Teacher Professional Development

Ballet Austin offers professional development for public school dance educators in Central Texas throughout the year, and is a Texas Education Agency (TEA) approved provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) certification. Opportunities include:

 

Master and Technique Classes
Learn for your own growth, or train to teach in any of the broad range of dance and fitness styles offered through Ballet Austin’s Butler Community School (ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop, Broadway, hula, yoga, Pilates mat). Schools and school districts may arrange for privately-held master classes for their teachers in order to earn CPE credits.

Studio Spotlight
See Ballet Austin professional company dancers rehearsing in the studio and hear about the upcoming production from our Artistic staff the week before the show opens. For more information or to sign up, visit our Studio Spotlight page.

The History of Ballet
A free PowerPoint presentation with notes and student handout on the history of ballet from court dancing through the contemporary styles of today. Curriculum developed for all levels. Presentation and lecture notes available via participation in professional development workshop with Ballet Austin. Free student handout available here.

The History of Modern Dance
A free PowerPoint presentation with notes and student handout on the history of modern dance. Curriculum developed for all levels. Presentation and lecture notes available via participation in professional development workshop with Ballet Austin. Free student handout available here.

The Future of Dance
A free PowerPoint presentation with notes and student handout on the future of dance. Curriculum developed for all levels. Presentation and lecture notes available via participation in professional development workshop with Ballet Austin. Free student handout available here.

Career Paths in Dance
A free PowerPoint presentation with notes and student handout on the potential career paths that young dancers might consider. Curriculum developed for middle and high school students. Materials available via participation in professional development workshop with Ballet Austin.

The Choreographer’s Toolkit
A free PowerPoint presentation and prepared handout on the elements of choreography and how to apply them to dance. Curriculum developed for intermediate and advanced level dance classes. Presentation available via participation in professional development workshop with Ballet Austin. Free student handout available here.

Interpreting Contemporary Ballet: The Audience Member’s Toolkit
A free online multimedia interactive with video excerpts and interviews to help teach your students different ways of understanding and appreciating dance.

Educator's Discount

Ballet Austin is committed to ensuring that dance and music educators have the opportunity to engage with and enjoy their own art forms. Each season we offer these arts educators buy one get one free season tickets. To take advantage of this offer, please contact the box office.

Dance Resources

Take advantage of our resource library, which includes multimedia interactives for general audiences, interactives specifically designed for elementary-aged students, and educational publications.

 

For more information or to set up professional development workshops, contact Pei-San Brown, Community Education Director, at pei-san.brown@balletaustin.org or 512.476.9151 ext. 178.

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