School Shows
In-Person at LBC!

Ailey II

Grades 7-12

In-Person at LBC!

Join us as one of the most famous dance companies in the country returns to our stage in this presentation especially for students. Ailey II is universally renowned for merging the spirit and energy of the most talented young dancers with the passion and creative vision of today’s outstanding emerging choreographers. Part discussion, part performance, the Ailey spirit shines as this critically-acclaimed company discusses and presents a diverse repertory of timeless classics and thrilling new works, each piece telling a powerful story.

All patrons attending LBC School Shows are required to wear a mask at all times regardless of vaccination status. Guests must be fully vaccinated or provide proof of a negative Covid-19 test to attend a show. Antigen (rapid) tests must be taken within 24 hours of the scheduled event start time and PCR tests must be taken within 48 hours of the event. These tests must be conducted by a laboratory. At-home tests are permitted when for School Show attendees only used in accordance with the instructions on the labeling. Results of tests must match the person who is attending the performance. Teachers will be required to confirm that all attendees of our School Shows at LBC meet the outlined criteria. Groups who do not comply with these requirements will not be allowed into the performance, are not eligible for refunds, and are still responsible for payment in full.

On sale November 15, 2021 starting at 9:00am.

Set the Stage

Coming soon!

Prepare your students for their trip to the virtual theater with these free resource materials.

  • Artist’s Study Guide
  • Talking Points for Classroom Discussion
  • Classroom Activities

Common Core Content Standards

Easily apply these content standards in your classroom:

  • 7-8.RH.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.
  • 9-10.RL.3: Analyze how complex characters (e.g., those with multiple or conflicting motivations)
    develop over the course of a text, interact with other characters, and advance the plot or develop the
  • 11-12.RL.5. Analyze how an author’s choices concerning how to structure specific parts of a text (e.g., the choice of where to begin or end a story, the choice to provide a comedic or tragic resolution) contribute to its overall structure and meaning as well as its aesthetic impact.

Lesson Plan Idea

Students create a book cover or movie poster highlighting the characters in the story.  Students compare and contrast Ailey II with another dance performance from a different genre (i.e. The Nutcracker, ballet folklorico, hip hop, etc.)

Extend your field trip to LBC with Art Talks!

Take your students on a self-guided tour of our Sculpture Garden. Thoughtfully restored following the 2017 firestorms, our Sculpture Garden is designed to reflect the local Sonoma County landscape. In the Garden, there are two picnic tables with smaller versions of the sculpture elements that you see in the landscape. If you like, have students find new ways to arrange the colorful pieces. Then please leave what they have made for the next visitors to enjoy.


  • To contact us, email Chrystie Prokopakis, Education Operations & Services Supervisor, or call 707.800.7504.
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Event Information

Fri, Feb 25, 2022
60 minutes

In-Person at LBC!

Students: $9
$3 discount per student on the National Lunch Program!
Adults: $9
1 free adult for every 10 students!

Scholarships available.

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