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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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London Children’s Ballet: Nanny McPhee

A ballet interpretation of the children's film, featuring dances aged between 4 and 16.

Peacock Theatre, London WC2A

Sat 26 Apr

£14–£55 / 0844 412 4322

  • 13:30

Sun 27 Apr

£14–£55 / 0844 412 4322

  • 12:30
  • 16:30

Northern Ballet: Three Little Pigs

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

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Fri 30 May

£5 / 023 8071 1811

  • 11:30
  • 13:30

Milton Keynes Theatre

Fri 23 May

£5 / 0844 871 7652

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Fri 26 Sep

£8 / 0844 871 7645

  • 11:30
  • 13:30

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MurleyDance: The Object Of My Affection

  • Directed by: David Murley
  • Written by: David Murley

Three dance works which looks at the relationships we have with objects.

Waterside Theatre, Derry/Londonderry

Sun 18 May

£15.50 (£10.50) / 028 7131 4000

  • 16:00

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.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sat 3 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 11:00
  • 14:00
  • 17:00

Sun 4 May

£10–£25 (Children £8–£20) / 01892 530613

  • 11:00
  • 15:00

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sat 17 May

£11–£26

Sun 18 May

£11–£26

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 6 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

  • 14:00

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£56; £26–£36 under 26s ( £26–£36; £26–£36; £26–£36) / 0844 847 2325

  • 14:30

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Moscow Ballet La Classique: Swan Lake

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

Pyramid & Parr Hall, Warrington

Sun 11 May

£18.50 / 01925 442345

Royal Opera House, London WC2E

Sat 2 Aug

£48 / 020 7304 4000

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

£11.90–£42.50 / 0844 871 7645

  • 14:30 – 16:30

Sat 27 Sep

£11.90–£42.50 / 0844 871 7645

  • 14:30 – 16:30

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Vienna Festival Ballet: Cinderella

  • Written by: Sheila Styles

A fairytale ballet choreographed by Sheila Styles, set to a soundtrack of opera music by Rossini arranged and conducted by Chris Nicholls.

Evesham Arts Centre

Mon 21 Apr

£19 (£17; Children £13; £17) / 01386 446944

  • 17:00

Grand Opera House, York

Sat 10 May

£18.90–£31.90 ( £16–£29) / 0844 871 3024

  • 17:00

Radlett Centre

Sun 1 Jun

£19.50 (Children £16.50 under 16s) / 01923 859291

  • 14:00
  • 17:00

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Les Rendezvous/Elite Syncopations

  • Written by: Brian Elias

An eclectic programme of dance that shows the skill of this world class company.

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Wed 14 May

£20–£23 (Children £15–£18; £15–£18; £18–£21) / 0844 406 8666

  • 14:00

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
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Swan Lake

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

The young South African dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo's reinterpretation of Tchaikovsky's classical ballet.

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Tue 30 Dec

£32.50 ( £30.50) / 029 2087 8444

  • 14:00

Wed 31 Dec

£32.50 ( £30.50) / 029 2087 8444

  • 14:00

Fri 2 Jan 2015

£32.50 ( £30.50) / 029 2087 8444

  • 14:00

Sat 3 Jan 2015

£32.50 ( £30.50) / 029 2087 8444

  • 14:00

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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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

Graded Ballet Classes For Adults

Follow a prescribed ballet syllabus which offers UCAS points starting at grade two.

The Basement Dance Studio, London N7

Sat 19 Apr

£135 / 02077 007722

  • 09:30 – 11:00

Sat 26 Apr

£135 / 02077 007722

  • 09:30 – 11:00

Sat 3 May

£135 / 02077 007722

  • 09:30 – 11:00
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JD Fergusson and Margaret Morris Movement: The Dance Behind the Paintings

Curator Alice Strang of the Gallery of Modern Art talks to Kay Morrison and Sarah Lockwood about the dance techniques created by Margaret Morris, partner of JD Fergusson, and how her dances inspired his painting. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

Tue 29 Apr

Free / 0131 624 6200

  • 12:45 – 13:30
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Les Saisons Russes Du XXiE Siecle 2014: Swan Lake

  • Directed by: Andris Liepa
  • Written by: Marius Petipa

Tchaikovsky's 1875 ballet is performed with choreography by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov.

London Coliseum, WC2N

Thu 17 Jul

£15–£75 / 0871 911 0200

  • 14:30

Sat 19 Jul

£15–£75 / 0871 911 0200

  • 14:30

Matthew Bourne's Lord of the Flies

An exhilarating new production of Lord of the Flies where the action is relocated from deserted island to deserted theatre. Adapted from William Golding's classic book by Bourne and Scott Ambler, with choreography by Scott Ambler,

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

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 15 May

£19.50–£23 / 0844 338 5000

Sat 17 May

£19.50–£23 / 0844 338 5000

Eden Court Theatre, Inverness

Thu 29 May

£16.50–£28 / 01463 234234

  • 13:00

Sat 31 May

£16.50–£28 / 01463 234234

  • 13:30

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Moscow Ballet La Classique: The Nutcracker

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

One of the world's best-loved and most approachable ballets is coming to UK theatres courtesy of Moscow Ballet La Classique, a company founded in 1990 utilising ballet dancers from the leading theatres of the CIS Countries and the Bolshoi, Kirov and Ballet Theatres of Kiev and Odessa. For anyone unfamiliar with the plot…

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 Ballet: Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's fairy-tale ballet about a girl who is whisked away to a land of toys.

Princes Hall, Aldershot

Sun 26 Oct

£23 (£22) / 01252 329155

  • 15:00

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'.

G Live, Guildford

Sat 27 Dec

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

  • 14:30

Sun 28 Dec

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

  • 14:30

Watford Colosseum

Sun 21 Dec

£28–£37.50 (£25–£34.50) / 0845 075 3993

  • 15:00

Wed 24 Dec

£28–£37.50 (£25–£34.50) / 0845 075 3993

  • 15:00
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My Name is Margaret Morris

Stuart Hopps of Scottish Ballet reprises his one-man show, My Name is Margaret Morris, a celebration of the life and work of his late friend, pioneering choreographer and inspiration/life partner to JD Fergusson. Booking is essential.

Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art One, Edinburgh

Sat 10 May

Free / 0131 624 6200

Tickets available from National Gallery Information Desk.

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Stepping Out

A fun-packed two-act program, featuring over 200 dancers aged between four and 19.

Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Sat 5 Jul

£12.50–£14.50 (£11.50–£13) / 01924 211311

  • 14:30

The Harlequin, Redhill

Sat 24 May

£13.50 (Children £9.50) / 01737 276 500

  • 14:00

Sun 25 May

£13.50 (Children £9.50) / 01737 276 500

  • 14:00

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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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 19 Apr

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sat 26 Apr

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sat 3 May

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

  • 14:00 – 15:00
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