Dance & Fitness Workshops for Adults

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UNIQUE & FUN SPECIALTY DANCE WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS
Dance at Ballet Austin and have the time of your life! Sign up today!

BALLET WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS
Learn ballet at Ballet Austin where the professionals dance! Several levels of workshops available teaching the fundamentals of ballet at a particular level and progressing each week. Drop-in ballet classes also available.

DANCE WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS
Learn to dance at Ballet Austin! Workshops begin by teaching the fundamentals of the dance style at a particular level and progressing each week. Start dancing today! Many drop-in dance classesalso available.

FAMILY WORKSHOP SERIES -NEW!: Bring your family together with dance! Get movin' and groovin' in Family Hip Hop, dance through your favorite stories, or sweat it out to the family Zumba beat! Click here for Family Workshop details.

Click here for TEEN DANCE. Broadway Jazz, POP Jazz, Ballet, and more!

PILATES AND FITNESS WORKOUTS FOR ADULTS
Pilates & fitness workshops will introduce you to principles and methods of a particular workout, progressing each week and inspiring you to keep going.  Drop-in conditioning classes also available.

FREE BeWell Healthy Living Talks - Click here to find out about upcoming talks

Please Note: Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

Can't commit to a full workshop? Find out more about drop-in dance & fitness classes. Or call 512.501.8704. Over 70 drop-in dance & fitness classes each week allows you to start any time and come workout or dance when it fits your schedule!

Private Lessons and Private Group classes are also available.

DANCE FOR KIDS

Find out more about our Youth Dance & Fitness classes and workshops.





Videodance™ - Music Video Workshops

Learn to dance popular music video choreography during one of the upcoming 3 or 4-week Videodance™ workshops. ENROLLMENT REQUIRED AHEAD OF TIME.

  1. Videodance™ Robyn's CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND - 3 weeks
    • Tuesdays, July 7 - July 21 | 8:30-9:30pm
    • 3-week workshop costs $40
      Check out Robin's choreography of CALL YOUR GIRLFRIEND and come videodance!

  2. Videodance™ NSYNC's BYE BYE BYE - 4 weeks
    • Tuesdays, July 28 - August 18 | 8:30-9:30pm
    • 4-week workshop costs $55
      Check out NSYNC's choreography of BYE BYE BYE and come videodance!

  3. Videodance™ Michael Jackson't THRILLER - 4 weeks
      • Tuesdays, September 29 - October 20 | 8:30-9:30pm
      • Thursdays, October 1 - October 22 | 8:30-9:30pm
        4-week workshop costs $65 (These workshops fill!)
        Check out MJ'S THRILLER choreography and come videodance!

        NEW THIS YEAR! THRILLER for Families! Mini Thriller workshops on Saturday afternoons.

CLICK HERE for specifics about Videodance™ and to enroll in any of the Videodance™ workshops.

Experience workshopping dance in a fun build-it-from-the-beginning music video dance class. While this is not a dance technique class, Videodance™ focuses on 'workshopping dance' and experiencing the fun of putting together music video choreography. Learn the choreography, sing along if you'd like, and dance it out with the crowd! We'll turn up the music, teach you the moves, and you will have the time of your life!

It's both dancer-friendly and non-dancer friendly. Everyone welcome!For all ages, sizes, experience levels and genders! Learn the choreography full out or modify the steps as you feel comfortable.

Each class will start with a short warm-up and then move into a fun and fast-paced class learning the choreography of the featured music video artist.

Don't just sing your favorite songs! Dance them...Videodance™ them! This workshop is sure to get you dancing beyond your living room!

DON'T WAIT TO ENROLL! Videodance™ workshops fill to capacity fast!

Enrollment is required ahead of time. Non-refundable after enrollment.

Want to book a private Videodance™ Party? Schedule one today!

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Absolute Beginning Ballet for Adults

Mondays, July 20 - August 17 | 5:45pm - 6:45pm (5-weeks)

Mondays, September 14 - October 19 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm (6-weeks)

Saturdays, September 19 - October 24 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm (6-weeks)

Sundays, September 13 - October 18 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm (6-weeks)

A ballet class for adults to learn ballet! It's never too late for adults to learn ballet. This workshop is one of the most popular we offer. And yes, it is ABSOLUTE BEGINNING!

For those who have never had a ballet class, this workshop teaches ballet from the absolute beginning. At the end of session you will have learned some of the fundamental positions, vocabulary, and basic principles of ballet. Bring ballet shoes and step into a ballet studio at Ballet Austin. Fulfill a dream and learn something new.

5-wk summer workshop costs $75. Don't wait to enroll! This workshop will fill!

6-wk workshops costs $98. Early Bird rate is $88 through 8/14/2015.

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.


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Beginning Ballet 2 Workshop

Thursdays, September 10 - October 15 | 8:15pm - 9:15pm (6-weeks)

Sundays, September 13 - October 18 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm (6-weeks)

Beginning Ballet 2 for is a workshop for adults who wish to continue the work of the Absolute Beginning Ballet Workshop, or have had an introduction to basic ballet.

This workshop will further prepare the adult beginner for Beginning Ballet drop-in classes or the Beginning Ballet 3 Workshop offered through Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness. The Beginning Ballet 2 workshop will add more complex combinations and center work, and will develop confidence, coordination, strength, flexibility and body awareness.

6-wk workshops costs $98. Early Bird rate is $88 through 8/14/2015.

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

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Beginning Ballet 3 Workshop

Sundays, September 13 - October 18 | 3:15pm - 4:30pm (1.25 hours - 6-weeks)

The Beginning Ballet 3 Workshop continues the work of Absolute Beginning Ballet and Beginning Ballet 2 workshops. It is also open to anyone who has had basic barre and center.

Beginning Ballet 3 will further prepare the adult beginner for Beginning Ballet drop-in classes offered through the BCS. The Beginning Ballet 3 workshop will add more complex combinations and center work, and will learn jumps. Ballet develops confidence, coordination, strength, flexibility and body awareness and is a great workout for adults.

The 6-week workshops costs $110. Early Bird rate is $95 through 8/14/2015.

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

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Beginning Pointe Workshop for Adults

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Whether it is to fulfill a lifelong dream, or to re-visit the days of ballet class, many adults love the thought of taking a ballet class en pointe. The 6-week workshop teaches basic beginning pointe work to the intermediate level dancer.

Classes will take the students through fundamental pointe work and exercises. For the safety of the students, it is highly recommended that they take one to two ballet technique classes a week leading up to and during enrollment in the pointe workshop.

The workshop includes 6 1-hour classes.

(must be 17 or older with previous ballet experience at the intermediate level. Instructor's approval required)

Call 512-501-8704 for more information or to enroll (enrollment is by instructor approval)

A 6-wk workshop costs $125.

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

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Winter Ballet Intensive for Adults 2016 (Intensive Ballet Workshop for adults & older teens)

January 2016 dates TBD

The Adult Winter Ballet Intensive is held at Ballet Austin the first weekend in January 2016

The Winter Ballet Intensive is designed specifically for adults and older teens with a passion for ballet and a love for dance. The program offers an intense schedule of classes over two days.

Classes offered will include ballet technique for the intermediate level* ballet dancer, classical and contemporary ballet variations, and contemporary dance.

Work on and improve ballet technique in just 2 days, learn variations, and meet new people.

The weekend ends with an informal presentation on Sunday for family and friends showcasing what you have learned. Professional and experienced instructors. State-of-the-art facility.

*Intermediate level ballet experience to participate. Do not need experience in other dance styles.

Registration will open in late summer 2015

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Absolute Beginning Modern Dance for Adults

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It is never too late to learn anything new, but Modern dance can be especially fun for adults.

This workshop is for the absolute beginner adult. Modern dance is an expressive and highly individualized dance form. With technique less restrictive than classical ballet, modern is the perfect jumping off point for self-expression.

The workshop will introduce modern concepts through exercises and choreography designed to promote proper alignment, strength, flexibility and coordination.

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

6-wk workshop costs $95.

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Beginning Tap Dance for Adults

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It is never too late to learn anything new, and tap dance is not only great excercise, but especially fun for adults.

This workshop is for the beginner adult. FULFILL A DREAM!

Before the end of 6 weeks you too can have Happy Feet. Absolute Beginning Tap focuses on learning single tap steps, then incorporating the steps into series of combinations.

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

6-wk workshop costs $95.

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CONTEMPORARY FORMS - A Movement & Phrases Workshop with Alex Miller


Mondays, July 27 - August 17 |7:15pm - 8:45pm (4-weeks)

Join Alex Miller as she returns from studying dance and movement in Amsterdam this past year.

Experience movement and dance in a new way!

This 4 week workshop focuses on the techniques needed to locomote both standing and on the floor. Explore the natural pathways of the body with gravity, and work to move in an effortless but strong state. Begins with an intensive warm-up followed by a series of technical exercises used to get the dancer in the right state to execute bigger phrases of movement without hesitation.

Movement will involve both standing and floor work.

This class will continue to progress from one week to the next.

This workshop requires some experience in contemporary, modern or ballet dance. 

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

4-wk workshop costs $65.

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Intro to Break Dancing


Wednesdays, July 8 - July 29 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm (4-weeks)

Ever wonder how some b-boys could do those moves, making it look so easy?

Come give it a try! Breakdancing, is a style of street dance that originated among African American and Puerto Rican youths in New York City during the early 1980s. "b-boying" and "breaking" are the original terms used for this style.

Intro to Breaking is a beginner level class geared for those who are interested in learning the basic movements and culture of Breaking ( break dancing ). Students will build a working understanding of foundational breaking such as tops, drops, transitions, footwork, freezes and flavor.

Come learn some moves and have a great time! For beginners and those wanting to polish their break moves.

Watch this documentary about the history of Break Dance.

4-wk workshop costs $65.

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment..

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Dance Improvisation

Tuesdays, July 7 - July 28 | 6:30pm - 7:30pm (4-weeks)

Improvisation involves creating and executing movement spontaneously, without any predetermined choreography. That allows for you to discover original or authentic movement from within!

Through a wide variety of exercises, tasks, and even games, you will soon discover how fun it can be to create your own spontaneous movement, whether you have have danced before or not. There is never a wrong way to improv!

Improv is a great way to get to know your body through the movement exploration you will be doing in class, allowing you total freedom to move and create.

Some previous dance experience preferred but not required. Open to everyone.

4-wk workshop introductory rate $55.

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

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FOSSE! Dance Workshop

Mondays, June 29 - August 3 | 6:30pm - 7:45pm (6-weeks)

Have you ever wanted to learn the sleek, sexy style of legendary Broadway and film director/choreographer Bob Fosse? The shoulder that juts just so, the pelvis that thrusts like a knife, the knees that knock, the hat tilted at the perfect angle...one look, and you know right away: Bob Fosse. Sweet Charity, Chicago, and Dancin' to name a few

Come learn choreography from original Fosse numbers. So much fun!

Some dance experience recommended.

6-wk workshop costs $95.

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date.

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Beginning Brazilian Samba Dance Workshop


Wednesdays, July 8 - July 29 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm (4-weeks)

4 weeks of samba fun! Samba...the national dance of Brazil!

This workshop will introduce samba, the national dance of Brazil. Learn simple combinations and develop form, style, and coordination. Ideal for first-time students of samba or those who want to reinforce basic skills.

Absolutely no experience necessary; just the ability to let loose and go wild!

4-wk workshop costs $65.

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

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Brazilian Carnaval Dance Bootcamp - Viva Carnaval Brasileiro!

Get ready for Carnaval Brasileiro!

RETURNS January 2016 in time for Carnaval!

Brazil is internationally famous for its colorful, high-energy "Carnaval," the pre-Lent celebration that packs in nearly a week of non-stop music and dance. Whether it's the vibrant, African-influenced street parades of Salvador, Bahia or the glittering technicolor parade performed by thousands in Rio de Janeiro's Sambadrome, Brazilian Carnaval is a celebration of life through music and dance.

You don't have to fly to Brazil to experience the fun! This high-intensity workshop will introduce you to some of the most popular dance styles seen in Brazil during Carnaval. A super-fun, high-energy crash course! Learn some fun new moves while burning calories AND HAVING THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE! Sweat with a smile!

All levels are welcome. Absolutely no experience necessary; just the ability to let loose and go wild!

Click here if you are interested in attending Austin's own Carnaval.

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment..

Don't have time for a workshop or don't want to wait for the start date? Check out the Brazilian Dance drop-in classes.

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Hula (Beginning Level) - Hawaiian Dance

Mondays, September 14 - October 14 | 7:00pm - 8:00pm (6-weeks)

Hula dancing is a beautiful and graceful form of dance combining foot movement along with meaningful hand gestures to tell a story or teach a lesson.

Whether you have a trip planned to the Hawaiian Islands or just want to learn something new, this is a fun workshop.

If you've never taken hula before, this is for you! Learn hula from the very beginning and experience a culture that is full of beauty and exciting adventure. Hula classes include dances in the ancient form of hula (hula kahiko) as well as the more contemporary form of hula (hula 'auana). Hawaiian history and culture are also discussed as they relate to each hula learned in class.

A 6-wk workshop costs $95. Early Bird rate is $85 through 8.14.2015

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment..

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Hula (Elementary Level) - Hawaiian Dance

Mondays, September 14 - October 14 | 8:00pm - 9:00pm (6-weeks)

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Hula dancing is a beautiful and graceful form of dance combining foot movement along with meaningful hand gestures to tell a story or teach a lesson.

This is the second level in our hula workshop series. Elementary hula picks up where Beginning Hula left off. If you have taken Beginning Hula or have had some hula experience in the past, this workshop is for you to continue to learn and experience the beautiful dance of the Hawaiian islands. Gain more knowledge and hone your hula skills, perfecting your skills in the hula basics and learning more hawaiian dance choreography. You will love the story-telling aspect of hula.

A 6-wk workshop costs $95. Early Bird rate is $85 through 8.14.2015

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

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Beginning Jazz for Adults

Saturdays, July 11 - August 1 | 1:15pm - 2:15pm (4-weeks)

A beginning jazz workshop for adults (and teens age 16 and older)! It is never too late to learn something new and jazz is tons of fun for all ages!

Each class will begin with an introductory level warm up leading into learning jazz technique, including 'jazz hands'!

Fun music and fun steps! Little or no jazz or dance experience is just fine! This workshop is for the beginner.

A 4-wk workshop costs $65.

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

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Beginning Hip Hop for Adults

Mondays, July 27 - August 17| 7:30pm - 8:30pm (4-weeks)

Tuesdays, September 15 - October 20 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm (6-weeks)

It is never too late to learn something new and hip hop is tons of fun for all ages!

So come on adults and let's get moving to pop and hip hop music. This workshop is designed to introduce adults (17 and up) to the Hip Hop culture and dance. Each class begins with a short warm-up and provides a structured method of learning various Hip Hop dance movements in a fun, energetic and welcoming class environment.

Leave the kids at the door and come learn hip hop! You'll love it!

4-wk workshop costs $65.

6-wk workshop costs $95. Early Bird rate is $85 through 8.14.2015

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

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Bollywood Dance - RETRO! - Come learn fun Bollywood choreography!

Mondays, September 15 - October 5 | 7:15pm - 8:15pm (4-weeks) - Bollywood RETRO!

Bollywood's going RETRO! Think old school, disco, and tons of Bollywood fun!

The Bollywood workshop series is your opportunity to spend 4 weeks at a time learning a specific Bollywood performance-quality choreography.

Yes! In just 4 weeks you will be amazed at what you can learn and how much fun you have in the process. This 4-week workshop will take you to the past where disco was a favorite and old school was new school! If you're an 80's kind of guy or gal, come Bollywood!

At the end of 4 weeks you will be able to say, "Yes! I can Bollywood!"

Bollywood is FUN FUN FUN !

No experience necessary.

4-wk workshop costs $65. Early Bird rate is $55 through 8.14.2015

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

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Intro to Salsa! - A Latin Dance Workshop

Summer 2015 TBD

A fun six-week workshop that will provide the foundation for Salsa dancing. Especially for partners wanting to dance together, but partners are not required! Fun for singles too!

Participants will learn the basic Salsa steps, basic turns, the importance of the "Cuban Motion", and plenty of Salsa attitude! The basic steps of Merengue* and Bachata* will also be taught during the 6 weeks.

All dances learned are perfect for social settings and club dancing, but you will also enjoy just for the fun of it! 

No dance experience is necessary. Partners enrolling together is encouraged, but not required. Don't have a partner? We still have a place for you! (each persons will need to enroll individually)

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

A 6-wk workshop costs $95.

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Balance, Fitness & Pilates Workshops

Better Balance & Movement Workshop

Wednesdays, July 8 - July 29 | 11:15am - 12:00pm (4-weeks)

Wednesdays, September 9 - September 30 | 11:15am - 12:00pm (4-weeks)

Offered FREE to first-time participants.

This workshop will focus on promoting and maintaining balance, coordination, and posture through a series of simple brain and muscle exercises. The goal of ongoing balance training is to teach your brain how to quickly activate the right muscles in your body at the right time to help you keep your balance.

For more information about other classes for older adults such as Zumba Gold®, Feldenkrais®, and more, call 512.501.8704 or email Vicki Parsons.
FALLS HAPPEN: According to the CDC, 1 out of every 3 people over age 65 falls once a year.

We depend on an intricate balance system to keep us upright. The inner ear, which senses head motions, plays an important role. So does the body's somatosensory system, which relays the feeling of the ground beneath your feet. And, of course, vision tips you off to obstacles around you. The brain takes in all this information, plans movements, and carries them out.

This workshop is excellent for people of all ages, but especially beneficial to the older adult or those dealing with the affects of neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. It can also be helpful for individuals recovering from injury, experiencing declining vision, hearing and muscle strength.

"The exercises, particularly when also practiced at home, really did improve my stability and balance, and even helped to strengthen my weaker side." Balance & Movement Participant

Check out this interesting article from the Wall Street Journal: Boost Your Balance; Avoid Falls

Taught by Vicki Parsons, Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness Director.

Due to partial underwriting from Scott & White Healthcare we are able to offer the following:

  • Introductory offer to those taking the workshop for the first time: NO COST
  • 4-week workshop offered at a special $35 rate

For assistance or questions call 512.501.8704.

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Mommy & Baby Fit - Babywearing Barre & Pilates Mat Workout

A workout for new moms without needing a babysitter!

Thursdays, July 9 - July 30 | 10:30am - 11:15am - enroll today and be on your way to new mommy fitness!

Making exercise a priority is a challenge for new moms. Are you ready to get your workout in while your baby stays close? Bring your baby and your baby carrier and head to Ballet Austin for a 45-minute workout that offers a blend of ballet barre fitness and Pilates Mat core conditioning to really focus on strengthening your core. Tighten those glutes and abs and get back into shape!

Moms will enjoy a low impact-toning workout while babies experience movement, rocking motions, soothing music and a fun interactive play time while mom works out.

Babywearing Barre & Pilates Mat Workout is great for all fitness levels and no experience is necessary!

  • Expecting moms who want to get a jump on their post-natal conditioning are welcome!
  • Bring a comfortable and secure baby carrier with support for baby and mom.
  • Mats are provided for the Pilates mat workout portion.
  • Wear comfortable workout clothing, ballet shoes or sneakers, and bring a water bottle.
  • Start early setting the "active life" example for your children and get back into shape while bonding with your baby.

Taught by mom and Certified Pilates & fitness instructor Brittany Harpole.

The 4-wk workout costs $40.

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Yoga 101 - Absolute Beginning Yoga

Thursdays, July 9 - July 30 | 7:30pm - 8:30pm (4-weeks)

Thursdays, September 10 - October 15 | 7:15pm - 8:15pm (6-weeks)

Have you always wanted to try yoga but are too intimidated to walk into a class for fear of looking or feeling stupid?

Do you think you will effortlessly have to twist yourself into a pretzel? Do you wonder if you have to bring your dog for 'down dog' or need to be outside for a 'tree pose'?

This 4-week workshop is perfect for the beginner yogis and yoginis. Being a beginner is never easy, but this class will help ease you into your comfort zone.

Learn a variety of yoga poses, proper alignment, and pranayama (breath work). Nost of all, feel better as you kick off the new year!

Perfect for those who know nothing about yoga, and those who are getting back into yoga and need a refresher. It's for men and women of all ages.

Be good to your body and mind this summer! Try yoga!

4-week workshop costs $60.

6-week workshop costs $85. Early Bird rate is $75 through 8.14.2015

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

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Body Burn Workout - Strengthen & Tone this summer

Wednesdays, July 8 - July 29 | 7:15pm - 8:15pm (4-weeks)

Wednesdays, September 9 - October 12 | 7:15pm - 8:15pm (6-weeks)

NO excuses! An amazing air-conditioned full body workout to get ready for fall, the holidays, and just to feel great!

Whatever your goals are...keeping your toned shape through the summer, feeling good, or going down a dress size, this workout is for you! Commit right now - a full body calorie burning workout - to get strong, toned and lose weight this summer.

Each week builds on the week before. Combining both cardio and strength exercises burns more calories per minute than other methods, so get ready for this metabolism-boosting workout to get you fast results. Some jumping and running may be a part of the session. Work new muscles and those you may not even know you have. You will leave each week with knowledge, feeling stronger and more fit. If you want to see results, this workout is for you.

Get in shape and stay in shape with this fitness program that will get you on your way to making your fitness goals and motivate you to keep going!

4-week workshop costs $60. Early Bird rate of $55 through May 22.

6-week workshop costs $85. Early Bird rate of $75 through 8/14/2015.

Workshops require enrollment ahead of time. Deadline to sign up is 2 days before start date. Workshops are non-refundable after enrollment.

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Pilates Pink Ribbon Post-operative Workout

Tuesdays, May 26 - July 28* | 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Tuesdays, August 25 - October 27* | 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Tuesdays, November 3 - December 15* | 1:00pm - 1:45pm

*If unable to attend all of the sessions we would love for you to enroll and come when you can.

Rehabilitation is a key component often missing in the treatment of breast cancer.

Ballet Austin's Pilates Pink Ribbon Program is a post-operative exercise program for women recovering from breast cancer surgery. But more than just exercise, we offer care, confidence building, encouragement, and a warm and therapeutic environment.

The weekly class is held in our beautiful center for dance and community wellness, a non-medical, happy, mainstream environment that allows for encouragement and rehabilitation.

Personal and compasionate instruction is given by Vlada Sheber, Ballet Austin's Pilates Program Director & Certified Core Connections Pilates Instructor. Ms. Sheber is a Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist with the The Pilates Pink Ribbon Program.

In addition, at times throughout the year we will invite you to stay after your workout to be our guest in a Ballet Austin rehearsal, or to be a part of one of our BeWell Healthy Living Talks.

The Pink Ribbon Program will help stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back, and abdominal muscles, allowing women to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery. The more you are able to attend, the better you'll feel.

This program is suitable whether your surgery was recent or several years ago, but it is recommended that women should wait 4-6 weeks post op before enrolling in the course. The Pilates Pink Ribbon Program will offer strengthening, self-esteem and quality of life to breast cancer survivors. The program works in conjunction with your doctor's recommendations for an exercise program.

Read what Sabrina Q. Mikan, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, with Texas Oncology has to say:

"The Ballet Austin Pilates Pink Ribbon Program is recommended to our breast cancer patients. We are pleased that your program provides individualized, high quality attention to our patients, and that the Pilates exercises and expert teachers at Ballet Austin provide education and support to them as they learn to care for their bodies after surgery. Ballet Austin's Pilates Pink Ribbon Program is one of distinction which we are pleased to recommend and support." Sabrina Q. Mikan, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC, Texas Oncology

The 10-week rehabilitative workshop is valued at $300. At this time we are pleased to be able to offer the program at NO COST* to women.

*This program is generously underwritten in part by Ballet Austin and Féte 2014 Pilates Pink Ribbon Supporters.

It is also made possible by a grant from Freescale.

Tax deductible donations are welcome and allow Ballet Austin to continue to underwrite this program.  Ballet Austin is a 501 (c) 3 organization.

Please note: if you are unable to attend the entire workshop we still encourage you to enroll and come when you can. We look forward to being a part of your full recovery.


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BeWell - FREE HEALTHY LIVING AND WELLNESS TALKS


Ballet Austin offers FREE BeWell Talks on a variety of topics to help you in the areas of health and wellness, fitness, and healthy living. We will bring our workshops and presentations to you!

Some call it Lunch & Learn, Brain & Body Feed, or The Power Hour, but at the end of each talk our goal is that you will BeWell!

Taught by Vicki Parsons, Director of Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness.

Hear the facts, laugh a little, get motivated and learn practical steps to change your attitude, your mind, and your life.

If you would like to schedule a FREE BeWell Talk at your business, club or organization, or upcoming meeting or conference, please call 512.501.8704 or EMAIL US.

It is our goal to be a part of the effort to bring wellness to the workplace, the home, and beyond.

Available BeWell topics include:

  • Stand Up and Live Longer - Your chair is killing you (or Sitting is the New Smoking)
  • Exercise is the New Kale
  • Living Well Begins With a Choice 
  • Someone's Watching You - modeling a healthy & active life to the next generation
  • How to Avoid Holiday Stress
  • I'm not stressed; it's allergies
  • Take Action for Balance Between Work and Life
  • Your Brain on Exercise
  • Aging Does Not Mean Growing Old
  • Be Together. Not the Same.
  • Exceed Your Own Expectations

Book a FREE BeWell Talk today!

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If you have difficulty enrolling into a workshop online please call 512.501.8704.

In addition to workshops, dance and fitness classes are offered on the Butler Center for Dance & Fitness drop-in schedule.

Kids Fitness & Dance Workshops are available for children ages 3-12.

TEEN Dance Workshops are offered for ages 13-16.


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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.

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Vicki Parsons, Director of the Butler Center for Dance & Fitness
Phone - 512.501.8704 ext. 126
E-mail - Vicki Parsons

 
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