Dance in the Classroom makes Ballet Austin’s Academy program available to students who otherwise might not be able to afford high quality dance training. Taking place in three stages over multiple years, the program offers a structured and supported avenue for interested and committed students to move from taking pre-ballet classes within their own school environment to receiving full scholarships to the Ballet Austin Academy. During the 2014/15 school year, we offered Phase I of the program to our Kindergarten and 1st grade students. During the 2015/16 school year, we would like to extend the program to include our 2nd grade students. This project will eventually lead to selected Blackshear students being offered tuition scholarships to study at the Ballet Austin Academy in Phases 2 and 3.