all. Over the course of each year, activities become more challenging as dancers gain confidence in their coordination and skills.

YCD classes will be held from September 3, 2024 – May 25, 2025. Classes will take place at our downtown facility.

Tuesday

Creative Dance 3 yrs (3A)

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

LB Flett

Wednesday

Creative Dance 3 yrs (3B)

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

V. Alcantar

Saturday

Creative Dance 3 yrs (3C)

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.

M. Ramirez

Saturday

Creative Dance 3 yrs (3D)

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

V. Alcantar

Sunday

Creative Dance 3 yrs (3E)

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

M. Ramirez

Wednesday

Creative Dance 4 yrs (4A)

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.

V. Alcantar

Thursday

Creative Dance 4 yrs (4B)

3:45 – 4:30 p.m.

LB Flett

Saturday

Creative Dance 4 yrs (4C)

10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

M. Ramirez

Sunday

Creative Dance 4 yrs (4D)

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

M. Ramirez

Ballet Austin Academy @ the J classes will be held from October 9, 2023 – May 26, 2024. Classes will take place at the Dell Jewish Community Center.

Monday

Creative Dance 3 yrs (3A)

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

A. Spell

Wednesday

Creative Dance 3 yrs (3B)

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

E. Lofton

Thursday

Creative Dance 3 yrs (3C)

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

A. Spell

Saturday

Creative Dance 3 yrs (3D)

11:00 – 11:45 a.m.

A. Mayhew

Sunday

Creative Dance 3 yrs (3E)

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

J. Stanfill

Monday

Creative Dance 4 yrs (4A)

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

A. Spell

Wednesday

Creative Dance 4 yrs (4B)

3:00 – 3:45 p.m.

E. Lofton

Thursday

Creative Dance 4 yrs (4C)

4:00 – 4:45 p.m.

A. Spell

Saturday

Creative Dance 4 yrs (4D)

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

A. Mayhew

Sunday

Creative Dance 4 yrs (4E)

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.

J. Stanfill

Creative Ballet (Age 5)

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

The perfect balance of ballet basics and creative dance. Creative Ballet students develop their technique, gain body awareness, and refine basic skills while continuing to have imaginative and creative dance experiences. Students are taking a more active role in their own learning, acquiring the tools to collaborate, choreograph and exchange ideas with their peers. Our goal is for students to advance through Creative Ballet ready to step into Pre-Ballet.

YCD classes will be held from September 3, 2024 — May 25, 2025. Classes will take place at our downtown facility.

Tuesday

Creative Ballet 5 yrs (5A)

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

LB Flett

Thursday

Creative Ballet 5 yrs (5B)

4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

LB Flett

Saturday

Creative Ballet 5 yrs (5C)

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

M. Ramirez

Sunday

Creative Ballet 5 yrs (5D)

12:00 – 12:45 p.m.

LB Flett

Ballet Austin Academy @ the J classes will be held from September 3, 2024 — May 25, 2025. Classes will take place at the Dell Jewish Community Center.

Monday

Creative Ballet 5 yrs (5A)

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.

A. Spell

Wednesday

Creative Ballet 5 yrs (5B)

4:45 – 5:30 p.m.

E. Lofton

Saturday

Creative Ballet 5 yrs (5C)

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.

E. Lofton

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTORS

Laura Beth “LB” Flett

Young Children’s Program Manager and Resident Instructor

Venese Alcantar

Instructor

Emily Lofton

Instructor

Angela Mayhew

Instructor

Marissa Ramirez

Instructor

Alison Spell

Instructor

Jadelyn Stanfill

Instructor

Gabrielle Carrasco

Teaching Assistant

Dahee Lee

Teaching Assistant

Siobhan O’Donnell, Academy Registrar

ENROLLMENT

Students should be enrolled based on their age on September 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.

FOR CURRENT DELL JCC MEMBERS

Members of the Dell Jewish Community Center receive a 20% discount on all Ballet Austin classes offered at the Dell JCC. Being a Dell JCC member is not required to enroll.

  • IF you are currently an active Member of the Dell Jewish Community Center, please follow these steps to have the JCC Member ID added to your Ballet Austin MINDBODY account:
  1. Create a Ballet Austin MINDBODY account (online scheduling system) – Create a Ballet Austin MINDBODY account
  2. Please email the Registrar your full name to be verified and receive the JCC membership ID on your Ballet Austin MINDBODY account
  3. Once you are verified as a current JCC member, and the JCC Membership ID is added to your Ballet Austin MINDBODY account, the 20% discount applies automatically when enrolling.

Ballet Austin Academy Downtown

Enrolling, September 3, 2024 – May 25, 2025

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Ballet Austin Academy @ the J

Enrolling, September 3, 2024 – May 25, 2025

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