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Ballet Austin Education

Ballet Austin Education

Ballet Austin acknowledges the arts and arts education as essential elements in the educational process necessary for the intellectual and social development of all humans. Ballet Austin is committed to offering educators resources and opportunities to provide young people with arts experiences,

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Dance in the Classroom


Program description

Underwritten by A Glimmer of Hope Austin

Dance in the Classroom brings a weekly pre-ballet lesson directly to students on their school campus. This program is led by Toni Bravo, long-time faculty member at the Ballet Austin Academy. Ms. Bravo also founded and leads the Leaps and No Bounds program, a school-based dance program that focuses on using kinesthetic learning as a means of reinforcing


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Program Detail

Bilingual: Yes
Available dates:

Scheduling Dance in the Classroom at a new campus is based off the availability of our instructors and the needs of the school. Currently, classes take place Monday- Wednesday at the various campuses we serve.

Available times:

Class times vary depending on campus schedules.

Length of program: 45 minutes
Space / technical requirements:

The class requires a space large enough for the students to move in. A dance room, gym, or cafeteria is preferred.


Dance in the Classroom currently serves Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy.

Fees / Ticketing:

This program is provided at no cost to the students thanks to funding secured by Ballet Austin.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance: Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Provides scholarship and reduced fees: Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes





The Austin Creative Alliance is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Development Department's Cultural Arts Division and by grants from Texas Commission on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts which believes that a great nation deserves great art. The Creative Alliance also receives generous in-kind support from CreateAustin, and Time Warner Cable News. We are also grateful for the ongoing support and participation of our members and patrons.


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