Dance at Your School

Abacus Schools of Austin & Leander
Dance Discovery offers classes at the Abacus School of Austin & Leander with our professional studio staff. Our degreed teachers come to the school and teach in the studio on the Abacus School campus each week. Abacus students in Preschool STORYTIME DANCE™ Curriculum, Primary STORYTIME DANCE™ Curriculum and Hip Hop classes perform in our annual recital as well. Toddler Dance Expressions classes for 2 year olds are also offered on campus and they perform for their parents there at school.

Class Options

Class Name
Class Description
Age 2 at start of school year
Dance Expressions
This pre-ballet dance class is designed for students to take independently. Activities change every few minutes to keep the students engaged in gross & fine motor movements for dance.
Age 3-4
Preschool STORYTIME DANCE™ Curriculum: Ballet/Tap/Jazz/Creative Dance
This whole dance class is a story from beginning to end incorporating age-appropriate skills in ballet, jazz, creative movement, and tap. The dance class begins with a ballet story and then students repeat the ballet skills once more in the same order to traditional music. The story engages them on their level allowing them to learn more skills because they are actively focused for a longer period of time.
Age 5-7
Primary Hip Hop
A totally clean version of this structured form of street dance. Hip Hop teaches coordination, strength, rhythm, quickness, agility, and endurance. Students learn new moves each week! This challenging choreography keeps them focused and gives them a great work out too.

The 2025 Recital will be held May 28th-31st, 2025.

Exact dates and location TBA

Calendar

The following holidays allow for all class days of the week to meet an average of 41 times in the season. Make up classes are not needed for these holidays as they are not charged in tuition.

On-site childcare centers are continuous enrollment year-round.

First Day of 2023-2024 Schedule June 17, 2024

2024-2025 Calendar

(begins June 17, 2024)

Closed for Summer Break July 1-6, 2024

Closed for Team Workshops Aug. 5-10, 2024

Closed for Labor Day Aug 31-Sept 2, 2024

Closed for Staff Development Sept 24, 2024

Closed for Indigenous People’s Day Oct 14, 2024

Closed for Staff Development Oct 31, 2024

Closed for Thanksgiving: Nov 26-30, 2024

Closed for Winter Performances Dec 10-15, 2024

Closed for Winter Break Dec 23, 2024-Jan 5, 2025

Classes Resume Jan 6, 2025

Closed for MLK Jan 20, 2025

Closed for Staff Development Jan 28-29, 2025 

Closed for staff development Feb 14, 2025

Closed for President’s Day Feb 17, 2025

Closed for Spring Break March 17-22, 2025

Closed for Staff Development/Team Auditions March 25-28, 2025

Closed for Holy Week April 16-20, 2025

Memorial Day May 24-26, 2025

Tentative Recital May 27-31

These are scheduled holidays for this dance session and are not included in the total number of class days or tuition. Please note that no refund will be due because classes are not being canceled for these dates. The central studio office staff also follow this calendar.

Parent Observation Days

Parents are invited to observe and participate in their child’s class for the last 30 minutes:

  • Parent Observation: Dec 2-7, 2024
  • Parent Observation Week/Toddler In-Class Recitals: May 12-17, 2025
    Emeralds
    • Summer Choreography workshop at Avery- Monday, August 7th 4:00pm-7:00pm
    • Dance Makers Convention- October 27th-29th (San Antonio, TX)
    • Nutcracker- November 29th-December 3rd at The Scottish Rite Theatre
    • Revel Convention- January 19-21 (San Marcos, TX)
    • In Studio Competition Showcase- Jan. 31st at Avery Studio
    • Encore Competition- February 9th-11th (Austin, TX)
    • Elevation Competition- April 19th- 21st (San Antonio, TX)
    • Team Auditions for Next Season- February 20th-22nd
    • Team Gala Performance- March 24th, 26-27th
    • Studio Recital- May 30th-June 2nd

    Policies & Attire

    Onsite Details:

    • New students welcomed! Registration is on-going for classes with openings.
    • Classes are one day a week for one hour (from pickup to drop-off) for Preschool STORYTIME DANCE Curriculum and Primary STORYTIME DANCE Curriculum. Hip Hop Dance classes are 40 minutes. Toddler Dance classes are 30 minutes one day a week (from pickup to drop-off).
    • Parents receive a weekly note home about their child’s class
    • Please label dance shoes and dance bag with child’s name. For morning classes, students should arrive to school on dance class days in their dance attire (unless they are potty training) with dance shoes in bag.
    • Dates: Continuous Enrollment (enrollment is closed during April & May for recital classes.)

    Attire:

    Dance Expressions: Girls- leotard and socks, skirts are optional, pink leather ballet shoes. Boys- solid muscle shirt for boys with matching pants or shorts and black leather ballet shoes.

    Preschool & Primary STORYTIME DANCE™ Curriculum: Girls- leotard and socks, skirts are optional, pink leather ballet shoes & black patent tap shoes. Boys- solid muscle shirt for boys with matching pants or shorts and black leather ballet shoes & black tap shoes with elastic or velcro across the top.

    Hip Hop: Girls and boys need confortable clothing that they can stretch in that also covers the midriff. Black hip hop tennis shoes are also needed and can be purchased at our Avery Ranch Studio just behind CVS at Avery Ranch Blvd./W. Parmer Ln.

    Schedule

    Dance Expressions
    Age 2 by 5/31/24
    Pre-Ballet-Prop Dancing-Gross Motor-Locomotor

    Wednesday 10:05am – 10:35am
    Abacus of Austin in Avery Ranch

    Tuesday 10:05am – 10:35am
    Abacus of Leander in Crystal Falls

    Preschool STORYTIME DANCE™ Curriculum
    Age 3-5 by 5/31/24

    Ballet-Tap-Jazz-Creative Movement

    Wednesdays at 9:00am – 10:00am or 10:40-11:40
    Abacus of Austin in Avery Ranch

    Tuesdays at 9:00am – 10:00am or 10:40-11:40am
    Abacus of Leander in Crystal Falls

     

    Tuition

    All payments are done by auto pay through your credit or debit card on file. Registration requires an initial payment of a $38 registration fee per family and the first month’s tuition to reserve a space. There are no refunds or adjustments due to absences, however, make-ups are available in public studio locations with openings. Each month has the same tuition amount regardless of the days in the month as we have averaged the payments over the course of the year to create equal installment amounts. If you begin late then your tuition will be prorated.

    Dance Expressions Tuition: $56 per monthly installment Costume Fee: $67 (Charged Nov. 4th; to be worn at the in class recital in May) Wed. mornings at Avery Ranch & Tuesday mornings at Crystal Falls

    Preschool STORYTIME DANCE™ Curriculum Tuition: $65 per monthly installment, Costume Fee: $74 (Charged Nov. 4th; to be worn at the recital in May), Recital Hall Fee: $85 (Charged March 3rd to cover recital hall rental and fees) Wed. mornings at Avery Ranch & Tuesday mornings at Crystal Falls

    Avery Ranch Primary STORYTIME DANCE™ Curriculum Tuition: Ballet/Creative Movement Mon. 3:45-4:15;  Costume Fee: $74 per class (Charged Nov. 4th to be worn at the recital in May), Recital Hall Fee: $85 (Charged March 3rd to cover recital hall rental and fees. Tickets available in May.)

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