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Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 1 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Thu 2 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00

Fri 3 Oct

Free on Wednesdays; £5 Thursday, Friday and Sunday; £10 Saturday / 07435 428290

  • 16:00 – 23:00
…and 7 more dates until 12 Oct

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 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Northern Ballet: The Great Gatsby

Choreographer David Nixon brings F Scott Fitzgerald's classic to life through dance.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Thu 13 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 15 Nov

£14.50–£34.50 / 01274 432000

  • 14:00 – 16:00

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Thu 30 Oct

£17–£39.50 / 01227 787787

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Sat 1 Nov

£17–£39.50 / 01227 787787

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Thu 2 Oct

£22–£37.50 / 0115 989 5555

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 4 Oct

£22–£37.50 / 0115 989 5555

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Birmingham Royal Ballet: La Fin Du Jour/Miracle In The Gorbals/Flowers Of The Forest

  • Written by: Arthur Bliss

This triple bill presents three ballets each touched in its own way by war.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 9 Oct

£16–£47 / 0844 338 5000

  • 14:00

Sat 11 Oct

£16–£47 / 0844 338 5000

  • 14:30

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Wed 29 Oct

£12–£26.50 / 01752 267222

  • 14:30
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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

  • 15:00

Dancing To The Music of Time: Workshop

Improve stamina, balance, co-ordination, and confidence through creative dance. Suitable for participants over the age of 60.

Greenwich Dance Agency, The Borough Hall, London SE10

Fri 3 Oct

£2 per class / 020 8293 9741

  • 12:30 – 14:30

Fri 10 Oct

£2 per class / 020 8293 9741

  • 12:30 – 14:30

Fri 17 Oct

£2 per class / 020 8293 9741

  • 12:30 – 14:30
…and 8 more dates until 12 Dec

Rally & Broad

A literary-flavoured cabaret night, boasting spoken word, 'live literature', new music and dancing into the wee small hours. Hosted by Jenny Lindsay and Rachel McCrum.

Stereo, Glasgow

Sun 26 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 07989 508436

With Rachel Amey, A New International, Kieran Hurley, Leyla Josephine and Declan Welsh.

  • 14:30 – 17:30

Salsa Classes

Salsa lessons for over 16s, taking you from zero to hero on the dance floor.

Chart Centre, Willenhall

Sat 4 Oct

£5 / 07961 514074

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Sat 11 Oct

£5 / 07961 514074

  • 12:00 – 13:00

Sat 18 Oct

£5 / 07961 514074

  • 12:00 – 13:00
…and 36 more dates until 27 Jun 2015

Stopgap Artificial Things: Disability In Dance Workshop

Stopgap dancers lead an inclusive dance workshop for disabled and non-disabled participants introducing the creative processes behind Artificial Things.

The Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton

Wed 19 Nov

£15 / 01823 414141

  • 16:30
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Ballet Body Sculpture

Ballet fitness classes designed for women to develop good posture, core strength, flexibility, toned body line, balance and coordination. The programme combines pilates, ballet, stretching and NLP unique mind and body connection. No previous experience in ballet or fitness is necessary to join the classes – you can start…

David Lloyd Kensington, London SW7

Sat 4 Oct

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sat 11 Oct

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sat 18 Oct

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

  • 14:00 – 15:00
…and 24 more dates until 4 Apr 2015

Ballet Theatre UK: A Christmas Carol

A retelling of the classic novel brings a cavalcade of colourful characters vividly to life, from Ebenezer Scrooge, the miser immune to festive cheer, to the three ghosts who help him understand the true meaning of Christmas. With stunning sets and costumes, creating a Christmas-card vision of old London.

Brighton Dome

Sat 27 Dec

Concert Hall

£10–£18.50 (Children £5–£9.25 under 16s) / 01273 709709

  • 14:30

Sun 28 Dec

Concert Hall

£10–£18.50 (Children £5–£9.25 under 16s) / 01273 709709

  • 14:30

Ballet Theatre UK: Swan lake

A spectacular new production of this timeless classic. This immortal tale tells of a princess held captive as a swan by the spell of an evil magician, a spell that can only be broken if a prince swears true love to her. Featuring new choreography by Artistic Director Christopher Moore and over 120 new costumes and…

Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury

Sat 20 Dec

£17 / 01635 244246

  • 14:30

The Blake Theatre, Monmouth

Sat 6 Dec

£12–£16 / 01600 719401

  • 15:00

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 8 Nov

£18.50 (£17.50; Children £12 under 16s) / 01403 750 220

  • 14:30

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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

  • 14:30

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£19.50–£34.50 / 01702 351135

  • 14:30

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Disco Duck

A preschool dance experience designed to increase kids self-esteem, coordination, concentration and balance whilst boogieing to catchy tunes. Ages 18 months–4 years old.

Inch Park Community Sports Club, Edinburgh

Wed 8 Oct

£2 for first class; £24 for a further 6 weeks / 0131 664 3511

  • 13:45 – 14:15

Wed 15 Oct

£2 for first class; £24 for a further 6 weeks / 0131 664 3511

  • 13:45 – 14:15

Wed 22 Oct

£2 for first class; £24 for a further 6 weeks / 0131 664 3511

  • 13:45 – 14:15
…and 3 more dates until 12 Nov

Tumbles at Portobello Gymnastics and Softplay Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 2 Oct

£2 for first class; £24 for a further 6 weeks / 0131 669 0878

  • 13:45 – 14:15

Thu 9 Oct

£2 for first class; £24 for a further 6 weeks / 0131 669 0878

  • 13:45 – 14:15
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English Youth Ballet: Coppelia

An enchanting full length ballet featuring impressive principals backed up by 100 young local dancers. With attractive choreography by artists Janet Lewis and Dominic Marshall, the charming liveliness of this popular ballet makes it a family favourite world-wide.

The Hawth, Crawley

Sat 25 Oct

£22.50 (£20.50) / 01293 553636

  • 14:30

Hip Hop Tots

Classes exploring the rhythm, movement and creativity involved in hip hop dancing for kids aged 3–5.

Calton Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 6 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs 25 Aug–27 Oct.

  • 13:00 – 13:45

Mon 13 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs 25 Aug–27 Oct.

  • 13:00 – 13:45

Mon 20 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs 25 Aug–27 Oct.

  • 13:00 – 13:45

Mon 27 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 661 0880

Please note: This course runs 25 Aug–27 Oct.

  • 13:00 – 13:45

In The Kingdom That Danced

An ancient tale for a modern world Once upon a time there were twelve princesses who slept all day and vanished every night to a secret place. Where did they go? Find out in the magical setting of the Glen Pavilion with the Fife Performance Ensemble in an evening of laughter, dance and song!

Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline

Sat 11 Oct

£10 (£6; Children £6) / 01383 739272

Sun 12 Oct

£10 (£6; Children £6) / 01383 739272

Matthew Bourne's Lord of the Flies

  • Directed by: Matthew Bourne
  • Written by: Scott Ambler

An exhilarating new production of Lord of the Flies where the action is relocated from a deserted island to a deserted theatre.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Thu 4 Dec

£15–£28 (£19.50–£24.50) / 01274 432000

  • 14:00

Sat 6 Dec

£15–£28 (£19.50–£24.50) / 01274 432000

  • 14:30

The Lilian Baylis Studio, London EC1R

Thu 9 Oct

£12–£45 / 020 7863 8198

  • 14:30

Sat 11 Oct

£12–£45 / 020 7863 8198

  • 14:30

Sadler's Wells, London EC1R

Thu 9 Oct

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 11 Oct

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

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Moscow Ballet La Classique: Sleeping Beauty

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

The Russian touring company performs Tchaikovsky's classical ballet, as choreographed by Edwardian ballet master Marius Petipa.

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Sun 9 Nov

£25.50 (£23.50) / 01553 764864

  • 17:00

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Mon 13 Oct

Main Auditorium

£23–£26.50 (Children £19.50 under 16s) / 01708 443333

  • 16:00
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Moscow Ballet La Classique: The Nutcracker

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky's magical Christmas ballet.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Sun 23 Nov

£24 (£22) / 01382 434940

  • 15:00

Queen's Theatre, Barnstaple

Sat 1 Nov

£24–£22.50; £23–£20.50 (£23–£21.50; £21–£19.50; Children £19; £78) / 01271 327357

  • 14:30

Moscow City Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Natalia Ryzhenko
  • Written by: Natalia Ryzhenko

Tchaikovsky's romantic tragedy about the Prince Siegfried, his love Odette, and the evil spell cast upon them by Von Rothbart and Odile. Directed by Natalia Ryzhenko and Victor Smirnov-Golovanov.

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Sat 22 Nov

£20–£33.50 / 01872 262466

  • 14:30

Jersey Opera House

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£29.50–£47.50 ( £27.50–£45.50; £27.50–£45.50) / 01534 511115

  • 15:00

Opera House, Manchester

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£20–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

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Phaze 1 Dance: Showtime 2014

The Bedworth-based dance school presents a performing arts showcase.

Abbey Theatre, Nuneaton

Sun 26 Oct

£8 (£6) / 024 7635 4090

  • 15:00

Poppy

2014 marks the centenary of the First World War. The war, it was proclaimed, to end all wars! The London Ballet Company's production starkly portrays the havoc wreaked by global war on ordinary people.

St Bride Foundation, London EC4Y

Tue 14 Oct

£6 adv / 020 7353 3331

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Wed 15 Oct

£6 adv / 020 7353 3331

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Thu 16 Oct

£6 adv / 020 7353 3331

  • 13:00 – 14:00
…and 9 more dates until 31 Oct

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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