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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

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

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

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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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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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

Ballet Nacional De Espana: Grito & Suite Sevilla

  • Directed by: Antonio Najarro

Spain's pre-eminent dance company presents a highly creative double bill of performances.

Sadler's Wells, London EC1R

Sat 28 Feb

£12–£40 / 0844 412 4300

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Coppelia

Sir Peter Wright’s production of this joyous and witty ballet about a toymaker who creates a beautiful doll in the hope of bringing her to life – with results that spread mayhem throughout his village.

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sat 28 Feb

£16–£37; £17–£48; £20–£50 / 0844 338 5000

Theatre Royal, Plymouth

Sat 28 Mar

The Lyric

£16.50–£37 / 01752 267222

Cirque Eloize: Cirkopolis

Twelve acrobats and multidisciplinary artists present an uninterrupted stream of acrobatics, music, images and drawings accompanied by an original musical score and video projections.

Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Sat 21 Mar

£17.50–£28.50 / 01274 432000

Birmingham Hippodrome

Sat 28 Mar

£18.50–£30 / 0844 338 5000

Edinburgh Festival Theatre

Sat 4 Apr

£14–£27 / 0131 529 6000

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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

1898: One Week Contemporary Dance Festival

  • Written by: Mbulelo Ndabeni

A week-long choreographic festival in which four short works, celebrating the year in which The Coronet was built, are both developed and performed.

The Print Room At The Coronet, London W11

Sat 28 Feb

£25; £10 (£17; £17) / 020 3642 6606

Ballet Theatre UK: Aladdin

New production re-telling the popular children's story.

Arlington Arts Centre, Mary Hare, Newbury

Sun 19 Apr

£17 (£15; £50) / 01635 244246

The Camberley Theatre

Sun 12 Apr

£17.50 (£15.50; £60) / 01276 707600

Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Sat 16 May

Ashcroft Theatre

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

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Broad Street Dancers: Dynamica

The University-affiliated student dance group presents a range of original choreography in a variety of styles.

Old Fire Station, Oxford

Sat 28 Feb

£8; £5 adv (£5) / 01865 263980

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

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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

Anton & Erin: That's Entertainment

  • Directed by: Richard Balcombe (cond)

The dancing duo perform the classics, from the quick step to the foxtrot, tango and waltz.

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Sat 7 Mar

£29.50–£45.50 / 01256 844244

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Sun 8 Mar

£28.50–£59.50

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Sat 28 Feb

£15–£44.50 / 0844 907 9000

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Club Noir Film Night

Club Noir Film Night smashes together the world of cinema and, er, the real world for this grown-up event. Expect burlesque performances to precede Billy Wilder's Some Like it Hot and Alfred Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief.

Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow

Sun 22 Mar

£20 / 0845 166 6028

Duchy Ballet: Cinderella

Cornwall's premier youth ballet company presents a full-length ballet danced to the music of Prokofiev and Shostakovich joined by Sara and Jonathan Barton from Ballet West (Scotland) in the principal roles.

Hall For Cornwall, Truro

Sat 21 Mar

£19–£23 / 01872 262466

Sun 22 Mar

£19–£23 / 01872 262466

Forward Motion: Day Of Dance

Local groups hit the stage for an exciting display of dance. Enjoy a variety of dance styles including tap, Irish, modern, Egyptian, contemporary, ballet and street.

The Hawth, Crawley

Sun 15 Mar

£10 (£9) / 01293 553636

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Lord of the Dance

  • Directed by: Michael Flatley
  • Written by: Michael Flatley

The Irish dance phenomenon.

Brighton Centre

Sat 4 Apr

£33–£43.50 / 0844 847 1515

Bristol Hippodrome

Sat 16 May

£21–£41 / 0844 847 2325

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Sat 27 Jun

£34–£41 / 01702 351135

£34–£41 (£32–£39; £26.50; Children £20 under 16s) / 01702 351135

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Perform Academies

Weekly classes for aspiring performers aged 8–17. The workshops are led by the in-house gteam and cover acting, singing and dancing.

Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Sat 28 Feb

£70 for a 7 week block / 0844 871 7647

Ages 12–17

£70 for 7 week block / 0844 871 7647

Ages 8–11 years.

Sat 7 Mar

£70 for a 7 week block / 0844 871 7647

Ages 12–17

£70 for 7 week block / 0844 871 7647

Ages 8–11 years.

Sat 14 Mar

£70 for a 7 week block / 0844 871 7647

Ages 12–17

£70 for 7 week block / 0844 871 7647

Ages 8–11 years.

…and 2 more dates until 28 Mar

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

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

English National Ballet: Romeo & Juliet

  • Written by: Serge Prokofiev

Derek Deane's ballet production, set to Prokofiev's music.

Bristol Hippodrome

Thu 15 Oct

£10–£36 / 0844 847 2325

Sat 17 Oct

£10–£46 / 0844 847 2325

Milton Keynes Theatre

Fri 23 Oct

£10–£36 / 0844 871 7652

Sat 24 Oct

£10–£46 / 0844 871 7652

Palace Theatre, Manchester

Fri 27 Nov

£10–£36 / 0844 847 2275

Sat 28 Nov

£10–£41 / 0844 847 2275

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