International Dance Day

Experience Dance From Around The World!

Ballet Austin celebrates dance that is deeply rooted in culture, and promotes the opportunity for the people of Austin to be able to identify with their culture through dance.

Dance is a common language that unites us all on some level, and as we explore cultural dances, we discover a commonality between many cultures. The value of dance as a crucial form of cultural expression has been evident for centuries. 

International Dance Day was founded in 1982 by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute and is celebrated worldwide every year on April 29. The goal of International Dance Day is to celebrate dance, to revel in the universality of this art form, to cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers and bring people together with a common language—dance. While International Dance Day is celebrated across the world on April 29, Ballet Austin will be celebrating world dance on Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Join us as we celebrate International Dance Day by offering a variety of classes all afternoon from countries and cultures around the world including:

Afro-Brazilian  |  American Jazz  |  Ballet  |  Bollywood  |  Brazilian Samba  |  Hawaiian Dance  |  Hip Hop  |  Iranian Folk Dance  |  Philippine Itik Itik  |  Latin Salsa  |  West African Dance & Drums  |  Zumba

International Dance Day 2016


Date & Time:
Sunday, May 1, 2016: 1:00—5:00pm

Open to adults, teens, and children ages 10-15 when accompanied by a parent/adult.


  • $8 per class –or– $20 for unlimited day pass

Classes often fill to and will close if they reach capacity. Signing up ahead of time is strongly encouraged. 

*Regular class purchases/packages/series do not apply on 05/01/16.

Butler Center for Dance & Fitness Staff and Faculty

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 8a–5p. Ballet Austin customers have access to two hours of FREE parking with VALIDATION*. VALIDATED parking is available between 8a–5p, 7 days a week in the garage below Austin City Hall.
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

Butler Dance Education Center  |  501 West 3rd Street  |  Austin, Texas 78701

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.

We've also partnered with Hospitality Parking, which operates the Silicon Labs Parking Garage located at 400 W. Cesar Chavez, to provide Ballet Austin students and clients with parking spots for only $3 per visit with a pre-paid pass. $3 parking passes for the Silicon Labs Garage are available for sale in our main lobby during normal business hours. Silicon Labs Parking Garage access is Monday through Friday from 4:30pm–8:45pm. $3 parking passes do not expire.

Take a look at the additional parking options available below. Meter's also reside around the building (allow for 3 hours of parking at the rate of $1.00 per hour via credit/debit cards or coins).

Bikes and Buses

  • Bike racks are located directly outside the building at the corners of 3rd & San Antonio St and 3rd & Nueces St.
  • 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.

Parking Validation

  • Bring your Austin City Hall parking garage ticket with you for validation at the front desk of the Butler Dance Education Center.

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