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!

Through dance, play, and music, children move naturally, and are motivated to keep moving. Physical activity that 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.


Bring your family together with dance! Discover family fun through music and movement!

CAMPS - More information about 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)

Annual Favorites:

Every October
A fun fall family adventure!

Wednesday, October 28 // 11:00am - 11:45am

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

Wednesday, December 16 // 11:00am - 11:45am

Stories & Music in Motion features holiday and seasonal favorite stories throughout the year. 2 annual favorites are Halloween Fun and The Nutcracker!

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. We welcome kids and parents to both come dressed in a costume!

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 Disney Musicals Favorites Song & Dance - Disney Princesses! ages 5-9

Saturdays, November 7 - December 5 // 1:15pm - 2:15pm (4 weeks - no class on November 28)

Kids love to sing and dance and kids especially love the songs of Disney's favorite Princesses.

This workshop for kids ages 5-9 will feature kid-friendly singing and choreography from a Disney favorite. Join Miss Maddie for an energetic and nurturing class where kids can experience a little bit of Broadway magic and have fun!

SING! DANCE! HAVE FUN! It's what kids do best!

4-week workshop costs $60
. Early Bird rate is $55 through 10/9/15



Family HOLIDAY Musical Theater Song & Dance! - Mini Workshop - ages 6 to 12 with parents (For kids and parents to dance together to favorite winter holiday songs!)

Saturday, December 12 // 12:30pm - 2:30pm

Think singing and dancing to some of your favorite winter holiday songs...together with your family!

Kids, grab your parents! Parents, join your kids, and come sing and dance your way through an afternoon in December.

Spend 2 hours with Miss Maddie and you will leave with a smile on your face and feeling great!

Recommended for ages 6 to 12 with their parents. No singing or dance experience required. Just come ready for fun!

Children must be accompanied by a parent.

2-hour mini HOLDAY Dance workshop - cost per family is $30


Family THRILLER Mini Workshop - ages 5 and older with parents (For kids and parents to dance together to MJ's iconic Thriller choreography!)

Saturday, October 3 // 3:15pm - 4:30pm


Saturday, October 17 // 3:15pm - 4:30pm

Thriller mini workshop for Families! Designed for families to do together!

Parents grab your kids. Kids grab your parents. And come find your inner zombie during one afternoon of THRILLER fun!

During this 1.25 hour mini workshop families will learn part of the choreography from Michael Jackson's Thriller.

We also invite you to join our 4-week THRILLER adult class for one final huge Thriller Zombie dance class and flashmob on Tuesday, October 27 at 8:30pm at Ballet Austin and beyond! (optional but you won't want to miss the zombie fun of dancing with the mob!)

Children must be accompanied by a parent and the recommended age for the child is age 5 and older!

Check out the original Thriller choreography on youtube. You may also be interested in the 4-week THRILLER Workshop for adults.

1.25 hour mini THRILLER workshop - cost per family is $25


Kids Hip Hop - Ages 7-11

Saturdays, Novemebr 7 - December 5 // 12:15pm - 1:00pm

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 with Miss Lauren, 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 $55 through 10/9/15

Enrollment is required ahead of time.


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


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


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


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



Vicki Parsons, Butler Center for Dance & Fitnes Director
512.501.8704 ext. 126

Stephanie Albrecht
Senior Manager

Stephanie Locklear Albrecht

Butler Dance Education Center
501 W. 3rd.
Austin, TX 78701
512.501.8703 or 512.501.8704

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