Kids Camps

Imagine, Dance, Discover & Play at Ballet Austin!

Children are born with oceans of creativity and love to express themselves through movement. Camps are a great way for kids to explore their innate creativity in a fun environment.

Enrollment is by age. Please select the camp to enroll in below based on your child's age at the start of the camp. For assistance with enrollment call 512.501.8704.

All camps are held at Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center located at 501 West 3rd Street.

Summer Kids Camps (Ages 4–8)

Imagination in Motion Camp — A Wildlife Safari

Bring your imagination and let’s put it in motion! A Wildlife Safari takes kids on a journey through jungles, deserts, and forests as they discover many exciting animals of the wild. Imagine running like giraffes, dancing bears, playful monkeys, lions, lizards, and more! Children will experience the natural world through games, crafts, animal fun, and movement activities. 

While not a dance camp, the camp is interactive and participatory, allowing children to be creative and use thier imagination. Each day the children will bring something home. It may be in their hands, in their heads, or in their hearts. Or maybe all three! 

Camp Director: Jenny Alperin 
Camp Assistant:
Lauren Parra

Dates & Time: ​Monday-Friday, June 5-9, 9:30am to 12:00pm

Cost: $235

Summer Kids Camps (Ages 5–10)

The Broadway Kids Camp — Disney Classics

A fun-filled week discovering the many aspects of musical theatre. Children will learn kid-friendly choreography and favorite songs from well-known Disney Broadway musicals such as:

  • Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah from Song of the South 
  • I’ve Got No Strings– from Pinocchio
  • Why Should I Worry? - from Oliver and Company
  • You’ve Got a Friend in Me- from Toy Storyl
  • Bare Necessities – from The Jungle Book
  • Cruella De Vil - from 101 Dalmatians
  • Friend Like Me – from Aladdin 
  • A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes - from Cinderella 

Each day includes singing, dancing, rehearsals, and fun games, with a performance in the theater on the final day. Each child receives a Broadway Kids Camp t-shirt. 

Children enroll into age groups and learn songs and choreography appropriate for their age. All children come together at the end of the week for one fun musical show in Ballet Austin's AustinVentures StudioTheater!

Camp Director: Jenny Alperin
Camp Assistant: Lauren Parra

Dates & Time: Monday-Friday, June 12-16, 2017, 9:00am to 12:15pm

Cost: $250

Dance Discoveries Camp — Favorite Fairies of the Ballet

Favorite Fairies of the Ballet will feature favorite ballets such as The Sleeping Beauty, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Cinderella, ballets that take place in a world where fairies abound.

Children will learn about the different stories and characters that inhabit many of these favorite ballet classics, and will get a chance to learn some of the ballet steps and other elements that go into creating these magical characters on stage.

Dance Discoveries is designed to give children ages 5-10 the opportunity to explore ballet and related art forms on many levels. 

Through the use of music, story, ballet movement, and the visual arts, children will discover, create, and have fun while preparing for an informal presentation for family and friends on Friday.

Camp Director: Toni Bravo

Dates & Time: Monday-Friday, August 7-11, 2017: 8:30am to 12:00pm

Cost: $225

Dance Discoveries Camp - Peter Pan!

Dance Discoveries Kids Camp brings ballet and art alive!

Peter Pan will feature fun from the favorite ballet including characters Peter Pan, Wendy, and Captain Hook in Neverland.

Children will learn about the story, music and characters of this favorite ballet classic, and will get a chance to learn some of the ballet steps and other elements that go into creating these playful characters on stage.

Dance Discoveries is designed to give children ages 5-10 the opportunity to explore ballet and related art forms on many levels. 

Through the use of music, story, ballet movement, and the visual arts, children will discover, create, and have fun while preparing for an informal presentation for family and friends on Friday

Camp Director: Toni Bravo

Date: Monday-Friday, August 14-18, 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Cost: $225

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.