National Pilates Day

May 2, 2020

Ballet Austin's Pilates Center joins in the celebration of Pilates Day with Pilates mat-based classes and special introductory Pilates reformer classes. If you've never tried the Pilates reformer this is your day!

During the day, we'll offer both floor (mat) Pilates classes and reformer (equipment) Pilates classes. 

All are welcome. Invite your friends to join the fun! The intent of this day is to intruduce people to the Pilates method and experience for yourself why it's still one of the best workouts after 100 years! 

Ballet Austin's Pilates Center is located at 501 W. 3rd St. in downtown Austin. Call 512-501-8704 for more information.

NOTE: Pilates reformer classes have a capacity and when full will close. 

“Physical fitness is the first requisite of happiness.” Joseph Pilates

What is Pilates Day?

Pilates Day is an annual, international, community event celebrated on the first Saturday of May every year across the country to foster an awareness of the Pilates Method, help people understand that Pilates is for everyone, and give people the opportunity to give Pilates a try at an affordable rate if they have never been on a machine!

Pilates is a great workout for every age, every level of fitness, and can be modified for each individual. 

In addition to our regular Pilates programming offered all week at Ballet Austin's Pilates Center, we will be hosting an Open House, and offering Pilates reformer workouts* and Pilates mat classes* at special rates all afternoon on Saturday, May 4.

We will also be serving Pie, sharing information, and having great prizes and giveaways all afternoon.

Tell us you're coming! The Open House is FREE! Exhibits, trying Pilates props, refreshments, information and prizes!

*Classes are open until they fill. If you want to sign up for classes on May 4, CLICK HERE to sign up in advance to ensure you have a spot! If class times are full we will be offering opportunities at the Open House to try future classes.

Questions? Call 512-501-8704 or email.

Can't make it on May 4? Clcik here to find out how to get started at a later date.

Pilates Mat Classes on Pilates Day

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.

Pilates Mat classes will be taught by one of Ballet Austin's certified Pilates instructors.

EVERYONE is welcome to attend any of the mat classes as long as space is available.

All Pilates Day classes on May 4 are $8 for a single class and 2 Classes for $10*

MAT CLASSES offered at 2:00pm, 3:00pm and 4:00pm

Limited space so sign up for classes ahead of time!

*regular class purchases do not apply to Pilates Day classes.

Introductory Pilates Reformer Workouts on Pilates Day

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. 

The Pilates reformer classes today are intended for those NEW to Pilates and offer an introduction to the Pilates reformer. Each class offered in the aafternon will include a 15-minute orientation to the machines and about a 30-minute reformer workout with one of our certified Pilates instructors.

All Pilates Day reformer classes on May 2 are $10 for a single reformer class.

*Limited space so sign up for classes ahead of time!

NOTE: Pilates reformer classes have a capacity of 8 and when full will close. If reformer classes fill before May 2 we invite you to try one of our greatly reduced New Client offers to get started at your convenience.

*regular class purchases do not apply to Pilates Day classes.

Ballet Austin's Pilates Center offers great intro offers to make it easy to get started with Pilates.

Already Experienced on the Pilates Reformer?

We will celebrate National Pilates Day by offering our regular Saturday Pilates reformer classes on May 2 at a special single rate!

For the experienced Pilates practitioner*, enjoy our regular reformer classes* on Pilates Day  for a single class rate of only $25 and/or purchase a group reformer package during our special Pilates Day sale.

*Prerequisite is required to attend our regular Pilates classes.

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 (you have previous experience on the Pilates reformer) please give us a call and we can waive the pre-requisite. 512-501-8704. Limited to 8 per class. Pilates Day introductory rates do not apply in morning classes on May 2.


As a part of Pilates Day we will be offering our regular Pilates Group Reformer Clients a special purchase offer between 5/1/2020 and 5/4/2020.

  • Purchase Pilates Day Summer Group Package of 10 for only $250! 
  • Purchase only available between 5/1 and 5/4.
  • One purchase per client.
  • Activates on dates of purchase and expires 90 days from date of purchase.

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.

$3.25 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 $3.25 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 = $3.25 | 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.

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