Dance & Movement Workshops for Kids & Families

Does your child love to dance? When it comes to music and movement, children embrace the fun and joy of dancing to the beat or creating their own interpretation of songs. 

Dance for kids breaks through boredom, is tons of fun, and is great exercise! There are many benefits of dance.

Through dance, play, and music, children move naturally, and are motivated to continue to move. Physical activity children enjoy helps them to understand the importance of an active and healthy lifestyle.


Your kids will love the non-competitive, fun environment that promotes learning a variety of dance styles in a kid-friendly way.

FAMILY WORKSHOP SERIES - NEW!: Bring your family together with dance!

Get movin' and groovin' in Family Hip Hop or sweat it out to the Family Zumba beat!

Discover family fun through music and movement! #FindTheDanceInYou

CAMPS - click here for Kids Camps

TEEN DANCE WORKSHOPS - Broadway Jazz, POP Jazz!, and Ballet

Workshops require enrollment before the start date*. If the workshop has already started please call to check on space availability. 512.501.8704.

Dance for Kids & Families

Stories & Music in Motion! - For Preschoolers & Parents to do together! (toddlers through age 5)

Returns in the fall 2015

Watch for scheduling of Annual Favorites:

Every October
A fun fall family adventure!

- Every December
The Nutcracker. Travel to many enchanted lands during the 45 minutes, listen to music and act out the story!

Stories & Music in Motion features holiday and seasonal favorite stories throughout the year.

Kids love stories and music, and kids love to move! And so do parents! This special active story time offers 45 minutes of movement, story, and fun based on the theme from a favorite preschool holiday-themed story and music...for parents and preschoolers together.

45-minute family workshop costs:

$15 for 1 child and parent(s) - $15 covers parent and their 1 child

$18 for 2 children and parent(s) - $18 covers parent and their 2 children

$20 for 3 children and parent(s) - $20 covers parent and their 3 children

Please sign up ahead of time. Limited space.


Kids 'All That Jazz!' - ages 7 -11

Thursdays, June 18-July 9 // 5:00pm - 5:45pm

All that Jazz! is designed for boys and girls ages 7-11.

The upbeat and fun class teaches fundamental jazz steps, classic 'jazz hands', and basic movement combinations. Kids will learn fun jazz choreography, flexibility, control and musicality during the 4 weeks.

The goal is to have a good time learning to dance, develop expression, learn to move to the music, and get a good workout. This class is all about pure jazz technique, good music, and LOTS of fun!

4-week workshop costs $60
. Early Bird rate for summer workshop is $50 through 5/15



Family World Dance - Favorite Dances from Around the World - ages 3 - 5 (For kids and parents to dance together!)


Dance goes global for families at Ballet Austin! Designed for families to do together!

This workshop will take kids ages 3-5 and parents on a world tour as they learn fun dances from many countries and cultures around the world. Dances such as African Dance, Latin American Salsa, Indian Bollywood, and a variety of cultural folk dances.

Each week children and moms and dads will get moving and have fun as they learn new music and dance, often using props such as maracas, drums, and ribbons.

A great way for families to spend time together, get physical activity, and learn about world dance at the same time!

Dancing and having fun together allows parents and kids to focus less on “exercise” and more on “active” time spent together. Being active together brings families together. Through the fun and variety of dance, children can learn at an early age how important and fun it is to make physical fitness a part of daily life. Parents “working out” and dancing with their kids also provides the extra bonus of spending quality time together.

Full of fun and energy, this is a class children won't want to miss. A family opportunity to discover folk dances from around the world and have fun learning together.

4-week workshop - cost per child is $40
4-week workshop - cost per parent/adult family member is $10



Kids Hip Hop - Ages 7-11

Saturdays, April 11- May 2 / 2:15pm - 3:00pm (4 wks - No class 4/18)

Wednesdays, June 17-July 8 // 4:00pm - 4:45pm

Hey kids, check it out! Hip Hop for kids!

These fun and funky classes are for kids ages 7-11 who have little or no previous hip hop experience but want to move and groove!

Current dance styles plus floor moves are introduced in a fun and kid-friendly class and the opportunity to showcase for parents on the last day.

Kids will learn choreography and simple tricks.

Not only is hip hop a fun favorite, but other benefits include exercise, team building and creativity.

4-week workshop costs $60. Early Bird rate for summer workshop is $50 through 5/15

Enrollment is required ahead of time.


Hip Hop for Families! for kids ages 5 - 10 with their parents

Saturdays, June 20 - July 18/ 12:00pm - 12:45pm
(4 wks - No class July 4)

Get movin' and groovin' in family hip hop!

Parents, get down with your kids and explore rhythm and coordination during this fun and funky family hip hop class.

This is a great opportunity to try this energetic style together.

Both child and adult must enroll.

4-week workshop - cost per child is $30
4-week workshop - cost per parent/adult family member participating is $40


Zumba® FUN for Families! Zumba® for kids ages 5 -9 with their parents

Saturdays, June 20 - July 18/ 11:15am - 12:00pm (4 wks - No class July 4)

Zumba® and Zumba® Kids unite for a fun Zumba® workout designed for families to do together!

The perfect combination of dance, fitness and fun! Everyone loves to dance. What a great way for families to get a Saturday afternoon workout while having fun at the same time? Pretty much the most awesome 45 minutes you could have.

Dance to great music and burn a ton of calories without even realizing it...with a smile on your face! Families rock out, laugh, dance and have a blast in Family Zumba. Kid-friendly routines based on original Zumba choreography.

Taught by Rebekah Fowler, certified in both Zumba® and Zumba Kids®.

CLICK HERE to see a sample of what a Zumba® Kids class might be like.

Watch this CNN news report on how the Zumba® Kids fitness program is helping kids stay fit while dancing and having fun!

Both child and adult must enroll.

4-week workshop - cost per child is $30
4-week workshop - cost per parent/adult family member participating is $40


Classes and workshops for adults too!

More information about the Butler Center for Dance & Fitness or call 512.501.8704.

A great place Come Dance. Get Fit! Have Fun!


LOCATION: 501 W. 3rd St. (downtown on the corner of 3rd and San Antonio St)

PARKING: If parking is not available in Ballet Austin's lot, FREE DAYTIME PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT CITY HALL: Ballet Austin validates parking in the parking garage underneath Austin City Hall, 301 W. Second Street. The garage entrance to the City Hall parking garage is located on the East side of the building on Lavaca Street (one way street running North). Enter the garage from the left lane and follow the signs to visitor parking.

For additional parking information CLICK HERE


Vicki Parsons
Butler Center for Dance & Fitness
Phone - 512.501.8704 ext. 126
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