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 class for pre-teens and teens offered during the summer months.

Dance Camps and Workshops

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 directo what is one of our annual faavorites!

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!
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, June7-June28, 10:15am-11:15am
  • Tuesdays, July 10-July 31, 6:00pm-7:00pm

Cost: $80 for 4 weeks

Pre-teen/Teen Group Pilates Reformer Class in our Pilates Center for ages 11-17

This is NOT a workshop, rather, it is a group Pilates reformer class for ages 11-17. Start any time and come when you can. Find out more about 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.

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. 

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!


Date & Time: TBD

Cost: $TBD 

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: TBD

Cost: TBD

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.


  • During Ballet Austin's annual FREE Day of Dance in August and FREE Day of Fitness in January, the State Garage N will be open for FREE to event-goers. The Garage is located directly across the street to the north of 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.