Come Dance 2017!

Come Dance! Ballet Austin's Annual Free Day of Dance

Make plans to attend Ballet Austin's annual Come Dance!—our gift to the city of Austin! 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 dance classes to find your fit! 

Free dance classes during Come Dance may include:

Afro-Brazilian | Ballet | Bollywood | Cardio Dance | CardioFUNK | Contemporary | Flamenco | Fosse Jazz | Hip Hop | HOUSE | Hula | Irish Dance | Jazz Funk | Lyrical | Modern | Piloxing® | Tap | Videodance™ | Zumba®

The day will also include kid-friendly dance classes for children ages 5–10. Kids classes may include:

Kids Hip Hop | Kids Tap | Zumba® Kids

Sunday, August, 27, 2017

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.
  • First classes begin at 1:00pm and last classes 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!
  • Huge sale on classes to keep you dancing all year!
  • FREE PARKING at the State Garage N direclty across 3rd Street to the north of Ballet Austin

*Classes offered are subject to change. The final schedule will be posted the week of Come Dance! 

This is a FREE event and signing up ahead of time is NOT required but an RSVP is encouraged. 

Schedule from last year's Come Dance 2016 to give you an idea of offerings:

Shiflet Studio will remain open from 12:30–6:00pm for rest and water breaks! 

1:00-1:40pmHip Hop (introductory)Erick YanezAustinVentures StudioTheater
1:00-1:40pmBollywood DancePrakash MohandasArmstrong/Connelly
1:00-1:40pmFosse JazzMadison PinerAdlerLand
1:00-1:40pmZumba Kids® (ages 5-10)Rebekah FowlerStudio D
1:00-1:40pmIntro to FlamencoDefne EncKodosky
1:00-1:40pmZumba®Phil AmadorHerman/Verastique
1:00-1:40pmIntro to Beginning Ballet for AdultsSara PaulMills/Ruiz
2:00-2:40pmHip Hop (intermediate-advanced)Erick YanezAustinVentures StudioTheater
2:00-2:40pmContemporaryHannah BrightwellArmstrong/Connelly
2:00-2:40pmBrazilian SambaRebekah FowlerAdlerLand
2:00-2:40pmTapMadison PinerKodosky
2:00-2:40pmZumba®Phil AmadorHerman/Verastique
2:00-2:40pmIntro to Beginning Ballet for AdultsSara PaulMills/Ruiz
3:00-3:40pmVideodance™ NYSYNC's "Bye Bye Bye"Jenny AlperinAustinVentures StudioTheater
3:00-3:40pmJazz FunkLauren ParraArmstrong/Connelly
3:00-3:40pmContemporaryHannah BrightwellAdlerLand
3:00-3:40pmDisney Song & Dance (ages 5-10)Madison PinerStudio D
3:00-3:40pmIntro to FlamencoDefne EncKodosky
3:00-3:40pmCardioFunk FitnessRamsay WallHerman/Verastique
3:00-3:40pmHula (Hawaiian Dance)Vivian KawMills/Ruiz
4:00-4:40pmAfro-Brazilian DanceRebekah FowlerAustinVentures StudioTheater
4:00-4:40pmHip HopAminya HoustonArmstrong/Connelly
4:00-4:40pmPOP JazzJenny AlperinAdlerLand
4:00-4:40pmKids Hip Hop (ages 5-10)Lauren ParraStudio D
4:00-4:40pmTapMadison PinerKodosky
4:00-4:40pmCardioFunk FitnessRamsay WallHerman/Verastique
4:00-4:40pmHula (Hawaiian Dance)Vivian KawMills/Ruiz
5:00-5:40pmVideodance™ Justin Beiber's "Sorry"Lauren ParraAustinVentures StudioTheater
5:00-5:40pmCardio DanceJenny AlperinArmstrong/Connelly
5:00-5:40pmBollywood DanceDivya DinakarAdlerLand
5:00-5:40pmPiloxing®Erika HolguinHerman/Verastique
5:00-5:40pmJazzAminya HoustonMills/Ruiz

Butler Center for Dance & Fitness Staff and 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: Ongoing building and road construction projects around Ballet Austin's studios may cause temporary changes in traffic patterns, along with changes in access to Ballet Austin's east and west parking areas over the next few weeks. Please note directional traffic signs for the best way to access our on-site parking spaces and drop off or pick up Ballet Austin Academy students as well as Pilates Center and Butler Center for Dance & Fitness clients during the completion of these projects. 

Free Parking Spots

  • There are 23 FREE parking spaces surrounding our building which are accessed on a first-come first-served basis and turn over frequently throughout the day. We ask that you limit your use of these spaces to the time(s) you are in our building in order to ensure that as many people as possible have access to these spaces.
  • Austin City Hall parking garage offers two hours FREE parking weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8am to 5pm. Ballet Austin customers have access to two hours of free parking with validation. Bring your Austin City Hall garage ticket with you for validation at the front desk of the Butler Dance Education Center.
  • Discounted Parking

Disounted Parking Options

  • We've partnered with Hospitality Parking, which operates the Silicon Labs Parking Garages to provide Ballet Austin students and clients with parking spots for only $3 per visit with a pre-paid pass. Three-dollar parking passes for the Silicon Labs Garages are available for sale in our main lobby during normal business hours. Silicon Labs Parking Garage access is Monday through Friday after 4:30 p.m. Three-dollar parking passes do not expire.
    • Silicon Labs 400 Building: Garage entrance is located on San Antonio Street between W. Cesar Chavez and 2nd Streets.
    • Silicon Labs 200 Building: Garage entrance is lcoated on Colorado Street between W. Cesar Chavez and 2nd Streets.

The Northshore Residential Building offers garage parking options seven days a week after 6 p.m. for $5 per vehicle. The Northshore garage entrance is located on Nueces between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets.

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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