Afternoon events, Dance

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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 30 May

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Sat 27 Jun

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Electric Circus, Edinburgh

Sun 21 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Hummingbird, Glasgow

Sun 10 May

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

Sun 14 Jun

£8.94–£128.75 / 07986 527947

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 27 Apr

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 4 May

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 11 May

Free / 0141 429 0275

…and 7 more dates until 29 Jun

The Spalding Suite

  • Directed by: Benji Reid

Dance theatre show inspired by the UK's basketball subculture; mixing poetry, spoken word, storytelling and live music with elements of hip-hop and choreography influenced by the game. Directed by Benji Reid.

Everyman Theatre, Liverpool

Sat 6 Jun

£12.50–£20 / 0151 709 4776

Tracey Walker School Of Dance: Boogie Wonderland

The talented students present a dance showcase.

Harlow Playhouse

Sat 20 Jun

Main Auditorium

£11–£16 (£11–£15) / 01279 431945

Ballet Theatre UK: Aladdin

A dazzling re-telling the classic children's story about an orphan, an evil sorcerer and a magic lamp.

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 16 May

Ashcroft Theatre

£20.25–£22.25 (£18.25–£20.25; £74) / 020 8688 9291

The Gwyn Hall, Neath

Sun 21 Jun

£15 (£12.50) / 0300 365 6677

The Kenton Theatre, Henley-on-Thames

Sun 14 Jun

£20 (£17) / 01491 575698

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Dance 'Til Dawn

  • Written by: Karen Bruce

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace celebrate the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Hull New Theatre

Thu 30 Apr

£16–£33.50; £12.50–£24.50; £19–£36 / 01482 226655

Sat 2 May

£16–£33.50; £12.50–£24.50; £19–£36 / 01482 226655

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.

Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury

Sat 11 Jul

£18–£22.50; £18–£22.50 (£17–£21.50; £16) / 01743 281281

Great Big Dance Off

A national schools dance competition.

Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Wed 29 Apr

£10 / 01303 228600

New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Mon 22 Jun

£10 / 0870 607 7533

Heather Millan School Of Dance: Tap Shoes Tutus Rock Chicks And Cool Dudes

Students of the Heather Millan School Of Dance present a high-energy show about the Bunheads and the Gornseys.

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Sun 3 May

£7–£17.50 / 01603 630000

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
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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 Wimbledon Theatre, London SW19

Fri 15 May

£11–£26 / 0844 871 7646

Sat 16 May

£11–£26 / 0844 871 7646

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Sat 2 May

£11–£26 / 0844 847 2275

Sun 3 May

£11–£26 / 0844 847 2275

Oktoberfest

Party like you're in Bavaria, minus the plane fare. Drink the beer, eat the bratwurst, wear the lederhosen and party the night away, stein in hand. There's even a family-friendly Sunday lunch for the kinder.

Glasgow Green

Wed 21 Oct

Free on Wed; £2.50 Thu & Sun; £5 Fri; £6 Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

Thu 22 Oct

Free on Wed; £2.50 Thu & Sun; £5 Fri; £6 Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

Fri 23 Oct

Free on Wed; £2.50 Thu & Sun; £5 Fri; £6 Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Oct

West Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Wed 7 Oct

Free on Wed; £5 Thu & Sun; £10 Fri & Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

Thu 8 Oct

Free on Wed; £5 Thu & Sun; £10 Fri & Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

Fri 9 Oct

Free on Wed; £5 Thu & Sun; £10 Fri & Sat / 07435 428290

Part of Oktoberfest.

…and 2 more dates until 11 Oct

Pirates of the Carabina: Flown

Choreographed chaos from the British and international circus troupe who perform jaw-dropping stunts and acrobatics.

St David's Hall, Cardiff

Thu 28 May

£14.50–£18 / 029 2087 8444

Sat 30 May

£14.50–£18 / 029 2087 8444

Tea Dance

Ballroom, sequence and Latin dancing to the music of Chris Mannion, suitable for all, with tea and biscuits included.

Winter Garden, Eastbourne

Tue 5 May

Floral Hall

£5 inc tea & biscuit

  • 14:00 – 17:00 Tea Dance Winter Garden, Eastbourne

Tue 2 Jun

Floral Hall

£5 inc tea & biscuit

  • 14:00 – 17:00 Tea Dance Winter Garden, Eastbourne

1940s Social Dance Basic & Basic Plus: Workshop

Transport yourself back to the swinging world of the 1940s and learn the dance sensations that took the era by storm. No partner necessary.

Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth

Fri 1 May

Garden Studio

£5

Fri 8 May

Garden Studio

£5

Fri 15 May

Garden Studio

£5

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A 21st Century Tea Dance

Swing into summer with not one, but two opportunities to experience our unique, all-ages cabaret, where cake meets comedy and tea pots brew poetry.

The Albany, London SE8

Tue 26 May

£5 1pm; £7 7pm / 020 8692 4446

5 Soldiers

A physical piece looking at the effect of combat on the human body.

Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth

Sun 24 May

£10; £6 under 25s

50/50 Tea Dance: Workshop

Ballroom and sequence social dance.

Longfield Suite, Manchester

Wed 29 Apr

£4.50 inc tea or coffee / 01612 537 227

A.T. School Of Dance: Legends/Circus

Students from the dance school present a showcase of work.

The Brindley, Runcorn

Sat 9 May

£10 (£7.50) / 0151 907 8360

Aberystwyth Arts Centre Dance School: Never Never Land

A ballet adaptation of JM Barrie's Peter Pan by students from the school, taking Wendy back on an adventure to Never Land to remind her of the Pirates, Lost Children and Pixie dust.

Aberystwyth Arts Centre

Sat 13 Jun

£10; £5 disabled (Children £5) / 01970 623 232

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Absolutely Legless

Formed by experienced dancers and musicians in Edinburgh (1997), this group has developed a reputation for exciting and innovative performances. Inspired by traditional step-dancing, Absolutely Legless dance in a relaxed manner while remaining faithful to their roots. The grace of the soft shoes and the rhythmic precision…

Acoustic Music Centre @ St Brides, Edinburgh

Sat 29 Aug

Big Room

£10 (£8) / 0131 668 2019

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Accessible Creative Movement Youth: Workshop (Ages 10-16)

A class specially created for young people with additional needs. The class recognises the abilities and strengths of each of the participants and provides an opportunity for young people to explore dance and use their imagination and get creative in a safe environment.

Deda, Derby

Sun 14 Jun

£4 / 01332 370911

Mon 15 Jun

£4 / 01332 370911

Tue 16 Jun

£4 / 01332 370911

…and 187 more dates until 20 Dec

ACS Dance Centre: Dance In Time

Pupils from the Romford dance school present a dance showcase.

Towngate Theatre, Basildon

Sun 3 May

Main Auditorium

£16.50–£18.50 / 01268 465465

Acton Ballet School Summer Show 2015

Pupils present their annual dance showcase.

Watermans Art Centre, Brentford

Sun 21 Jun

Phone for prices / 020 8232 1010

Barrington Centre, Ferndown

Thu 30 Apr

Phone for prices / 01202 894858

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