Pilates Challenges

The Little Black Dress Challenge

There's always a party or gala to attend in Austin so plan ahead and get your body in shape. In as little as 8 weeks, tone and firm arms, shoulders, and waist, and lose weight for that special occasion. Or just wear the dress because you will feel that good! 

Valued at $464, you pay less than $385!

The Challenge

Your commitment and determination will be the key, but there are great rewards waiting for you at the end of 8 weeks—the dress, the great body, and a fun party.

  1. Purchase the Little Black Dress Challenge for $385 (valued at $464)
  2. Begin the Challenge with the single Private Pilates reformer session followed by the 12 Group Reformer classes.
  3. We recommend 3 group reformer classes per week for best results.

Our Commitment to you is the encouragement to stick with your workout plan during the 8 weeks and help you finish the Little Black Dress Challenge. 

We will help you customize your appointments to fit your schedule.

The Wedding Dress Challenge

In as little as 8 weeks, lose weight and tone back muscles, arms and abs in time for your wedding day!

Valued at $518, you pay less than $397!

The Challenge

Your commitment and determination will be the key, but there are great rewards waiting for you at the end of 8 weeks—the best one being how you will look and feel in your wedding dress!

  1. Purchase the Wedding Dress Challenge. 
  2. Begin the Challenge with the single private reformer session followed by the 12 group reformer classes.
  3. We recommend 3 sessions per week for best results.
  4. This package also includes a gift of 3 drop-in dance and fitness classes through Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness to supplement your Pilates workouts. 

Our Commitment to you is the encouragement to stick with your workout plan during the 8 weeks and help you finish The Wedding Dress Challenge.

So pick out the perfect wedding dress that will inspire you to stay with your workout plan.

What People Are Saying

When I started my [Little] Black Dress Challenge, my instructor told me with total confidence that Pilates would re-build me from the inside out. I'm not sure I really believed her.

I was worn out and I kept re-injuring the same ankle.  Multiple black dress events loomed in my future. But I'm stunned by my progress. I'm not the same person that showed up that first day in the studio. Definitely stronger. Leaner. And it's a huge stress reliever. Friends tell me they see the difference as well, both in stature and attitude. I'm not quite able to leap tall buildings, but week by week I'm re-claiming more and more beloved pieces in my wardrobe!

Karen Sonleitner

Pilates Staff and Certified Instructors

Pilates Center 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

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

Parking Guidance: Downtown Austin is constantly evolving, and Ballet Austin's Butler Dance Education Center, featuring the AustinVentures StudioTheater, is surrounded by exciting new development projects. Check out these convenient parking options near Ballet Austin!

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.

    • 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 NEW 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, so purchase as many vouchers as you need to cover your time at this location.

    • 500 W. 2nd Street Building | Garage entrance located on San Antonio between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets | 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.

FREE Parking for COME DANCE and GET FIT

  • During Ballet Austin's annual FREE Day of Dance in August and FREE Day of Fitness in January, the State Garage N will be open for FREE to event-goers. The Garage is located directly across the street to the north of 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.