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Vincent E Thomas / VTDance and Scottish Ballet Dancers A thrilling double: your chance to see dancers from Scottish Ballet on the Fringe and an exclusive cut of a brilliant dance piece by VTDance. Four brand new works will be presented over two weeks, created and danced by exquisite dancers from Scotland’s acclaimed…

Dance Base, Edinburgh

Fri 1 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 3 Aug

Studio 1

£8 (£6) / 0131 225 5525

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 12 more dates until 17 Aug

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.

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

Dirty Decadence

Theatre with Teeth When pleasure takes over logic. When seven close friends escape to a country estate for a weekend of fun things begin to fall apart when the group's indulgences cross the boundaries of friendship and love. Taking inspiration from Laura Wade's Posh, this piece infuses ballet with a modern narrative.

C nova, Edinburgh

Wed 30 Jul

studio 3

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Thu 31 Jul

studio 3

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 1 Aug

studio 3

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 22 Aug

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.

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

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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Anka's Story

Elevation Youth Dance Company This contemporary ballet choreographed by Helen, Bryony and Emily Garner will take you on an emotional, yet uplifting journey, as these young performers sensitively portray the harrowing true-life story of Anka Bergman, who survived the Holocaust of WWII with her daughter, Eva, born on the…

C, Edinburgh

Sun 17 Aug

+3

£9.50 (£7.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 18 Aug

+3

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 19 Aug

+3

£7.50 (£5.50) / 0131 226 0000

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 6 more dates until 25 Aug

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 2 Aug

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sat 9 Aug

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Sat 16 Aug

£20–£25 / 020 7341 6400

  • 14:00 – 15:00
…and 33 more dates until 4 Apr 2015

Ballet Ireland: Summer Ballet Workshops

Have a go at creating a ballet.

The Burnavon Arts Centre, Cookstown

Mon 4 Aug

£35 / 02886 769949

  • 10:30 – 12:30
  • 14:00 – 16:00

Tue 5 Aug

£35 / 02886 769949

  • 10:30 – 12:30
  • 14:00 – 16:00

Wed 6 Aug

£35 / 02886 769949

  • 10:30 – 12:30
  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 2 more dates until 8 Aug

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…

The Blake Theatre, Monmouth

Sat 6 Dec

£12–£16 / 01600 719401

  • 15:00

Beginners Ballet: Workshop (Ages 3-4)

Learn how to ballet dance.

Swindon Dance @ The Town Hall Studios

Mon 28 Jul

£34 (£24) / 01793 601700

  • 15:45 – 16:15
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The Lilian Baylis Studio, London EC1R

Wed 15 Oct

£12–£45 / 020 7863 8198

  • 14:00

Sat 18 Oct

£12–£45 / 020 7863 8198

  • 14:30

Birmingham Royal Ballet: La Fin Du Jour/Miracle In The Gorbals/Flowers Of The Forest

  • Written by: Arthur Bliss

This triple bill presents three ballets each touched in its own way by war.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 9 Oct

£16–£47 / 0844 338 5000

  • 14:00

Sat 11 Oct

£16–£47 / 0844 338 5000

  • 14:30

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Wed 29 Oct

£12–£26.50 / 01752 267222

  • 14:30

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo & Juliet

Alexander Volchkov and Anna Nikulina star in Shakespeare's tale of impossible love, performed to Sergei Prokofiev's score.

Haslemere Hall

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£11–£15 / 01428 661793

  • 15:00

Bolshoi: The Legends Of Love

Featuring dance movements, sets and costumes inspired by the Middle East, this stunning ballet, which uses pure dance to tell the story, is further enriched by the talent of the Bolshoi troupe.

The Atkinson, Southport

Sat 15 Nov

£10 / 01704 533333

  • 15:00

Butterfly Ballet: Workshop

Learn how dance the ballet.

The Old Sorting Office Arts Centre, London SW13

Tue 29 Jul

Phone for prices / 020 8876 9885

  • 10:30
  • 14:00
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CG Studios: Six Degrees

  • Directed by: Fiona Garbett

Theatre Royal, Wakefield

Sat 11 Oct

£9–£12.50 (£8.50–£11) / 01924 211311

  • 14:00

Classical Ballet Drop-in Class

Drop-in ballet classes.

Danceworks, London W1K

Mon 28 Jul

£7–£9

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Mon 4 Aug

£7–£9

  • 11:30 – 13:00

Mon 11 Aug

£7–£9

  • 11:30 – 13:00
…and 47 more dates until 6 Jul 2015

The Covent Garden Minuet Company

An afternoon of gavottes and minuets danced in full 18th-century costume by this spectacular dance company.

St Mary's House And Gardens, Steyning

Sat 30 Aug

£25 / 01903 816205

  • 15:00

Edward Scissorhands

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

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

Milton Keynes Theatre

Thu 19 Feb 2015

£15–£36 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 21 Feb 2015

£15–£36 / 0844 871 7652

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English National Ballet: Coppélia

The English National Ballet interpret the classic tale of Dr Coppélius, who creates a beautiful doll with hopes of bringing her to life.

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 6 Nov

£10–£26 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 8 Nov

£10–£46 / 0844 847 2325

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sun 27 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0871 911 0200

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Thu 16 Oct

£10.75–£48.50; £10.75–£48.50 concs available / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00

Sat 18 Oct

£10.75–£48.50; £10.75–£48.50 concs available / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:30

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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.

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

London Coliseum, WC2N

Sun 27 Jul

£10–£74.50 (Children £10–£37.25 ages 5-16) / 0871 911 0200

  • 14:30

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Thu 16 Oct

£10.75–£48.50; £10.75–£31.50 (£5.75–£43.50; £5.75–£26.50) / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:00

Sat 18 Oct

£10.75–£48.50; £10.75–£31.50 (£5.75–£43.50; £5.75–£26.50) / 023 8071 1811

  • 14:30

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English National Ballet: Swan Lake

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

Tchaikovsky timeless ballet, performed by English National Ballet.

Liverpool Empire Theatre

Thu 20 Nov

£5–£26 / 0870 606 3536

Sat 22 Nov

£5–£41 / 0870 606 3536

London Coliseum, WC2N

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£14–£79 / 0871 911 0200

  • 14:30

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£14–£79 / 0871 911 0200

  • 14:30

Sun 11 Jan 2015

£14–£79 / 0871 911 0200

  • 14:30
…and 3 more dates until 18 Jan 2015

Milton Keynes Theatre

Thu 13 Nov

£26–£46 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 15 Nov

£10–£46 / 0844 871 7652

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English Youth Ballet: Coppelia

An enchanting full length ballet featuring impressive principals backed up by 100 young local dancers. With attractive choreography by artists Janet Lewis and Dominic Marshall, the charming liveliness of this popular ballet makes it a family favourite world-wide.

The Hawth, Crawley

Sat 25 Oct

£22.50 (£20.50) / 01293 553636

  • 14:30

English Youth Ballet: Giselle

An appealing and dramatic production of Giselle set on an English country estate.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sat 16 Aug

£18.90–£24.90 adv booking required / 0870 060 6620

  • 14:30

English Youth Ballet: Swan Lake

The Ballet's professional principal dancers lead a cast of more than 100 of this region's most talented young dancers. This beautiful and traditional production gives particular emphasis to the rivalry between the evil Black Swan Odile and the beautiful White Swan Odette.

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sat 15 Nov

£18.90–£24.90 / 0844 871 7645

  • 14:30
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