Family Dance Workshops engage children and adults of all ages and 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 3 to 12 years old and their family members.
Each group of children must be accompanied by at least one adult inside the theater. Every person regardless of age, including Girl Scouts and their parents or chaperones, must purchase a ticket in order to enter the theater.
All children, Girl Scouts*, and parents - $10 per person
*Girl Scout patches - $3 per patch, purchased online separately from admission
Kids Series season ticket holders** and their families - $5 per person
**see your season ticket information for the promo code
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 2014/15 Family Dance Workshops - please note that Sessions A & B for The Nutcracker are identical:
Glow in the Dark! – Sun Oct 5, 2014, 2:30–3:45pm
(Please bring a white t-shirt and long white socks or gloves for the activities, and note that black lights and strobe lights will be used.)
The Nutcracker (Session A) - Sun Nov 16, 2014, 2:30 - 3:45pm
The Nutcracker (Session B) - Sun Nov 16, 2014, 4:30 - 5:45pm
A Journey Through Dance - Sun Jan 25, 2015, 2:30 - 3:45pm
Swan Lake - Sun Apr 26, 2015, 2:30 - 3:45pm
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 trainees 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.”
Learn more about our productions and try fun activities together -
visit our Kids Corps Chronicle Archives.
Questions? Contact Pei-San Brown, Community Education Director,
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512.476.9151 ext. 178.