Ballet Austin offers community-based dance programming in an inclusive and nurturing environment, located in the heart of downtown Austin. Our non-competitive professional instruction offers the opportunity to learn something new, be challenged, and get a great workout. Dance improves flexibility, coordination, balance, range of motion, stamina, muscle tone, strength and posture. But physical fitness is just one of many benefits of dance. Children and teens learn to follow directions, learn and remember steps (choreography), respond to music, develop teamwork, build confidence, and of course FUN!

There is one final reason to get children of any age dancing. Research proves there is a strong link between involvement in the arts (including dance) and increased educational achievement. In fact, one study showed that "students who participate in the arts are not only more likely to participate in a math and science fair, but also out-perform their peers on the SATs by 87 points" (www.artsusa.org). 

Lace up those sneakers, buckle the tap shoes, slip on the ballet shoes, and experience the fun of dance! 

Dance Workshops for Kids, Preteens & Teens!

Leaps, Turns, & Contemporary Combos - Spring Break 4-day Dance Clinic

If you're looking for a place to dance and learn and improve skills for dance/drill/pom, or just want to spend your break dancing, sign up for this 6-hour workshop during Spring Break!
 
The focus will be on basic foundations and technique for drill/dance/pm dancers, including, leaps and turns technique, jazz and contemporary combos, and more!

Who should come? Current Middle School and High School dance, drill, pom, and cheer members, or anyone who wants to dance during Spring Break!

Some dance experience required.

See you on the dance floor for spring break.

Instructor: Mia Moi

Date & Times: March 16-19, 2020: 10am - 11:30am (1.5 hours per day for 4 days)

Cost: $90

Introductory Hip Hop for Kids ages 7-12

Hey kids...come learn some cool dance moves!

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, high energy and fun instructor!

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

What to wear: Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Instructor: Dereke' Thompson

Date & Time: Sundays, May 3- May 24: 2:15pm to 3:00pm (4 weeks)

Cost: $75 for 4 weeks 

Pre-teen/Teen Intro to Hip Hop Workshop for ages 11-15

A 6-week hip hop workshop for ages 11-15 introducing the popular urban hip hop style of dance.
 
Learn basic hip hop dance moves featured in today’s popular music videos, including footwork, freezes, and more. Super fun and energetic instructor you will love! (ask him to dance for you!)
 
Welcoming and friendly and lots of fun! Open to ages 11-15 with little or no hip hop experience.

What to wear: Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Instructor: 

Date & Time: TBD

Cost: 

Beginning Ballet Drop-in Class for Ages 11-18

This is not a workshop, however is a great summer ballet option for ages 11-18. Start any time and come when you can! This beginning level ballet class is offered on our drop-in schedule eduring the summer and is geared toward a beginning-level pre-teen/teen.

For preteens and teens interested in beginning-level ballet class, this open ballet class is for you!
 
Only offered during the summer months, this class gives ages 11-18 the opportunity to try ballet, improve technique at the beginning level, and get some ballet basics needed for other dance styles. A great option for dance team students who need more ballet.
 
The basics will be the focus, offering the opportunity to learn and improve basic ballet vocabulary and positions, focusing on barre work and some intro to dancing center floor.
 
Start any time and come when you can offering you the flexibility you need during the summer!

Instructor: Taylor Williams

Date & Time Options: TBD Summer 2020

Cost: 

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