Ballet Austin’s Butler Community School celebrates a day of FREE fitness and dance classes for those 60 and older

May 14, 2013

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Ballet Austin’s Butler Community School celebrates a day of FREE fitness and dance classes for those 60 and older

AUSTIN, TX – May 13, 2013 – Aging is inevitable…it happens to all of us. The good news is that there are plenty of ways to stay young and healthy. In honor of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, Ballet Austin’s Butler Community School will offer free classes to anyone 60 and older on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, beginning at 9:00am.

About National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Organized as a public/private good health partnership by the Mature Market Resource Center (MMRC), National Senior Health & Fitness Day will offer fitness activities for older adults at more than 1,000 locations across the country. The event is always held on the last Wednesday in May as part of Older Americans Month activities. “Older adults at all levels of physical fitness are encouraged to participate,” says Patricia Henze, NSHFD program manager.

According to Vicki Parsons, Director of Ballet Austin’s Butler Community School, “Our goal is to make exercise fun, to increase awareness of the benefits of a regular exercise program for older adults and to encourage all older adults to take advantage of the many health and fitness programs offered daily at Ballet Austin’s Butler Community School. Celebrating National Senior Health and Fitness Day gives us the opportunity to encourage people of all ages to make, renew and revitalize their commitment to live healthier lives and stay active throughout life.”

About Ballet Austin

As distinctive and dynamic as the city it calls home, Ballet Austin welcomes audiences near and far to participate in its “classically innovative” vision for the democratization of dance. With a rich history spanning five decades, acclaimed productions, a commitment to creating access to programs and one of the nation’s largest classical ballet academies, the organization is poised for an even greater future. From their home at the Butler Dance Education Center in downtown Austin, Ballet Austin and Artistic Director Stephen Mills actively engage the community, dancers and audiences alike. The New York Times proclaims Ballet Austin “a company with big ambitions” originating work that is “absorbing.”


Butler Dance Education Center               Box Office: 512.476.2163
501 West Third Street                            Schools Office: 512.476.9051
Austin, Texas 78701                              General Info: 512.476.9151

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