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DANCE WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS

Learn to dance at Ballet Austin!

Absolute Beginning Hip Hop, Modern, Musical Theater, and Tap Dance are three favorite dance workshops for adults. Workshops are enrollment-based*, usually 6 weeks in length, and are a great place to start if you have little or no experience. Scroll down for start dates.

  • If you have dance experience you may be interested in our dance classes for adults offered weekly at several levels. Just drop in! Start any time and come when you can.

For Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshops for adults CLICK HERE.

Absolute Beginning Tap Dance for Adults (On Site)

A tap workshop designed for adults to learn tap dance from the very beginning.

Fulfill a dream. Learn something new! Make music with your feet!

Tap dance is for any age, and a perfect dance style to learn as an adult. It’s so much fun, and easy to pick up.

It can be a great workout, strengthening the legs and feet, while increasing mobility in the hips, knees, and ankles. It is also extremely beneficial to cognitive functioning. (good for the brain!)

The focus is on learning single tap steps, then incorporating the steps into a series of combinations.

Have a bit of tap experience already? Scroll down for the Beginning 2 workshop or try the Basic Level Tap class offered weekly on our Drop-in Schedule.

Dress Code: Tap shoes recommended but not required to get started. Wear a shoe with a low hard heal. Comfortable clothing.

Instructor: Daniellle Cortier

Dates & Time: Wednesdays, June 30 – July 28: 11:45am to 12:45am (5 weeks) – Danielle Cortier

Cost:  $110 (5 weeks)

Workshops are enrollment-based and registration is required in advance. Workshops 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

Health & Safety Protocols.

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Hip-Hop Workshop

Absolute Beginning Hip Hop for Adults (ON SITE)

It is never too late to learn something new and hip hop is tons of fun for all ages! So come on adults and let’s get moving to pop and hip hop music.

This workshop is designed to introduce adults (and teens age 16 and up) to the Hip Hop culture and dance. The focus is to build a solid foundation to execute popular dance moves.

Hip hop dancing improves energy, lifts mood and lowers stress in ways similar to aerobic exercise. That’s in addition to the fun!

You’ll love it! Super-fun instructor.

THESE FILL QUICKLY & WILL CLOSE WHEN FULL!

Instructor: Dereke’ Thompson

Dates & Times:

  • Mondays, June 21 – August 2: 8:45pm – 9:45pm – Dereke Thompson (6 weeks – no class July 5)

Cost: $130 (6 weeks) – On site at Ballet Austin

Workshops are enrollment-based and registration is required in advance. Workshops 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.

Health & Safety Protocols

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HEELS Dance Workshop (ON SITE)

Think sultry and empowering! So grab your favorite heels and get ready for a good time.

This 4-week workshop will encourage attitude but in a fun and comfortable environment. You will learn how to walk, dance and move in your heels with style, power, and confidence…all while having a blast!

Each week the choreography will progress and you will improve the routine in order to be able to “perform” the choreography for each other at the end of the workshop.

By the end of 4 weeks you will leave with greater power and grace and tons of self-confidence!

Instructor: Sydney Vila

Dates & Times: Wednesdays, July 14 – August 4: 7:30pm to 8:30pm (4 weeks)

Cost: $88 (4 weeks) – On site at Ballet Austin

Workshops are enrollment-based and registration is required in advance. Workshops 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.

Health & Safety Protocols

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Burlesque Jazz/Starlet Dance Workshop (ON SITE)

A playful 4-week workshop to learn choreography and inspired movement from hits like Burlesque, Smash, Chicago, Moulin Rouge, Beyoncé music videos, etc.

The focus is on character development and stylization within the Burlesque realm of dance, but mostly, it’s an opportunity to have fun while dancing to some exciting numbers!

Instructor: Sydney Vila

Dates & Times: Thursdays, July 15 – August 5: 8:30pm to 9:30pm (4 weeks)

Cost: $88 (4 weeks) – On site at Ballet Austin

Workshops are enrollment-based and registration is required in advance. Workshops 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.

Health & Safety Protocols

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FOSSE Dance Workshop! (ON SITE)

A 4-week dance workshop teaching the sleek, sexy dance style of legendary Broadway and film director and choreographer Bob Fosse.

Each week you will learn choreography from one of Fosse’s incredible creations, while also learning fun Fosse facts and background info on the ‘dance of the week’.

Learn how to pay attention to the details and intricacy that makes Fosse…Fosse! Some favorites might include Sweet Charity, Chicago, and Dancin’ to name a few!

Some dance experience recommended.

Instructor: Sydney Vila

Dates & Times: Saturdays, July 17 – August 7: 11:15am to 12:15pm (4 weeks)

Cost: $88 (4 weeks) – On site at Ballet Austin

Workshops are enrollment-based and registration is required in advance. Workshops 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.

Health & Safety Protocols

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Absolute Beginning Modern Dance for Adults

It is never too late to learn anything new, but Modern dance can be especially fun for adults. Modern dance is an expressive and free form style of dance. With technique less restrictive than classical ballet, modern is the perfect jumping-off point for self-expression.

The workshop will introduce modern concepts through exercises and choreography designed to promote proper alignment, strength, flexibility, and coordination.

This workshop is for the absolute beginner adult.

Dress Code: Comfortable clothing allowing for movement and bare feet or ballet shoes.

Instructor: TBD

Dates & Time: Summer schedule TBD

Cost:  $88 (4 weeks)

Workshops are enrollment-based and registration is required in advance. Workshops 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

Health & Safety Protocols.

Enroll Now!

Beginning 2 Tap Dance for Adults (On Site)

A tap workshop designed for adults to learn tap dance from the very beginning.

A 4-week tap workshop designed for adults to continue tap dance at a beginning level.
If you have taken the Absolute Beginning Tap workshop, or have had some previous tap but want a refresher, this is a great option!

Each class will focus on learning and building on tap steps and incorporating the steps into series of combinations.

Have a bit of tap experience already? You might want to try the Basic Level Tap class offered weekly on our Drop-in Schedule.

Dress Code: Tap shoes recommended but not required to get started. Wear a shoe with a low hard heal. Comfortable clothing.

Instructor: TBD

Dates & Time: TBD

Cost:  $88 (4 weeks)

Workshops are enrollment-based and registration is required in advance. Workshops 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

Health & Safety Protocols.

Enroll Now!
Hula Workshop

Absolute Beginning Hawaiian Dance – HULA 101 – not offered at this time

Hawaiian Dance for the absolute beginner to hula. This is a workshop to learn from the beginning. Think Hula 101!

Hula is a beautiful and graceful form of dance from the Hawaiian Islands, combining intricate foot movements along with meaningful gestures of the hands and body to tell stories through movement and music. A great low impact workout as well!

No prior dance experience is necessary for this workshop! In this authentic Hula workshop taught by an instructor from Hawaii, learn all of the hula basics.

Adults and ages 13 and up welcome.

Date & Time: Not being offered at this time. If you have some previous HULA experience we are currently offering a virtual Live Streaming class each week. Find out more here.

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