Afternoon events, Kids, Dance

22 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 28 Mar

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Sat 25 Apr

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Sat 30 May

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

Sat 27 Jun

£9.94–£144.19 / 07986 527947

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

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.

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 9 Mar

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 16 Mar

Free / 0141 429 0275

Mon 23 Mar

Free / 0141 429 0275

…and 3 more dates until 13 Apr

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 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.

Sat 21 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 28 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.

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.

The Lowry, Salford

Fri 6 Mar

£10 / 08432 086000

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Toddler Time

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

Cutty Sark, London SE10

Wed 11 Mar

Free, plus admission £12.15, child £6.30, concs £10.35, family £ £21.60 & £31.50 / 020 8858 4422

Wed 18 Mar

Free, plus admission £12.15, child £6.30, concs £10.35, family £ £21.60 & £31.50 / 020 8858 4422

Wed 25 Mar

Free, plus admission £12.15, child £6.30, concs £10.35, family £ £21.60 & £31.50 / 020 8858 4422

…and 6 more dates until 20 May

National Museum Cardiff

Fri 6 Mar

Free / 029 2039 7951

Fri 13 Mar

Free / 029 2039 7951

Fri 20 Mar

Free / 029 2039 7951

Fri 27 Mar

Free / 029 2039 7951

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 10 Mar

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

Tue 17 Mar

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

Tue 24 Mar

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

Tue 31 Mar

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

The Adventures of Isabel

This dance theatre production follows the journey of the fearless Isabel, who embarks on a rather big adventure. Suitable for ages 2–7.

Platform, Glasgow

Wed 1 Apr

£8 (£3.50–£4.50) / 0141 276 9696

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

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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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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 10 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 07789 140277

Ring for times and prices

Tue 17 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 07789 140277

Ring for times and prices

Tue 24 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 07789 140277

Ring for times and prices

Tue 31 Mar

Prices to be confirmed / 07789 140277

Ring for times and prices

Creative Dance for Under 5s

Creative and contemporary dance incorporating storytelling through movement. Explore dance through play for children under 5, grown ups can join in too.

The ZedShed, Penryn

Mon 9 Mar

Children £4

Mon 16 Mar

Children £4

Mon 23 Mar

Children £4

Dance with Toddlers

A chance for adults and toddlers to dance together. Grown-ups learn to dance salsa, cha cha, bachata, merengue, ballet, swing, boogie and belly, while wee ones benefit from dancing and socialising with new friends. Siblings are welcome and free.

Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church, Glasgow

Thu 5 Mar

£7 (Family £30 for a six week block) / 0141 334 2788

Thu 12 Mar

£7 (Family £30 for a six week block) / 0141 334 2788

Thu 19 Mar

£7 (Family £30 for a six week block) / 0141 334 2788

…and 10 more dates until 28 May

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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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

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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The Pine Tree, Poggle and Me

Vince is too scared to climb trees, until magical forest creature Poggle arrives offering help and encouragement, in this dance theatre piece for ages 0–3..

Dundee Rep

Sat 11 Apr

£4–£7 / 01382 223530

Pitta Patta

Dance classes for kids.

Primrose Hill Community Centre, London NW1

Fri 6 Mar

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 Mar

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 20 Mar

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 27 Mar

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

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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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

Whatever the Weather

An imaginative new production for ages 3+ set in the charming world of a traditional Alpine Weather House.

Paisley Arts Centre

Mon 9 Mar

£3 / 0300 300 1210