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DANCE CLASSES

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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 5 years old

YOUNG CHILDREN’S DIVISION

Next Steps

Ages 18 months to 2 years

Next Steps is the perfect transitional class for young children who are becoming more independent. Parents, grandparents or caregivers are still able to join the fun in this sensory-rich movement experience that keeps children engaged with stories, dance games, rhythm, and songs while learning new skills. As the year progresses, the aim is to slowly withdraw parent involvement so children are ready to take on Creative Dance with confidence and excitement.

Ballet Austin Creative Movement Group 2017

Creative Dance

Ages 3 years

The Creative Movement curriculum has been taken outside! Creative Dance continues the class structure introduce in the younger level in a safe outdoor environment, and instills the physical and emotional confidence to explore and create independently. 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.

Creative Dance

Ages 4 years

The Creative Movement curriculum has been taken outside! Creative Dance continues the class structure introduce in the younger level in a safe outdoor environment, and instills the physical and emotional confidence to explore and create independently. 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.

Creative Ballet

Ages 5 years

Creative Ballet is a perfect balance of ballet basic’s and creative dance. Children are developing their technique, gaining body awareness and refining basic skills, while still having imaginative and creative dance experiences. They are taking a more active role in their own learning, acquiring the tools to collaborate, choreograph and exchange ideas with their peers. Students advance through Creative Ballet ready to step into the more structured world of Pre-Ballet.

Academy Uniform Requirements

The Academy uniform is an integral part of the Ballet Austin Academy experience. The uniform indicates they are in a special learning environment and allows the teacher to clearly see the student’s body, facilitating corrections on proper alignment and correct positions. For the safety of our students, we ask that a cover up be worn over ballet attire when traveling to and from the studios. It is imperative that students arrive dressed and ready for class, as the dressing rooms will not be available during this time.

Emily McLaughlin

Emily McLaughlin

Ballet Austin Registrar

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