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Ballet Workshops for Adults

It’s never too late to learn something new!

Take a moment to imagine: a studio of adult students, all beginners, learning something new, fulfilling dreams, escaping life’s concerns for a bit, and experiencing the artistry of ballet. Not to forget getting in a great workout!

Ballet workshops are enrollment-based*, and are a great place to start if you have little or no ballet experience. Beyond the fun of learning ballet where Ballet Austin professional dancers train, the benefits of taking ballet range from physical benefits to mental and spiritual benefits, and fun! Scroll down for workshop options at Ballet Austin’s downtown location. Click here for our Dell JCC location.

  • If you have ballet training you may also be interested in our Ballet Classes for adults. Just drop in! Start any time and come when you can.

Now Enrolling for the Adult Ballet Intensive 2024!

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Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop for Adults at Ballet Austin

This workshop is one of the most popular we offer. And yes, we start at the absolute beginning. 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.

START DATES at our DOWNTOWN Location ​(each option meets one hour weekly)

  • Mondays, March 4 – April 8: 11:30am – 12:30pm – (6 weeks) – Megan Richard
  • Wednesdays, March 6 – April 10: 11:30am – 12:30pm – (6 weeks) – Megan Richard
  • Saturdays, March 9 – April 20: 12:00pm – 1:00pm – (6 weeks) – Megan Richard (does not meet 3/30)
  • Sundays, March 10 – April 21: 1:00pm – 2:00pm – (6 weeks) – Lucy Record – (does not meet 3/31)
  • Sundays, March 10 – April 21: 2:45pm – 3:45pm – (6 weeks) – Megan Richard – (does not meet 3/31)

For Absolute Beginning Ballet for Adults at our Dell JCC location CLICK HERE.

Instructor: Megan Richard, Lucy Record

Cost*: $156 for the 6-week fall workshops. For assistance with registration, please call (512) 501-8704.

*NOTE: Workshops are enrollment-based and are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and make-up classes are not available. Workshops are held at Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center, 501 W. 3rd St. 78701. Enrollment is required ahead of time. What to wear: Tights and a leotard for women. A T-shirt and/or shorts over your leotard are just fine if you feel more comfortable. Men may wear shorts or warm-ups and t-shirt. Ballet technique shoes required; canvas is recommended but leather is fine. Any dancewear store will carry shoes and dancewear but we do recommend Movin’ Easy at 7756 Northcross Drive.

Beginning Ballet 2 Workshop for Adults at Ballet Austin

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 and want a 4-week or 6-week refresher. This workshop will further prepare the adult beginner for beginning level drop-in ballet classes, or for the Beginning Ballet 3 Workshop (when offered). The Beginning Ballet 2 workshop will add more complex combinations and vocabulary and will develop confidence, coordination, strength, flexibility, and body awareness.​​

DATES at our DOWNTOWN Location: (each option meets one hour weekly)

  • Mondays, March 4 – April 8: 12:30pm – 1:30pm (6 weeks) – Megan Richard
  • Wednesdays, March 6 – April 10: 5:45pm – 6:45pm (6 weeks) – Megan Richard
  • Sundays, March 10 – April 21: 2:15pm – 3:15pm (6 weeks) – Lucy Record – (Does not meet 3/31)

Instructor: Megan Richard, Lucy Record

Cost*: $156 for the 6-week fall workshops. For assistance with registration, please call (512) 501-8704.

*NOTE: Workshops are enrollment-based and are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and make-up classes are not available. Workshops are held at Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center, 501 W. 3rd St. 78701. Enrollment is required ahead of time.

Already have experience? We offer drop-in ballet classes at several levels.

Beginning Ballet 3 Workshop for Adults at Ballet Austin

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!

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

DATES:

  • Wednesdays, March 6 – April 10: 12:30pm – 1:30pm – (6 weeks) – Megan Richard
  • Sundays, March 10 – April 21: 3:30pm – 4:30pm – (6 weeks) – Lucy Record – (Does not meet 3/31)

Instructor: Lucy Record, Megan Richard

Cost*: $156 for the 6-week fall workshop. For assistance with registration, please call (512) 501-8704.

*NOTE: Workshops are enrollment-based and are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and make-up classes are not available. Workshops are held at Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center, 501 W. 3rd St. 78701. Enrollment is required ahead of time.

Beginning Ballet POINTE 1 Workshop

The Beginning Ballet Pointe Workshop 1 is for Adults with little or no pointe training who want to give point a try – (must be 17 or older with ballet experience and currently taking ballet at an intermediate level)*

This 6-week workshop meets for only 30 minutes weekly and is designed for adults to put on pointe shoes for the first time, or for the first time in a long 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 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. This workshop is not for beginners to ballet. The ability to participate is always under the discretion of the instructor.

Date & Time: Mondays, March 4 – April 8: 8:30pm – 9:00pm – (6 weeks) – Lucy Record

Instructor: Lucy Record

Cost: $78 – 6 weeks

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

Beginning Ballet POINTE 2 Workshop

The Beginning Ballet Pointe Workshop 1 is for Adults with some pointe training who want to continue their pointe work – (must be 17 or older with ballet experience and currently taking ballet classes)*

This 6-week workshop meets for only 30 minutes weekly and is designed for adults to put on pointe shoes for the first time, or for the first time in a long 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 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. This workshop is not for beginners to ballet. The ability to participate is always under the discretion of the instructor.

DATES: Mondays, March 4 – April 8: 1:15pm – 1:45pm – (6 weeks) – Lucy Record

Instructor: Lucy Record

Cost: $78 for 6 weeks

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

Continuing Pointe for Adults with Previous Pointe Experience

This is a great workshop for adults looking to participate in an hour-long pointe workshop who would like to continue and progress in their pointe work.
Must be 18 or older with previous ballet technique experience and some introduction to pointe work.

Students should have pointe shoes but are also welcome to take the workshop as a pre-pointe workshop in technique shoes.

Must be experienced en pointe to enroll. Please take regular ballet classes to ensure support for being en pointe.

*For the safety of the students, we require previous and current ballet class attendance to ensure strong ankles and feet.

DATES: Tuesdays, March 5 – March 26: 12:15pm – 1:15pm – (4 weeks)

Instructor: Selena Offenberg

Cost: $105 for 4 weeks

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Ballet POINTE Level 3 – Intermediate to advanced level dancer

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

Must be 16 or older with previous ballet technique experience (at the intermediate level ballet) and some pointe work. 45 minute classes.

It is recommended that participants take the Intermediate Level drop-in ballet class scheduled right before this workshop start time. Taking regular ballet classes is strongly encouraged.

DATES: Tuesdays, March 5 – April 9: 8:15pm – 9:00pm – (6 weeks) – Lucy Record

Instructor: Lucy Record

Cost: $132 – 6 weeks

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Ballet Beginner ALLEGROS Workshop

A 3-week workshop spending time on Petit Allegro, Moderate Allegro, and Grand Allegro.

This workshop is intended for the post-workshop Beginning 1 & 2 level dancers 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 1:15pm Beginning drop-in ballet class scheduled right before this workshop to be warm and prepared for class.

DATES: Saturdays, April 20 – May 4: 2:45pm – 3:45pm (3 weeks)

Instructor: Lucy Record

Cost: $78

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Adult Ballet Intensive & SHOWCASE

Learn excerpts of Ballet “The Sleeping Beauty” Prologue!

 

The Ballet Austin 2024 Adult Ballet Intensive will focus on the Ballet “The Sleeping Beauty” Prologue – Fairies Entrance, Variations and Coda. (Ballet Austin will be performing The Sleeping Beauty on stage at the Long Center May 10-12!)

A Ballet Intensive for Adults (teenagers with ballet experience are also welcome)
The Intensive is designed specifically for adults and teens with a passion for ballet and a love for dance*.

Dates & Times: M-Th, May 20-23: 10am to 3:00pm

Monday 05/20

  • 10:00 – 11:30 – Ballet Technique
  • 11:30 – 12:15 – Pointe / Pre-Pointe & Ankle Strengthening
  • 12:15 – 12:45 – Lunch (bring a lunch)
  • 12:45 – 3:00 – Rehearsal

Tuesday 05/21

  • 10:00 – 11:00 – Floor Barre
  • 11:15 – 12:30 – Ballet Technique
  • 12:30 – 1:00 – Lunch (bring a lunch)
  • 1:00 – 3:00 – Rehearsal

Wednesday:

  • 10:00 – 11:30 – Ballet Technique
  • 11:30 – 11:45 – Stretch
  • 11:45 – 12:15 – Lunch (bring a lunch)
  • 12:15 – 1:30 – Rehearsal
  • 1:30 – 1:45 – Break
  • 1:45 – 3:00 Rehearsal

Thursday:

  • 10:00 – 11:15 – Ballet Technique
  • 11:15 – 11:45 – Lunch (bring a lunch)
  • 11:45 -2:00 – Rehearsal
  • 2:30 – 3:00 – Showcase (invite your friends and family to see what you have learned)

 

*The Intensive is open to all identities and genders and to those who regularly take the Beginning level 1 drop-in ballet through Intermediate levels at Ballet Austin’s Butler Center for Dance & Fitness, and those who have regular training at another studio or Ballet Austin Academy. (It is not recommended for those who have only completed levels of the beginning workshops at Ballet Austin and those with little or no training)

Instructor: Selena Offenberg

Cost: $255

ENROLL NOW to get a spot!
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