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The Barbie™ and The Secret Door Singing Academy

If your little one's renditions of the 'Birthday Song' from Barbie in The 12 Dancing Princesses isn't what it might be, don't miss this chance to enrol her (or him) in this Barbie™ Singing Academy for kids aged 3–8, and witness how the power of Barbie™ can unlock your child's vocal potential.

Razzamataz Theatre School, Littlehampton

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 01903 207923

Social In The Square

A two day festival of creative activities, cookery demos and live music and dance. There's food and products to buy, all provided by Edinburgh's social enterprises.

St Andrew Square, Edinburgh

Fri 12 Sep

Free

  • 12:00 – 18:00

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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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

  • 14:30

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£17.50–£27.50 / 01223 357851

  • 14:30

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 5 Nov

£10–£39.50 / 08441 717620

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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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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

£31.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

  • 14:30

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£18.50–£33.50 / 01702 351135

  • 14:00

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Anton Du Beke & Raymond Gubbay Big Band

Anton Du Beke is back with a stunning new show featuring dazzling dancing, superb singing and the sensational Raymond Gubbay Big Band under the baton of Richard Balcombe.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 7 Mar 2015

£44.50 / 01256 844244

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£39.50–£47.50 / 020 7638 8891

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£32.50–£44.50 / 0844 907 9000

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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 27 Sep

£9.94 / 07986 527947

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 7 Sep

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 5 Oct

£8.94 / 07986 527947

Sun 2 Nov

£8.94 / 07986 527947

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Cassandra

  • Written by: Ludovic Ondiviela

Choreographer Ludovic Ondiviela and singer-songwriter Ana Silvera explore what it is to be called mad, in a dance work adapted from the Greek myth of a prophetess who was destined never to be believed.

Linbury Studio Theatre At Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Sat 1 Nov

Phone for prices / 020 7304 4000

  • 14:00

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

His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen

Thu 28 Aug

£15.50–£33.50 / 01224 641122

  • 14:00

Sat 30 Aug

£15.50–£33.50 / 01224 641122

  • 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

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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

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

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Thu 25 Sep

£10–£33.50 / 0844 871 7645

Sat 27 Sep

£10–£33.50 / 0844 871 7645

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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

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 3 Sep

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

  • 13:45 – 14:15

Wed 10 Sep

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

  • 13:45 – 14:15

Wed 17 Sep

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

  • 13:45 – 14:15
…and 3 more dates until 8 Oct

Tumbles at Portobello Gymnastics and Softplay Centre, Edinburgh

Thu 28 Aug

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

  • 13:45 – 14:15

Thu 4 Sep

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

  • 13:45 – 14:15

Thu 11 Sep

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

  • 13:45 – 14:15
…and 4 more dates until 9 Oct

Johann Strauss Gala: A Viennese Party

Rainer Hersch conducts an evening of Straussian music and dance, with waltzes and polkas galore.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 17 Jan 2015

£21.50–£34.50 / 01256 844244

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£27.50–£39.50 / 0844 907 9000

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 27 Dec

£27–£30 / 020 8688 9291

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Live At Heartlands 2014: UB40, The Boomtown Rats, Happy Mondays

A three-day festival of multi-genre music for the people of the South West. Friday sees Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue of UB40 headline. The following day, Bob Geldof and his fellow Boomtown Rats will be performing, supported by Peter Hook & The Light, and Gang of Four. Sunday sees the festival come to a close…

Heartlands, Pool

Fri 12 Sep

£35 Day Ticket; £75 Weekend Ticket (Children £25) / 01209 722320

  • 15:00 – 00:00

Sat 13 Sep

£35 Day Ticket; £75 Weekend Ticket (Children £25) / 01209 722320

  • 13:00 – 00:00

Sun 14 Sep

£35 Day Ticket; £75 Weekend Ticket (Children £25) / 01209 722320

  • 13:00 – 00:00

Northern Ballet: Cinderella

  • Written by: Phillip Feeney

Fairy tale ballet choreographed by David Nixon.

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Thu 20 Nov

£12.50–£29.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 22 Nov

£15–£40 / 0844 847 2275

Sheffield Theatres

Thu 27 Nov

Lyceum Theatre

£15–£35; £12.50–£32.50 disabled; £12–£27; £17–£37; £15–£35 ( £12.50–£32.50; £12.50–£32.50; £12.50–£32.50; Children £12.50–£32.50 under 16s) / 0114 249 6000

  • 14:00

Sat 29 Nov

Lyceum Theatre

£15–£35; £12.50–£32.50 disabled; £12–£27; £17–£37; £15–£35 ( £12.50–£32.50; £12.50–£32.50; £12.50–£32.50; Children £12.50–£32.50 under 16s) / 0114 249 6000

  • 15:00

Northern Ballet: Dracula

  • Written by: David Nixon

Bram Stoker's timeless Gothic thriller embodies the struggle to break taboos, resist temptation and stop the unknown outside becoming the enemy within. Choreographed by David Nixon to music by Schnittke, Rachmaninov, Pärt and Daugherty, and presented by Northern Ballet.

West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds

Sat 6 Sep

£12–£36 / 0113 213 7700

  • 14:00 – 16:30

Thu 11 Sep

£12–£36 / 0113 213 7700

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sat 13 Sep

£12–£36 / 0113 213 7700

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

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

£31–£37.50 (£28–£24.50 over 16s; Children £16.50 under 16s) / 01256 844244

  • 14:30

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£16.50–£31.50 / 08441 717620

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 1 Mar 2015

£18.50–£33.50 / 01702 351135

  • 14:00

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Salsa Classes: Beginners

Cuban style social dancing and Rueda de Casino upstairs in the Marble Lounge.

Cubana, Sheffield

Sat 30 Aug

£5 per person / 0114 276 0475

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Sat 6 Sep

£5 per person / 0114 276 0475

  • 12:30 – 13:30

Sat 13 Sep

£5 per person / 0114 276 0475

  • 12:30 – 13:30
…and 2 more dates until 27 Sep back to top

Aquum Bar, London SW4

Fri 29 Aug

Phone for prices / 020 7627 2726

Burlesque showtunes, cabaret and fire-spitting.

  • 17:00

Fri 5 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 7627 2726

Burlesque showtunes, cabaret and fire-spitting.

  • 17:00

Fri 12 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 7627 2726

Burlesque showtunes, cabaret and fire-spitting.

  • 17:00
…and 7 more dates until 31 Oct

All Saints Arts Centre, London N20

Wed 3 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 8445 8388

  • 13:00 – 15:30

Wed 10 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 8445 8388

  • 13:00 – 15:30

Wed 17 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 8445 8388

  • 13:00 – 15:30

Wed 24 Sep

Phone for prices / 020 8445 8388

  • 13:00 – 15:30

Hackney Empire, London E8

Sun 5 Oct

Empire 2

Free / 020 8985 2424

  • 14:00

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

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 20 Sep

£66 / 028 9024 2338

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Sat 27 Sep

£66 / 028 9024 2338

  • 13:00 – 14:00

Sat 4 Oct

£66 / 028 9024 2338

  • 13:00 – 14:00
…and 10 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 18 Sep

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

  • 16:30 – 17:30

Thu 25 Sep

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

  • 16:30 – 17:30

Thu 2 Oct

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

  • 16:30 – 17:30
…and 10 more dates until 11 Dec back to top