Rhythm on Stage

Three hot summer nights, two performing arts organizations, one stage and YOU!


Presented by Ballet Austin and the Long Center for the Performing Arts

Ballet Austin partners with the Long Center each summer for Rhythm on Stage. Come dance and experience what it’s like to take center stage inside the Long Center’s Dell Hall. That's right! You will be dancing on the stage where Ballet Austin performs! This all-ages event welcomes the entire family for a night of FREE fun, featuring dance styles from around the world. Beginners, experts and all dance levels in between are invited to sign up today! 

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - Brazilian Dance Night with Rebekah and LIVE Drummers! - SORRY YOU MISSED THIS! BUT KEEP READING TO SEE WHAT'S UP NEXT!

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - Videodance™ MICHAEL JACKSON'S BAD with Jenny Alperin! Come dressed like MJ for added fun! Everyone loves to dance the iconic choreography of MJ - the King of pop! You'll experience what it's like to be in a music video! - SORRY YOU MISSED THIS! BUT KEEP READING TO SEE WHAT'S UP NEXT!

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - Bollywood Dance Night with Prakash and Rohit! RSVP NOW

Join us for one night or all three! Stay the entire time and dance, or stay as long as you'd like! Just want to watch? That's fine too! FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

RSVP HERE to be automatically entered into our drawing for unlimited dance & fitness classes!

Head over to the stage at the Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 Riverside Dr

  • Doors Open at 7:00pm at the Long Center each of the nights - come early and get a place on the stage!
  • Dance instruction begins at 7:30pm
  • Dance until the final dancing at 8:30pm!
  • Doors close at 8:45pm

See you at Rhythm on Stage Summer 2018!

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Drop-in Classes

Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness offers more than 70 Drop-in classes 7 days a week. First class is FREE.

Adult Dance & Fitness Workshops

Workshops are designed to introduce you to principles and methods of a particular workout, in 4 or 6 weeks.

Camps and Workshops for Kids and Teens

Summer is a great time for kids, pre-teens and teens to have fun learning something new or continuing what you love. DANCE!

Parking at the Long Center

The Long Center 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 North Entrance. The cost is $8.00 ($10 for special events), collected upon entry into the garage.
Palmer Events Center Garage 900 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704 South Entrance on Barton Springs Road. The cost is $8.00 ($10 for special events), collected upon entry into the garage.
The One Texas Center Parking Garage 505 Barton Springs Rd Austin, TX 78704 Overflow Parking for The Long Center (There are two entrances: a west entrance on S. 1st St. & a north entrance on Barton Springs Rd.)
Long Center North Entrance and Valet Parking 701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704 North Entrance Parking $8.00—$10 for special events—collected upon entry into the garage. Valet parking $18

The Long Center  |  701 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704

The primary parking structure for patrons of The Long Center is the City of Austin's Palmer Events Center Garage. It is located behind and to the east of the Long Center. This structure has two entrances—the South Entrance on Barton Springs Road and North Entrance on Riverside Drive. There is an $8 charge per vehicle to park in this structure.

Paid valet parking is available for $18 per car. For valet parking drop-off by driving eastbound on Riverside Drive and entering the first drive on your right past the Long Center (please stay in the right hand lane of the Keller Williams Circular Drive).

 Overflow Parking for the Long Center is located at The One Texas Center listed in the map below.

ADA Accessibility: The Palmer Events Center garage has 24 accessible/handicapped parking spaces located closest to the garage elevators on each level. Patrons may also enter the valet line through the first entrance to the Long Center off of Riverside Drive and pull up to the curb to drop off at the main entrance. Elevator access is available through the ground level doors for Rollins Lobby next to the Box Office. Staff will be available to direct you should you need assistance.