International Dance Day - Celebrate Diversity!

Experience Dance From Around The World on April 26, 2020! Classes only $10!

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

Every year on April 29 the world celebrates dance. While we dance every day at Ballet Austin, we will celebrate International Dance Day in 2020 on Sunday, April 26.

DANCE UNITES! And we celebrate dance that is deeply rooted in culture, and promotes the opportunity to celebrate diversity through traditional dances from around the world.

Come dance with us on April 26! All classes only $10 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. 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 is to celebrate dance, show the universality of the art form, and cross all political, cultural and ethnic barriers, bringing people together with a common language—dance. 

A variety of classes all afternoon; dances from countries and cultures around the world.  Authentic and fun!

Signing up for a class ahead of time is highly recommended. Payment of $10 is required per class. Many classes fill to capacity before April 26 so check the schedule and come dance!

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

International Dance Day 2020


Date & Time: Sunday, April 26, 2020: 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 on April 26**: $10 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 04/26/20. $5 FIRST CLASS does not apply on International Dance Day. Only the International Dance Day $10 pricing option may be used on 4/26/20.

Classes offered on April 26, 2020

  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm Absolute Beginning Ballet (Intro Level)
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm Bollywood Cardio Dance Fitness 

  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm Hip Hop (Basic Level) 
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm Jazz Contemporary Dance (Intermediate level)
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm American Jazz TAP Dance - Early/mid 1900's America (Basic Level)
  • 2:00 - 3:30 pm Ballet for Adults (Beginning 1) 
  • 2:00 - 3:30 pm Ballet for Adults (Intermediate 1)
  • 2:00 - 3:00 pm POWER DANCE! Cardio Dance Fitness - American Pop Music!
  • 2:15 - 3:15 pm Bollywood Dance - Learn Fun Bollywood Choreography! 
  • 3:00 - 4:00 pm Hip Hop (Intermediate level) 
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm West African Dance & Drums
  • 3:30 - 4:30 pm Hawaiian Dance (Intro level Hula) 
  • 3:45 - 4:30 pm Philippine Folk Dance - the Tinikling! 

Instructors Teaching on International Dance Day

Our classes are authentic and fun!

Max Azaro
Mia Moi
Rohit Ramanchandran
Alexa Capareda
Vivian Kaw
Jean Claude Lessou
Dereke Thompson
Erikka Youngstrom

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 during the Annual Get Fit event and Come Dance event - FREE at the State Garage N directly across 3rd Street to the north of Ballet Austin - enter the white parking garage from San Antonio St between 3rd & 4th.

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.

$3.25 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 $3.25 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 = $3.25 | 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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