Summer Dance Camps

Summer is a great time for kids, pre-teens and teens to have fun learning something new or taking dance to the next level! We offer many opportunities for pre-teens and teens during the summer.

A favorite musical theater summer dance camp for ages 10-16 is THE BROADWAY EXPERIENCE! Summer 2018 camp is now scheduled.

Musical Theater Mini Camps for ages 6-8 (MOANA) and 8-10 (Musical Theater Fun) are now scheduled for Summer 2018. Don't miss this fun for Broadway Kids!

Summer Dance Workshops and Clinics for ages 9-17 offer the opportunity to learn a new dance style!

Drop-in dance & fitness classes for adults are open to teens ages 15 and older (during summer months we drop the age to 13). Drop in to one of our 75+ 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! 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

Kids MOANA Polynesian Dance Workshop for ages 5-8

Kids will love our summer fun Moana Polynesian Dance Workshop based on the songs from this favorite Disney Movie.

Come join us and let the magic of the movie inspire those little feet to get moving to a south pacific beat. Each class will incorporate Hawaiian/Polynesian dance and drumming for kids.

Kids are welcome to come dressed up as their favorite MOANA character!

For ages 5-8.

You may also be interested in our MOANA Mini CAMP in July!

Instructor: Vivian Kaw

Date & Time: Tuesdays, June 5-June 19, 11:00am-11:45am (3 weeks)

Cost: $48

The Broadway Experience Camp for Ages 10-16

An all-time favorite summer musical theater camp.

Caitlin McGee, Director will return in the summer of 2018 to direct what is one of our annual favorites!

This years' theme is going to be super fun! MY SUMMER VACATION TO BROADWAY! Singing and dancing to the adventures of a summer vacation, "summer vibes" at the pool, camping, traveling through the airport, and arriving at your summer destination!

Whether you are an experienced musical theater enthusiast, or want to give it a try for the first time...this camp is for you. Start off your summer with a blast!
The Broadway Experience will give you a great summer experience.  A little singing, a little dancing, a little acting...and LOTS of fun! Learn the ins and outs of musical theater. 

The camp begins with a great ballet-based class to get everyone warmed up, centered, and ready for small and large group numbers, performance skills, and an all-around super-fun Broadway experience! Dance, sing, act, work with stage props, and more, all packed into one week! 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 at Ballet Austin on Friday at 3:45pm.

Instructor: Caitlin McGee

Date & Time: June 18-22, 2018. 12:30pm - 4:30pm (Friday Showcase starts at 3:45pm)

Cost: $175 for the week

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.

MOANA Musical Theater Mini Camp for Kids ages 6-8

Calling all island princesses and chiefs! Join us on a singing and dancing Tropical Adventure this summer!
Our Moana themed Musical Theater Mini Camp for ages 6-8 will be an epic island and sea adventure full of favorite songs and fun dancing from the Hawaiian inspired MOANA!

Kids will have a week of amazing fun as they sing and dance their hearts out, and play games with Ms. Maddie.

Lead by Madison Piner, currently performing in professional Broadway shows in Chicago. Madison brings her love of musical theater and kids together during this week of fun. Madison lead Ballet Austin's favorite Broadway Kids camps for over 8 years.

Join us for the Friday showcase to see what the kids have learned!

Instructor: Madison Piner

Date & Time: Monday-Friday, July 23-July 27, 9:00am-11:00am

Cost: $125 for the week (2 hours a day)

Musical Theater Mini Camp for Kids ages 8-10 - Dance & Singing Fun!

Let's take a trip through Broadway! A mini summer camp for ages 8-10 to give you a taste of musical theater and get you singing and dancing to your favorite songs!

Think Disney. Think MOANA! Think Lion King, Peter Pan, The Little Mermaid, and The Jungle Book just to name a few!
This camp is full of songs that are bound to get stuck in your head and give you a week of amazing fun, so come sing and dance your hearts out!
Lead by Madison Piner, currently performing in professional Broadway shows in Chicago. Madison brings her love of musical theater and kids together during this week of fun. Madison lead Ballet Austin's favorite Broadway Kids camps for over 8 years.

Join us for the Friday showcase to see what the kids have learned!

Instructor: Madison Piner

Date & Time: Monday-Friday, July 16-July 20, 9:00am-11:00am

Cost: $125 for the week (2 hours a day)

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: Jenny Alperin

Date & Time Options: 

  • Thursdays, June 7-June 28, 10:15am-11:15am
  • Tuesdays, July 10-July 31, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Cost: $80 for 4 weeks

Introductory Hip Hop for ages 10-15

Introductory level Hip Hop dance workshop for ages 10-15.

This 6-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. Super awesome and fun instructor!

Open to ages 10-15 with no or little hip hop experience.
Welcoming and friendly and lots of fun!

Instructor: AJ Flores

Date & Time: Thursdays, June 21-July 26, 3:45pm-4:45pm (6 weeks)

Cost: $105 

Kids Disney Song & Dance Favorites for ages 5-10

Kids love to sing and dance and kids especially love the songs of Disney! So get ready for an afternoon of Disney fun with Ms. Maddie! Could be your best day ever!

This summer afternoon workshop for ages 5-10 will feature kid-friendly singing and choreography from favorite Disney shows.
An energetic and nurturing environment where kids can experience a little bit of Disney magic and have fun!
Sing, dance & have fun with Ms. Maddie on this summer Saturday afternoon.

Instructor: Madison Piner

Date & Time: Saturday, June 30, 1:00pm-3:00pm 

Cost: $35

Kids/Pre-teen Beginning Tap Workshop - Ages 7-12

If you are between ages 7 and 12 and want to learn to tap dance, this summer workshop is for you!
Tap dance is lots of fun and a great way to be active when it's too hot outside.
This workshop is open to ages 7-12 who have little or no tap dance experience, but also to those who just want to put on their tap shoes and have a good time.
Come learn the fundamentals of tap, basic rhythms, and fun combinations to super fun music.
Tap improves coordination, boosts self-confidence, and more than anything is tons of fun!

Instructor: Madison Piner

Date & Time: Mondays, July 9-July 30, 3:00pm-3:45pm (4weeks)

Cost: $80 

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: 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.

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.