National Pilates Day

May 5, 2018 (always the first Saturday in May)

Pilates Day is an annual, international, community event celebrated every year on the first Saturday in May. The Pilates Day mission is to foster the public’s appreciation and awareness of the Pilates Method through accessible and affordable Pilates events for all in the local community.

Ballet Austin's Pilates Center joins in the celebration with free classes and special offers to get you started on your Pilates journey.

National Pilates Day 2018

What is Pilates Day?

Pilates Day is an annual, international, community event celebrated on Saturday, May 5.

We join with Pilates studios everywhere to foster an appreciation and awareness of the Pilates Method.

Pilates Day is about connecting with our community to offer the the opportunity for you to experience this amazing movement system and discover how it is not only good for you, but make you feel great!

In addition to our regular Pilates programming offered all week at Ballet Austin's Pilates Center, we will be offering FREE Pilates Mat classes on May 5.

The day will also kick off special offers on Pilates reformer workouts, including great "Get Started" offers for those new to Pilates.

FREE Pilates Mat Classes on May 5

The Pilates Mat Workout is one of the best things you can do for your body. Mat exercises are adaptable to any fitness level which makes this a challenging class for anyone.

The FREE classes offered today will introduce you to the Pilates method, which can be practiced on a mat or on a machine (reformer).

On May 5 we will offer the following:

  • 9:30am to 10:30am - Pilates Mat Workout  - a free class that will take you through a series of exercises that are done on the floor (mat) without the Pilates machine, but providing the same attention to core muscles.
  • 10:45am to 11:30am - Pilate Cardio Mat Workout - a free class taking you through a series of exercises that are done on the floor (mat) without Pilates machines but providing the same attention to core muscles...and getting your heart-rate up with the use of Pilates props.
  • 2:30pm to 3:15pmPilates  Stretch & Resistance Band Workout - a free class offering the same benefits you would get from a classic Pilates reformer workout, only on a mat and with a resistance band. Resistance bands are used to create exercises that stabilize your core and strengthen your body. Resistance bands are provided for the class.

Sign up required ahead of time. Limited space in each session.

Please bring your own mat.

Taught by Certified Pilates Instructor Elise Pekarek.

Get started with Pilates New Client Offers

Discover how workout-friendly Pilates can be! It's been around for almost 100 years and is still one of the best workouts you can do. 

Besides Pilates mat-based workouts, we offer private and group reformer classes 7 days a week. Get started for as little as $15!

Experienced on the Pilates Reformer?

We celebrate Pilates Day by offering our Saturday, May 5 Pilates Group Reformer classes at a special $20 rate*. For the experienced Pilates practitioner*, enjoy one of 5 classes* on Pilates Day and pay only $20!

*Prerequisite is required.

Group Pilates reformer sessions are offered daily, at Ballet Austin's Pilates Center, and are taught by experienced and certified Pilates instructors. The group Pilates reformer sessions are a perfect option for those with some previous reformer knowledge*. 

*Signing in for a group reformer class requires a pre-requisite. If you are new to Ballet Austin's Pilates Center but not new to the Pilates reformer, please give us a call and we can waive the pre-requisite. 512-501-8704. Classes on Pilates Day are set at a special $20 rate and require a Pilates Day purchase to attend. Limited to 8 per class. Sign up in advance!

Dance & Fitness Instructors

Parking Information

Ballet Austin 501 West 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701 The Butler Dance Education Center encompasses the AustinVentures StudioTheater, the Ballet Austin Academy, the Butler Center for Dance & Fitness, and the Pilates Center
Austin City Hall 301 West Second Street, Austin TX 78701 2 hours free parking weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays between 8am–5pm with Validation. Entrance located on Guadalupe St.
AMLI Downtown Garage 201 Lavaca Street, Austin, TX 78701 Entrance on Lavaca St b/w 2nd & 3rd St
AMLI on 2ND Garage 421 West 3rd Street, Austin, TX 78701 Entrance on San Antonio St b/w 2nd & 3rd St
Silicon Labs Garages 400 West Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701 USA Open to the public after 3:00pm every day, entrance on San Antonio St b/w 2nd & 3rd St and Colorado b/w Cesar Chavez & 2nd St
State of Texas Garage N 300 San Antonio Street, Austin TX 78701
State of Texas Garage L 333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701 aka William P. Hobby Building
Surface Parking Lot San Antonio Street in between 3rd & 4th Streets
Austin, TX
Austin, TX

Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center and AustinVentures StudioTheater
501 West 3rd Street  |  Austin, Texas 78701

Parking Guidance: Check out these convenient parking options near Ballet Austin!

FREE PARKING during the Annual Get Fit event and Come Dance event - FREE at the State Garage N directly across 3rd Street to the north of Ballet Austin - enter the white parking garage from San Antonio St between 3rd & 4th.

FREE PARKING - Available at two (2) locations

  • BALLET AUSTIN SURFACE LOT: Entrances located via alley coming northbound and southbound on San Antonio between 2nd and 3rd Streets or southbound on Nueces between 2nd & 3rd Streets | Available 24 hours, daily | 23 spaces available for FREE on first-come, first-served basis.

  • CITY HALL: Entrance located on Guadalupe between W. Cesar Chavez and 2nd Streets | Available every day, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. | Cost = First 2 hours FREE with validated parking ticket. (Only covers times parked between 8am and 5pm)

    • Bring your Austin City Hall garage ticket with you for validation at the front desk of the Butler Dance Education Center.    
      NOTE: Austin City Council meetings on Thursday may affect available parking in this garage.

$3 DOLLAR PARKING - Available at two (2) locations

  • SILICON LABS: You can purchase $3 parking vouchers for the Silicon Labs parking garages (Building 400 and Building 200) at Ballet Austin's reception desk, and both garages are offering discounted parking weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT.  Silicon Labs parking vouchers do not expire.

    • Silicon Labs 400 Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance at Ballet Austin.

    • Silicon Labs 200 Building* | Garage entrance located on Colorado between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance at Ballet Austin.

      *Back-up garage if Silicon Labs 400 garage is full.

  • 500 W. 2ND STREET (Google Building): You can park in the garage at 500 W. 2nd Street and then purchase $3 parking vouchers at Ballet Austin's reception desk to cover your charges. Parking in this location is available to Ballet Austin customers weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT and all day on weekends. Each $3 voucher is good for TWO (2) HOURS.

    • 500 W. 2nd Street Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between 2nd Street & 3rd Street | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT and all day weekends | Cost = $3 | Buy parking vouchers in advance or after parking at Ballet Austin.

Meters also reside around the building (allow for three hours of parking at the rate of $1 per hour via credit/debit cards or coins). Click on the additional parking options available below.

NOTE:  Special events and festivals held in downtown Austin may periodically affect parking rates in the garages near Ballet Austin, while access to metered parking may be affected by ongoing construction projects near the Butler Dance Education Center.

Bikes and Buses

  • Bike racks are located directly outside the building at the corners of 3rd & San Antonio Streets and 3rd & Nueces Streets.
  • Various Capital Metro bus routes stop conveniently around Ballet Austin. The nearest stop is located at 2nd & San Antonio St.

Handicapped Spaces

  • These spaces require a proper permit. Violators will be ticketed at the owners expense.

You Might Also Like

Drop-in Classes

Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness offers more than 70 Drop-in classes 7 days a week. First class is FREE.

Adult Dance & Fitness Workshops

Workshops are designed to introduce you to principles and methods of a particular workout, in 4 or 6 weeks.

Camps and Workshops for Kids and Teens

Summer is a great time for kids, pre-teens and teens to have fun learning something new or continuing what you love. DANCE!