Don Quixote Tickets

Don Quixote

june 4-5, 2022 | carpenter performing arts center

The date for Volunteer Sign-ups has been changed to Wednesday, April 13th. Watch for the email link next week.

Performance TicketsSales begin this Saturday, April 9th at 9:00 a.m.

All seats are reserved.

Place your order through the LBB website:

There are 2 options for placing ticket orders:
Select your seats – $1.50 fee per ticket
Place order with “best available” seat assignment no additional fee

All tickets are delivered via email.

Ticket Prices
VIP Tickets - $75.00
Includes prime seating, complimentary full color program, backstage pass to visit cast on stage immediately after the performance

General Reserved - $56.00
On Sale 4/9

Don Quixote 2022

Long Beach Academy is thrilled to bring back our grand production of

DON QUIXOTE to the Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center this June!

We invite all current LBB dancers to participate in this beautiful production.  Online sign-ups begin this Saturday, February 19th.

An email reminder will be sent to those who are eligible to participate in this production.  Watch for the email on Friday 2/18, with the link to the registration form.

DEADLINE to sign-up is Saturday, March 5th midnight.


Online Sign-Ups Begin Saturday, February 19th.

(excerpt from the Participation Agreement)


Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center

Saturday, June 4, 2022 – 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 5, 2022 – 2:00 p.m

Upon registration, Student must be available to participate both performances.  Some roles may have multiple casts and participation in individual performances will depend on student’s assigned role and cast.

It is a requirement for participation that dancer is a current LBB student for the full month of February and remain current in their class attendance and class tuition through the month of June 2022 (eligible for the June annual evaluations). Tuition in full for the month of June is due no later than June 3rd.

Parent agrees that the Student will attend all scheduled rehearsals for student’s role beginning:

  • Saturday, March 12th (Children & Academy)
  • Saturday, April 10th (Pre-Ballet)
  • and weekly Saturday rehearsals thereafter through May 28th.  (There is no rehearsal the weekend of Easter – April 16th)
  • Parent agrees that the Student will attend the in-studio final run-through rehearsal on Sunday, May 29th.
  • Group photo day:  Sunday, May 15th

Parent and Student understand that rehearsals are in addition to student’s regular ballet classes.  Cast members who do not consistently attend their minimum number of required classes per week will be dropped from the cast with no refund.

Parent will adhere to the rehearsal attendance and lateness policy  (see below)*
Student will attend all scheduled theater stage rehearsals (June 1-3) for assigned role/cast.**


Attendance/Lateness Policy – Whatever the reason, if a student misses a rehearsal or is late, that rehearsal becomes less productive for everyone.  Please make sure that your child arrives a few minutes before the beginning of his/her scheduled rehearsal and is ready to begin rehearsal at the designated times.  A student will be considered “absent” if he/she arrives 15 minutes or later than the beginning of the scheduled rehearsal.

A 1st and 2nd offense will receive a written warning to the parent/student.  A 3rd offense will be a mandatory $50.00 donation to the school.  A 4th and final offense will result in being dropped from the cast.  All scheduled theater stage rehearsals must be attended.  A missed theater stage rehearsal will result in either being dropped from the production–whether or not the absence is a first offense or assessed a $200.00 fine at the discretion of the Director.

Message from the Director (Sep 24)

LBB Families - Updates

A message from…Long Beach Ballet Artistic Director,

David Wilcox

Dear Long Beach Ballet Family,


As you know, the deadline to register your dancer for our 2021 production of The Nutcracker at the Terrace Theater is next Thursday, September 30th.  Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity for your child to experience the joy of performing on stage with full symphony orchestra!


You have most likely heard about our fundraising event – The Sugarplum Soiree – on Friday night October 8th.   Please help us raise the funds needed to make this Nutcracker production possible!  Most people don’t realize all that goes into a major theatrical production.  The expense budget for The Nutcracker has approached the one million dollar mark several times over the past several years.


In appreciation of your support, LBB families who participate in our Sugarplum Soiree fundraiser will be eligible to purchase Nutcracker tickets prior to the general ticket sales date.  In other words, though ticket sales will officially begin on Monday, October 18th, anyone who attends and/or donates auction items or funds to the event will be able to select their seats on Wednesday and Thursday, October 13th and 14th thereby getting the best seats in the house!

We are currently being swamped with questions from the general public on whether we’re presenting The Nutcracker this year, and the answer is a resounding YES!  From the sound of things, the public is chomping at the bit to buy tickets to our Nutcracker — the Nutcracker that was voted “Most beloved Nutcracker in the U.S.” by Goldstar audience members in 2018 and 2019!


Thanks once again for being a loyal Long Beach Ballet supporter and member of our “ballet family.”

Warm regards,

David Wilcox



We are excited to announce that tickets for our critically acclaimed, multi-media production of “Guardians” are now on sale!

  • Friday, March 4th – 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 5th – 7:30 p.m.

The Aquarium of the Pacific’s new Honda Pacific Visions Theatre is a perfect venue for this production, with its 130-foot wide, 180-degree arc projection screen.  This stadium-style theater will immerse the audience into this unique experience.

Tickets are $65.00 to the general public.  Discounted tickets at just $42.00 are offered to Long Beach Ballet families and their friends and relatives.

Check your email for a message from Mr. Wilcox – he sent you your unique family code!

Your family and friends will receive this same discount if they use your family code.

Seats are reserved and will be assigned best available on a first-come first-served basis.  All seats have an excellent view in this intimate 300-seat theater.

Click image below for a brief preview of the production and to purchase tickets.

Guardians 2022

Showcase Performance (Feb. 12)

Company Showcase

Long Beach Ballet’s Showcase Performance

Saturday, February 12, 2022 – 6:00 p.m.

Lakewood High School Auditorium

6:00 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

Suggested entry donation  –  $10 per person

Bring your young student to be inspired – someday they can be on stage performing with the Company!

You can stay for the entire program, come and go, or just come to see someone special!

Skip the admission line and prepay your donation by using the button below:

Parent Watch Week (Jan. 13)

PARENT WATCH WEEK is January 17 – 22!

(LBB is open for regular classes on Monday, January 17th)
Parents are invited to sit in the studio to watch their dancer in their class.

Seating is limited – first come, first served.

Face coverings are required of all individuals inside of the building/studios.

Please observe these rules to avoid disruption to classes:

  • Plan to stay for the duration of the class (no in & out during the class)
  • Parents (& other adult family members) only
  • No food or drinks (water is OK) inside the studios

September 22, 2021

Long Beach Ballet

SUGARPLUM SOIREE GALA – Student Photo Contest 2021

Calling all current LBB dancers!  We’re looking for beautiful, creative, unique, inspiring photos featuring our students!

  • There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place photos
  • Our faculty will be the judges and winners will be announced at the end of the Gala.
  • Each student may enter one photo.
  • High resolution please as we will want to publish the winners and runners-up.


Important Dates

Wednesday, Sept. 22nd…………. Photo contest submissions begin

Tuesday, Oct. 5th………….. Photo contest submissions due by midnight


Submit your photo by using this link:  Sugarplum Soiree Student Photo Contest 2021

Winners will be announced at the Gala Event on October 8th!

Purchase tickets for the Gala now:  Sugarplum Soiree Gala Tickets

…and get your friends and family to join the Livestream event using your “family code” (if you don’t know your family code, you can find the list on the LBB website using “click-it.”)
Watch for details on how they can sign-on to the event through the LBB website.

August 19, 2021

To LBB Academy Level 7 Students,

We are pleased to invite you to join the Long Beach Ballet Jr. Company for the 2021-22 Season!   We have an exciting Jr. Company season coming up and we hope that you will accept this invitation.

Rehearsals will begin in September – each Monday evening after class.


The 2021-22 Jr. Company season includes the following events and performances:

Friday, October 8th 2021 

Annual fundraiser at The Reef. 


December 14th – 19th, 2021

Stage rehearsals and performances of “The Nutcracker” at the Long Beach Terrace Theater. 


Saturday, February 12th, 2022

Showcase performance at Lakewood H.S. Auditorium.

Company and Jr. Company performance, YAGP and non-YAGP solos


March 3th – 5th, 2022 

Jr. Company will join the Company performance at the Pacific Visions Theatre in the Aquarium of the Pacific

“Guardians” and “Don Quixote” excerpt


The Jr. Company schedule will be:

Daily classes:  Monday-Friday 5:30-7:00 p.m. & Saturday 11:15-12:30 p.m.

Weekly rehearsal: Mondays 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Monthly Tuition for Jr. Company is $420.00 which includes regular class tuition & Jr. Company fee (September – February)*
See attached tuition policies for the different tuition options for Jr. Company.

I am excited about the coming season as we continue to grow as a company and academy and continue to be honored nation-wide for out outstanding performances.   Please respond to by August 30th to accept this invitation and confirm your position as a Jr. Company member for the 2021-22 Season.

Much love,

David Wilcox

Artistic Director, Long Beach Ballet

*tuition note — Since the Jr. Company season runs for 6-months, the pre-payment discount option is:

6 Months:  September 2021 – February 2022:  $2304.00 (tuition only is discounted – Jr. Company fee is not discounted)

<Tuition Policies 2021-22.pdf>