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Dance Classes & Workshops

For Kids, Pre-teens & Teens

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!

Introductory Hip Hop for ages 7-12

Hey kids…go back to school with some cool dance moves!

This 4-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 and fun instructor!

Hip Hop is such a great way to challenge a child’s coordination, strength, rhythm, agility, and endurance. Open to ages 7-12 with no or little hip hop experience.

What to wear: Wear comfortable clothing and sneakers.

Instructor: Jared Hale

Date & Time: TBD

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Beginning Musical Theatre Dance for Ages 12-17

Are you a Musical Theatre student in middle school or high school and lack confidence in your dance training? Or maybe you just want to give musical theatre a try?

This workshop at the beginning level is for YOU!

This 4-week workshop will be taught by the best at the beginning level (little or limited dance experience) to help the musical theatre lover (Or future musical theatre lover) learn some of the common dance moves of musical theatre!

Wear comfortable clothing that allows for movement and jazz shoes, sneakers, or ballet shoes are fine.

Instructor: Adam Roberts

Date & Time Options: TBD

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Beginning Musical Theatre Dance for Ages 12-17

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

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