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Dancing School teaches you about ballet in the most simple, yet most dramatic and entertaining way possible: comparative performance. 

When you see several dancers attempt the same dance, you’ll automatically learn what is difficult, and what is possible. You’ll learn the rare skill of articulating the difference between the dancer and the dance.

ACB Artistic Director Lincoln Jones is your guide, illuminating the causes behind the effects.

This is almost never done in ballet. Don’t miss your chance to pull back the curtain.

Summer Dancing School events offer something extra: the opportunity to look deep inside the works you’ll see performed, full-scale, as part of MUSIC+DANCE:LA, as well as the opportunity to see ACB’s newest company members in their first appearances on stage.

Each Dancing School features new choreography. 
Very limited seating.
Each program is one night only.

Single tickets $100

After every show, enjoy wine, conversation, and live jazz with the artists and other audience members overlooking the rooftops of LA's skyscrapers. It's all included in your ticket price.


Sleeping Beauty: Wednesday, MAY 31, 2017—8:00PM

This Dancing School is all about style. See the ACB dancers you know joined by the season’s new dancers as they attempt to recreate the style of the late nineteenth century in one of the jewels of the most famous age of ballet: the six fairy variations of The Sleeping Beauty prologue. ACB artistic director Lincoln Jones is joined onstage by Pacific Northwest Ballet’s Doug Fullington, specialist in the notation system in which the great ballet was written.

You’ll see these variations performed just two days after the dancers have learned them. You’ll see the challenges of these famous variations in their rawest form. Then see how the dancers met those challenges and developed their roles in June’s Tchaikovsky in Ballet!

New Jones Choreography: Sunday, July 16—4:00PM

This Dancing School offers a sneak preview of August’s brand-new Jones ballet. You’ll see the dancers perform variations that are being created as part of the new work. Not only will you get a look into the dancers’ technical and artistic process, but the choreographic process too. Will the variation remain the same when performed full-scale? Will Jones have changed them? Will they have been recast? It’s the wild west of classical dance. There’s nothing like this inside view to get the fullest experience of seeing new ballet. 




700 S. Flower Street, Suite 3200
Los Angeles, CA 90017


American Contemporary Ballet Address:
American Contemporary Ballet at The BLOC 700 S. Flower Street, Suite 3200 Los Angeles, CA 90017

The BLOC is located on Flower Street between 7th and 8th Streets in downtown Los Angeles. 


Valet parking ($40) is available at the Sheraton Grand Los Angeles, located at 711 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90017; the entrance is just south of 7th on the west side of Hope.   From the valet stand, simply proceed through the hotel lobby to the courtyard. At the courtyard turn left toward Macy’s and follow the sidewalk around until you reach The BLOC, 700 S. Flower Street.

Once in the lobby, use the elevator bank on the right (north) side and go to the 32nd floor. ACB restrooms are located on the 31st floor.

Please note: Parking rates are subject to change.


Self-park lots are located directly across the street from The BLOC on Flower between 7th and 8th: Midtown Garage, located at 725 S. Flower, and another at the corner of 8th and Flower with a large “PARKING” sign on the right-hand side (entrance on 8th) both offer parking for ~$8. Please note that these rates are subject to change.

From the corner of 7th and Flower, walk east on 7th for 100 feet, turn right onto the courtyard sidewalk, and the entrance to The Bloc is ahead on the right.

Once in the lobby, use the elevator bank on the right (north) side and go to the 32nd floor. ACB restrooms are located on the 31st floor.