Dance Workshops & Camps for Kids & Teens

Dance has many benefits for children. They are naturally creative, musical and artistic. Dance provides physical, psychological, and social benefits. Through dance, children develop spatial awareness, work on coordination, and learn to share space with others. It is also fun! And fun is important for kids of all ages.

While dance camps and many dance workshops are offered during the summer, see upcoming dance workshops offered during the school year, and enroll today!

SUMMER TIME DANCE:

Watch for Summer Dance Camp information to be posted early spring.

Drop-in dance & fitness classes are open to adults & teens ages 15 and older year round. During summer months we drop the age to 13 giving teens the opportunity to spend their summer dancing! Drop in to one of our 70+ dance & fitness classes offered 7 days a week. Ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, conditioning classes, and more! Great opportunities for high school dance students to keep dancing all summer long, or anyone who wants to dance the days away! During the summer months we open classes to ages 13 and older.

Pilates Reformer Workout for ages 11-16 offers one of the best workouts around for dancers and non-dancers, athletes, and anyone wanting to strenghten and tone. Scroll down to find out more about our Pilates Group Reformer opptions for pre-teens and teens. Pilates is a great workout to try during the summer!

Dance Camps and Workshops

Introductory Hip Hop for ages 7-12

Introductory level Hip Hop dance workshop for ages 7-12

This 6-week hip hop workshop introduces the popular urban hip hop style of dance in a fun and kid-friendly way.

Learn basic hip hop dance moves featured in today’s popular music videos, including footwork, freezes, and more. Super awesome and fun instructor!

Hip Hop is such a great way to challenge a child's coordination, strength, rhythm, agility, and endurance.

Open to ages 7-12 with no or little hip hop experience.
 
Welcoming and friendly and lots of fun!

What to wear: Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Instructor: Jared Hale

Date & Time: Thursdays, January 17-February 21: 6:15pm-7:00pm (6 weeks)

Cost: $90

Kids Modern Dance for ages 8-12

Kids Modern Dance nurtures a creative spirit and encourages children to learn movement from the inside out. 

This workshop offers children an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of modern dance introducing the basic principles with an emphasis on alignment, strength, flexibility and coordination.

This class meets ONE TIME per week during the scheduled session.

What to wear: Wear comfortable clothing ballet shoes, socks, or bare feet.

Instructor: Mia Moi

Date & Time Options: TBD

Cost: $75

TBD

Beginning Ballet Workshop for ages 11-15

This 4-week Beginning Ballet workshop is for ages 11–15 who have had little or no ballet training.
 
The workshop introduces basic ballet principles and teaches ballet from the beginning, focusing on the fundamental positions, correct technique and body alignment, and ballet vocabulary.
 
Ballet is the foundation of all dance styles and this workshop is a great place to start.
 
Need ballet training/hours for dance/drill team? This is a great place to do it. Join us this summer at Ballet Austin.

Instructor: TBD

Date & Time Options: TBD

Cost: 

Pilates reformer workout for ages 11-16

This is NOT a workshop. Pilates, however is a great summer workout for ages 11-16.

To get started with Pilates we recommend any of our new client offers. Learn more about the machines and the Pilates method through on-on-one instruction. Start any time and schedule when it works for you. Find out more about how to get started at Ballet Austin's Pilates Center here.

A great workout class for dancers and non-dancers alike, Pilates reformer classes are offered to specifically target posture, alignment, core strength, coordination, balance and flexibility.  Pilates on a regular basis will promote balanced muscle development. Come when you can but the more you come the better!
 
Pilates helps pre-teens and teens gain awareness of their body, improve their movement function and strengthen and tone muscles.

For those with previous Pilates reformer experience please call 512-501-8704.

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: 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. (Only covers times parked between 8am and 5pm)

    • 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 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.

    • 500 W. 2nd Street Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between 2nd Street & 3rd Street | 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.

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.