Summer Showcases

Join us this season for Summer Showcases! Experience local performances and vibrant art with four fabulous FREE events, each at a community center near you. Bring your families and friends and enjoy the day!


Brought to you by City of Eugene Recreation and Cultural Services.

instaballet dancers#instaballet

Friday, September 23 • 6-7:30 p.m.  | Free

Sheldon Community Center

What happens when you combine professional ballet dancers and a random audience? #instaballet! Formed in 2013 by Eugene-based dancers Suzanne Haag and Antonio Anacan, #instaballet is an interactive way to experience ballet and choreography. This unique model uses audience ideas and suggestions to shape a new dance in real time, resulting in community created art and a ton of fun. No dance experience is needed, and all ages are welcome. Join us outside on the Sheldon Community Center grounds. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Let’s #CreateTogether.

OrchestraNextOrchestra NEXT

Sunday, August 21 • 3-4 p.m. | Free

Campbell Community Center

Spend a wonderful afternoon in Campbell’s gardens listening to the sweet sounds of Orchestra NEXT. The orchestra is well known as the resident orchestra of Eugene Ballet Company. It combines Eugene’s creative and vibrant professionals with the region’s most talented protégés. ON’s mentorship program will be the focus of the afternoon show – principal musicians will be paired with students in solo and duo settings. Bring your friends and support the current and future musicians of Eugene as they perform some show-stopping tunes.

XCAPE DancersXcape Dance Company

Friday, August 19 • 6-8 p.m. | Free

Petersen Barn Community Center

Xcape offers a hip-hop dance performance for the community, followed by a free workshop.