About Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness

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

Located in the heart of downtown Austin where the dance and fitness community come together; a place where anyone can come dance, get fit, and have fun! 

Classes for Adults of all ages and ability levels. Discover the joy of movement!

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. 

We realize that your wellness journey may include dance or fitness, or possibly both! We offer a wide variety of classes to keep you active and moving in your unique way; classes that inspire confidence, encourage fun, and keep you moving throughout life. 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. Come meet our awesome instructors. Come dance. Get fit! Have fun!

What We Offer for Adults at Ballet Austin

Drop-in Dance & Fitness Classes

'Easy-to-get-started' drop-in dance & fitness classes at a variety of levels. Drop-in means just that. Drop in when you can.  SPECIAL $5 OFFER to get started.

Dance & Fitness Workshops for Adults

A variety of enrollment-based workshops 1-6 weeks in length. Workshops include our popular Absolute Beginning Ballet, Beginning Hip Hop, and more!

Special Annual Dance & Fitness Events!

Annual FREE events include Come Dance, Get Fit, and Rhythm on Stage. Other events include International Dance Day, National Pilates Day, and more!

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Workplace Wellness and Team Building Presentations

Healthy workplaces, organizations, and communities are made up of healthy people within a culture of wellness. We are available to help you with that at NO cost. 

Ballet Austin's State-of-The-Art Pilates Center

Getting Started with a Pilates reformer workout is easy! Packages for new clients, private and duet Pilates sessions, and group reformer classes 7 days a week.

Private Lessons for Individuals and Groups

Private lessons are a fast and focused way for an individual to become proficient in a particular dance style. Or book a group class for a fun shared experience.

Dance & Fitness Instructors

Butler Center for Dance & Fitness FAQs

Your Easy Route To Ballet Austin

Access Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center from Cesar Chavez, turning north onto San Antonio or Nueces, to access from 5th or 6th St., turning south on Nueces or Guadalupe. Ballet Austin is located on the corner of 3rd and San Antonio, 501 W. 3rd St. 

Check out these convenient parking options near Ballet Austin, available to those coming to take a class:

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 | Spaces are available for FREE on first-come, first served basis. Please do not parking in executive parking spots or those marked with a blue sign. Parking in the lot is reserved for those coming to take a class at Ballet Austin.

  • CITY HALL PARKING GARAGE: Enter the City Hall Parking garage 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 a validated parking ticket. (Parking after 5 p.m. is not covered with validation; visitors will be charged normal rates if their vehicles remain in the City Hall garage past 5 p.m.)

    • Bring your Austin City Hall garage ticket with you for validation at the front desk of the Butler Dance Education Center. NOTE: Parking past 5 p.m. CT does not qualify for validation by Ballet Austin. 
    • NOTE: Austin City Council meetings on Thursday may affect available parking in this garage.

REDUCED RATE PARKING GARAGE OPTIONS - Available at two (2) locations while visiting Ballet Austin

  • SILICON LABS: You can purchase parking vouchers for the Silicon Labs parking garages (Building 400 and Building 200) at Ballet Austin's reception desk, and both garages allow for discounted parking ($3 cash rate / $3.25 Credit Card rate) 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 cash rate / $3.25 Credit Card rate)| Buy parking vouchers in advance at Ballet Austin during regular business hours.

    • 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 cash rate / $3.25 Credit Card rate) | Buy parking vouchers in advance at Ballet Austin during regular business hours.

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

  • 500 W. 2ND STREET PARKING GARAGE (Google Building directly south of Ballet Austin): You can park in the parking garage at 500 W. 2nd Street and then purchase a chaser parking voucher after parking at Ballet Austin's reception desk to cover your charges ($3 cash rate / $3.25 Credit Card rate). Parking in this location is available to Ballet Austin customers weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT and all day on weekends. Each chaser voucher is good for TWO (2) HOURS in the 500 W. 2nd Street garage. If you will be at Ballet Austin longer than two (2) hours consider parking at City Hall or Silicon Labs.

    • 500 W. 2nd Street Building | Garage entrance is located on San Antonio between 2nd and 3rd Streets | Available weekdays after 4:30 p.m. CT and all day weekends | Cost = $3 cash rate / $3.25 Credit Card rate | Buy parking chaser vouchers in advance or after parking.


  • 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 Streets.


  • Available in Ballet Austin's east parking lot; requires a proper permit. Violators will be ticketed at the owner's expense.


Ongoing building and road construction projects around Ballet Austin's studios may cause temporary changes in traffic patterns, along with changes in access to Ballet Austin's east and west parking areas. Please note directional traffic signs for the best way to access our on-site parking spaces and drop off or pick up Ballet Austin Academy students as well as Pilates Center and Butler Center for Dance & Fitness clients during the completion of these projects. 

NOTE:  Special events and festivals held in downtown Austin may periodically affect parking rates in the garages near Ballet Austin.

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 and 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 400 Building 400 West Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701 USA Entrance located on San Antonio between Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | Available Monday—Friday, 4:30pm to close
Silicon Labs 200 Building 200 West Cesar Chavez, Austin, TX 78701 USA Entrance located on Colorado between Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | Available Monday—Friday, 4:30pm to close
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