Dance with Me (ages 18 months to 2 years)
Parents, grandparents, or caregivers join the fun in this sensory-rich movement experience that keeps children engaged with stories, dance games, rhythm and song while learning new skills. Dance with Me is the perfect foundation for Creative Movement classes. Dance with Me classes meet once per week.

Creative Movement (ages 3 to 5 years)
Designed to gently introduce children to a structured and safe classroom environment, while instilling the physical and emotional confidence to explore and create. Classes are narrative in nature as students are led through a series of movement stories and ballet-based activities that appeal to both girls and boys. Social skills are also developed through collaborative and cooperative games. At the end of the school year, Creative Movement students participate in in-studio Spring Presentations. Creative Movement classes meet once per week.

Prelude to formal ballet instruction that introduces children to music and movement through a structured progression that emphasizes creativity and group interaction. The Pre-Ballet syllabus is introduced at a time when fine and gross motor skills are becoming more refined. By introducing students to the basic shapes, positions, postures and traditions of classical ballet, the Pre-Ballet curriculum enhances both cognitive and physical development at this important time. At the end of the School Year, Pre-Ballet students participate in the Spring Presentation. Pre-Ballet classes meet once per week.

LEVEL 1 (AGES 8 TO 10)

Formal ballet training begins in this comprehensive program that allows the student to learn the exercises correctly and with full physicality, while learning discipline and control of their bodies. Level 1 classes meet twice per week.



  • 20% discount on single tickets to Ballet Austin performances at The Long Center, including The Nutcracker.
  • Discounts to Butler Center for Dance & Fitness classes and workshops for parents.
  • BeWell Talks specifically designed for Ballet Austin @ the J parents and students.
  • FREE parking, on-site.