Dance Performances in Metro DC

Find DC dance performances including classical ballet, modern and folk dance, hip hop and more. gives you quick and easy access to Metro DC Dance Performance schedules with links to the presenters to purchase tickets. See the world's greatest dancers. From powerhouse touring companies, to the edgy creativity of resident choreographers, the stages of Metro DC are in constant motion with classical ballet, modern and folk dance, hip hop and more.

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The Washington Ballet: The Nutcracker

Warner Theatre
Dec. 14 – 28
The Washington Ballet celebrates 15 years of DC’s holiday favorite. The story comes to life with over 100 dancers, stunning set designs, and original costumes.

Ballet West: The Nutcracker

The Kennedy Center
Sun. Dec 8, 2019
Ballet West returns to perform the D.C. premiere of its whimsical new production of The Nutcracker. Pairing reimagined designs with beloved choreography, the opulent production delivers treasured moments and surprising new delights.

American Ballet Theatre: Harlequinade

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 29 – Feb. 3, 2019
ABT presents the D.C. premiere of Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky's retelling of Harlequinade.

Matthew Bourne's New Adventures: Cinderella

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 15 – 20, 2019
Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures return with one of its most popular and beloved productions, Cinderella—a thrilling twist on the classic fairy tale.


George Mason University's Center for the Arts
Fri. Jan 25, 2019
Marvel at the magnificence of the American Southwest landscape, abounding with towering cacti and slithering lizards, brought to life by the wildly inventive minds and bodies of MOMIX.

Kwanzaa Celebration

Dance Place
Dec. 15 – 16
Gather family and friends to join Coyaba Academy, Coyaba Dance Theater, and special guests to celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Dec. 18 – 19
The Hip Hop Nutcracker reimagines Tchaikovsky’s classic score through explosive hip-hop choreography.

Billy Elliot the Musical

Signature Theatre
Dec. 14, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019
Sensational dance to create a heartwarming, inspirational and triumphant experience for the entire family.


Contemporary Viewpoints Festival

Dance Place
Jan. 12 – 13, 2019

Orange Grove Dance

Dance Place
Jan. 26 – 27, 2019

Evening of Indian Dance

The Barns at Wolf Trap
Sat. Jan 19, 2019

KanKouran West African Dance Company

Dance Place
Jan. 19 – 20, 2019
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