About the Butler Center for Dance & Fitness

Flexibility, freedom to try new things, and lots of fun!

Where the dance and fitness community come together; a place where anyone can come dance, get fit, and have fun! 

Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness (made possible by the generosity of Sarah and Ernest Butler) is passionate about helping you to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle. Our high quality classes appeal to the diversity of our community. We offer classes that are current and cutting edge for the beginner to the more advanced participant, and strive to provide a meaningful, enjoyable, and memorable experience every time. There is a class for everyone at the Butler Center for Dance & Fitness. 

We inspire confidence, encourage fun, and offer:

  • More than 80 Drop-in Dance & Fitness classes weekly
  • Dance & Fitness Workshopsenrollment based workshops 4-6 weeks in length
  • No monthly membership feesstart any time and come when you can
  • Classes 7 days a week
  • First drop-in class is FREE
  • Open to adults and teens ages 15 and older
  • Classes offered at all skill levels
  • Dressing rooms and showers available
  • $3 downtown parking options

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Butler Center for Dance & Fitness Staff and Instructors

Butler Center for Dance & Fitness FAQs

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

Butler Dance Education Center  |  501 West 3rd Street  |  Austin, Texas 78701

Free Parking Spots

  • There are 23 FREE parking spaces surrounding our building which are accessed on a first-come first-served basis and turn over frequently throughout the day. We ask that you limit your use of these spaces to the time(s) you are in our building in order to ensure that as many people as possible have access to these spaces.
    • Starting Monday, June 25, 2016, San Antonio Street will be closed to southbound traffic. Guests, students and clients visiting the Butler Education Dance Center can access the free parking spaces around our building by taking San Antonio Street northbound, left on 4th street to take Nueces Street south past 3rd Street and entering the alleyway for parking off of Nueces Street. 
  • FREE PARKING DURING COME DANCE! EVENT: across the street to the north in STATE GARAGE N - white parking garage on the corner of 3rd and San Antonio (enter from San Antonio)
  • Austin City Hall parking garage offers 2 hours FREE parking weekdays, Saturdays and Sundays from  8am to 5pm. Ballet Austin customers have access to two hours of free parking with validation. Bring your Austin City Hall garage ticket with you for validation at the front desk of the Butler Dance Education Center.

Discounted Parking

  • We've partnered with Hospitality Parking, which operates the Silicon Labs Parking Garage located at 400 W. Cesar Chavez, to provide Ballet Austin students and clients with parking spots for only $3 per visit with a pre-paid pass. Three-parking passes for the Silicon Labs Garage are available for sale in our main lobby during normal business hours. Silicon Labs Parking Garage access is Monday through Friday after 4:00pm. $3 parking passes do not expire.

Meter's 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.

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.