Summer Showcases

Join us this season for Summer Showcases. Experience the exquisite Ballet Fantastique, see thrilling dances from Xcape Dance Company. Participate in an Art Show at Amazon (submissions being accepted now) and listen to the Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestra, all at these fabulous FREE events, each at a community center near you!


Presented by City of Eugene Recreation and Cultural Services

Artists of Ballet Fantastique (Greg Burns)Ballet in the Park with Ballet Fantastique

Thursday, August 5 • 6 p.m. | Free

Petersen Barn Community Center

Join Ballet Fantastique for a family-friendly outdoor dance at Petersen Barn Community Center! Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy fractured fairytales and storybook excerpts, a preview from the upcoming 2021-2022 season,  plus a mini dance class for kids! All ages welcome.


Planet Dance

Saturday, August 21 • 6 p.m. | Free

Sheldon Community Center

Xcape Dance Academy is a special place here in Eugene. A sanctuary, a force, and a planet of its own. We are the breeding ground for artistic expression, future leaders of our community, and exceptional movement in the art of dance. The energy of Xcape is unmatched, and we are excited to welcome you to enter our unique style of Dance, Music, Movement, and FUN! Welcome to PLANET DANCE.

More info about Xcape Dance Studio.


Art on the Amazon 

Saturday, September 11 • 11a.m.-4 p.m.  | Free

Amazon Community Center

This event will feature an outdoor gallery of artwork created by young people and a concert by the Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestra.

Calling all young artists: As part of Art on the Amazon we are looking for 2D and 3D pieces created by folks ages 8-18. Share your artistic creations in this non-juried show. Download a submission form or call 541-682-6304 to register before August 31. 


ESYO Ambassador Musicians at Atrium BuildingEugene Springfield Youth Orchestra Music Ensemble

Saturday, September 18 • 2 p.m. | Free

Campbell Community Center

Join us and enjoy delightful chamber music ensembles as well as hear beautiful orchestral music performed by young musicians from Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestras ranging from younger students to advanced high school-aged students.