Kids Camps

Imagine, Dance, Discover & Create at Ballet Austin!

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

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.

Interested in a camp for preteens and teens? Click here to find out more.

Summer Kids Camps (Ages 5–10)

Dance Discoveries Camp — Favorite Fairies of the Ballet

Dance Discoveries Kids Camp brings ballet and art alive!

Favorite Fairies of the Ballet will feature favorite classical 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 story ballets and the characters that inhabit many of these favorite ballet classics.  Children will also 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 (arts and crafts), 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: TBD

Cost: TBD

TBD

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 (arts and crafts), children will discover, create, and have fun while preparing for an informal presentation for family and friends on Friday.

Camp Director: Toni Bravo

Date: TBD

Cost: TBD

TBD

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: Downtown Austin is constantly evolving, and Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center, featuring the AustinVentures StudioTheater, is surrounded by exciting new development projects. Check out these convenient parking options near Ballet Austin!

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.

    • 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 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 NEW 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 voucher is good for TWO (2) HOURS, so purchase as many vouchers as you need to cover your time at this location.

    • 500 W. 2nd Street Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT and all day weekends | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance or after parking at Ballet Austin.

FREE Parking for COME DANCE and GET FIT

  • During Ballet Austin's annual FREE Day of Dance in August and FREE Day of Fitness in January, the State Garage N will be open for FREE to event-goers. The Garage is located directly across the street to the north of 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.