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Family Dance Sundays

Family Dance Workshop photo - Not Afraid of the Dark

Family Dance Sundays engage children and adults of all levels of dance experience with excerpts from the latest Ballet Austin production. Ballet Austin dancers lead groups in movement exercises to learn short pieces of choreography that build understanding of and appreciation for techniques essential to the production. There's fun for everyone involved whether you're moving on the stage or interacting from your seat!

Recommended for children ages 5 to 10 years old. Each group of children must be accompanied by at least one adult during the program.

Cost: Please note that tickets are required for all children Ballet Austin's Family Dance Workshop

and adults

$10 per person

$5 per Kids Series season ticket holders and Petite Partners (see your season ticket information for promo code)

$3 per Girl Scout patch (available online separately from admission)



Ballet Austin’s AustinVentures StudioTheater

501 W. 3rd St., Austin 78701

See our instructions for parking - spaces in the lot

around the building are reserved for students

Upcoming Family Dance Sundays for the 2015/16 Season:

Snow White: Oct 18, 2015 from 2:30 - 3:30pm

The Nutcracker (Sessions A & B are identical):

Session A - Nov 15, 2015 from 2:30 - 3:30pm

Session B - Nov 15, 2015 from 4:00 - 5:00pm

Cinderella: Apr 24, 2016 from 2:30 - 3:30pm


What to wear:

Clothing - anything comfortable to move around in

Footwear - ballet slippers, jazz shoes, or bare feet


Comments and photos from our previous workshops:

“We thoroughly enjoyed the performances and the hands-on learning.  My daughter especially loved watching the sword fighting routine performed by your dancers. Thank you again for your time and for the fun afternoon!”

“Thank you for a terrific experience this Sunday with the Family Dance workshop. My daughter is nine and loves ballet. She was thrilled to see real dancers up close and learn more about mime. Even my son, who was just tagging along, was engaged in the performance and discussion.”


“Please also thank the Fellows for being so enthusiastic. They didn't hold back in their performances, were kind and helpful in the demonstrations, and were encouraging and collaborative in the separate group sessions.”

“You all are doing a wonderful service for these children, making the art of ballet real for them. I am sure programs like this help inspire lifelong ballet appreciation.”


“I just wanted to let you know how much fun our Girl Scout troop had at the workshop yesterday.  It was a lot of fun and we parents learned a lot too.  We look forward to coming to more of these in the future as well as the company’s performances.”


Questions? Contact Pei-San Brown, Community Education Director,

at or 512.476.9151 ext. 178.

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