0 Love It
Save it

The best dance shows this month

Take your pick from the highlights of the London dance scene this month

London's dance scene is hot with high pirouettes, lithe bodies and beautiful choreography. Time Out picks the best dance pieces to catch in the capital this July.


The Bolshoi Ballet: Swan Lake

A swan isn't just for Christmas: Bolshoi Ballet's sumptuous take on Tchaikovsky's ballet is not to be missed. Yuri Grigorovich adapts Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov's celebrated 1895 production for the stars of Russia's celebrated dance company.

Read more
Royal Opera House , Covent Garden Until Wednesday August 10 2016

Vamos Cuba!

Sadler's Wells will be scorching all summer, thanks to this smoking hot celebration of salsa, rumba and reggaeton. Cuban choreographer Nilda Guerra follows up last year's hit 'Havana Rakatan' with a joyful follow-up set in the chaos of a Havana airport. And with free salsa classes and a Rumba Rum Bar, there's plenty of opportunity to get into the sultry mood.

Read more
Sadler's Wells , Finsbury Until Sunday August 21 2016
St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: Her Name Was Carmen

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre: Her Name Was Carmen

Choreographer Andrei Kuznetzov-Vecheslov draws on the experience of visiting refugee camps in the Balkans for the world premiere staging of a ballet in two acts that expresses timeless themes of hope, despair, suffering. Russian ballerina Irina Kolesnikova dances the title role.

Read more
London Coliseum , Covent Garden Thursday August 25 2016 - Sunday August 28 2016