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Ballet Theatre UK: The Little Mermaid

A dramatic re-telling of Hans Christian Andersen's classic story in which a beautiful young mermaid falls in love with a human Prince and gives up everything to win his love.

Buxton Opera House

Sun 15 Jun

£17–£25 (Children £12.50; £23) / 0845 127 2190

  • 14:30

Capitol, Horsham

Sat 19 Apr

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

  • 14:30

The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham

Sat 3 May

£17 (£13) / 0121 643 5858

  • 14:30

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The Wee Chill

The boutique dance and live music festival features performances from Admiral Fallow, Washington Irving, The Little Kicks, Call To Mind, Poor Things, Atom Tree, Konx-Om-Pax and Lee Watson. The Wee Chill also hosts a Christmas market, record fair, short film cinema and street food cartel's Christmas extravaganza.

SWG3, Glasgow

Tue 21 Oct

£15 / 0141 357 7246

Wed 22 Oct

£15 / 0141 357 7246

Northern Ballet: Three Little Pigs

Children's ballet based on the fairy tale about three little pigs and their house-building efforts. Relaxed performance.

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Thu 17 Apr

£6 (Children £5) / 01484 430528

  • 12:15
  • 14:00
  • 15:45

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Fri 30 May

£5 / 023 8071 1811

  • 13:30

Milton Keynes Theatre

Fri 23 May

£5 / 0844 871 7652

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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.

Audio, Brighton

Mon 5 May

£15 / 01273 624343

Mon 26 May

£15–£30 / 01273 624343

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 27 Apr

£12 / 0131 226 4224

Sun 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 226 4224

Gilt Bar & Lounge, London EC3R

Sat 26 Apr

£10

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Dad Dancing: Scratch

A culturally relevant and playful exploration of father-children relationships through performance, workshops and discussion.

The Pound Arts Centre, Corsham

Sat 26 Jul

Phone for prices / 01249 701628

  • 14:30
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Deep in the Woods: Gobbledegook

A fun and highly interactive show about a little girl who bravely ventures into a dark and mysterious wood.

The Lilian Baylis Studio, London EC1R

Fri 18 Apr

£12 (Children £7) / 020 7863 8198

  • 14:45

Sat 19 Apr

£12 (Children £7) / 020 7863 8198

  • 14:45

The Morgan Academy Of Performing Arts: Live, Love, Dance

The performing arts school based at Leigh On Sea presents a dance showcase.

Palace Theatre, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 19 Apr

£15 (£10)

  • 14:30

Scottish Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

Another chance to see Scottish Ballet's contemporary take on the Prokofiev ballet with Polish choreographer Krzysztof Pastor bringing a fresh twist to the classic tragedy.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 24 May

£15.50–£37.50 / 0131 529 6000

King's Theatre, Glasgow

Sat 26 Apr

£10.50–£40.50 / 0844 871 7648

Sadler's Wells, London EC1R

Sat 17 May

£12 / 0844 412 4300

Swan Lake

Matthew Bourne's unmissable take on the most famous ballet in the classical canon. Prepare to laugh your socks off then cry your heart out.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 21 May

£19.50–£43.50 / 0844 847 2325

Thu 22 May

£19.50–£43.50 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 24 May

£19.50–£43.50 / 0844 847 2325

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 24 Apr

£17–£43.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 26 Apr

£17–£43.50 / 0131 529 6000

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Tue 6 May

£20–£35.50 Tue-Sat; £17.50–£29 Thu / 01227 787787

  • 14:30

Sat 10 May

£20–£35.50 Tue-Sat; £17.50–£29 Thu / 01227 787787

  • 14:30

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Angela Beardmore School Of Dance/Studio 1: Bring The Action

Bring The Action will be a week of shows that fuses together two of Stoke-on-Trent's best known dance schools - Angela Beardmore School of Dance and Studio 1, giving performances of Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Modern Jazz, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Strictly Dancing and Street Dance. Whatever your preference, this show will…

Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Sat 19 Apr

£14–£16 / 0844 871 7649

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Edinburgh Pole Competition

Pole dancing competition open to all levels of performer, with age categories from 16 up. Spectators are welcome, too, but will have to pre-book.

The Pleasance, Edinburgh

Sat 19 Apr

£5–£25; spectators £10 / 0131 650 4673

  • 17:00 – 01:00

Erol Alkan

Electronica and dance music by the London-based DJ and producer.

Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

Sun 4 May

£10 / 0121 444 2081

  • 17:00

Palace Theatre, Redditch

Tue 22 Apr

Upstairs

£2 per session / 01527 65203

  • 12:45 – 14:30

Tue 29 Apr

Upstairs

£2 per session / 01527 65203

  • 12:45 – 14:30

Tue 6 May

Upstairs

£2 per session / 01527 65203

  • 12:45 – 14:30
…and 3 more dates until 27 May

Tea Dance with Dawn Chorus

Singer Paul Rhodes leads local choir Dawn Chorus in an afternoon of popular melodies and swing hits.

Queen's Theatre, Hornchurch

Fri 25 Apr

£5 / 01708 443333

  • 15:00 – 17:00

Vienna Festival Ballet - Swan Lake

Ever since the company was founded in 1980 by celebrated Austrian dancer Peter Mallek, the Vienna Festival Ballet has gained a reputation for bringing classical ballet to audiences across Europe at affordable prices. The dancers are certainly devoted to the cause, they spend eight months of the year touring across Europe.

The Elgiva, Chesham

Sun 4 May

£19 (£17; £68) / 01494 582900

  • 15:00

Lichfield Garrick

Sat 24 May

£20 adv booking required (£10.50 adv booking required; £58 adv booking required) / 01543 412121

  • 14:30

Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington

Sun 11 May

Parr Hall

£18.50 (£16.50; Children £11.50) / 01925 442345

  • 14:30

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50/50 Tea Dance With Val: Workshop

An interactive dance session and workshop.

Longfield Suite, Manchester

Wed 23 Apr

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Wed 30 Apr

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

  • 13:30 – 16:00

Wed 7 May

£4.50 inc tea/coffee / 0161 253 7227

  • 13:30 – 16:00
…and 3 more dates until 28 May

Alpha Dance Academy

Annual showcase of dance, including ballet, tap and jazz, from pupils at the Alpha Dance Academy.

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Fri 23 May

£13–£15 (Children £10) / 0131 665 2240

  • 14:00

Sat 24 May

£13–£15 (Children £10) / 0131 665 2240

  • 14:00

DanceCity, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 17 Apr

£6 (£5) / 0191 261 0505

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Thu 24 Apr

£6 (£5) / 0191 261 0505

  • 17:00 – 18:00

Thu 1 May

£6 (£5) / 0191 261 0505

  • 17:00 – 18:00
…and 4 more dates until 29 May

Queens Park Arts Centre and Limelight Theatre, Aylesbury

Mon 21 Apr

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

  • 12:15 – 13:15

Mon 28 Apr

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

  • 12:15 – 13:15

Mon 5 May

£7.40 ( £5.80) / 01296 424332

  • 12:15 – 13:15
…and 7 more dates until 23 Jun

Palace Theatre, Mansfield

Thu 24 Apr

£40 (£35) / 01623 633133

  • 16:45 – 18:15

Biggest Night Out!

DJs spin an eclectic mix.

Tiger Tiger, Leeds

Sat 19 Apr

Phone for prices / 0113 236 6999

  • 17:00

Sat 26 Apr

Phone for prices / 0113 236 6999

  • 17:00

Sat 3 May

Phone for prices / 0113 236 6999

  • 17:00
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Easter Village: Arts Tasters: Workshop (Ages 6-12)

Take part in various arts workshops, including dance, crafts, drama and many more.

Pegasus Theatre, Oxford

Thu 17 Apr

Phone for prices / 01865 722851

  • 12:45 – 15:30

Bull Theatre, Barnet

Thu 17 Apr

£3 / 020 8441 5010

  • 16:15 – 17:30

Thu 24 Apr

£3 / 020 8441 5010

  • 16:15 – 17:30

English Youth Ballet: The Sleeping Beauty

An updated version of the classical ballet in which the princess Aurora is cryogenically frozen and looked after by ice fairies.

Grand Opera House, Belfast

Thu 24 Apr

£4–£21.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:00

Sat 26 Apr

£4–£21.50 / 028 9024 0411

  • 14:30

Gandini Juggling Presents Smashed

Nine jugglers perform this physical work, set to a music hall soundtrack, which explores the joy of catching and the fear of dropping an object and also acts as a homage to Pina Bausch.

Udderbelly At Southbank Centre, London SE1

Sat 26 Apr

£12.50–£17.50 preview; £15–£20; £12.50–£17.50 preview; £17–£22 (£16; £16)

  • 14:30

Sat 3 May

£12.50–£17.50 preview; £15–£20; £12.50–£17.50 preview; £17–£22 (£16; £16)

  • 14:30

Sat 10 May

£12.50–£17.50 preview; £15–£20; £12.50–£17.50 preview; £17–£22 (£16; £16)

  • 14:30

Sat 17 May

£12.50–£17.50 preview; £15–£20; £12.50–£17.50 preview; £17–£22 (£16; £16)

  • 14:30

La Niña Barro

Fronteiras Theatre Lab/ Free Festival Nothing more natural than clay and water to give shape to woman and understand that her, like Earth, was once young and brave, strong and unbreakable, old and tired, weak and broken. And able to give herself and others life, meaning, flesh and self-awareness. Nothing links better…

Laughing Horse @ The Newsroom, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

The Basement

Free / 0131 557 5830

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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