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The best dance performances and dance events in NYC

Where to see The Nutcracker ballet in NYC
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Where to see The Nutcracker ballet in NYC

There's more than one way to crack a nut! Here's our guide to NYC's many versions.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Ailey Ascending

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Ailey Ascending

The venerable company offers premieres by Rennie Harris, Ronald K. Brown, Wayne McGregor and Jessica Lang

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

The marvelous all-male company returns in two programs featuring comedic but impeccably danced twists on the classics

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The best dance shows in NYC this month
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The best dance shows in NYC this month

Your best bets for current and upcoming shows

The 15 best dance movies of all time
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The 15 best dance movies of all time

You don’t need to leave your couch to kick up your heels, check out our list of the best dance movies

Critics’ picks: Dance

ZviDance: Bear's Ears & Detour

ZviDance: Bear's Ears & Detour

Israeli-American contemporary choreographer Zvi Gotheiner presents two world premieres. Bear's Ears looks at the controversary surrounding the recent downsizing of a Utah national monument of significance to Native Americans; Detour explores indirect ways of reaching goals.

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Mark Morris Dance Group: The Hard Nut

Mark Morris Dance Group: The Hard Nut

With its 1970s setting, comic-book–style art design and cross-dressing lyrical dancers, this is one of the kookiest productions of The Nutcracker

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Company XIV: Nutcracker Rouge

Company XIV: Nutcracker Rouge

Austin McCormick's risqué neo-Baroque dance-theater group present a lavish erotic reimagining of the classic tale

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The Bang Group: Nut/Cracked

The Bang Group: Nut/Cracked

Choreographer David Parker and his Bang Group reprise their neovaudevillian version of The Nutcracker

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The Hip Hop Nutcracker

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

Tchaikovsky's ballet gets a facelift as rap icon Kurtis Blow MCs a ferocious contemporary reimagining with hip-hop dancers

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Sleep No More

Sleep No More

A multitude of searing sights crowd the spectator's gaze at this dazzling and uncanny dance-theater installation

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Dance classes and studios

The best dance classes NYC has to offer
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The best dance classes NYC has to offer

Get moving and grooving whatever your skill level with these dance classes

The best hip-hop dance classes in NYC
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The best hip-hop dance classes in NYC

Transform into a backup dancer at these hip-hop dance classes in NYC

The best swing dancing classes in NYC
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The best swing dancing classes in NYC

Lindy Hop your way to these swing dancing classes, and you’ll be a pro at the jitterbug

The best salsa dancing classes in NYC
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The best salsa dancing classes in NYC

Master shimmies and body rolls in no time

The best ballroom dancing classes in NYC
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The best ballroom dancing classes in NYC

Ballroom dancing isn’t just for period pieces or grandmas!

The best dance studios in NYC
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The best dance studios in NYC

Every New Yorker—man or woman, old or young—should visit dance studios in NYC at least once in their lives

Dance stories and pictures

Take a look at Jaamil Olawale Kosoko's daring #negrophobia
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Take a look at Jaamil Olawale Kosoko's daring #negrophobia

The Detroit native and performance art explorer makes a poetic foray into identity and erotic anxiety

Stunning sunset images from the Battery Dance Festival
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Stunning sunset images from the Battery Dance Festival

Five companies danced the night away in front of the Statue of Liberty

Let your heart leap at these images of Batsheva's Young Ensemble in Decadance
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Let your heart leap at these images of Batsheva's Young Ensemble in Decadance

Ohad Naharin's legendary company sends in an impressive team with a work that reveals the joy of generational change

See photos from Cloud Gate Dance Theatre's latest image-rich work
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See photos from Cloud Gate Dance Theatre's latest image-rich work

Take a look as the Taiwanese company visits BAM with the video-saturated Rice