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Photo of the Day: September 14, 2011

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

La Sylphide
Choreography by August Bournonville
Photo by Tony Spielberg

The Mozart Project – Video Blog: 1 of 3

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Artistic Director Stephen Mills discusses the music and movement in his upcoming World Premiere, The Mozart Project. The Mozart Project premieres at the Long Center Sep 30-Oct 2, 2011.

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Learn More about the Mozart Project.

A Look Back at Come Dance! 2011

Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

A few weeks ago, we hosted our 4th annual Come Dance! celebration. Over 1,000 people streamed through our doors that Sunday to participate in over 18 different FREE dance classes, including 7 new ones. The day offered something for everybody – from West African Dance to Ballet. Check out a few snapshots from the day below, and make sure to check out our BCS Drop-In Class Schedule to see when you can try out a few classes on your own.

West African DanceOur NEW! West African Dance, taught by instructor Jean-Claude Lessou.

BalletBallet, taught by Company Dancer & BCS Instructor Orlando Canova.

Our NEW! Turbo-Kick (cool down phase), taught by our certified instructor Brittany Harpole.

TapOur NEW! Rhythm Tap, taught by instructor Tony Merriwether.

JazzJazz Funk, taught by instructor Kathryn Waggoner.

A big thank you to everyone who attended! We hope to see you again soon… For more information on Drop-in Classes and Courses (which start this week!) in the Butler Community School, please visit our website.

Photo of the Day: September 9, 2011

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Red Roses
Choreography by Stephen Mills
Photo by Tony Spielberg

Photo of the Day: September 7, 2011

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

The Bach Project
Choreography by Stephen Mills
Photo by Tony Spielberg

Videodance:Beyonce | Wed. at the BCS

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

If you loved Beyoncé at the 2011 Video Music Awards, and if you want to have fun learning the choreography of Beyoncé’s Run the World (Girls), then you won’t want to miss Videodance: Beyoncé!

Every Wednesday from 7:15 – 8:30, instructor Kody Jauron will offer a few weeks of choreography focusing on one song of one artist; artists such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Britney Spears.

Each class will start with a short warm-up and then move into a fun and fast-paced class learning choreography from the latest and hottest music video hits. Attend once or come every week. Videodance is open to all levels.

To sign up for classes, please visit the Butler Community School page.

Photo of the Day: August 24, 2011

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

The Magic Flute
Choreography by Stephen Mills
Photo by Tony Spielberg

Photo of the Day: August 22, 2011

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

La Sylphide

La Sylphide
Choreography by August Bournonville
Photo by Tony Spielberg

Photo of the Day: August 19, 2011

Friday, August 19th, 2011

Cable for Kabalevsky
Choreography by Choreography by Nick Kepley
Photo by Tony Spielberg

Ballet Austin Academy Open for Registration

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Fall registration for the 2011/12 Academy school year is in full swing, and the Academy has something to offer every student, beginning as young as even 3 years old.

Creative Movement classes, designed for children ages 3-5, take the approach of “creative play” and are designed to hone motor skills, while educating children on movement. Classes meet once a week and offer “movement stories and ballet-based activities” appropriate for both boys and girls.

When children turn 5, they and their parents are given the option of moving onto our Pre-Ballet program, which is open to children ages 5-7. Pre-Ballet is more structured than creative movement, and serves as a transition between Creative Movement and when formal training begins at age 8, in Level 1.

In both our Creative Movement and Pre-Ballet programs, faculty in the Ballet Austin Academy place high emphasis on curriculum and age-appropriate teaching. Through these classes, we provide a place for children to not only have fun, but also take the opportunity to prepare themselves for a quality dance education. We believe that upholding excellence and professionalism starts with providing quality dance instruction at the youngest age possible.

At age 8, students may join Level 1 in the Lower School, marking their first step to professional ballet training. This age and level also mean another very special landmark: the age where Academy students have the opportunity to be cast in The Nutcracker! Each year, over 200 Academy students are cast our annual production exclusively.

If you are interested in enrolling your child, please check the Ballet Austin Academy‘s website for more detailed information, including new student registration forms.

Please note: students new to Ballet Austin but with prior experience, who are 8 and older, are required to attend a placement class. Dates, times and other important details are below.

Placement Class:
August 20, 2011
Ages 8-12 | 2-3:30pm
Ages 13 and older | 3:30-5pm
Note: Please arrive 30 minutes early for check-in

First Day of Class:
August 29, 2011

 

Photos by Anne Marie Melendez.

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