Ballet Austin believes the arts and arts education are essential for the intellectual and social development of all human beings. We are committed to offering educators resources and opportunities to provide young people with arts experiences, specifically in dance.
Research demonstrates that students benefit socially and academically from sustained involvement in the arts. Students in arts-rich environments have higher concepts of their academic ability, are achieving at higher rates on standardized test scores, and are more engaged in schools.
You can learn more about the programs we offer for school in the sections below. In addition to the programs listed, we are able to create custom experiences for your students.
Pre-K4 through 2nd Grade
EduMoves™ is a kinesthetic learning program that engages students directly on their school campuses. Ballet Austin teaching artists lead weekly movement lessons to help students master high priority TEKS and guidelines. The curriculum is designed to provide an effective and engaging approach to teaching curricular concepts that classroom educators have identified as especially challenging for students.
Pre-K4 through 5th Grade
EduMoves ™ VIRTUAL is Ballet Austin’s online on-demand program which prioritizes students’ well-being and physical activity. This weekly series of three 5-20 minute video lessons features activities grounded in mindfulness, multiple genres of dance, and themed yoga flows. EduMoves ™ VIRTUAL is designed to be as flexible as possible for both the campus and home environments.
Master Classes for Schools
Book a dance or fitness class for your students with one of Ballet Austin’s professional Butler Dance Education Center instructors. Classes are available at all levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced) in a variety of techniques including ballet, contemporary, modern, jazz, hip hop, Broadway, tap, hula, ballet barre & core, floor barre, Pilates-based mat classes, and more. Scheduling is based on instructor and studio availability.
- middle school, high school, and college-aged dance students
- Virtual | hosted via your school’s digital platform
- Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center | 501 West 3rd Street | Austin, Texas 78701 – paused until Spring 2022
- At your school’s campus – additional travel fees may apply
Length of Program:
- Dance Classes run 1 to 1.5 hours
- Fitness classes run 45 minutes to 1 hour
- $175 per hour for each group
- Groups are limited to 25 people per class
Studio Rehearsal Viewings
Requests for rehearsal viewings are currently paused. Please sign up for updates.
Gain an insider’s perspective into the dance-making process by observing professional dancers in rehearsal. During this program, students will see the process up close, learn more about the creative process of bringing a ballet to the stage, and have their questions answered by our Community Education staff.
- students of all ages
- Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center | 501 West 3rd Street | Austin, Texas 78701
Length of Program:
- 45 minutes to one hour
- $5 per person, $100 minimum