Kids in Motion

Dance & Movement Workshops for Kids

Does your child love to dance? When it comes to music and movement, young 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.

KIDS DANCE & MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS:

FAMILY WORKSHOP SERIES: Bring your family together with dance! Discover a family calm through Lion King Yoga, get movin' and groovin' in Family Hip Hop, dance through your favorite stories, or sweat it out to the family Zumba beat! Discover family fun through music and movement! #FINDTHEDANCEINYOU


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

Dance & Movement for Kids & Families



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

THE NUTCRACKER! - Wednesday, December 10, 2014 / 11:00am - 11:45am

Stories & Music in Motion features holiday 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.

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

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.

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

Sundays, January 18 - February 8 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm (4 weeks)

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 is $55 by 12/19/14.

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Kids Bollywood Dance - ages 8 -11

Saturdays, DATES TBD


Join us for a colorful experience of Bollywood music and dance!

Kids Bollywood will introduce children ages 8-12 to the beautiful Bollywood dance styles of India.

Authentic and tons of fun! And a great way to get kids active too!

Bollywood dancing got its name from Indian dance styles used in the Mumbai-based Hindi-language film industry in India. Even our First Lady has danced Bollywood! It's so much fun!

4-week workshop costs $60
.

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

Wednesdays, January 14 - February 4 / 11:00am - 11:45am (4 weeks)

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

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Kids Hip Hop - Ages 7-11

Saturdays, January 17 - February 7 / 2:15pm - 3:00pm (4 wks)

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 is $55 by 12/19/14.

Enrollment is required ahead of time.

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Kids Modern Dance - ages 7-11

Returns in January


Kid's Modern Dance offers children an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of modern dance and is designed for children between the ages of 7 and 11.

Kid's Modern introduces the basic principles of modern dance with an emphasis on alignment, strength, flexibility and coordination. Imparted in a kid friendly way, this class will teach kids about elegance and playfulness through the art of dance. Modern dance nurtures a creative spirit and encourages children to learn movement from the inside out.


6-week workshop costs $85.

Enrollment is required ahead of time.

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

Tuesdays, January 13 - February 3 / 6:15pm - 7:00pm

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.


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

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Family Yoga Fun! for kids ages 5 -12 with their parents

Saturdays, January 17 - February 7 / 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Our children live in a hurry-up world of busy parents, school pressures, incessant lessons, video games, malls, and competitive sports. We usually don't think of these influences as stressful for our kids, but often they are.

Let's yoga together!

This class is for families with children ages 5-10. Family yoga classes are structured like kids yoga classes with some interactive and partner poses for kids and adults to do together. We'll do age-appropriate yoga poses, breathing, movement games, and relaxation. All to kid-friendly fun and inspiring music such as The Lion King.

No yoga experience required.


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

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Zumba® for Families! Zumba® for kids ages 5 -12 with their parents

Saturdays, January 17 - February 7 / 12:15pm - 1:00pm


Zumba® and Zumba® Kids unite for a fun Zumba® workout designed for familes 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!


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

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Classes and workshops for adults too!

For more information about the Butler Community School, Click Here or call 512.501.8704.

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

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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 Community School Director
Phone - 512.501.8704 ext. 126
E-mail - vicki.parsons@balletaustin.org

 
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