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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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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'.

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

G Live, Guildford

Sat 27 Dec

£29.50–£39 (£26.50–£36; Children £19.50–£29; £26.50–£36) / 0844 770 1797

Sun 28 Dec

£29.50–£39 (£26.50–£36; Children £19.50–£29; £26.50–£36) / 0844 770 1797

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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

Sun 28 Dec

Concert Hall

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

Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker

Peter Darrell’s magical world of The Nutcracker has been reimagined by Olivier Award winning designer Lez Brotherston, bringing a new sheen to this classical 40-year-old adaptation. Booking is essential.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 13 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 18 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 19 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

…and 8 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£7.50–£26.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£8.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

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

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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 29 Nov

£26.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

Thu 4 Dec

£26.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

Sat 6 Dec

£26.50–£74.50 / 0844 847 2379

…and 10 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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Russian State Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • 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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Perfformiad Ysgol Ddawns Pwllheli

  • Written by: Cara Braia

Choreographed by Tami Barma-Pritchard, Hannah Norris and Cara Braia.

Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli

Sat 29 Nov

£6.50 (£3.50) / 01758 704 088

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.

Jersey Opera House

Sun 1 Mar 2015

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

Opera House, Manchester

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£20–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£18–£34 / 01322 220000

Sat 24 Jan 2015

£18–£34 / 01322 220000

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Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams' classic play is fused with dance from Scottish Ballet, featuring a jazzy score by Peter Salem.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£15.50–£37.50 / 0131 529 6000

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English National Ballet: My First Coppelia

  • Written by: George Williamson

Coppelia tells the comic family tale of an eccentric toymaker and his mechanical doll in a beautifully adapted version for young audiences.

Sadler's Wells, London EC1R

Thu 12 Mar 2015

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

Sat 14 Mar 2015

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

Sun 15 Mar 2015

£12–£45 / 0844 412 4300

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 28 Dec

£5 / 07989 508436

The hangover special, with nic-e melville, Zara Gladman & the Wee Terrors, Leo Glaister, Sam Small and Becci Wallace.

Rowlies Academy Of Dance: Annual Show

The dance school, based at Scarborough YMCA, presents a showcase performance.

YMCA Theatre, Scarborough

Sun 30 Nov

Phone for prices / 01723 374227

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 Brewhouse, Taunton

Sat 13 Dec

£15–£20 / 01823 283244

Evesham Arts Centre

Sat 20 Dec

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

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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

The Blake Theatre, Monmouth

Sat 6 Dec

£12–£16 / 01600 719401

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sun 7 Dec

£20; £20 (£17) / 01491 575698

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The Dance Company: The Circle Of Life (Ages 2.5-18Years)

Young people perform an exciting programme of dance.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sun 30 Nov

£13 (£10.50) / 01934 645544

Moscow Ballet La Classique: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Elik Melikov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Crisp white tutus and heartbreaking romance from the Moscow Ballet, performing the most popular of all classical ballets to Tchaikovsky's familiar score.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Wed 28 Jan 2015

£27.50–£41.50 / 08441 717620

London Coliseum, WC2N

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£10–£79 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£10–£79 / 0871 911 0200

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£10–£79 / 0871 911 0200

…and 3 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£23.50 (£22.50; £21.50) / 01252 329155

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Yorkshire Dance, Leeds

Sat 29 Nov

Phone for prices / 0113 243 8765

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Coppelia

Sir Peter Wright’s production of this joyous and witty ballet about a man who falls in love with a doll that comes to life.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 26 Feb 2015

£16–£37; £17–£48; £20–£50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£16–£37; £17–£48; £20–£50 / 0844 338 5000

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Thu 5 Feb 2015

£13–£35; premium £38–£42.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 7 Feb 2015

£13–£35; premium £38–£42.50 / 0131 529 6000

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Sat 28 Mar 2015

The Lyric

£16.50–£37 / 01752 267222

Breton Dance Workshop

Learn all about Breton dances from expert teacher, Jeannot le Coz.

Counting House, Edinburgh

Sun 30 Nov

£6 (£4) / 0131 667 7533

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BTA Performance Academy: A Christmas Carol

The Wetherby dance school presents a festive ballet drama.

The Riley Smith Hall, Tadcaster

Sun 14 Dec

£9 (£6) / 01937 832289

Diversity

  • Written by: Ashley Banjo

Street dance skills from the winners of the third series of Britain's Got Talent who actually, believe it or not, have some of the aforementioned talent.

Brighton Centre

Sun 7 Dec

£25–£35 / 0844 847 1515

Grotto Outre

Hidden amongst the winter festivities and Christmas cheer this November, London's first 18+ Grotto is set to host the most outlandish and mind blowing Christmas experience. Launching November 26th at Red Gallery, Grotto Outre is not to be missed.

Red Gallery, London EC2A

Sun 30 Nov

£10–£35 / 020 7729 8080

Sun 7 Dec

£10–£35 / 020 7729 8080

Sun 14 Dec

£10–£35 / 020 7729 8080

Sun 21 Dec

£10–£35 / 020 7729 8080

The Ideal Tidy Weekender

The Tidy Boys present their latest Weekender – a three-day indoor festival with over 70 artists and DJs playing non stop HDM, hard house, trance and techno. No need for clubbers to muddy their gear as not only is the music indoors but accommodation is in chalet apartments by the beach as opposed to the traditional…

Pontins Holiday Centre, Southport

Thu 26 Mar 2015

£60–£130 / 0870 990 1987

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£60–£130 / 0870 990 1987

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£60–£130 / 0870 990 1987

…and 2 more dates until 30 Mar 2015

Line Dancing For Beginners

Learn the basics of line dancing.

Crystal Leisure Centre, Stourbridge

Tue 2 Dec

£4.50

Tue 9 Dec

£4.50

Tue 16 Dec

£4.50

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