Dance Workshops for Adults

From 1 hour to 6-weeks - Learn to dance at Ballet Austin!

The Butler Center for Dance & Fitness and the Pilates Center are currently closed. While we are unable to offer our popular dance workshops at this time, please consider trying one of our ON DEMAND classes until we are able to dance in the studio again! Stay active and Be Well!

When we return, dance workshops will be offered in a variety of dance styles from hip hop, tap, modern, Hawaiian, Irish, and more.

Ballet Workshops for adults will be scheduled here when we return!

Can't find a workshop that fits your style or schedule? Check out our drop-in dance classes offered 7 days a week. Our in-studio classes will return as soon as we are able!

While these workshops are for adults, teens ages 15 and older my enroll.

Special Annual Dance Workshops

SUPER BOWL Dance Workshop - Jennifer Lopez and Shakira !

Jennifer Lopez and Shakira rocked the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show. 
 
Now you can learn some of the choreography!

  • JLo's Que Calor and Love Don't Cost a Thing/Mi Gente Remix
  • Shakira's Waka Waka

This 2-night Super Bowl Dance Workshop is for the experienced dancer who wants to learn the choreography and then dance it out with the crowd.

Check out the choreo here

  • JLo's Que Calor and Love Don't Cost a Thing/Mi Gente Remix - found in the video at minute 9:40-10:45
  • Shakira's Waka Waka - found in the video at minute 12:45-13:25

Open to adults and teens ages 14 and up with dance experience.

Instructor: Mia Moi

Date & Time: 

Cost:  

TBD

Holiday Dance Workshop to "All I Want For Christmas Is You!"

Annual Holiday Favorite! Every December!

Holiday Dance Workshop to "All I Want For Christmas Is You!"

Instructor: Jenny Alperin
Date & Time: TBD December 2020
Cost: TBD

More Dance Workshops for Adults

Absolute Beginning Hawaiian Dance - HULA 101

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.

Already have some basic hula? Try one of our weekly Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Hula drop-in classes. See the drop-in class schedule for more details.

Instructor: Vivian Kaw

Date & Time

 

Cost: $110

TBD

Absolute Beginning Hip Hop for Adults

Hip-hop dance is tons of fun for all skill levels! Come learn the basic hip-hop moves and simple hip-hop choreography!

Studies show that hip-hop dancing improves energy, lifts mood and lowers stress in ways similar to aerobic exercise.

This workshop is designed to introduce adults (and teens ages 15 and older) to the hip-hop culture and dance. Each class teaches the fundamentals of various Hip-hop dance movements in a fun, energetic and welcoming class environment. 

THESE FILL QUICKLY & WILL CLOSE WHEN FULL!

Instructors: Dereke' Thompson

Date & Time:  

 

 

 

Cost: $120  (6 weeks)

You may also be interested in our drop-in hip-hop classes offered at several levels. Start any time and come when you can. 

TBD

Absolute Beginning Irish Sean-Nós | Intro to Irish Dancing

Ireland! We love the music and the dance!

Irish Sean-Nós (sha-nose) literally means “old style”, and this beautiful gentle style is danced by individuals to their own steps, and their own rhythm. And everyone can do it!
 
This is an introductory level of Sean-Nós for those with little or no experience in Irish dancing.
 
Sean-Nós Dance is an old style of dancing that is most associated with the west of Ireland. Sean-Nós dance is low to the ground stepping out to the music, similar to tap dance, and the style is more relaxed than modern Irish step dancing, so it is easy to learn.
 
The footwork is great fun to watch, to do, and especially fun to listen to! This 6-week workshop will become a favorite!
 
This workshop will explore the basic footwork and technique, musicality, and improvisation within the old Irish style of dance. 

No experience needed and those with experience are welcome!

Instructor: Emily Furillo

Date & Time:  

Cost: $110.00 

TBD

Irish Sean-Nós Level 3 | Traditional Irish Dancing

Ireland! We love the music and the dance!

Irish Sean-Nós is the traditional dance of Ireland. Go to any pub and you'll find people dancing the Sean-Nós! 

If you completed the Intro to Irish Sean-Nós (level 1 or 2) or have some Irish dancing, flamenco dancing, or tap dancing experience in your past, then this workshop is something you may want to try!

This workshop will focus on musicality and improvisation while being inspired by traditional Irish music.

Get ready to Sean-Nós in your living room, join the fun in a local pub, or show off your skills in Ireland!

Instructor: Emily Furillo

Date & Time:  

Cost: $110.00 

TBD

Beginning 2 Irish Sean-Nós | Continuing Irish Dancing

Continue your Irish dancing with this level 2 workshop of Irish Sean-nós!
 
We'll explore footwork and work on individual dancing styles and rhythm.
If you completed the Intro to Irish Sean-Nós (Beginning 1) and want to build on previous footwork, this workshop if for you!
 
OR...f you have previous Sean-Nós experience from another location this will be a great workshop for you as well.

Get ready to Sean-Nós in your living room or join the fun in a local pub!

Instructor: Emily Furillo

Date & Time:  TBD

Cost: $110.00

TBD

Absolute Beginning Modern Dance for Adults

It is never too late to learn anything new, but Modern dance can be especially fun for adults. This workshop is for the absolute beginner adult.

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.

Instructors: Mia Moi

Date & Time Options:  

Cost: $85.00 

Registration required in advance

TBD

Beginning 2 Tap Dance for Adults

A 5-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. 

Dress Code: Tap shoes recommended. Wear a shoe with a low hard heal. Comfortable clothing.

Instructor: Mia Moi

Date & Time: TBD

Cost:  

Registration required in advance

TBD

Absolute Beginning Tap Dance for Adults

A 4-week tap workshop designed for adults to learn tap dance from the very beginning. This workshop is a favorite and so much fun!

Tap dance is for any age. It’s so much fun, and easy to pick up.

It can be a great workout, strengthening the legs and feet, all while increasing mobility in the hips, knees, and ankles. It is also extremely beneficial to cognitive functioning. You are never too old to learn!

Absolute Beginning Tap focuses on learning single tap steps, then incorporating the steps into series of combinations.

If you’re looking for a fun way to make music, energize your body, and stimulate your brain then try tap dancing!

Have a bit of tap experience already? You might want to try the Basic Level Tap class offered weekly on Saturdays. Start any time and come when you can.

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

Instructor: Mia Moi

Date & Time: TBD

Cost:  $85

Registration required in advance

TBD

Beginning 2 Modern Dance

Beginning 2 Modern Dance is a workshop for adults who wish to continue the work of the Absolute Beginning Modern Workshop, or have had some introduction to basic modern or contemporary dance and are at a beginner level or need a refresher.

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

Instructors: Mia Moi

Date & Time Options: TBD

Cost:

Registration required in advance

TBD

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