Classes at Central Texas Youth Ballet are kept small to ensure your child receives the teaching instruction and attention they deserve.

Central Texas Youth Ballet bases the division of students into levels solely on ability -- not age. The School Director places students in the level where they will benefit the most. Levels are taught according to the ability of the students in the level as opposed to a certain syllabus. We allow class observations and schedule them once a month

Registered applicants ranging in ages three to six are generally placed in the Preschool Division without further evaluation. Registered applicants ages seven or older with little or no formal dance training documented on the registration form are generally placed in the Primary Division in Level 1A. New students with extensive ballet training are invited to take a placement class.




Central Texas Youth Ballet’s Preschool Division promotes early childhood development as it exposes young children to dance and classical music while teaching coordination and introducing them to ballet vocabulary. Students are also taught classroom etiquette/discipline and placed in an environment to help improve concentration, listening skills, encourages creativity and group interaction. Students ages three to six are eligible to participate in our Preschool program; classes include: Discover Dance and Pre-Ballet. 


The Primary Program places strong emphasis on developing basic ballet technique. Students are expected to gain muscular strength, develop stamina and control as they learn ballet technique appropriate for their level. As standard procedure, students of all ages learn the basic ballet positions, the progression of a standard ballet barre and French vocabulary that defines all of the steps in classical ballet. These students also move into beginning centre work, away from the support of the ballet barre. Advancement is based on ability, not age. In this way, the student begins to develop the layers of knowledge that form the foundation of ballet technique. Most students begin in Level 1A. Students with prior ballet training will be asked to take a placement class so faculty can determine the appropriate level for placement. 


The Community Program at Central Texas Youth Ballet allows recreational students to take class on a drop-in basis. Classes currently include: Tap and Jazz. Please contact us if you would like for us to offer Adult Ballet or Adult Tap (Beg.). We can develop a class with as few as five students. 

Dance school and dance studio in Dripping Springs, TX. We serve the Dripping Springs, Henly, Driftwood, Bee Cave, Lake Travis, Wimberley, Blanco, Johnson City, and South Austin communities and offer dance classes in ballet, tap and jazz as well as summer dance programs and private instruction.
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