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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

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'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 27 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Tue 30 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 31 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

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

Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

Thu 12 Feb 2015

£11.50 / 0844 811 2121

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£11.50 / 0844 811 2121

Bristol Russian Ballet: Nutcracker

A magical adventure story about dolls coming to life and battles between the Mouse King and the Nutcracker Prince, with unique and traditional Russian-style choreography will keep you enthralled throughout this magical ballet.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£17.50 (Children £14.50) / 01934 645544

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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The Royal Ballet: Swan Lake

The classic ballet about a prince who falls in love with a swan maiden, filmed live at the Royal Ballet.

Apollo Carmarthen

Sun 22 Mar 2015

0871 220 6000

The Light Cinema, New Brighton

Sun 22 Mar 2015

0151 214 1370

Light Cinema, Wisbech

Sun 22 Mar 2015

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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

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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The Russian State Ballet And Orchestra Of Siberia: Coppelia

  • Directed by: Sergei Bobrov
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

A comedy of errors set in a doll-maker's workshop.

The Hexagon, Reading

Sun 22 Feb 2015

£31.50–£36.50 (£29.30–£34.30) / 0118 960 6060

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Sat 27 Dec

£14.50–£32.50; £15.50–£34.50 (Children £7.25–£16.25 under 16s; Children £7.25–£16.25 under 16s; £40–£95; £40–£95) / 029 2087 8444

Sun 28 Dec

£14.50–£32.50; £15.50–£34.50 (Children £7.25–£16.25 under 16s; Children £7.25–£16.25 under 16s; £40–£95; £40–£95) / 029 2087 8444

Mon 29 Dec

£14.50–£32.50; £15.50–£34.50 (Children £7.25–£16.25 under 16s; Children £7.25–£16.25 under 16s; £40–£95; £40–£95) / 029 2087 8444

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Tue 17 Feb 2015

£6.50–£34.50 / 01603 630000

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

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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

£25–£35; £25–£35 ( £18; £18; Children £15 under 16s; Children £15 under 16s) / 01223 357851

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£25–£35; £25–£35 ( £18; £18; Children £15 under 16s; Children £15 under 16s) / 01223 357851

Chichester Festival Theatre

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Festival Theatre

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

Sun 11 Jan 2015

Festival Theatre

£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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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

Edward Scissorhands

Matthew Bourne's balletic adaptation of the magical Tim Burton film.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Wed 25 Feb 2015

£19.50–£36.50 / 01274 432000

Sat 28 Feb 2015

£19.50–£36.50 / 01274 432000

Birmingham Hippodrome

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£22.50–£39.50 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£22.50–£39.50 / 0844 338 5000

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Thu 29 Jan 2015

£10–£38.50 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 31 Jan 2015

£10–£38.50 / 0870 606 3536

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English National Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Derek Deane

Tchaikovsky timeless ballet, performed by English National Ballet.

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

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

Corn Exchange, King's Lynn

Sun 29 Mar 2015

£24.50 (£22.50) / 01553 764864

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

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The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra Of Siberia: La Fille Mal Gardee

The ballet conjures a world of pastoral simplicity where a farm boy woos a flirty farmer's daughter.

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sun 4 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

Tue 3 Mar 2015

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

The Edinburgh Playhouse

Sat 14 Feb 2015

£37.50 / 0844 871 3014

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Australia’s Queensland Ballet: La Sylphide

Australia's Queensland Ballet present a romantic ballet in two acts.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Thu 6 Aug 2015

£37.50–£106.25 / 0871 911 0200

Sat 8 Aug 2015

£37.50–£106.25 / 0871 911 0200

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 27 Dec

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

…and 12 more dates until 4 Apr 2015

Ballet Folklorico De Mexico

Mexico's national dance company return to London for the first time in more than twenty years for five performances only. Forty dancers and sixteen musicians present this captivating spectacle of live music and dance drawing on Mexico’s rich and varied history. The Ballet Folklórico de México has travelled to more than…

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 25 Jul 2015

£37.50–£100 / 0871 911 0200

Ballet Lessons for Children

Fun ballet lessons for children in Islington. Regular performances and exams taken.

The Basement Dance Studio, London N7

Sat 27 Dec

£50 six weeks

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£50 six weeks

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£50 six weeks

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Ballet Level 1: Workshop

Tutor Hana Saotome teaches the techniques of classic ballet to develop strength, coordination and flexibility.

Islington Arts Factory, London N7

Tue 6 Jan 2015

£45 per term / 020 7607 0561

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£45 per term / 020 7607 0561

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£45 per term / 020 7607 0561

…and 5 more dates until 24 Feb 2015

Ballet With Expression

Learn how to dance the ballet with these drop in session. For all ages.

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Sat 10 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01865 263980

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01865 263980

Sat 24 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01865 263980

Sat 31 Jan 2015

Phone for prices / 01865 263980

BalletBoyz: Young Men

  • Written by: Ivan Perez

The all-male company performs choreographer Ivan Perez's work, a portrayal of love, loss, friendship and survival, using the theme of war.

Sadler's Wells, London EC1R

Sun 18 Jan 2015

£12–£38 / 0844 412 4300

Beginners Ballet: Workshop (Ages 3-4)

Learn how to ballet dance.

Swindon Dance @ The Town Hall Studios

Tue 6 Jan 2015

£36 (£25) / 01793 601700

Mon 12 Jan 2015

£36 (£25) / 01793 601700

Tue 13 Jan 2015

£36 (£25) / 01793 601700

…and 4 more dates until 27 Jan 2015

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Carmina Burana & Serenade

  • Written by: David Bintley

A celebratory programme featuring the revival of artistic director David Bintley's full-scale work, the first he made for the company in 1995, Carmina burana, and George Balanchine's 1934 work Serenade.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£15–£69.50 (Children £8.75–£34.75) / 0871 911 0200

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