International Dance Day - Celebrate Diversity!

Experience Dance From Around The World on April 29, 2018! Classes only $9!

Ballet Austin joins countries across the world to celebrate diversity through dance on one day - International Dance Day - April 29 every year!

DANCE UNITES! And we celebrate dance that is deeply rooted in culture, and promotes the opportunity for the people of Austin to celebrate diversity through traditional dances from around the world; dance that represents both the history and culture of many countries.

Come dance with us on April 29! All classes only $9 each*! 

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. We believe that dance reinforces the idea that there is an essence of unity in all human beings, despite our cultural differences or diversities. That, we celebrate!

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. International Dance Day is celebrated across the world on April 29.

We hope you will join us as we celebrate International Dance Day. A variety of classes all afternoon; fun dances from countries and cultures around the world, and dances that have defined the culture of a country. Signing up for a class ahead of time is highly recommended. Payment of $9 required per class. Many classes fill to capacity before April 29.

Classes on April 29 include:
1:00 - 2:00 pm Ballet FIT Latino! 
1:00 - 2:00 pm Bollywood Dance
1:00 - 2:00 pm Hip Hop (Elementary level) 
1:00 - 2:00 pm Philippine Folk Dance - the Tinikling! - Click here to see a sample of the dance.
2:00 - 2:45 pm Cardio Dance Fitness - American Pop! 
2:00 - 3:00 pm Hip Hop (Intermediate level) 
2:00 - 3:00 pm Spanish Flamenco (Intro level) 
2:15 - 3:15 pm Ballet for Adults (introductory level) 
3:00 - 4:15 pm Videodance™ Britney Spear's SLAVE FOR YOU 
3:15 - 4:15 pm Hawaiian Dance (Intro level Hula) 
3:15 - 4:15 pm Irish Dancing - Intro to Sean-Nos!
3:15 - 4:15 pm West African Dance & Drums

One afternoon to tour the world through dance! Come dance and celebrate diversity. Authentic and fun!

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International Dance Day 2018


Date & Time: Sunday, April 29, 2018: 1:00—4:30pm

Ages: Classes are open to adults and teens ages 13 and older on International Dance Day*. We welcome families on International Dance Day with children ages 8-12 when accompanied by a parent/adult. Children must be signed up for a class as well in order to attend. Ages 13 and older are welcome to participate without a parent.

*Classes on our regular class schedule year round are open to adults and teens ages 15 and older.

Cost**: $9 per class 

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 04/29/18. First Class Free does not apply on International Dance Day. Only the International Dance Day $9 pricing option may be used on 4/29/18.

Instructors Teaching on International Dance DAy

Ballet - Alexa Capareda

Ballet Fit Latino! - Jenny Alperin

Bollywood Dance - Divya Dinakar

Cardio Dance American Pop! - Jenny Alperin

Hawaiian Dance (Hula) - Vivian Kaw

Hip Hop - Amir Hammoudeh

Irish Dance - Emily Furillo

Philippine Folk Dance - Alexa Capareda

Spanish Flamenco - Defne Enc

Cardio Dance Fitness Goes International! - Jenny Alperin

Videodance Britney Spears' SLAVE FOR YOU! - Jenny Alperin

West African Dance - Jean Claude Lessou

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: 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. (Only covers times parked between 8am and 5pm)

    • 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 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.

    • 500 W. 2nd Street Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between 2nd Street & 3rd Street | 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.

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