Dance | Shalom Austin



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Shalom Austin JCC in partnership with Ball Austin offers Ballet Austin @ the J, an instructional dance program for kids starting at 18 months. Ballet Austin @ the J provides a variety of classes for all levels in a positive, nurturing environment held at the Dell Jewish Community Campus.

Join Ballet Austin@ the J at the outdoor pavilion for an amazing semester of classes for ages 18 months to 4 years old! These outdoor classes will allow students to be in-person with their teachers and fellow students while still observing the recommended safety protocols as established by the city and state.


Young Children’s Division

Ages 18 months – 5 years

Ballet Austin at the J introduces children to the joy of dance through imaginative stories, music and games, while providing developmentally focused movement experiences.

Dance with Me (ages 18 months to 2 years)
Creative Movement (ages 3 to 5 years)


AGES 6-7

This program is a prelude to formal ballet instruction and introduces children to music and movement through a structured progression that emphasizes creativity and group interaction.

Pre-Ballet (ages 6-7 years)

Elementary Division

AGES 8-10

Formal ballet training begins in the Elementary Division, a rigorous and comprehensive program of the highest caliber. Repetition and slow careful work is emphasized, with the students learning discipline and control of their bodies.

Level 1 (ages 8-10)

Emily McLaughlin

Emily McLaughlin

Ballet Austin Registrar