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Dancers are made here.

The official ballet school of Ballet Austin is now offering classes right here at the JCC for children 18 months through 10 years old.


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. These classes meet once per week.

Creative Movement

Ages 3 to 5 years

This class is 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. These classes meet once per week.



Ages 6 to 7 years

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 years

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.

Rachel Stern

Rachel Stern

Chief Learning & Engagement Officer