Ballet Austin is committed to offering educators resources and opportunities to provide young people with arts experiences, specifically in dance.

An overview of our programming is listed below. Experiences range from weekly lessons at your campus to one time performance opportunities:

Leaps and No Bounds (PreK-5th) is a kinesthetic approach to learning academic concepts through weekly movement classes provided all school year long in elementary schools.

More information available here.

Dance in the Classroom (K-3rd) provides weekly pre-ballet classes to K, 1st, and 2nd grade students on school campuses during the school day. The program has expanded to give rising 3rd graders the opportunity to experience a range of dance styles in our summer program. The successful completion of the summer program makes students eligible for a year round scholarship to take Level 1 Ballet through the Ballet Austin Academy.

More information available here.

The Ugly Duckling School Shows (PreK- 5th) introduce elementary students to the art of ballet with a show that brings to life the famous Hans Christian Anderson fairytale about bullying and social justice.

  • Offered at Ballet Austin October 19th and available to be performed at your campus or PAC.

More information available here.

The Nutcracker School Shows (K-5th) bring students to the Long Center to see one act of Ballet Austin’s The Nutcracker. Includes an optional pre-show on-campus educational program, the Ballet Austin Docent program.

  • Nutcracker School Shows dates are December 11th-13th
  • Registration opens the first week of September.

More information available here.

Dance Revolutions (K-12th) is a 45-minute educational performance that includes works from multiple dance genres, including ballet, jazz, musical theater, and modern, and also involves the audience using improvisation movement activities. The dances are placed in historical context via interactive discussions throughout the performance.

  • Shows available at Ballet Austin or you campus upon request.

More information available here.

Dance Classes for Students (K-12th) is a program that allows students to come to Ballet Austin to train with one of Ballet Austin’s professional Butler Dance Education Center Instructors. Classes are available in all levels in a variety of techniques.

  • Class availability is based on instructor and studio availability.

More information available here.

Field Trips to Ballet Austin (K-12th) allow students to see our headquarters, observe a rehearsal or dance class, see ballet costumes and pointe shoes, and gain a better understanding of all the elements that help bring a ballet to the stage.

More information available here.

Teacher Professional Development offers master classes and classroom curricula for public school dance educators in Central Texas and is a Texas Education Agency- approved provider of Continuing Professional Education certification.

More information available here.

 

We look forward to working with you.

Sincerely,

Pei-San Brown, Education Director

Pei-San.Brown@balletaustin.org

Kylie Phillips, Education Associate

Kylie.Philips@balletaustin.org

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