About The Pilates Center

Ballet Austin's professional staff of certified Pilates instructors are here to help you get the most out of your Pilates experience.

Our Pilates Center encompasses 1,500 sq. ft. and is equipped with 12 state-of-the-art Balanced Body reformers to offer private, duet and group sessions seven days a week. The Pilates Center offers these amenities: 

  • One Pilates studio exclusive for private and duet sessions and specialty classes. Private sessions may be scheduled by emailing pilates@balletaustin.org;
  • One studio for Group Pilates Reformer sessions*;
  • Special packages for those new to Pilates to make it easy to get started.
  • GlideBoards for cardio core workouts and other Pilates workout accessories to enhance your workout;
  • Secure, individual lockers for clients’ personal belongings; 
  • An elegant interior design to help clients relax, focus and get the most both mentally and physically from each Pilates workout; and
  • If the Pilates Reformer workout is not for you, or you're just not sure, we also offer Pilates-based mat classes & workshops.

*While both private and group reformer classes are offered, at least 2 private sessions is recommended before booking group reformer classes. Our certified instructors will focus on each individual clients' needs developing individualized workout programs that are safe and challenging for any age and conditioning level. If you're new to Pilates you may be interested in one of our New Client packages to get started.

Maintaining the intent of Pilates, Ballet Austin's Pilates Center brings healing and strengthening to hundreds of people each year. In the words of Joseph Pilates, "I invented all these machines... it resists your movements in just the right way so those inner muscles really have to work against it. That way you can concentrate on movement. You must always do it slowly and smoothly. Then your whole body is in it." 

What is Pilates?

Pilates Apparatus Descriptions

Pilates Staff and Certified Instructors

Pilates Center FAQs

New Clients

The first step for new clients is to become oriented to the reformers and learn how Pilates works.

Established Clients

Group classes may be scheduled after approval from an instructor.

Prenatal Packages

Stay healthy and in shape during your pregnancy with Prenatal Packages.

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: 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 over the next few weeks. 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. 

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.
  • Austin City Hall parking garage offers two 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

Disounted Parking Options

  • We've partnered with Hospitality Parking, which operates the Silicon Labs Parking Garages to provide Ballet Austin students and clients with parking spots for only $3 per visit with a pre-paid pass. Three-dollar parking passes for the Silicon Labs Garages are available for sale in our main lobby during normal business hours. Silicon Labs Parking Garage access is Monday through Friday after 4:30 p.m. Three-dollar parking passes do not expire.
    • Silicon Labs 400 Building: Garage entrance is located on San Antonio Street between W. Cesar Chavez and 2nd Streets.
    • Silicon Labs 200 Building: Garage entrance is lcoated on Colorado Street between W. Cesar Chavez and 2nd Streets.

The Northshore Residential Building offers garage parking options seven days a week after 6 p.m. for $5 per vehicle. The Northshore garage entrance is located on Nueces between W. Cesar Chavez & 2nd Streets.

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.