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Russian State Ballet: Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Full-length classical ballet set to Tchaikovsky's music and performed by the renowned company.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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Vienna Festival Ballet: The Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's classic, Christmas-time ballet in a production mounted by Vienna Festival Ballet.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 29 Nov

£23.75 / 01727 844488

The Elgiva, Chesham

Sat 22 Nov

£19 (£17; £68) / 01494 582900

Evesham Arts Centre

Sat 20 Dec

£18 (£17; Children £13) / 01386 446944

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Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

DNA, London SW11

Sat 25 Oct

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Sat 29 Nov

£9.94 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Dance 'Til Dawn

  • Written by: Karen Bruce

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back with a brand new show celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Aldwych Theatre, London WC2B

Sat 25 Oct

£37.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

Thu 30 Oct

£37.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

Sat 1 Nov

£37.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

…and 20 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 25 Mar 2015

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£19.50–£34.50 / 01702 351135

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£19.50–£34.50 / 01702 351135

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Moscow City Ballet: The Nutcracker

  • Directed by: Smirnov-Govolanov (dir)
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Victor Smirnov-Golovanov directs Tchaikovsky's classical ballet about Clara's battle with the Mouseking, performed to the live accompaniment of the Moscow City Ballet Orchestra, featuring 'The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy' and 'The Waltz of the Flowers'.

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£39.50

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£17.50–£27.50 / 01223 357851

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£17.50–£27.50 / 01223 357851

Chichester Festival Theatre

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£14–£32; £15–£35 (£12–£30) / 01243 781312

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£14–£32; £15–£35 (£12–£30) / 01243 781312

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English Youth Ballet: Swan Lake

The Ballet's professional principal dancers lead a cast of more than 100 of this region's most talented young dancers. This beautiful and traditional production gives particular emphasis to the rivalry between the evil Black Swan Odile and the beautiful White Swan Odette.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sat 15 Nov

£18.90–£24.90 / 0844 871 7645

Gentle Dance: Workshop (Over 55s)

A relaxed dancing workshop for the over 55s, looking at ballroom dancing, Latin and other forms of social dancing. All abilities welcome.

Trinity Centre, Bristol

Mon 20 Oct

£3 donations welcome

Mon 27 Oct

£3 donations welcome

Mon 3 Nov

£3 donations welcome

…and 3 more dates until 24 Nov

Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's magical score accompanies this tale of mystery and romance with spellbinding ballet dancing from the Russian State Ballet.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£32–£36.50 / 01256 844244

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£16.50–£37.50 / 08441 717620

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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The Adventures of Isabel

This dance theatre production follows the journey of the fearless Isabel, who embarks on a rather big adventure. Suitable for ages 2–7.

The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen

Fri 24 Oct

£6 (Children £4) / 01224 642230

Part of Dance Live.

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Bondagers

Sue Glover’s play with music and song follows six women land workers as they graft and dance their way through a year on a 19th Century Borders farm. Directed by Lu Kemp.

Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 22 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Sat 25 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh

Wed 29 Oct

£12.50–£29 / 0131 248 4848

  • 14:00 Bondagers Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh
…and 5 more dates until 15 Nov

Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember

Choreographer, performer and Strictly's badboy, Brendan Cole, performs more dazzling ballroom and Latin moves.

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Sun 15 Feb 2015

Phone for prices / 01603 630000

Carmina Burana & Serenade

Double bill from the Birmingham Roual Ballet. Carmina Burana is inspired by the satirical writings of medieval priests and set to Carl Orff's rousing choral tour de force whilst Serenade is a non-narrative ballet created by George Balanchine and set to Tchaikovsky’s music.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£28–£74.50 / 0871 911 0200

The Cause, Chippenham

Wed 22 Oct

Phone for prices / 01249 446893

Wed 29 Oct

Phone for prices / 01249 446893

Wed 5 Nov

Phone for prices / 01249 446893

…and 3 more dates until 26 Nov

English National Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Derek Deane

Tchaikovsky timeless ballet, performed by English National Ballet.

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Thu 20 Nov

£5–£26 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 22 Nov

£5–£41 / 0870 606 3536

London Coliseum, WC2N

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£14–£79 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£14–£79 / 0871 911 0200

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£14–£79 / 0871 911 0200

…and 3 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Milton Keynes Theatre

Thu 13 Nov

£26–£46 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 15 Nov

£10–£46 / 0844 871 7652

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First Steps: A Child's Coppelia

Birmingham Royal Ballet present an introduction to Coppelia, specially adapted for children aged 3–7. A storyteller sets the scene and introduces the music and characters before an excerpted performance featuring the full company of dancers and orchestra.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Fri 6 Feb 2015

£10 / 0131 529 6000

Irene Clark School Of Dance: London Calling

A celebration of the country's capital city.

Majestic Theatre, Retford

Sat 25 Oct

£7.50 (£6.50) / 01777 706866

Swing Saturday

An evening of all things swing, including swing dance classes, an evening of jumping and jiving and a live show from the Drury St Swing Band

Drury Street, Glasgow

Sat 25 Oct

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

Sat 8 Nov

Free / 0141 204 2929

…and 3 more dates until 29 Nov

004: Baby Ballet Improvers: Workshop (Ages 3-6)

Children will develop dance skills learnt in a previous course and develop confidence, coordination, balance, flexibility and musicality. Suitable for ages three to six.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Sat 25 Oct

£66 / 028 9024 2338

Sat 1 Nov

£66 / 028 9024 2338

Sat 8 Nov

£66 / 028 9024 2338

…and 5 more dates until 13 Dec

115: Breakdance: Workshop (Over 8s)

Step-by-step breakdancing and bodypoppin' programme. Suitable for those over the age of eight.

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Thu 23 Oct

£78 (£72; Children £66 under 16s) / 028 9024 2338

Thu 30 Oct

£78 (£72; Children £66 under 16s) / 028 9024 2338

Thu 6 Nov

£78 (£72; Children £66 under 16s) / 028 9024 2338

…and 5 more dates until 11 Dec back to top

A 21st Century Tea Dance

Hail back to decades gone by at this family dance, comedy and theatre event, with regular host Ida Barr.

The Albany, London SE8

Tue 4 Nov

£5 / 020 8692 4446

50/50 Tea Dance With Val: Workshop

An interactive dance session and workshop.

Longfield Suite, Manchester

Wed 22 Oct

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

Wed 29 Oct

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Sat 25 Oct

£66 / 028 9024 2338

Sat 1 Nov

£66 / 028 9024 2338

Sat 8 Nov

£66 / 028 9024 2338

…and 5 more dates until 13 Dec

A.T. School Of Dance: Ballet Triple Bill

A triple-bill ballet show from the local dance school AT School Of Dance.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sun 23 Nov

£9.50 / 0151 907 8360

ABC, Music and Me

Activities for kids aged 2–5 encompassing music, dance, movement, sound and encouraging hand eye coordination.

St Francis Centre, Glasgow

Mon 20 Oct

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 27 Oct

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 3 Nov

Free / 0141 429 0275

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