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SEPTEMBER

12-Jane Franklin Dance, at Arlington's Ellipse Arts Center.

12-13-"Prayers and Nightmares," Eric Hampton Dance's benefit performance for the Whitman-Walker Clinic and the company, at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

13-Towson Ensemble Dancers, at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

13-14-Taste of Dance Place, works by five resident companies, at Dance Place.

13-14-"Aspire Higher," youth dance group, at the Prince George's Publick Playhouse.

17-Ballet Folklorico de Mexico, at the Warner Theatre.

19-21-New Dance Improvisation Festival, performances of contact improvisation, at Dance Place.

20-21-Eva Anderson Dancers, at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

24-28-Washington Ballet's Fall Series, at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

27-Parsons Dance Company, with the world premiere of "Channeling," at George Mason University Center for the Arts.

27-28-El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea de El Salvador, at Dance Place.

27-28-Works by Karla Coghill, at Joy of Motion Dance Center's Jack Guidone Theater.

OCTOBER

3-4-Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats, at the James W. Rouse Theatre at Columbia's Wilde Lake High School.

3-5-"After Sorrow (Vietnam)," a look at the Chinese diaspora and Vietnam today through modern dance and theater, at Dance Place.

4-"Workstudy Talent Showcase," Jack Guidone Theater.

10-12-"Women of Substance," saluting African American female artists, at Dance Place.

11-Parsons Dance Company, at Towson University's Stephens Hall Theatre.

11-Maru Montero Dance Co., at Market 5 Gallery, Eastern Market.

12-Choregraphie Antique re-creates a Victorian ball at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

15-Miami City Ballet, at the George Mason University Center for the Arts.

14-19-Houston Ballet, performing "Don Quixote" and other works, at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

16-Choregraphie Antique and Towson University Early Music Ensemble perform 15th-, 16th- and 18th-century dances and music at Baltimore's Walters Art Gallery.

17-S.O.A.P. Dance Theatre Frankfurt, at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium.

17-18-"Hysteria Floribunda," Eva Gasteazoro in a theater-movement triptych, at Mount Vernon College's Hand Chapel.

18-19-Joy of Motion Dance Center's 21st Anniversary Concert, with resident companies such as CityDance Ensemble and TAPestry, at the Jack Guidone Theater.

18-19-"Do We Dare," Goldhuber & Latsky, formerly with Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, at Dance Place.

25-St. Petersburg Ballet, with ballerina Galina Mezentseva, at the Montgomery College Performing Arts Center.

25-26-Works by Karen Reedy, Jack Guidone Theater.

25-26-"Alternating Current," a concert of electronic music and modern dance, at Dance Place.

26-"Dance, Voice and Wind," presented by Asian American Arts Center, at the Prince George's Publick Playhouse.

28-"An Evening of Choo-San Goh," the Washington Ballet performs works of the late choreographer, at the Warner Theatre.

28-30-Guangdong Modern Dance Company, from China, at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater.

31-Nov. 2-Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, with a world premiere, at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater.

31-Nov. 2-"ARC," Kristin O'Shee and other dancers and writers celebrate women beyond the age of 50, at Mount Vernon College's Hand Chapel.

NOVEMBER

1-Lesa McLaughlin & Dancers, at Prince George's Publick Playhouse.

1-Tony Powell Music & Movement, at Anne Arundel Community College.

2-"Fieldwork," directed by Laura Schandelmeier, at Dance Place.

5-30-"Bring In 'da Noise! Bring In 'da Funk!" national tour of the Broadway tap dance musical, at the National Theatre.

7-8-Eric Hampton Dance, at Mount Vernon College's Hand Chapel.

8-Kimberly Mackin Dance Company and Nancy Romita and the Moving Company, at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

8-9-in good company, Beth Davis, Sandra Lacy, Pam Matthews and Mary Williford-Shade, at Dance Place.

8-9-Motion Mania Dance Theatre, at Prince George's Publick Playhouse.

14-16-"Asians in the Americas, Part II," a project of the Moving Forward Dance Company, at Dance Place.

15-16-Works by Alice Howes, Jack Guidone Theater.

18-21-Maryland Dance Ensemble, faculty and guest artists' work, at the University of Maryland's Dorothy Madden Theater.

21-22-"Les Enfants Terribles: A Dance Opera Spectacle," by Philip Glass and Susan Marshall, at the George Mason University Center for the Arts.

21-22-Fall Dance Concert, including George Balanchine's "Serenade," at Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium.

21-23-Ron Brown/Evidence, at Dance Place.

DECEMBER

1-Benefit for Eric Hampton, organized by Tony Powell Music & Movement, with the Washington Ballet, CityDance Ensemble and Maryland Youth Ballet, at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

2-6-Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech, at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater.

2-7-"The Harlem Nutcracker," by Donald Byrd/The Group, at the George Mason University Center for the Arts.

3-6-Winter Dance Concert, works by guest artist Deborah Riley, faculty and students, at American University's Experimental Theatre.

5-6-Fall Dance Concert of Montgomery College Rockville Dance Company, at Montgomery College's Performing Arts Center.

6-Mid-Maryland Performing Arts Company, in a Christmas dance performance benefit, at the Frederick Community College Arts Center.

6-7-Joy of Motion Dance Project, new work by local choreographers, at the Jack Guidone Theater.

6-7-Carla & Company, at Dance Place.

9-14-Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, mixed works, at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

10-17-"The Nutcracker," performed by the National Ballet Company, at Bowie State University's Meyers Theater.

12-14-Tap Dance Festival, at Dance Place.

13-"Nuts and Crackers," a jazz and tap version of "The Nutcracker," at the Frederick Community College Arts Center.

16-21-"The Nutcracker," performed by the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, at the Kennedy Center Opera House.

26-31, Jan. 2-3-"The Nutcracker," performed by the Maryland Youth Ballet, at Montgomery College's Performing Arts Center.

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