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Dance Frequently Asked Questions


We recommend arriving at The Music Center at least one hour prior to the start time of the performance. This will help to ensure that you have sufficient time to park and pick up tickets at will call if necessary. Should you find yourself at a performance with time to spare, you can enjoy DanceTalks in Stern Grand Hall. DanceTalks offer a fascinating behind-the-scenes pre-performance discussion beginning one hour prior to each performance. Keep in mind, late seating opportunities vary for each engagement. If you arrive after the performance has begun, you may be asked to wait in the lobby until intermission to be seated. There are flat screen monitors in the lobbies for you to view the performance until you can be seated.

I’d like to bring my young child to a dance performance. Is there an age limit?

Everyone is welcome to enjoy dance, however, we recommend ages 8 and up for most dance performances. Anyone entering the theatre must have a ticket, including lap infants. House management reserves the right to remove parties with noisy children from the audience area to ensure the enjoyment of all patrons.

What should I wear? Is there a dress code?

There is no standard dress code, however, shirts and shoes are required. We recommend dress attire anywhere from business casual to formal.

What if I miss a performance or can’t use my ticket?

Unfortunately, we cannot offer refunds or credits for unused tickets. However, if you know in advance that you cannot attend a performance for which you have purchased a ticket, you may exchange that ticket for a different performance for a $25/ticket exchange fee. You may also donate your ticket for resale and receive a record of your donation for tax deduction.

What are the benefits of being a subscriber?

Besides access to the best seats for all engagements, there are many other great benefits to be a full subscriber to the dance series.


Casting is usually decided just prior to a company's arrival at The Music Center and is posted on each Engagement Information page as soon as it is known.


Extend your evening at The Music Center with a pleasurable meal before your performance at one of the many restaurants in downtown Los Angeles. Park once for dinner and a show! Many restaurants offer shuttle service to the Music Center. Please call the restaurant for details and to confirm availability. There are many dining options near The Music Center. LEARN MORE>


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