Pre-Teens and Teens

Teens love music and teens love to dance. Spend your summer dancing!

Summer is a great time for pre-teens and teens to have fun learning something new or taking dance to the next level! Find out more about summer dance at Ballet Austin and we'll see you on the dance floor! 

Dance workshops offered this summer include Hip Hop, Ballet, Lyrical Dance, Improve, and our Competitive Dancer Workshop. Dance workshops offer fun opportunities to learn something new or to perfect your skills. 

A favorite summer dance camp for ages 11-16 is THE BROADWAY EXPERIENCE! This summer the theme will be Camp Broadway's Got Talent (variety show).

During the summer we open up our drop-in dance & fitness classes to pre-teens and teens ages 12 and older. Drop in to one of our 80+ dance & fitness classes offered 7 days a week. Ballet, contemporary, hip hop, jazz, lyrical, and more! Great opportunities for high school dance students to keep dancing all summer long, or anyone who wants to dance the days away! Teens ages 16 and older may also be interested in our summer dance workshops: Ballet, Tap, Flamenco, Hip Hop, Hula and more!

  • NEW? Try our ONE MONTH INTRODUCTORY OFFER - One month of unlimited drop-in classes for only $99! Available for purchase to those NEW to Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness. (ages 12 and up during summer months)
  • Are you a middle school or high school dance student? Whether you are new or not, you may purchase a special Summer Pre-teen/Teen Dance Student 1 mo. Unlimited - Only $149 for one month of unlimited classes! Purchase at Ballet Austin. Only available to dance students during summer months. (ages 12 and up during summer months)

Dance Camps and Workshops (Ages 11–15)

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 ballet positions, correct technique, correct body alignment, posture, 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.

Want to fulfill or revisit a dream? Join us this summer at Ballet Austin.

Instructor: Jenny Alperin

Date & Time Options: 

  • Sundays, June 4 -June 25: 3:00pm to 4:00pm (four weeks) 
  • Thursdays, June 29-July 20: 10:00am to 11:00am (four weeks)
  • Sundays, July 2 -July 23: 3:00pm to 4:00pm (four weeks) 

Cost: $75 

Introductory Hip Hop for ages 11-15

Introductory level Hip Hop dance workshop for ages 11-15.

This 4-week hip hop workshop introduces 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.

Open to ages 11-15 with no or little hip hop experience.
 
Welcoming and friendly and lots of fun!

Instructor: Bra'Kehri Frazier

Date & Time: Saturdays, June 17-July 8: 1:15pm to 2:15pm (four weeks) 

Cost: $75 

Intro to Lyrical Dance Workshop for ages 11-15

Intro to Lyrical Dance is a 4-week basic level contemporary/lyrical workshop for pre-teens and teens ages 11-15.

Contemporary/Lyrical dance blends ballet and jazz, and is fluid and graceful. The workshop uses contemporary music as inspiration for movement and expression.

Familiar and expressive music gives dancers a chance to express emotion through their dancing.

Instructor: Tara Alperin

Date & Time: Thursdays, July 6 -July 27: 1:15pm to 2:15pm (four weeks) 

Cost: $75 

Competitive Dancer Workshop for ages 12-18

Ballet Austin offers a unique opportunity for the competitive dancer.

This 4-week workshop meets weekly for 3 hours each week, and will offer an artistic experience, master classes, conditioning, technique, improvisation, and innovative choreography building.

The Competitive Dancer Workshop is geared towards the serious dancer age 12-18; those involved in competitive dance programs and/or dance teams.

This intense and supportive workshop will grow and strengthen the whole dancer in a safe and inspiring environment.

Use this summer to go to the next level!

Date & Time: Mondays, July 10-July31: 6:15pm to 9:15pm (4 weeks)

Cost: $195 

Instructor: Meghan Bowman

Please note, written withdrawal may be submitted in writing/email up to one week before the start date of the camp. A refund less a non-refundable $75 will be processed after written/email notification.

The Broadway Experience - Camp Broadway's Got Talent (variety show) for Ages 11-16

A favorite camp in the summer of 2016! Caitlin McGee is back with more Broadway camp fun in 2017!

Are you a musical theater kid? Do you want to be? Or do you just love to dance and sing along to favorite shows? Everyone’s welcome!
 
The Broadway Experience will give you a great end-of-summer experience with a variety show theme.

Learn the ins and outs of musical theater featuring well-known musicals.

A grand finale show on Friday in Ballet Austin's theater!
Dance, sing, act, work with stage props, and more, all packed into one week!

The camp begins with a great balletic class to get everyone centered and ready for small and large group numbers, performance skills, and an all-around super-fun Broadway experience!

Friday Showcase: Students will put together an informal performance for friends and family showcasing all they have learned, held in Ballet Austin's theater (same location) on Friday at 3:45pm. The performance is free to the public so invite your friends and family.

All in the true form and fun of Broadway! Don't miss this camp!

Instructor: Caitlin McGee

Date & Time: Monday-Friday, August 7-August 11: 12:30pm to 4:30pm 

Cost: $175 

Please note, written withdrawal may be submitted in writing/email up to one week before the start date of the camp. A refund less a non-refundable $75 will be processed after written/email notification.

Pre-teen/Teen Group Pilates Reformer Class in our Pilates Center for ages 12-17

This is NOT a workshop, rather, it is a group Pilates reformer class for ages 12-17. Start any time and come when you can. Find out more about Ballet Austin's Pilates Center here.

A great summer-time workout offered between June 15 and August 17, 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.

Cost: This group reformer class* allows students to sign up by the week. Try a single class or come every week!

This class requires the purchase of a single class or 5-class pass specifically for the Pre-teen/Teen Pilates Reformer class. $25 per single session. $110 for 5 classes.

*Only 8 spots available per week. Please sign up ahead of time to secure a spot in a class. 

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 and AustinVentures StudioTheater
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.