Parent and Child Workshops

Bring Your Family Together with Dance

Discover family fun through music & movement!

Stories & Music in Motion - Alice in Wonderland - Fun for Pre-schoolers & Parents

Everyone loves the story ALICE IN WONDERLAND!

Join us for this 45-minute Alice in Wonderland-themed workshop combining this favorite story, movement, music & play for parent and preschooler fun!

Based on the story Alice in Wonderland, and Ballet Austin's upcoming performances of ALICE at the Long Center in May, children will hear the story, hear music, and play out some of the favorite roles. 
 
Going down the rabbit hole, the tea party, many fun characters, and tons of fun!

Kids love stories and music, and kids love to move! And so do parents! 

Kids and parents can come dressed as a favorite Alice in Wonderland character or come dressed as themselves!

Recommended for ages 18 months through age 4.

Instructor: Brittany Harpole

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 3: 11:00am–11:45am

Cost:

  • Parent with 1 child: $15
  • Parents with 2 children: $18
  • Parents with 3 children: $20

Mommy & Baby Fit Workshop

A workout for new moms without needing a babysitter! This three-week Babywearing Barre & Pilates Mat workshop offers a blend of ballet barre fitness and Pilates Mat core conditioning to help new moms get back into shape while bonding with their baby. This is a welcome and comfortable environment—breastfeeding and fussing welcome.

During the 45-minute class moms will enjoy a low impact-toning workout, while babies experience movement, rocking motions, soothing music and a fun interactive time with mom. 

Great for all fitness levels, as well as for expecting moms who want to get a jump on their post-partum conditioning.

What to bring:

  • Bring a comfortable and secure baby carrier with support for baby and mom. 
  • Wear comfortable workout clothing, ballet shoes or sneakers, and bring a water bottle.
  • Mats are provided.

Instructor:
Mom and certified Pilates & fitness instructor, Brittany Harpole

Date & Time:
Thursdays, March 30 to April 20: 10:45am–11:30am (four weeks) 

Cost:

  • $45

Mommy & Toddler Fit Workshop

This 45-minute workout for moms and toddlers (10 months–age 2) combines interactive play with Pilates-based exercises that will give moms and toddlers both a great workout. 

Toddlers are encouraged to move and play in a safe environment with mom so she can workout without having to find a babysitter. Each class will incorporate fun games for mom and toddler to do together. 

Instructor:
Mom and certified Pilates & fitness instructor, Brittany Harpole

Date & Time:
Thursdays, March 30 to April 20: 10:00am-10:45am (three weeks) 

Cost:

  • $45 ($40 early bird rate available through 12/16/16)

Hip Hop for Families Workshop

Get movin' and groovin' in family hip hop! Parents, get down with your kids and explore rhythm and coordination during this fun and funky family hip hop class. 

This is a great opportunity to try this energetic style together. 

Instructor:
Lauren Parra

Ages: 
Ages 5–10 with adults. Both child and adult must enroll.

Date & Time: 
Details for the next workshop coming soon! For information on the Kids Workshop click here.

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.
    • San Antonio Street between 2nd and 3rd Streets is currently closed to southbound traffic. Guests, students and clients visiting the Butler Education Dance Center can access the free parking spaces around our building by taking San Antonio Street northbound, left on 4th Street to take Nueces Street south past 3rd Street and entering the alleyway for parking off of Nueces Street. 
  • 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

  • We've partnered with Hospitality Parking, which operates the Silicon Labs Parking Garage located at 400 W. Cesar Chavez, 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 Garage are available for sale in our main lobby during normal business hours. Silicon Labs Parking Garage access is Monday through Friday after 4:30pm. Three-dollar parking passes do not expire.

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: 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.