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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

0871 220 6000

The Light Cinema, New Brighton

Sun 22 Mar

0151 214 1370

Light Cinema, Wisbech

Sun 22 Mar

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Northern Ballet: Romeo and Juliet

  • Written by: Prokofiev

Northern Ballet's Shakespeare adaptation of the classic tale of star crossed lovers. The timeless ballet is set to Prokofiev's unforgettable score and played live by the Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Thu 5 Mar

£10–£45 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 7 Mar

£10–£45 / 0844 848 2700

Thu 12 Mar

£10–£45 / 0844 848 2700

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.

Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Fri 10 Apr

£17.50–£31.50 / 0844 854 2776

Jersey Opera House

Sun 1 Mar

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

Opera House, Manchester

Sat 28 Mar

£20–£39.50 / 0844 847 2275

Great Big Dance Off

The London regional heat of a national schools dance competition.

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Mon 22 Jun

£11.90 / 0870 607 7533

New Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Mon 16 Mar

£10 / 0844 871 7646

Romany Dear: Dancing in a circle is a reminder that we are part of the whole

An overview of the practice of the artist and choreographer.

CCA, Glasgow

Sun 1 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 8 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

Sun 15 Mar

Free / 0141 352 4900

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Edward Scissorhands

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

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 28 Feb

£19.50–£36.50 / 01274 432000

Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Thu 5 Mar

£19–£38 / 023 8071 1811

Sat 7 Mar

£19–£38 / 023 8071 1811

Wales Millennium Centre / Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Cardiff

Thu 12 Mar

Donald Gordon Theatre

£17–£42 / 029 2063 6464

Sat 14 Mar

Donald Gordon Theatre

£17–£42 / 029 2063 6464

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

£15.50–£37.50 / 0131 529 6000

Dance 'Til Dawn

  • Written by: Karen Bruce

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are back with a brand new show celebrating the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Bristol Hippodrome

Wed 25 Mar

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 28 Mar

£10–£48 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Wed 18 Mar

£24.50–£36.50 / 01702 351135

Sat 21 Mar

£24.50–£36.50 / 01702 351135

The Grand Theatre & Opera House, Leeds

Wed 1 Apr

£18.50–£36 / 0844 848 2700

Sat 4 Apr

£18.50–£36 / 0844 848 2700

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Glasgow St Patrick’s Day Festival

Live music, Irish ceili dancing, activities for kids and more at Merchant Square's St Paddy's celebrations.

Merchant Square, Glasgow

Sat 14 Mar

Free / 0141 552 3038

Part of Glasgow St Patrick’s Festival.

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.

Pitlochry Festival Theatre

Sat 28 Feb

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

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Boy Blue Entertainment

A showcase of street dance and hip hop from the company who were involved with the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games and film StreetDance 3D.

Barbican Centre, London EC2Y

Sat 28 Feb

£15–£20 (£10) / 020 7638 8891

The Essence Of Ireland

  • Directed by: Ross Mils
  • Written by: Susie Parsley

Traditional Irish dance and music show, following the tale of Sean Dempsey and Cora McGowen, friends who are forced apart when Sean moves to New York to find work, and their ongoing friendship through their letters.

The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury

Sun 8 Mar

£22 (£19.50) / 01684 295 074

Kidding Around Play Party

Activities for children.

Gate55, Edinburgh

Fri 6 Mar

Free ; donations welcome

Fri 13 Mar

Free ; donations welcome

Fri 20 Mar

Free ; donations welcome

Fri 27 Mar

Free ; donations welcome

Moscow Ballet La Classique: Sleeping Beauty

  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

The Russian touring company performs Tchaikovsky's classical ballet.

Belgrade Theatre, Coventry

Sat 21 Mar

£17.75–£25.50 (£15.75–£23.50) / 02476 553055

Watford Colosseum

Sat 28 Mar

£22–£24 (£20–£22; Children £17 under 16s) / 0845 075 3993

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.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Tue 3 Mar

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

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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.

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sun 1 Mar

£30.50–£37.50 / 01702 351135

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Sat 28 Feb

£29.50–£36 / 0116 233 3111

The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Sat 14 Mar

£18–£41 (£15–£38; £8) / 01227 787787

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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 28 Feb

£9.94–£32.96 / 07986 527947

Sat 28 Mar

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Sat 25 Apr

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

…and 2 more dates until 27 Jun

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 19 Apr

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 21 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 8 Mar

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 12 Apr

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 10 May

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 14 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Belfast Voice & Dance Academy: Beauty And The Beast Jr

The dance company performs the beloved fairytale following Belle on her adventure to an enchanted castle where she meets the Beast and his magical friends.

Belfast Waterfront

Sat 28 Feb

£12.50 (£8) / 028 9033 4400

Footlights Dance School: Everybody Dance Now

The school is celebrating 10 years of dancing with their dance spectacular, showcasing all the talent from pupils aged three years to adult.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Sun 22 Mar

Walker Theatre

£10 (Children £8) / 01743 281281

Lamberhurst School Of Theatre Dance: The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker brings to life the eternally popular Tchaikovsky score, featuring the Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy and the Waltz Of The Flowers. Over 130 children aged from four to 18 present a showcase of dance, choreographed by former London Festival Ballet Company dancer Margaret Mansi.

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Sun 22 Mar

£14 (Children £10) / 01892 530613

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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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A Night At The Oscars: Jayne A Coleman Academy Of Dance

The award-winning performing arts school presents a spectacular song-and-dance show.

South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

Fri 3 Apr

£16 (£14) / 01344 484 123

Sat 4 Apr

£16 (£14) / 01344 484 123

Sylvie Guillem: Life In Progress

  • Written by: Gauri Sharma Tripathi

The dancer performs in two new works, including a solo with live musicians on stage choreographed by Sacred Monsters choreographer Akram Khan and a pas de deux with Emanuela Montanari choreographed by Russell Maliphant.

Sadler's Wells, London EC1R

Sun 31 May

£12–£75 / 0844 412 4300

Anton Du Beke & Raymond Gubbay Big Band

Anton Du Beke is back with a stunning new show featuring dazzling dancing, superb singing and the sensational Raymond Gubbay Big Band under the baton of Richard Balcombe.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 7 Mar

£44.50 / 01256 844244

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sun 8 Mar

£37.50–£44.50

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sat 28 Feb

£32.50–£44.50 / 0844 907 9000

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Powys Dance Centre, Llandrindod Wells

Mon 2 Mar

Phone for prices / 01597 824370

Mon 9 Mar

Phone for prices / 01597 824370

Mon 16 Mar

Phone for prices / 01597 824370

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