As a child I use to spend hours dancing in my living room, it was me and the music and my big imagination.  My mom noticed my friends were in dance class, and she didn’t want me to miss out on this rite of passage or the chance to nurture my love for dance. If this sounds like your situation, you’re in the right place! Here’s the ULTIMATE Guide to Dance Studios in Austin that will have your child twirling into 2024!

…and the good news is, many dance studios are now enrolling for Winter/Spring classes.

Did you know, dance is the only activity that is physical, mental, AND expressive!  Your kiddo can go from princess mode to pop star mode, and more, all while learning to turn, leap, move & groove.

If you’re wondering where you can find Dance Studios in Austin for your child, keep reading for a breakdown by neighborhood, as well as tips on how to pick out a dance studio.

What’s the key to unlocking the perfect dance experience for both you and your kiddo? Here are a few things to consider:

  • Qualified Instructors
  • Class Offerings
  • Age Appropriate
  • Developmentally Appropriate
  • Class Size
  • Atmosphere/Facility
  • Trial Classes
  • Observation
  • Progression & Feedback
  • Communication
  • Student Placement
  • Class Schedule
  • Proximity
  • Commitment
  • Inclusive Atmosphere
  • Performance Component
  • Competition Component
Ballet Austin

DOWNTOWN AUSTIN

Ballet Austin: 501 W 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701

About: Ballet Austin offers a “classically innovative” dance experience where they strive to strengthen the community through creation. They also have a second location at The Dell Jewish Community Center.

Ages: 18 months – 18 years

Children’s Classes: Dance with me, next steps, creative dance, creative ballet, pre-ballet, ballet, pointe

Adult Classes: Wide variety of dancer classes and pilates

Hello Dancer

CENTRAL AUSTIN

Hello Dancer: 4410 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756 (Rosedale)

About:  A magical dance studio specializing in young children, keeping things simple, enjoyable, while putting the fun into the FUNdamentals of dance. Mini performance dedicated entirely to your dancer and their class with an in-studio performance.  (P.S. – This is the new studio I’m opening mid-January.)

Ages: 2 months – 9 years

Children’s Classes: Pre-ballet, creative hip-hop, tap, jazz, hip-hop, creative movement, wiggle tots, giggle babies

Baby & Me

Mommy & Me

Camps:  Summer and Holiday Camps available M-F for ages 3-7

Parties:  Variety of themes

Parent’s Night Outs:  Hosted once a month

Small Class Sizes: 6-8 kids per class

Trial Classes:  Preview classes are available at select times throughout the year.

ElectrikCITY Dance Movement: – 650 Canion St, Austin, TX 78752 (Highland)

About:  Austin’s urban hip-hop dance studio expressing all styles and genres of hip-hop.

Ages: 7 years – Adults

Children’s Classes: New beginning youth, beginner breakdancing, mini bolts, youth team rehearsal

Competitions

Tarrytown Dance: 2425 Exposition Boulevard, Austin TX 78703 (Tarrytown)

About: Tarrytown Dance has been a premier dance studio in Austin, its award winning hip-hop teams put them on the map.

Ages: 2.5 – Adult

Children’s Classes: Contemporary, drill tech, adult fitness classes, acrobatics, hip-hop, tap, lyrical, pointe, jazz, ballet, pre-pointe, musical theater, combo, creative movement, adult fitness classes

Competitions

Dancers Workshop

NORTH AUSTIN:

Austin School of Classical Ballet: 7756 Northcross Dr UNIT 104, Austin, TX 78757 (Allandale)

About: The Austin School of Classical Ballet is committed to serving the community with the finest ballet training programs. They offer a positive and professional outlook to all students, whether you be a pre-ballet student or a professional dancer.

Ages: 5-18 year

Children’s Classes: Pre-ballet, ballet, pointe, and contemporary

Small Class Sizes: Austin School of Classical Ballet has limited class sizes, which allows for individualized instruction, which prepares students for dancing at a professional level

Dance Discovery: 7729 Burnet Rd, Austin TX 78757 (Crestview)

About: Dance Discovery is known for their connection with their students, they teach dance in a positive, meaningful way, leaving every student engaged and happy. Dance Discovery is home to the storytime curriculum.  Dance Discover also has a second location in Avery Ranch.

Ages: 2 year – 17 years

Children’s Classes: Hip hop, ballet, tumbling, musical theater, modern, jazz, contemporary, acrobatics, tap

Camps: Dance Discovery offers themed summer camps, from June to August for ages 3-9

Parent’s Day Out

Competitions

Class Sizes: Class size correlates to the class age and development

Camps: Dance Discovery offers themed summer camps, from June to August for ages 3-9

Parent’s Days Out

Danceversity: 7531 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757 (Crestview)

About: Danzversity is Austin’s most culturally-conscious dance studio. Their lesson plans are include dance diversity, history, and culture. Students have the opportunity to not only learn dance but also learn how dance affects planet health, social diversity, biodiversity, and more.

Ages: 4 years – adult

Children’s Classes: Danzigniter, breakin, and creative expression

Adult Classes

Camps

Dancers Workshop: 11150 Research Blvd #205, Austin TX 78759

About: Dancers Workshop features some of the best dance teachers in Texas, learn from former Radio City Rockettes, dance graduates, and more.

Ages: 2 years – adult

Children’s Classes: Hip-hop, adaptive dance, creative dance, preschool combo, ballet, tap, jazz, acro, drill prep, turns and jumps, pointe

Adult Classes: Adult ballet and hip-hop

Competitions

Free Trials: One free trial class for all ages and all classes

Camps: Offered for ages 4-7

Cafe Dance: 3307 B Hancock Drive Austin, TX 78731

Dancin Jazzi:  2121 W Parmer Ln #117, Austin, TX 78727

About: Dancin’ Jazzi is Austin’s first black owned and operated studio. Having been open since 2006, Dancin’ Jazz offers joyful, creative, and comforting classes for all ages.

Ages: 2 years – adults

Children’s Classes: Ballet, creative movement, tap, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, ballet tech

Adult Classes

Competitions

Camps: Offered to ages 4 years – 15 years

Nana Ballet: 13776 US-183, Austin, TX 78750

About: Through strict training Nana Ballet strives to go above and beyond in classical ballet and other styles. They offer a warm and supportive environment for your dancer to grow in.

Ages: 4 years – adult

Children’s Classes: Pre-ballet (combo ballet and tap), youth ballet, youth contemporary, kids hip-hop, competition team, adult ballet, adult chinese classical

Adult Classes

Competitions

Open Air Dance Collective

About: Open Air Dance Collective takes a non-traditional take on the dance world, with no competitions and no stress, the studio is all about enjoying, celebrating, and empowering.

Ages: 3 years – 18 years

Children’s Classes: Classes focuses on balance, alignment, dance science, stretching, strength, and foundational technique work

RAD Moves /JWSD Dance Arts: 12593 Research Blvd, Austin, TX 78759

About: JWS Dance Arts is a close-knit group of teachers and students focused on training dancers into well rounded individuals, physically and mentally.

Ages: 11 months – professional level

Children’s Classes: Ballet, tap, hip-hop, tumbling, jazz, parent and me

Competitions

Shirley McPhail: 8018 Mesa Dr, Austin TX 78731

Shirley McFail Dance School has been providing a quality dance education to children and adults in the Austin area since 1970.  Their mission is to nurture dancers of all ages in the joy of dance through a quality dance education.

Ages 2 – adult

Children’s Classes: Twinkle tots, jazz, combo, lyrical, CJBT, hip-hop, ballet, tap, contemporary, musical theater, drill prep, adult classes, cotillion.

Adult Classes: Boasts their youngest adult dancer is 18 and their oldest is 94:)

Competitions Teams

Camps

The Austin City Ballet: 10401 Anderson Mill Rd UNIT 113, Austin, TX 78750

About: Austin City Ballet, was once The Conservatory Dance Theatre where local students could enjoy performing on stage at a pre-professional level. Today, it serves multiple cities, trains multiple dancers, and uses multiple tried and true ballet training programs. Not only do they focus on ballet, but also jazz, modern/contemporary, tap, and musical theater.

Ages: Elementary division & up

Children’s Classes: Ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, tap, musical theater

Tutu School:  8312 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78757 (Wooten)

About: Believes that motor skill development is infinitely enhanced by Tchaikovsky and Bach, that young imaginations benefit immensely from exploring the enchanted worlds of swans and sugar plums, and that twirling should be a fundamental part of any childhood.

Ages: 18 months – 8 years

Children’s Classes: Tutu Toddlers, Exploring Ballet, Primary Ballet

Camps

Parties: Ballet themed parties

Center Stage

CEDAR PARK/LEANDER:

Art Beat: 2051 Cypress Creek Road Suite Q, Cedar Park, TX 78613

About:  Art Beat unites unique individuals through music and dance in a nurturing/healthy environment.

Ages: 3 years – adult

Children’s Classes: Ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, pointe, adaptive dance, boys tap

Adult Classes

Competitions

Cedar Park Dance Company: 200 Buttercup Creek Blvd, Suite 104, Cedar Park TX 78613

About: Cedar Park Dance Company strives to instill a love, appreciation, and discipline for dance into all of their students. Cedar Park believes in poise, grace, and confidence through art.

Ages: 15 months – adult

Children’s Classes: Bollywood, tap, ballet, musical theater, hip-hop, jazz, technique, lyrical, dance enrichment, contemporary, mommy and me, leaps and turns, pre pointe, pointe, flexibility and conditioning, clogging, improv

Mommy & Me

Adult Classes

Competitions

Camps: Offered to children in multiple different ages groups, ranging from 3 years – 18 years

Moms Morning Out: Where you can drop your 3-5 years old off

Center Stage: 1602 S. West Dr. Leander TX 78641

About: Center Stage has been voted the #1 dance studio in Cedar Park and Leander for 11 years in a row. They offer a fun and rewarding dance experience for students looking to expand their dance knowledge.

Ages: 2.5 years – 18 years

Classes Offered: Ballet, tap, drill, hip-hop, jazz, leaps and turns, lyrical, contemporary, musical theater, pointe, tumble/pom

Competitions

Parties

MUV Dance: 1717 Scottsdale Drive, Leander TX 78641

About: MUV Dance brings a fresh and innovative experience to the dance fitness world. With multiple classes, camps, and workshops to choose from, MUV Dance has something to offer for every dancer.

Ages:  3 years – adult

Children’s Classes: Acrobatics, ballet, leaps and turns, hip-hop, tumble, jazz, tap, contemporary, sculpt, contemporary fusion, dance team prep, pilates, pro style, stretch and conditioning, creative movement, pointe

Baby Steps

Mommy & Me

Adult Classes:  They offer many classes for adults including a MUVs and Mimosas class for adults 21 and over.

Competitions

Camps

Dance Institute

FOUR POINTS/ STIENER RANCH

Dance Institute: 6612 Sitio Del Rio Blvd, Austin, TX 78730 (Four Points)

About: Dance Institute is filled with incredible and talented teachers, choreographers, and students. Each and every one of them work hard to fill their studio with passion for dance, strong technique, and discipline.

Ages: 2 years – adult

Children’s Classes: Creative movement, pre-ballet, tap, ballroom, latin, hip-hop, pointe

Adult Classes: Adult dance and fitness classes

Competitions

Parent’s Night Out: Parents’ night out for ages 4+

Tap n’ Toe School of Dance: 308 N Quinlan Park Rd, Austin, TX 78732 (Steiner Ranch area) 

About: Tap N Toe offers a multitude of classes, and with their 7 day free trial option, you can experience all of them before deciding what is right for your dancer. The award winning studio is ready to accommodate you.

Ages: 2.5 years – 13 years

Children’s Classes: Tap, ballet, jazz, hip-hop

Free Trials: Offering 7 day unlimited trial class pass where you can attend multiple styles

Parties

PAIYH Dance

WESTLAKE/BEE CAVE/LAKEWAY/DRIPPING SPRINGS:

Alisa’s Dance Academy: – 3267 Bee Cave Rd #139, Austin, TX 78746 (Westlake)

About: Alisa’s Dance Academy has been focused on offering a positive dance education to all and changing lives for the better since 1996 in the Austin area.

Ages: 2 years – 18 years

Children’s Classes: Ballet, tap, acrobatics, technique, drill team prep, hip-hop, jazz, contemporary, improvisation, pointe, stretch and strengthening

Competitions 

Parties 

PAIYH Dance Studio: 3420 Galleria Cir A-116, Bee Cave, TX 78738

About: PAIYH stands for putting art in your heart, and that’s exactly what this studio aims to do. Share the joy of dance to foster personal growth, artistic growth, and more.

Ages: 18 months – adults

Children’s Classes: Acrobatics, ballet, hip-hop, tap, cheer, contemporary, intro to ballet, intro to jazz, intro to tap, kidtemporary (contemporary dance for kids), musical theater, pointe, pre-acrobatics, pre-ballet, pre-jazz, pre-musical theater, pre-tap, tumble, wee-hop (hip hop focused on freestyle), dance team prep

Mommy & Me Classes

Adult Classes: Adult hip-hop class

Camps: Camps offered for ages 3 -12 years.

Parties: Multiple themes on Saturdays

Premiere Dance: 13834 Sawyer Ranch Rd. Dripping Springs TX 78620

About: Premier Dance Studio welcomes all students, whether you are interested in dancing for fun, health benefits, or a possible career in dance, Premier Dance will set you on the track you want to be on.

Ages: 18 months – adults

Children’s Classes: Combination, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, musical theater, contemporary, stretch and strengthen, turns and progression, technique, tumbling for dancers, private lessons

Mommy & Me

Adult Classes

Parties: Themed parties of your choice

Synergy: 3425 Bee Cave Rd, Austin, TX 78746 (Westlake)

About: Synergy offers a family friendly environment where they strive to provide your children with solid technical training as well as an enjoyable and creative dance experience.

Ages: 2 years – adult

Children’s Classes: Tap, jazz, hip-hop, ballet, pointe, modern, drill team, contemporary

Adult Classes

Competitions

Camps: Ages 3 years – 18 years

Parties:  Choose from a variety of themes

West Austin Dance Academy: 12918 Shops Pkwy #500, Bee Cave, TX 78738

About: The West Austin Dance Academy offers dance classes to beginner dancers all the way to aspiring professional dancers, those ready to take their dance to the next level can join their award-winning competition team.

Ages: 2.5 years – 18 years

Competitions: Ages 4 years – 18 years

Children’s Classes: Lil stars, shooting stars, shining stars, rising stars, supernova, ballet, pointe, tap, hip-hop, lyrical, contemporary, turns and leaps

Free Trials: Free introductory class to all

Camps: Multiple different camps are offered for young children all the way to pre-professional students.620 Dance Centre: 15500 Stroup Circle, Lakeway TX 78734

About: Serving the South Lake Travis Community for over 38 years.  Founded in 1985, we offer a well-rounded dance program that strives to meet the needs of all students, both recreational and competitive.

Ages: 3-18

Children’s Classes: Ballet, pointe, contemporary or modern, drill team skills, hip hop, combo classes.

SOUTH AUSTIN:

Balance Dance Studios: 4544 S. Lamar Blvd, Bldg #200/#300, Austin TX 78745

About: Balance Dance Studio offers a wide range of classes to all ages in order to find the dance connection that best fits each student.  Their mission is to provide innovative programming, for dancers of all ages and abilities, to be able to explore and excel.

Ages: 2 – Adult

Children’s Classes: If you can think of a style of dance Balance Dance Studio will probably offer it. Except for mommy and me/baby and me classes. Large variety of adult classes offered.

Adult Classes: Acro, aerial, ballet, ballroom, break dance, conditioning, contemporary, dancers and dreamers, drill prep/pom, hip-hop, jazz, jazz technique, injury prevention, jups & turns, lyrical, modern, tap, yoga

Competitions Teams

Trials Available

Camps: Ages 3-5

Parties

Dance By Carly: 11530 Manchaca Rd, Unit 1, Austin TX 78748

About: Dance by Carly is inspired by their students and they strive to build a healthy and creative studio where dancers can express their passion for dance freely.

Ages: Toddlers – adults

Children’s Classes: Toddler classes, recreational classes, homeschool classes, adult classes

Free Trials: Your first class after enrolling is free

Competitions

Adult Classes: Tap, hip-hop, and salsa

Camps

Parties

Dance Xplosion: 9600 Escarpment Blvd #750, Austin TX 78749

About: Dance Xplosion is a training academy dedicated to teaching all forms of dance and nurturing a love for dance from an early age.

Ages: 2 years – 18 years

Children’s Classes: Creative dance, dance team prep, creative day out program, ballet, tap, jazz, bop & tumble, hip-hop, tumbling, lyrical, contemporary, pointe, musical theatre, acro dance, stretch, strength, and conditioning

Mommy & Me/Parent & Me

Adult Classes

Competitions

Camps

One Academy of Dance:  8313 State Hwy 71 #100, Austin, TX 78735 

About: One Academy of Dance provides some of the highest quality ballet training in a nurturing environment, where students can learn to flourish.

Ages: 3 years – 18 years

Competitions

Children’s Classes: Creative movement, intro to dance, intro to levels, hip-hop, tap, ballet, jazz, modern, contemporary, pointe

Free Trials: Offers a free trial week

EAST – North East & Central East
Ballet Afrique Contemporary Dance:  1050 E 11th St, Austin, TX 78702

About: Ballet Afrique Contemporary Dance Company combines ballet, contemporary, and African traditional movement to create a positive and technically advanced group of students.

Ages: 0.5 years – adult

Children’s Classes: Baby and me, beginner dance afrique, contemporary ballet, dance afrique, muscle sculpting, toddler program, dance combo, barre, pre-ballet, ballet, boys class, family african drum, traditional african dance and afro beats

Baby & Me

First Street Studio:  701 Tillery St. Austin, Texas 78702

About: First Street Studio is your space for creative connection.  An incubator for performance art, First Street Studio is committed to providing a nourishing and intimate environment for independent working artists to develop and evolve.

Ages: There are a few 12 years and up classes, and the rest is mostly adult

Children’s Classes:  Contemporary modern, and Ocean’s Ecstatic Dance

Adult Classes

JWSD Cross Park:  8701 Cross Park Dr, Austin, TX 78754

About: JWSD Cross Park believes that every body, despite background or income level, deserves a chance to dance. At JWSD Cross Park they take in beginner dancers and transform them into professionals.

Ages: 2 -18 

Children’s Classes: Creative movement, ballet, tap, jazz, hip-hop, tumbling, pointe, pre-pointe

Adult Classes: Adult tap classes

Competitions:  Body Talk Dance Company offers competitions for 7-18 year olds

Free Trials: JWSD and the Body Talk Dance Company co-host a demo class event in various styles for ages 2 years to 12 years, this is a free event and enrollment at either studio is not necessary

Parent’s Night Out

ROUND ROCK/ GEORGETOWN

Dance Empower: 71 Wildwood Dr, Ste 203, Georgetown TX 78633

About:  Dance Empowers mission is to teach students proper technique, while also teaching responsibility, dependability, punctuality, teamwork, and respect. They are dedicated to providing children in the community with a proper place to learn and develop.

Ages:  2.5 years – adult

Children’s Classes: Acrobatics, adult dance, ballet, hip-hop, jazz, lyrical, leaps and turns, modern, pointe, musical theater, stretch and strength, tap

Adult Classes

Competitions

Free Trials: New students are welcome to try any class free of charge

The Dance Works: 16333 S Great Oaks Drive Suite 120, Round Rock, TX. 78681

Schedule a free trial class NOW!

Dance Gallery: 1135 Satellite View, Round Rock, TX 78665

About:  Dance Gallery is the 2020 winner for the best of round rock. They provide sound technique and solid fundamentals where students can gain more than just dance talent, but also life long lessons and grace.

Ages: 18 months – adults

Children’s Classes: Acrobatics boogie babies, creative movement, ballet and tap, technique, ballet, jazz, pointe, tap, lyrical, hip-hop, pre-jazz

Mommy & Me: Ages 18 months – 2.5 years

Adult Classes: Adult tap and ballet

Competitions

Parties: Wide variety of themes

DANZA Center for the Arts: 12233 Ranch Rd 620 N #101, Austin, TX 78750

About: Danza Center for the Arts is the only school in Austin which includes the American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum, striving to build positive, professional dancers.

Ages: 5 years – adult

Children’s Classes: Ballet, little feet, pre-pointe, pointe, contemporary, ballet sculpt

Adult Classes: Adult workshops and ballet classes

Camps: Camps are offered to kids ages 5 and up.

Parties: DANZA parties offer custom choreography and more

Performing Arts Studio: 900 N. Austin Ave, Suite 107, Georgetown TX 78626

About:  Performing Arts Studio is focused on providing students of all ages with the dance knowledge they need to reach their full potential.

Ages: All ages

Children’s Classes: Ballet, tap, jazz, leaps and turns, modern, lyrical, hip-hop

Adult Classes

Competitions

Camps: Ages 3-8

The Dance Spot: 900 Round Rock Ave, Round Rock TX 78681

About:  The Dance Spots mission is to provide training to dancers of all ages and abilities that allow them to explore and excel. They strive for excellence and the cultivation of the community.

Ages: 2 years – 18 years

Children’s Classes: Acrobatics, jazz, modern, ballet, ballroom, pointe, tap, contemporary, hip-hop, technique

Adult Classes

Competitions

Dance Texas: 2000 N Mays St 130, Round Rock, TX 78664

About:  Dance Texas strives to build a positive and encouraging environment for dancers of all ages. They serve the community with a fresh and vibrant dance experience.

Ages: 3 years – adult

Children’s Classes: Jazz, ballet, leaps and turns, lyrical, tech, hip-hop, kids in motion, cheer, pointe

Competitions: Coming soon

Adult Classes

P.S. Mamas!  This one’s for you!  (And also run by one of our very own Austin Moms!)  I personally go here and let me tell ya’ it’s a vibe!

Diva Dance – Find a DivaDance Near You in ATX, as they have classes in several parts of the city, including their flagship location!

About:  DanceDiva inspires confidence and builds community through a sexy, sweaty, stress-free dance experience.  This fun, inclusive, & body positive environment is a place where dancing becomes your cardio!  AND, the great thing is you can find a DivaDance near you in ATX as there are classes in several parts of Austin, including their flagship location!

Adult Classes:  One of-a-kind, fun dance class instruction-turned-dance party for all levels, with no prior dance experience required.  Classes include:  Hip-hop, slay session, boradway, lyrical, heels optional, chairs, pom, floorwork, and more!

Trial: New client trial specials available

Adult Birthday Parties

Bachelorette Party Dancing

Girls Night Out

Team Building

Virtual Parties

Pivotal Academy of Dance- 3310B FM 967 A105 , Buda, TX 78610

Pivotal Academy of Dance offers high-quality training for all ages and levels.
Our classes include: Combo, BTJ, Bitty Bop, Acro, Ballet, Contemporary, Hip Hop, Jazz, Pointe, Musical Theatre and more. 

Body Lab – 21300 State Hwy 71 #100-400 Spicewood, TX 78669

About: Body Lab is all about the science of movement. Body Lab is a leading dance training facility that focuses on providing well-rounded, strong technical training not only in dance, but also in acrobatics and aerial arts.

Ages: 2 – Adult

Children’s Classes: Jazz, drill team, ballet, acro, pre professional, college pro, lyrical, contemporary, hip hop, tumbling, commercial dance, tap, improvisation, strength & conditioning, stretch & flexibility, ballroom, combo, creative movement, and pointe.

Aerial Classes:  Trapeze, Lyra, Silks, Cube, & Ladder.

Adult: Pop up classes in styles of hip hop, heels, aerial, and fitness classes.

Companies & Competition Teams 

Body Lab Performance Academy- Solo, Duo, & Trios Performance and Competition Company.

Hip Hop Companies- Hip Hop performance and competition company. Teams are Velocity, Lab Ratz, and Mini Molecules.

Commercial Company- Performance only company that works on film & video projects.

Kick Lab Company- Drill Team performance and competition company.

Aerial Company- Invitation only company that performs stunning aerial cirque style routines.

Parties: Birthdays, bachelorette, and private group classes.

Free Trials: Offering 1 week of unlimited trial class pass where you can attend multiple styles.

If your preferred dance studio in Austin is not included, kindly share with us in the comments the location where your child enjoys participating in dance.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Buda has a wonderful dance studio called Pivotal Academy of Dance, and it’s only 10 minutes from south Austin. It should be included on your list! We dance there and it has a ton of austin families. Owner is an original austinite too!

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