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Rambert Dance Company: Rooster

The celebrated modern dance company takes on Christopher Bruce’s celebration of the 1960s, set to the music of the Rolling Stones.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 29 Nov

£13.50–£26.50 / 0131 529 6000

St Andrew's Ceilidh

Celebrate our national day with the HLI ceilidh band, caller Ken Gourlay and, of course, a piper.

Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£8 / 0131 339 5374

Sat 29 Nov

£8 / 0131 339 5374

Swing Patrol: Swing Ball

Dress in your vintage best and have some old fashioned fun at this Swing Ball hosted by Swing Patrol. Down For The Count perform the tunes to swing, jitterbug and lindy hop the night away to.

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Fri 28 Nov

£25 (Students £15) / 0131 220 4348

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

Mon 5 Jan 2015

£19.50–£38.50 / 0844 907 9000

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£12.50–£32.50 / 0844 847 2325

£15–£42.50 / 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

Thu 8 Jan 2015

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

Fri 9 Jan 2015

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

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

Fri 26 Dec

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

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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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

Tue 16 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

Wed 17 Dec

£13–£38 / 0131 529 6000

…and 11 more dates until 3 Jan 2015

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Wed 7 Jan 2015

£8.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

Thu 8 Jan 2015

£7.50–£26.50 / 0844 871 7647

£8.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

Fri 9 Jan 2015

£12.50–£35.50 / 0844 871 7647

Sat 10 Jan 2015

£12.50–£35.50 / 0844 871 7647

£8.50–£32.50 / 0844 871 7647

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

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 3 Dec

£32 (£29; Children £18) / 01892 530613

Bristol Hippodrome

Tue 6 Jan 2015

£15–£42.50 / 0844 847 2325

Wed 7 Jan 2015

£15–£42.50 / 0844 847 2325

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Brendan Cole: Licence to Thrill

Dancer Brendan Cole performs his new show with a company of 20 musicians and dancers.

Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

Thu 26 Feb 2015

£29–£35 / 01383 740384

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Wed 11 Feb 2015

£28–£35 / 023 9282 4355

Wed 11 Mar 2015

£28–£35 / 023 9282 4355

Opera House, Manchester

Sun 8 Mar 2015

£28.90–£36.90 / 0844 847 2275

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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

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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.

The Hawth, Crawley

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£34.50; £29.50 group of ten & more (£32.50) / 01293 553636

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£34.50; £29.50 group of ten & more (£32.50) / 01293 553636

Jersey Opera House

Fri 27 Feb 2015

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

Sat 28 Feb 2015

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

Sun 1 Mar 2015

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

Opera House, Manchester

Fri 27 Mar 2015

£20–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 28 Mar 2015

£20–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

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Saturday Art & Dance

A double bill of activities for kids alternating between art classes and dance sessions. The art classes use materials often found in the home environment, so they are easy to replicate. Children are split into two age groups, 5–8 years and 8–12 years, and a healthy snack is provided in the break between classes.

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

Sat 29 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 315 2151

Sat 6 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 315 2151

Sat 13 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 315 2151

Sat 20 Dec

Prices to be confirmed / 0131 315 2151

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

Wed 18 Mar 2015

£15.50–£37.50 / 0131 529 6000

Thu 19 Mar 2015

£15.50–£37.50 / 0131 529 6000

Fri 20 Mar 2015

£15.50–£37.50 / 0131 529 6000

Sat 21 Mar 2015

£15.50–£37.50 / 0131 529 6000

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

Salsa Night at Harry's Bar

Everyone welcome at these salsa classes, with no experience or partner required. Free social dancing from 9pm.

Harry's Bar, Edinburgh

Wed 3 Dec

£4–£5 (taster and social dancing are free) / 07734 435354

Wed 10 Dec

£4–£5 (taster and social dancing are free) / 07734 435354

Wed 17 Dec

£4–£5 (taster and social dancing are free) / 07734 435354

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Step Into Christmas

A festive storytelling workshop with Step it up Dance.

Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh

Mon 22 Dec

Free for accompanying adults (Children £6) / 0131 556 9579

Sold out / 0131 556 9579

Strictly Denmead Ballroom Dancing

Weekly practise session for Ballroom Dancing Club.

Denmead Community Centre, Waterlooville

Wed 3 Dec

Phone for prices / 02392 256132

Wed 10 Dec

Phone for prices / 02392 256132

Wed 17 Dec

Phone for prices / 02392 256132

Sylvie Guillem & Akram Khan: Sacred Monsters

  • Written by: Gauri Sharma Tripathi

The hugely acclaimed collaboration between Sadler's Wells Associate Artists Sylvie Guillem and Akram Khan. Together, the pair explores the dynamics and language of two great classical dance forms, kathak and ballet.

Sadler's Wells, London EC1R

Sat 29 Nov

Free / 0844 412 4300

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

Thu 11 Dec

£15–£20 / 01823 283244

Fri 12 Dec

£15–£20 / 01823 283244

Sat 13 Dec

£15–£20 / 01823 283244

Evesham Arts Centre

Fri 19 Dec

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

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

Fri 19 Dec

£17 / 01635 244246

Sat 20 Dec

£17 / 01635 244246

Sun 21 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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Capoeira: Adult Beginners: Workshop

This Brazilian art form combines martial arts, acrobatics, dance and music.

Merseyside Dance Initiative, Liverpool

Fri 5 Dec

Phone for prices / 0151 708 8810

Fri 12 Dec

Phone for prices / 0151 708 8810

Fri 19 Dec

Phone for prices / 0151 708 8810

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

Young people perform an exciting programme of dance.

The Playhouse, Weston-super-Mare

Sat 29 Nov

£13 (£10.50) / 01934 645544

Sun 30 Nov

£13 (£10.50) / 01934 645544

Pasha Kovalev: Life Through Dance

The Strictly Come Dancing professional performs his brand of ballroom and Latin.

Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Sun 3 May 2015

£21–£26 / 08441 717620

Lowther Pavillion, Lytham St. Annes

Sat 20 Jun 2015

£25.50 (Children £23.50) / 01253 658666

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Mon 1 Jun 2015

£21–£26 / 0844 871 7645

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Sean Tuan John's Punishment

Chapter favourite Sean Tuan John returns this autumn with a new, hard-hitting and uncompromising show Punishment.

Chapter Art Centre, Cardiff

Sat 29 Nov

£10–£12 / 0292 030440

Bournemouth International Centre

Tue 20 Jan 2015

£12.50–£46.33 / 0844 576 3000

Wed 21 Jan 2015

£12.50–£46.33 / 0844 576 3000

Thu 22 Jan 2015

£12.50–£46.33 / 0844 576 3000

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