*All workshops require enrollment ahead of time and are non-refundable after enrollment.
Considered one of the best workouts still after 100 years, you must give the Pilates reformer a try in 2020!
If you are new to Pilates and/or the Pilates reformer equipment, his workshop is a perfect place for you to start. Think Pilates Reformer 101. Everyone is a beginner in this workshop!
It’s easy to be intimidated by the equipment in a Pilates studio. The Pilates reformer makes a dramatic impression when you first see one, but once you get started, and continue over a period of time, it will make an even more dramatic change in your body.
If your hesitation has been how to use the machine correctly, or how to get started when it looks so challenging, this workshop is your answer! Or if you're just curious...this is a great place to start!
Learn the 'whats & hows' of Pilates during this 6-week workshop.
NOTE: This workshop is not recommended for pre-natal women. Check out our Pre-Natal Private Package
Limited space (8 reformers) so register early!
Instructor: April Nygaard, Certified Pilates Instructor
Date & Time:
Cost: $150 for 6 weeks
You may also be interested in some of our other Pilates reformer options to get started.
Yes! This is a "Mommy & Me" workout for new moms and their babies! But we welcome anyone wearing a baby, as well as those expecting one! We also welcome babywearing dads, nannies, grandparents, and other care givers.
Are you ready to get your workout in while your baby stays close? Bring your baby and your baby carrier and head to the ballet barre for a 45-minute barre workout that offers a blend of Pilates conditioning and barre fitness principles. Exactly what you need to get back into shape. (Scroll down for Mommy & Baby Yoga)
Moms (or dads) enjoy a low impact-toning workout while babies experience movement, rocking motions, soothing music and added time close to mom’s body. The perfect combination to rock your baby to sleep and keep you active and involved.
This Babywearing Barre workout is great for all fitness levels and no experience is necessary. Expecting moms who want to get a jump on their postpartum conditioning are welcome! (just make sure you check with your doctor about participating in a prenatal workout)
Bring a comfortable and secure baby carrier with support for baby and mom. Wear comfortable workout clothing, ballet shoes or sneakers, and bring a water bottle.
Instructors: Taught Certified Pilates & fitness instructor April Nygaard
Date & Time: TBD
Cost: $48 for the 4 weeks
A 4-week workshop OFFERED AT NO COST - Enroll Now
According to the CDC, every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans. The good news is that many falls can be prevented.
This workshop will focus on promoting and maintaining balance, coordination, and posture through a series of simple and repetitive brain and muscle exercises. The goal of ongoing balance training is to teach your brain how to quickly activate the right muscles in your body at the right time to help keep you upright.
For the older adult, or those dealing with the affects of neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke. It can also be helpful for individuals recovering from injury, experiencing declining vision, hearing and muscle strength.
Held at Ballet Austin, 501 W. 3rd St. Call 512.501.8704 if you have questions.
Instructor: Vicki Parsons, Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness Director
Wednesdays, February 19 - March 11, 2020: 10:15am-10:55am (4 weeks)
Wednesdays, April 1 - April 22, 2020: 10:15am-10:55am (4 weeks)
Cost: NO COST to enroll into the four-week workshop thanks to underwriting by AGING WELL, a program of St. David’s Foundation Community Fund
If you'd like to make a corporate or individual donation to support this program, please click here.
Offered at NO COST and now offered on our weekly drop-in schedule which allows you the flexibility to start any time and come when you can!
Fun music combined with safe weight-bearing exercises makes this an excellent weekly drop-in class. And it's FREE!
A strong skeleton is just as important as a healthy heart. Bones form the frame that keeps our body from collapsing. Osteopenia and osteoporosis can happen as we get older, but we can prevent unnecessary bone loss, and even improve bone health with proper exercise and nutrition.
This class focuses on learning simple and safe weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises you can do at work and home on a daily basis that will maintain bone density and help slow bone density loss.
Held at Ballet Austin, 501 W. 3rd St. in downtown Austin
Instructor: Vicki Parsons, Butler Center for Dance & Fitness & Pilates Center Director
Date & Time:
Cost: NO COST thanks to underwriting by AGING WELL, a program of St. David’s Foundation Community Fund.
Ballet Austin's Pink Pilates Program is a post-operative exercise and rehabilitative program for women recovering from breast cancer.
More than just exercise, we offer care, confidence building, encouragement, and a warm and therapeutic environment. The weekly class is held in our beautiful center for dance and community wellness, a non-medical, happy, mainstream environment that allows for encouragement and rehabilitation.
The Pink Pilates Program will help stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back, and abdominal muscles, allowing women to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery.
This program is suitable for women recovering from a recent surgery or from several years ago. It is recommended that women wait 4-6 weeks post op before enrolling in the course.
Each class will offer strengthening, self-esteem and quality of life to breast cancer survivors. The program works in conjunction with your doctor's recommendations for an exercise program.
We look forward to being a part of your full recovery.
Sponsored by Individual donors, NXP Semiconductors and Texas Oncology.
6 or 10-Week Workshops
April Nygaard, Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist
Vlada Sheber, Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist
Cost: FREE (10 weeks valued at $600), these workshops are currently underwritten in part by Ballet Austin and the generous support of donors and are offered at NO COST to women.)
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.