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, specifically dance.

Research demonstrates that students benefit socially and academically from sustained involvement in the arts. Students in arts-rich environments have higher concepts of their academic ability, are achieving at higher rates on standardized test scores and are more engaged in schools.

For more information regarding our listed programs or to set up professional development workshops, contact Community Education Director, Pei-San Brown at 512.476.9151 ext. 178


  501 W. 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701


Not Afraid of the Dark School Shows

Program description

This unique, hour-long production is a visual treat for all ages and a great way to introduce children to the ballet. Our apprentice company, Ballet Austin II, delights with a show that turns nighttime darkness into a place to laugh, sing, clap, dream, dance, and do everything imaginable, except be afraid! Explore a young boy’s dreams, and with the help of special lighting effects, see how the dark is never scary when you focus on “the light!”


Not Afraid of the Dark is the story of nighttime in the life of a young boy. He chases fireflies in the park, gets ready for bed, and finds out about all the wonderful magic that happens in the dark. Through this little boy’s dreams and with the help of special lighting effects, we dance with the stars, catch shadows, and visit the land of stick people. We discover the dark is never scary, but fun and can be seen in a whole new light. Come on, let’s discover what wonderful things can happen when you “turn out the lights!”

Booking / scheduling contact

Kylie Phillips

   512-476-915 Ext. 141

Program detail
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Population served:
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

October 20, 2017

Available times:

10 am and 12 pm

Space / technical requirements:

Performances at Ballet Austin take place in the AustinVentures StudioTheater. Technical requirements will be discussed individually if scheduling on your school’s campus.


Ballet Austin  |  501 West 3rd Street  |  Austin, Texas 78701

Fees / Ticketing:

$7 per person, $6 per person for Title I Schools. Cost for On-Campus performances to be determined based on performance location and the number of shows requested.


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
Cancellation Policy

Advance cancellation is required and date will be indicated on booking invoice.