Pilates-Based Mat Classes, Specialty Classes, and Workshops

In addition to our Pilates reformer private sessions and group classes, we offer a Pilates-based workshop for the absolute beginner, specialty group reformer classes, and a variety of and mat-based Pilates classes seven days a week.

Special Reformer and Mat Classes Offered

Pilates Mat Drop-in Classes

The Pilates Mat Workout is a great way to get in an additional Pilates core workout, or supplement Pilates reformer workouts. 

Mat exercises are adaptable to any fitness level which makes this a challenging class for anyone. Drop in anytime.

Classes offered include a traditional mat class, Stretch and resistance band, Pilates Cardio, POP Pilates and more.

Taught by a Certified Pilates Instructor.

Never taken a class? Your first drop-in class is $5. (NEW to Ballet Austin classes)

Absolute Beginning PILATES Group Reformer Workout

Think Pilates 101. A 6-wek workshop designed to introduce you to the Pilates method and the Pilates machines. A great way to get started!

Pilates Group Reformer Classes for Men

Pilates is equally good for men and women. While we do not offer a class specifically or men, we encourage men to give Pilates a try.

Get started with a private session package offer, or if you have reformer experience, we offer several levels of group Pilates.

Men are finding that Pilates is the best whether it is your primary workout, for rehab, or cross training!

Osteo-lates—For Strong Bones and Joints

There are two types of exercises that are important for building and maintaining strong bones and joints: weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening exercises.

This drop-in Group Reformer class will focus on strengthening bone, muscle, and joint health through a system of therapeutic Pilates exercises. Improve posture and feel better! Participation may be modified for any skill level.

Ongoing Group Reformer class is offered on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Must have previous group reformer experience. Get started with a private New Client Session if you are new to Pilates.

Prenatal Private Pilates Workout

PILATES FOR TWO!

Build strength for labor and stay in shape during your entire pregnancy 

Pilates strengthens your tummy, back and pelvic floor muscles without straining other joints, so it's a great exercise to do when you're pregnant. Sessions will promote good posture and spinal alignment, easing the strain and tensions involved with a changing body during pregnancy.

We recommend working in a private Pilates session customized for your prenatal needs.

Purchase our Prenatal Package and book your sessions with one of our certified Pilates instructors.

The instructor will teach the basic principles of Pilates on a reformer, with modifications to accommodate all stages of pregnancy and levels of fitness.

Enjoy 5, 45-minute private sessions on the Pilates reformer.

Sessions are Designed to:

  • Offer beginner level orientation in order to introduce new clients to the Pilates method and machines.
  • Allow clients to work with certified and experienced Pilates instructors who will guide them through any stage of pregnancy.

Pink Pilates Post-Operative Workshop 

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

Instructors: 
April Nygaard, Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist
Vlada Sheber, Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist

Date & Time*: CLICK HERE FOR NEXT AVALABLE SESSIONS

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.)

Pilates Staff and Certified Instructors

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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: 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.

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.