National Dance Day

Celebrate with Ballet Austin!

Ballet Austin joins the Dizzy Feet Foundation, and choreographers from the popular FOX TV show So You Think You Can Dance (SYTYCD), to celebrate dance and movement.

Make plans to attend Ballet Austin's annual celebration of National Dance Day. This is your chance to dance all day and have fun. Individual classes in a variety of dance styles and levels will be held all day long in addition to the dance routines created just for National Dance Day by SYTYCD choreographers. 

Available classes include:

Afro-Brazilian Dance  |  Cardio Hip Hop  |  Modern Dance  |  Ballet Fit Workout  |  Ballet  |  Zumba® | Yoga & Dance Movement  |  and the featured SYTYCD National Dance Day Choreography

National Dance Day 2016


Date & Time:
Saturday, July 30, 2016, from 9am to 4pm
Featured choreography offered at 1:45pm and 3 pm

Open to adults, teens, and children ages 10 and up
Participants under age 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Classes on National Dance Day will be offered at a $10 donation per class OR a $22 donation will give you access to classes all day. Donations for classes on National Dance Day keep dance accessible to everyone year round.

Classes on National Dance Day 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 July 30, 2016.

Official National Dance Day 2016 Routines

The Dizzy Feet Foundation is proud to present the official 2016 National Dance Day dance routine. Featuring So You Think You Can Dance All-Stars, Marko Germar, Comfort Fedoke, Kathryn McCormick and Robert Roldan, along with Mackenze Ziegler.  Watch as the All-Stars demonstrate this fun, simple routine choreographed to the song "Dance Like Yo Daddy" by Meghan Trainor.

Ballet Austin Instructor Lauren Parra will lead dancers in this routine from 1:45 pm to 2:45pm for the elementary level dancers and will lead dancers at a more advanced pace from 3-4pm. 

Click here, or on the video link in the image to the left, to learn the choreography!

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  |  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.

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