Afternoon events, Kids, Dance

17 events

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Baby Loves Disco

Baby Loves Disco is a chance for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their parents to get their respective grooves on and enjoy some dayclubbing with real club DJs spinning retro and pop tunes. Chillout room, themed crafts, facepainting, healthy snacks and more – all included in the price, plus licensed bar for parents.

DNA, London SW11

Sat 31 Jan

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

Sat 28 Feb

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

Sat 28 Mar

£9–£140 / 07986 527947

…and 3 more dates until 27 Jun

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 22 Feb

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 19 Apr

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 21 Jun

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 15 Feb

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 8 Mar

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

Sun 12 Apr

£8–£125 / 07986 527947

…and 2 more dates until 14 Jun

The Pine Tree, Poggle and Me

This sensory dance piece for wee ones tells the story of Vince, who was too scared to go into the forest until he met Poggle – a friendly creature who takes him on a memorable journey. Featuring live music, clapping rhythms and bubble popping. Suitable for ages 0–3.

Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

Sun 8 Feb

£5 (Children £3.50) / 01592 583302

The Brunton, Musselburgh

Thu 5 Feb

£7 / 0131 665 2240

Lochgelly Centre

Sat 7 Feb

£5 (£3.50; Children £3.50) / 01592 418141

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ABC, Music and Me

Activities for kids aged 2–5 encompassing music, dance, movement, sound and encouraging hand eye coordination.

St Francis Centre, Glasgow

Mon 2 Feb

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 9 Feb

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 16 Feb

Free / 0141 429 0275

…and 8 more dates until 13 Apr

Wee Mice Drop-in

Games, imaginative play and dance stories themed around everyone's favourite ballets including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella for girls and boys aged 3–5 and their parent/carer.

Tramway, Glasgow

Tue 27 Jan

£60 1 Adult and 1 Child for the full term / 0845 330 3501

Tue 3 Feb

£60 1 Adult and 1 Child for the full term / 0845 330 3501

Tue 10 Feb

£60 1 Adult and 1 Child for the full term / 0845 330 3501

…and 7 more dates until 31 Mar back to top

Ballet Black: Dogs Don't Do Ballet

  • Written by: Anna Kemp

A family-friendly ballet adapted from Anna Kemp's children's book.

Artsdepot, London N12

Fri 22 May

£8–£14 / 020 8369 5454

Northern Ballet & Phoenix Dance Theatre, Leeds

Sat 18 Apr

£10 (£7.50) / 0113 220 8000

Sun 19 Apr

£10 (£7.50) / 0113 220 8000

Stanley & Audrey Burton Theatre, Leeds

Sat 18 Apr

£10 (£7.50) / 01132 208008

balletLORENT: Rapunzel

The classic fairytale in dance form, performed by balletLORENT. The brainchild of former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, Doctor Who composer Murray Gold, and Game of Thrones costume designer Michele Clapton, the highly visual production conjures a dark beauty created to enthrall adults and children alike.

Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield

Sat 21 Feb

£10–£16 (£6 (Under 26s)) / 01484 430528

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Sat 28 Feb

£18.50–£20 (under 16s £10; Family £45 (2 Adults & 2 Children)) / 01796 484626

Breakdance for Children

Learn your toprock and downrock from your power moves and freeze at this beginners breakdancing class for youngsters aged 7 and over.

St John At Hackney Church, London E5

Tue 27 Jan

£4.50 per class; £27 per term / 020 8985 5374

Tue 3 Feb

£4.50 per class; £27 per term / 020 8985 5374

Tue 10 Feb

£4.50 per class; £27 per term / 020 8985 5374

Burns Family Ceilidh

The Bass Rock Ceilidh Band lay down the tunes and guide the whole family through the steps. Haggis, neeps and tatties are included in the price.

Armadale Community Centre and Library

Sat 31 Jan

£3 / 01506 282282

Children's Dance Classes

Weekly dance classes in tap, ballet and theatrecraft dance for ages 3–5, 6–7 and 8–13 years.

Beaufort Welfare Hall, Ebbw Vale

Tue 27 Jan

Prices to be confirmed / 07789 140277

Ring for times and prices

Tue 3 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 07789 140277

Ring for times and prices

Tue 10 Feb

Prices to be confirmed / 07789 140277

Ring for times and prices

…and 7 more dates until 31 Mar back to top

First Steps: A Child's Coppelia

A introduction to ballet for children aged 3–7. A storyteller introduces the characters and the music before the full company of dancers perform an abridged version with the orchestra.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Fri 6 Feb

£10 / 0131 529 6000

The Lowry, Salford

Fri 6 Mar

£10 / 08432 086000

Jam Piece

Dance battle featuring crews from far and wide. All styles of hip hop are on show in front of an international judging panel.

The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 2 May

£5 / 0131 622 8086

  • 13:00 – 16:00 Jam Piece The Studio at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre

My First Ballet Swan Lake

English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present a shortened and narrated version of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake to get young minds twirling and inspire an interest in ballet.

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 9 May

£11–£26 / 0844 847 2325

Sun 10 May

£11–£26 / 0844 847 2325

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Sat 25 Apr

£11–£26 / 0844 871 7645

Sun 26 Apr

£11–£26 / 0844 871 7645

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Fri 15 May

£11–£26 / 0844 871 7646

Sat 16 May

£11–£26 / 0844 871 7646

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Pitta Patta

Dance classes for kids.

Primrose Hill Community Centre, London NW1

Fri 30 Jan

Phone for prices / 020 7586 8327

  • 15:45 – 16:30 Pitta Patta Primrose Hill Community Centre, London
  • 16:30 – 18:45 Pitta Patta Primrose Hill Community Centre, London

Fri 6 Feb

Phone for prices / 020 7586 8327

  • 15:45 – 16:30 Pitta Patta Primrose Hill Community Centre, London
  • 16:30 – 18:45 Pitta Patta Primrose Hill Community Centre, London

Fri 13 Feb

Phone for prices / 020 7586 8327

  • 15:45 – 16:30 Pitta Patta Primrose Hill Community Centre, London
  • 16:30 – 18:45 Pitta Patta Primrose Hill Community Centre, London
…and 6 more dates until 27 Mar

Shh…Bang!

Dance theatre for kids and their parents / carers, exploring silence and noise.

The Albany, London SE8

Sun 19 Apr

£7 / 020 8692 4446

Artsdepot, London N12

Sun 12 Apr

Studio Theatre

£7 / 020 8369 5454

Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

Sat 11 Apr

£7 ( £25) / 0844 406 8666

  • 15:00 Shh…Bang! Lighthouse: Poole's Centre for the Arts

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Toddler Time

Interactive session for parents and toddlers to sing and dance to music.

Cutty Sark, London SE10

Wed 28 Jan

Free, plus admission £13.50, child £7, concs £11.50, family £24 & £35 / 020 8858 4422

Wed 4 Feb

Free, plus admission £13.50, child £7, concs £11.50, family £24 & £35 / 020 8858 4422

Wed 11 Feb

Free, plus admission £13.50, child £7, concs £11.50, family £24 & £35 / 020 8858 4422

…and 2 more dates until 25 Feb

National Museum Cardiff

Fri 30 Jan

Free / 029 2039 7951

Fri 6 Feb

Free / 029 2039 7951

Fri 13 Feb

Free / 029 2039 7951

…and 6 more dates until 27 Mar

Wee Cinderella

Scottish Ballet's Cinderella, specially adapted for younger audiences. The show is performed by the company's dancers with live music from the Scottish Ballet Orchestra.

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Tue 22 Dec

Over-3s only

£12 / 0131 529 6000