september, 2021

This is a repeating event

fri24sep8:00 pmJoy / 3 Happy DancesPresented by Ballet Austin8:00 pm Dell HallProgram:Ballet Austin Presents

Joy | Ballet Austin | Long Center


(Friday) 8:00 pm


Dell Hall

701 W. Riverside Dr.

Event Details

Join us for our joyful return to the Long Center and the start of an exciting new season of live performances! JOY / 3 HAPPY DANCES BY STEPHEN MILLS premieres three contemporary ballets by Artistic Director Stephen Mills with music by favorite classical and modern-day composers. The Pink Confetti Dance is a playful homage to the court dances of yesteryear, set to effervescent music by Johann Sebastian Bach. Counterpoint has dancers bounding through fascinating patterns and canon work, while moving to the harmonic rhythms of Steve Reich. And Preludes/Beginnings is an uplifting and forward-looking piece, pairing dancer solos with powerful piano music by Frédéric Chopin. Find your happy place as we celebrate the JOY of dance!

Stephen Mills

Johann Sebastian Bach, Steve Reich, Frédéric Chopin


Ballet Austin welcomes audiences near and far to participate in its “classically innovative” vision for the democratization of dance. Established in 1956, the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization has a rich history, featuring original, acclaimed productions and a commitment to creating access to programs. Ballet Austin owns and operates a combined training facility located in the heart of downtown Austin and is among the 15 largest classical ballet companies in the country.



Health Guidelines for this Event

Masks Required
Negative COVID Test or Voluntary Proof of Vaccination
Event Area Sanitized
Other Health Guidelines Printed or digital copy of a negative COVID-19 test result obtained within 72 hours (3 days) of the event for all patrons aged 12 and older OR voluntary printed or digital proof of full COVID-19 vaccination (with final vaccine dated at least 14 days prior to the event) required for entry. Face masks are required throughout the venue, but may be removed while actively eating or drinking.


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Thank You to our Sponsors

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