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!

Long Center Garage - South Entrance off of Barton Springs 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 Garage - Entrance off of Barton Springs 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 Garage - North Entrance and Valet Parking off of Riverside Drive 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 Long Center offers nearby parking in two garages within easy walking distance of the theater:

1.) One Texas Center, located at the southeast corner of S. 1st Street and Barton Springs Road, is a quick four-minute walk from the venue and is easier to access and depart before and after performances. There is an $8 charge per vehicle to park in this structure. Enter this garage off of Haywood Avenue.

2.) City of Austin's Palmer Events Center Garage, 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 at the Long Center 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). Valet Parking will close 15 minutes prior to show time (evenings at 7:15 p.m., matinees at 1:45 p.m.), so valet park only if you are arriving early. If you're running late, skip the valet line and head straight to one of the garages.  
    • The entrance to Valet Parking is off of Riverside Drive as you head east toward the intersection of Riverside Drive and S. 1st Street. The Valet entrance will be the first of two driveways on the right side of the street. The second drive on the right leads to the entrance of the Palmer Garage.
  • ADA Accessibility: The Palmer 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.