Rhythm on Stage - Presented by Ballet Austin and the Long Center

Three hot summer nights, two performing arts organizations, one stage and YOU! And it's all FREE!

Ballet Austin and the Long Center join forces for 3 nights of FREE dance!

Ballet Austin instructors and the great Long Center Dell Hall stage. IT'S FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

Ballet Austin partners with the Long Center each summer for Rhythm on Stage. This is your opportunity to 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.

All ages welcome. Beginners, experts and all dance levels in between are invited to sign up today! 

Thursday, June 20 – West African Dance and Live Drummers with Ballet Austin instructor Jean Claude Lessou

Thursday, July 18 – Bollywood Dance with Ballet Austin instructor Rohit Ramachandran

Thursday, August 1 - Videodance Beyonce's LOVE ON TOP! with Ballet Austin instructor Jenny Alperin

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! Everyone welcome!

RSVP HERE to sign up for one or all dance nights and to be automatically entered into our drawing to win unlimited dance & fitness classes at Ballet Austin's Butler Center for Dance & Fitness!

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 with Ballet Austin instructors at 7:30pm
  • Dance until the final dancing starts at 8:30pm! Final 15 minutes of fun!
  • Doors close at 8:45pm

See you at Rhythm on Stage Summer 2019!

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Parking Near the Long Center

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 Street & a north entrance of off Barton Springs Rd. via Haywood Ave.)
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 walking distance of the theater:

1.) 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. (Note: A $10 fee may be charged during festivals and other special events.)

  • 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. 

2.) One Texas Center is located at the southeast corner of S. 1st Street and Barton Springs Road, next to the Extended Stay America and can be accessed via Haywood Avenue (off Riverside Drive) or the drive off of S. First Street. There is an $8 charge per vehicle to park in this structure during weekends. (Note: A $10 fee may be charged during festivals and other special events.)

The Long Center offers paid valet parking at the venue:

Paid valet parking is available at the Long Center for $18 per vehicle. 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). 

  • 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.