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.
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.
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.
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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