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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 beauty & artistry of ballet. Not to forget getting in a great workout! A place where “I’m too old, too big, or too clumsy” are not excuses.

Ballet workshops are enrollment-based*, usually 4 to 6 weeks in length, 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 (strength, mobility, endurance, coordination and alignment) to mental and spiritual benefits (cognitive development, musicality and creativity), and fun!

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

Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop for Adults (on site)

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.

Date & Time options: ​(each option meets one hour weekly)

START DATES: (register early. These workshops fill quickly!)

  • Mondays, October 24 – December 5: 11:30am – 12:30pm – (6 weeks) – Megan Richard – NO class during Thanksgiving week – Nov 21
  • Saturdays, October 29 – December 10: 12:00pm – 1:00pm – (6 weeks) – Megan Richard – NO class during Thanksgiving week – Nov 26
  • Sundays, October 30 – December 18: 1:00pm – 2:00pm – (6 weeks) – Lucy Record – NO class 11/13 or 11/27
  • Sundays, October 30 – December 11: 2:45pm – 3:45pm – (6 weeks) – Megan Richard – NO class 11/27

For assistance with registration, please call (512) 501-8704.

Instructor: Megan Richard, Lucy Record, Danielle Cortier

Cost: $148 for the 6-week workshops.

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 required ahead of time.

Beginning Ballet 2 Workshop for Adults (on site)

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 & Times:

  • Mondays, October 24 – December 5: 12:30pm – 1:30pm (6 weeks) – Megan Richard – Does not meet during Thanksgiving week – Nov 21
  • Sundays, October 30 – December 18: 2:15pm – 3:15pm (6 weeks) – Lucy Record – NO class 11/13 or 11/27

For assistance with registration, please call (512) 501-8704.

Instructor: Megan Richard, Lucy Record

Cost: $148 for a 6-week workshop. $120 for the 5-week workshop.

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

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

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!

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

Dates & Times:​ ​

  • Wednesdays, October 26 – December 7: 5:45pm – 6:45pm – (6 weeks) – Megan Richard – NO class during Thanksgiving Week – Nov. 23
  • Sundays, October 30 – December 18: 3:30pm – 4:30pm – (6 weeks) – Lucy Record – NO class 11/13 or 11/27

For assistance with registration, please call (512) 501-8704.

Instructor: Megan Richard, Lucy Record

Cost: $148 for a six-week workshop.

Workshops are enrollment-based and are non-refundable, non-transferrable, and make-up classes are not available. On-site workshops are held at Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center, 501 W. 3rd St. 78701. Enrollment 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.

Date & Time: Mondays, October 24 – December 5: 8:15pm – 8:45pm (30 minutes for 6 weeks) – Lucy Record – Does not meet during Thanksgiving Week

Instructor: Lucy Record

Cost: $75

Enroll Now into an On-Site Workshop

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.

Date & Time: Mondays, October 24 – December 5: 1:15pm – 1:45pm (30 minutes for 6 weeks) – Lucy Record – Does not meet during Thanksgiving Week

Instructor: Lucy Record

Cost: $75

Enroll Now into an On-Site Workshop

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.

Date & Time: Tuesdays, October 25 – December 6: 8:15pm – 9:15pm (45 minutes for 6 weeks) – Does not meet during Thanksgiving Week

Instructor: Lucy Record

Cost: $132

Enroll Now into an On-Site Workshop

Ballet Summer Intensive Workshop for Adults & Teens

 

Dates & Times: Summer 2023 dates TBD

Instructor: 

Cost: 2023 cost TBD

Dates and Details will be posted early spring 2023
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