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Ballet Workshops for Adults

Ballet workshops at several levels

Ballet workshops teach the fundamentals of ballet to adults. It’s never too late to learn something new, revisit a childhood past-time, or fulfill a dream!

Ballet workshops are enrollment-based* and are offered during a set period of time. Beyond the fun of learning ballet where professional dancers train, the benefits of ballet include: Upper-body strength, core strength, improved flexibility, balance, and better posture.

If you have had previous ballet training you may be interested in our Drop-in Ballet classes for adults of all levels offered 7 days a week. Start any time and come when you can.

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*All workshops require enrollment ahead of time and are non-refundable after enrollment.

Workshops are held at Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center, 501 W. 3rd St. 78701

Adult Ballet Intensive

Summer Adult Ballet Intensive

A four-day summer ballet intensive for adults!

This is for all ballet lovers and is open to adults (Beginning 2 level through Advanced) and teens ages 14 and older at the Intermediate to Advanced levels. Spend four days perfecting ballet technique through Progressing Ballet Technique classes, Ballet classes with live accompaniment, and learn ballet corps choreography from a well-known ballet.

The intensive workshop culminates in a complimentary performance for family and friends.

Included classes are listed below:

  • Progressing Ballet Technique
  • Ballet Technique Class
  • Corps de Ballet Choreography
  • Informal in-studio performance

Date & Time Options: 

Rescheduled Dates TBD – We hope to reschedule for the end of Summer 2020
(Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday sessions)

Instructors: Taylor Williams, Selena Offenberg, Terri Lynn Wright

Cost: $275 for a four-day intensive

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Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop for Adults

It’s never too late for adults to learn ballet. This workshop is one of the most popular we offer. And yes, we start at the absolute beginning.

(While this workshop is for adults, we also welcome teens ages 15 and older who want to learn ballet!)

Designed for those who have never had a ballet class, this workshop teaches ballet from the very beginning. At the end of the session, you will have learned some of the fundamental positions, vocabulary, and basic principles of ballet.

Adult ballet classes also offer a fun way to tone and tighten your body and work on strengthening your core, balance, and posture while learning ballet technique.

Dress Code:
Tights and a leotard for women.  A T-Shirt and/or shorts over your leotard are appropriate if you feel more comfortable–wear something that allows you to move freely. Men may wear shorts or warm-ups and a T-shirt. Ballet technique shoes required; canvas is recommended but leather is fine.

Date & Time options: 

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Instructors:

Megan Richard
Lucy Record

Cost: $125 for a six-week workshop

Beginning Ballet 2 Workshop for Adults

Beginning Ballet 2 is for adults who wish to continue the work of the Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop, or have had an introduction to basic ballet.

This workshop will further prepare the adult beginner for Beginning Ballet drop-in classes, or for the Beginning Ballet 3 Workshop. The Beginning Ballet 2 workshop will add more complex combinations and center floor work and will develop confidence, coordination, strength, flexibility, and body awareness.

Adult ballet classes offer a fun way to tone and tighten your body while learning ballet technique.

Dress Code: Tights and a leotard. A T-shirt and/or shorts over your leotard are appropriate if you feel more comfortable–wear something that allows you to move freely. Ballet technique shoes required; canvas is recommended but leather is fine.

Date & Time options:​ ​

Check back for future dates.

Instructors: 
Lucy Record

Cost: $125 for a six-week workshop

Beginning Ballet 3 Workshop for Adults

Beginning Ballet 3 is for adults who wish to continue the work of the Beginning 2 Ballet Workshop, have had an introduction to basic ballet, or want a refresher before trying a drop-in beginning level class.

This workshop will further prepare the adult beginner for Beginning Ballet drop-in classes and will add more complex combinations and center work. Develop confidence, coordination, strength, flexibility, and body awareness. And enjoy a great workout!

Adult ballet classes offer a fun way to tone and tighten your body while learning ballet technique.

Dress Code: Tights and a leotard. A T-shirt and/or shorts over your leotard are appropriate if you feel more comfortable–wear something that allows you to move freely. Ballet technique shoes required; canvas is recommended but leather is fine.

You may also be interested in our drop-in ballet classes for adults. Start any time and come when you can.

Date & Time: 

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Instructors: Lucy Record

Cost: $125 for a six-week workshop

Continuing POINTE Workshop for Adults

This is a great workshop for adults continuing basic pointe work.  The focus will be continuing and progressing pointe work at a basic level (but not for the absolute beginner).

Must be 16 or older with previous ballet technique experience and some pointe work.

Classes will take the students through fundamental pointe work and exercises. Bring your pointe shoes with ribbons already sewn to the first class.

Participants are required to have ballet technique experience to take this workshop, and for the safety of the students, it is highly recommended that they take one to two ballet technique classes a week leading up to and during enrollment in the pointe workshop.

This is a six-week workshop.

Date & Time:

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Instructor: Selena Offenberg

Cost:  $125

Absolute Beginning Ballet POINTE Workshop for Adults

The Absolute Beginning Ballet Pointe Workshop is for Adults – (must be 17 or older with some previous ballet experience)*

This 6-week workshop meets for only 30 minutes weekly and is designed for adults to put on pointe shoes for the first time, starting at the absolute beginning. Students should have pointe shoes but are also welcome to take the workshop as a pre-pointe workshop in ballet technique shoes.

The 30-minute class will take place at the barre for safe and effective learning.

*For the safety of the students, we require previous and current ballet class attendance to ensure strong ankles and feet. Please call 512-501-8704 if you have questions about the prerequisite.

We recommend Movin’ Easy Dance Store for purchasing shoes.

Date & Time:

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Instructor: Lucy Record

Cost: $65 for a six-week workshop/30-minute classes

Ballet POINTE 2 Workshop for the Intermediate Adult Dancer

This is a great workshop for adults at an intermediate level of ballet with some pointe work training who would like to continue and progress in their pointe work.

Must be 16 or older with previous ballet technique experience (Intermediate level ballet) and some pointe work.

Classes will take the students through fundamental pointe work and exercises.

2 options: 6 weeks of 30 minute classes on Monday nights or 3 weeks of 45 minutes on Sundays.

Bring your pointe shoes with ribbons already sewn to the first class.

Participants are required to have ballet technique experience to take this workshop, and for the safety of the students, it is highly recommended that they take one to two ballet technique classes a week leading up to and during enrollment in the pointe workshop.

Date & Time:

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Instructor: Lucy Record, Alexa Capareda

Cost: $65 for six weeks/30-minute classes | $55 for 3 weeks/45-minute classes

Ballet ALLEGROS (Petit, Moderate, & Grand) Workshop

A six-week workshop spending two weeks each on Petit Allegro, Moderate Allegro, and Grand Allegro

This workshop is intended for the Intermediate level dancer who wants to focus on the three allegros, understanding the differences and improving their steps.

When taking a drop-in ballet class, there is not always the luxury of time and individualized attention to focus on ballet fundamentals—from the quick mechanics of petit allegro to the dynamic power of traveling grand allegro combinations. That’s what this workshop will do!

It is recommended that participants take the Intermediate Level drop-in ballet class scheduled right before this workshop

Date & Time:

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Instructor: Lucy Record

Cost: $65 for six weeks/30-minute classes

Ballet Turns Workshop

Ballet Turns & Pirouettes Workshop

A six-week (30 minutes each week) workshop working on improving turns and pirouettes.

This workshop is intended for the Intermediate level dancer who wants to focus on turning correctly.

When taking a drop-in ballet class, there is not always the luxury of time and individualized attention to focus on ballet fundamentals and specifically those turns!

It is recommended that participants take the Intermediate Level drop-in ballet class scheduled right before this workshop

Date & Time:

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Instructor: Lucy Record

Cost: $65 for a six-week/30-minute class

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