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Dance company heads to Lafayette as part of world tour

Posted at 4:20 PM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 17:20:26-05

Ailey II, a modern dance company, is headed to Lafayette as part of a world tour. 

The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s second company will be in Lafayette for three days of activities that culminate in a public performance at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13 at the Heymann Performing Arts Center.

The company is also offering master classes, a lecture demonstration and a daytime performance for students at the Heymann Center.

Tickets for Ailey II’s February 13 performance are available through

For information about the daytime performance for students, workshops and other activities, visit, or call (337) 781-1273.

The four days of activities include:

Sunday, February 10

Ailey II welcoming reception
6 p.m. at Acadiana Center for the Arts
101 W Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Cohosted by Acadiana Center for the Arts, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Alumnae Chapter and UpStage

Monday, Feb. 11

Ailey II Master Class for intermediate and advanced dancers
4 p.m. at McLaurin Hall on UL campus
The class is free, and observers are welcome.
Register online at


Ailey II lecture demonstration at Immaculate Heart of Mary gymnasium
6 p.m.
818 12th St, Lafayette, LA 70501
Open to all and free
Hosted by Women of Wisdom (WOW), Mccomb- Veazey Neighborhood Coterie, and Immaculate Heart of Mary
Sponsored by Dr. & Mrs. Kenneth Brown

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Ailey II daytime performance for students
10:30 a.m. at Heymann Center
Admission is $5 per person.
Register online at, or call 337 781-1273.

Ailey II rehearsal; director speaks to UL class about preparing for auditions.
12:45 p.m.

Ailey II Master Class for intermediate and advanced dancers.
4:30 p.m.
Youngsville Sport Complex
The class is free, and observers are welcome.
Register online at

Feb. 13

Public performance
7:30 p.m. at Heymann Center
Buy tickets at or Heymann Center Box Office to save on ticket fees.