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 now enrolling:

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)

HALLOWEEN FUN! - Wednesday, October 29, 2014 / 11:00am - 11:45am

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.

Halloween Fun! A fall favorite! Wear your costume and come ready for stories, music, and movement based on this favorite fall holiday.

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.


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

Sundays, November 2 - December 14 / 3:00pm - 4:00pm (6 weeks - no class 11/30)

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 6 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!

6-week workshop costs $85
. Early Bird rate of $80 through September 30.



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



Kids Dance Around the World - ages 3 - 5 (For parents to join in too if they want to!)

Holiday Dance - Wednesdays, November 5 - November 19/ 11:00am - 11:45am (3 wks)

Dance goes global for kids at Ballet Austin!

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

Each week children 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 kids to get physical activity and learn about world dance at the same time!

PARENTS WELCOME TOO! Kids Dance Around the World is open to parents to join their kids on this world tour of cultural and ethnic dance. Moms and dads...come dance!

Dancing 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 Kids Dance Around the World 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.

3-week Holiday Dance costs $45.



Kids Hip Hop - Ages 7-11

Saturdays, November 8 - December 13 / 2:15pm - 3:00pm (5 wks-no class on 11/29)

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.

5-week November/December workshop costs $70. Early Bird rate of $65 through September 30

Enrollment is required ahead of time.


Kids Modern Dance - ages 7-11

Saturdays, October 25 - December 6 / 12:15pm - 1:15pm (6 weeks - no class 11/29)

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. Early Bird rate is of $80 through 9/30.

Enrollment is required ahead of time.


Zumba® Kids! A Zumba® dance program just for kids! - ages 5-9

Returning in the Spring 2015

Zumba® Kids is Zumba® designed exclusively for kids! Best summer activity around!

The perfect combination of dance, fitness and fun! Kids love to crank up the music, do a little dance, shake, wiggle and have a blast with their friends.

Kids love to dance. What a great way to get a workout while having fun at the same time?

Kids get fit, rock out and have a blast in Zumba®!

Classes are high-energy party-like workouts for ages 5-9. Games, age-appropriate latin-inspired music, and easy-to-learn dance steps are used to encourage children to be active while helping them develop fundamental dance and movement skills in a fun environment. Zumba® Kids classes increase focus and self-confidence, boost metabolism and improve coordination.

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 costs $60


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!


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
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