Come Dance 2018 - August 26, 2018

We celebrate dance every day. But one day each year we make dance FREE just for you!

Make plans to attend Ballet Austin's Annual Come Dance! Celebration—our gift of dance to the city of Austin! It's absolutely FREE!

Whether you have danced before, or have never danced a step in your life, Come Dance is designed for all dance levels and is your opportunity to sample a variety of our dance classes to find your fit! 

Free dance classes during Come Dance may include:

Ballet | Bollywood | Cardio Dance | CardioFUNK | Contemporary | Flamenco | Hip Hop | HOUSE | Hula | Jazz Funk | Lyrical | Modern | Street Funk | Videodance™ | ViralVideodance™  | West African Dance & Drums | Zumba

Sunday, August 26, 2018

1:00pm to 5:45pm

Several classes will be offered during each time slot so there is always a place to dance or different style to try! All classes on the schedule during the day are first-come first-served and are FREE! Dance in as many classes as you'd like all afternoon! 

  • Doors open at 12:30pm
  • Classes* start at the top of every hour beginning at 1:00pm
  • Classes are 40 minutes long with a 20 minute passing period between classes.
  • Last classes of the day begin at 5:00pm.
  • Several choices each hour. *Some classes may fill to capacity but plenty of options during each time slot.
  • Drawings for Great Prizes such as Dance & Fitness Classes, tickets to Ballet Austin performances, and more!
  • 15% OFF classes and workshops begins at come dance. Sale will be offered 8/26-8/30 on classes and workshops to keep you dancing all year! Use promo code comedance2 during those dates.
  • FREE PARKING at the State Garage N direclty across 3rd Street to the north of Ballet Austin. Enter the garage all day at NO COST until 4:30pm.

*Classes offered are subject to change.

This is a FREE event and signing up ahead of time is NOT required but an RSVP is encouraged and will help us to plan. 


We welcome families at Come Dance!

Classes are geared towards and open to adults and teens ages 14 and older. We welcome families with younger children when accompanied by a parent/adult.

Schedule of Come Dance 2018

Printable schedule of classes offered at COME DANCE will be available in August.

Come Dance with our amazing instructors!

Be sure to visit our prize wheel room for an opportunity to win great prizes!

SAMPLE SCHEDULE BELOW IS FROM COME DANCE 2017. 2018 schedule will be posted in early August:

1:00-1:40pmVideodance™ Britney Spears' SLAVE FOR YOUJenny AlperinAustinVentures StudioTheater
1:00-1:40pmBollywood DanceDivya DinakarArmstrong/Connelly
1:00-1:40pmIntro to Absolute Beginning Hip HopLauren ParraAdlerLand
1:00-1:40pmStreet Funk/Hip HopBra' Kehri FrazierHerman/Verastique
1:00-1:40pmIntro to Beginning Ballet for AdultsAlexa CaparedaMills/Ruiz
1:00-1:40pmStreet Funk/Hip HopBra' Kehri FrazierHerman/Verastique
2:00-2:40pmHip HopLauren ParraAustinVentures StudioTheater
2:00-2:40pmJazz ContemporaryHannah BrightwellArmstrong/Connelly
2:00-2:40pmPOP JazzJenny AlperinAdlerLand
2:00-2:40pmFlamencoDefne EncKodosky
2:00-2:40pmZumbaPhil AmadorHerman/Verastique
2:00-2:40pmIntro to Beginning Ballet for AdultsAlexa CaparedaMills/Ruiz
3:00-3:40pmCardio Hip HopLauren ParraAustinVentures StudioTheater
3:00-3:40pmCardioFUNK FitnessRamsay WallArmstrong/Connelly
3:00-3:40pmHOUSE DanceBra'Kehri FrazierAdlerLand
3:00-3:40pmZumbaPhil AmadorHerman/Verastique
3:00-3:40pmContemporary FloorAlex MillerMills/Ruiz
4:00-4:40pmWest African Dance & DrummersJean Claude LessouAustinVentures StudioTheater
4:00-4:40pmCardio DanceJenny AlperinArmstrong/Connelly
4:00-4:40pmHOUSE DanceBra'Kehri FrazierAdlerLand
4:00-4:40pmJazz FunkLauren ParraHerman/Verastique
4:00-4:40pmContemporary ModernAlex MillerKodosky
4:00-4:40pmHula (Hawaiian Dance)Vivian KawMills/Ruiz
5:00-540pmViralVideodance™ Shape Of You by Ed Sheeran| Kyle Hanagami ChoreoLauren ParraAustinVentures StudioTheater
5:00-540pmContemporary ModernAlex MillerArmstrong/Connelly
5:00-540pmCardioFUNK FitnessRamsay WallAdlerLand
5:00-540pmHula (Hawaiian Dance)Vivian KawMills/Ruiz

Dance & Fitness Instructors

Parking Information

Ballet Austin 501 West 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701 The Butler Dance Education Center encompasses the AustinVentures StudioTheater, the Ballet Austin Academy, the Butler Center for Dance & Fitness, and the Pilates Center
Austin City Hall 301 West Second Street, Austin TX 78701 2 hours free parking weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am–5pm with Validation. Entrance located on Guadalupe St.
AMLI Downtown Garage 201 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701 Entrance on Lavaca St b/w 2nd & 3rd St
AMLI on 2ND Garage 421 West 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701 Entrance on San Antonio St b/w 2nd & 3rd St
Silicon Labs Garages 400 West Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701 USA Open to the public after 3:00pm every day, entrance on San Antonio St b/w 2nd & 3rd St and Colorado b/w Cesar Chavez & 2nd St
State of Texas Garage N 300 San Antonio Street, Austin TX 78701
State of Texas Garage L 333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701 aka William P. Hobby Building
Surface Parking Lot San Antonio Street in between 3rd & 4th Streets
Austin, TX
Austin, TX

Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center and AustinVentures StudioTheater
501 West 3rd Street  |  Austin, Texas 78701

Parking Guidance: Downtown Austin is constantly evolving, and Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center, featuring the AustinVentures StudioTheater, is surrounded by exciting new development projects. Check out these convenient parking options near Ballet Austin!

FREE PARKING - Available at two (2) locations

  • BALLET AUSTIN SURFACE LOT: Entrances located via alley coming northbound and southbound on San Antonio between 2nd and 3rd Streets or southbound on Nueces between 2nd & 3rd Streets | Available 24 hours, daily | 23 spaces available for FREE on first-come, first-served basis.

  • CITY HALL: Entrance located on Guadalupe between W. Cesar Chavez and 2nd Streets | Available every day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Cost = First 2 hours FREE with validated parking ticket.

    • Bring your Austin City Hall garage ticket with you for validation at the front desk of the Butler Dance Education Center.    
      NOTE: Austin City Council meetings on Thursday may affect available parking in this garage.

$3 DOLLAR PARKING - Available at two (2) locations

  • SILICON LABS: You can purchase $3 parking vouchers for the Silicon Labs parking garages (Building 400 and Building 200) at Ballet Austin's reception desk, and both garages are offering discounted parking weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT.  Silicon Labs parking vouchers do not expire.

    • Silicon Labs 400 Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance at Ballet Austin.

    • Silicon Labs 200 Building* | Garage entrance located on Colorado between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance at Ballet Austin.

      *Back-up garage if Silicon Labs 400 garage is full.

  • 500 W. 2ND STREET (Google Building): You can park in the NEW garage at 500 W. 2nd Street and then purchase $3 parking vouchers at Ballet Austin's reception desk to cover your charges. Parking in this location is available to Ballet Austin customers weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT and all day on weekends. Each $3 voucher is good for TWO (2) HOURS, so purchase as many vouchers as you need to cover your time at this location.

    • 500 W. 2nd Street Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT and all day weekends | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance or after parking at Ballet Austin.

Meters also reside around the building (allow for three hours of parking at the rate of $1 per hour via credit/debit cards or coins). Click on the additional parking options available below.

NOTE:  Special events and festivals held in downtown Austin may periodically affect parking rates in the garages near Ballet Austin, while access to metered parking may be affected by ongoing construction projects near the Butler Dance Education Center.

Bikes and Buses

  • Bike racks are located directly outside the building at the corners of 3rd & San Antonio Streets and 3rd & Nueces Streets.
  • Various Capital Metro bus routes stop conveniently around Ballet Austin. The nearest stop is located at 2nd & San Antonio St.

Handicapped Spaces

  • These spaces require a proper permit. Violators will be ticketed at the owners expense.

Drop-in Classes

Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness offers more than 70 Drop-in classes 7 days a week.

Adult Dance & Fitness Workshops

Workshops are designed to introduce you to principles and methods of a particular workout, in 4 or 6 weeks.

Family Dance & Fitness Workshops

Bring your family together with dance and discover family fun through music and movement!

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