SEPTEMBER

15 -- Andanza, contemporary dance from Puerto Rico, at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Through Sept. 16.

16 -- "From Vienna With Grace," an exhibit on expressionist dance in early 20th-century Austria, accompanied by a performance by the Austrian group annemarie papp tanztheater and a lecture on 100 years of Viennese modern dance given by the critic George Jackson, at the Embassy of Austria.

25 -- "Solo Por Hoy" ("Only for Today"), a program by the men's troupe El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea de El Salvador, at Publick Playhouse. Through Sept. 26.

27 -- Metro DC Dance Awards, honoring local artists, at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

30 -- "East as Center," an exploration of Kathak, Kathakali and Balinese dance performed by Chitresh Das Dance Company, at Prince George's Publick Playhouse. Through Oct. 2.

OCTOBER

2 -- The all-day "Dance DC Festival, Family Folk Celebration," culminating in an evening performance featuring Carla & Company and Step Afrika!, at Dance Place.

2 -- Tehreema Mitha Dance Company performs works based on classical Indian dance at Joy of Motion's Jack Guidone Theater. Through Oct. 3.

8 -- Washington Reflections Dance Company performs highlights from "Remembering U . . . ," looking back at the days when U Street was considered the "Black Broadway," at the Lincoln Theatre. Through Oct. 9.

9 -- "Solo Por Hoy" ("Only for Today"), a program by the men's troupe El Teatro de Danza Contemporanea de El Salvador, at Dance Place. Through Oct. 10.

9 -- "Biting My Tongue and Other Solo Dance Adventures," politically charged work from Shane O'Hara, at Joy of Motion's Jack Guidone Theater. Through Oct. 10.

15 -- "Gajamukha," inspired by the elephant-faced Hindu deity, combines Indian dance, music and theater at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium.

16 -- Jane Franklin Dance and VTDance, performing works that blend dance, theater and humor, at Dance Place. Through Oct. 17.

16 -- Joy of Motion Anniversary Concert, at Joy of Motion's Jack Guidone Theater. Through Oct. 17.

20 -- "Giselle," performed by the Washington Ballet, at the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater. Through Oct. 24.

23 -- LEVYdance, a San Francisco-based group, at Dance Place. Through Oct. 24.

23 -- "Meet Me at the Cafe," modern dance by Melissa Saint Amour accompanied by a live jazz combo, at Joy of Motion's Jack Guidone Theater. Through Oct. 31.

28 -- CityDance Ensemble performs three world premieres at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Through Oct. 29.

29 -- "Deconstructing English," a celebration of the human spirit accompanied by J.S. Bach's "English Suites," performed by Doug Varone & Dancers at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Through Oct. 31.

30 -- Havana Select, Afro-Cuban music and dance, at Dance Place.

NOVEMBER

3 -- Jump Rhythm Jazz Project, accompanied by swing, blues and Latin jazz, at George Mason University's Center for the Arts.

3 -- Bowen McCauley Dance performs two world premieres at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater.

5 -- Dana Tai Soon Burgess & Company perform "Tracings," commemorating Korean immigration to the United States, and solo works by pioneering Japanese choreographer Michio Ito, at the Lincoln Theatre.

5 -- Bangarra Dance Theatre, which merges traditional Australian aboriginal culture and contemporary dance, at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Through Nov. 6.

5 -- Jump Rhythm Jazz Project at Dance Place. Through Nov. 7.

6 -- "True to Form II," the second installment of a program that combines modern and jazz dance, musical theater, ballet and juggling, at Joy of Motion's Jack Guidone Theater. Through Nov. 7.

6 -- Bale Folclorico da Bahia, performing dance in the Afro-Brazilian tradition, at George Mason University's Center for the Arts.

6 -- Virsky Ukrainian National Dance Company, performing traditional works, at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall.

12 -- Train Wreck Dance Company, performing works including "Painted Desert," which fuses tribal and Native American movement with contemporary dance, at the University of Maryland's Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Through Nov. 13.

13 -- "From Alpha to Omega," a program of works over the past five years by Nejla Y. Yatkin's NY2Dance, at Dance Place. Through Nov. 14.

19 -- Ballet Hispanico, fusing ballet, modern and Latin dance forms, at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Through Nov. 20.

20 -- Carla & Company, led by Dance Place Artistic Director Carla Perlo, at Dance Place. Through Nov. 21.

24 -- "The Nutcracker," performed by the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago, at the Kennedy Center Opera House. Through Nov. 28.

DECEMBER

3 -- "Rap Tap Hip-Hop Step," percussive dance from Step Aside Tap Company, Tappers With Attitude and others, at Dance Place. Through Dec. 5.

4 -- Joy of Motion Dance Project, presenting works by first-time choreographers, at Joy of Motion's Jack Guidone Theater.

9 -- "The Nutcracker," performed by the Washington Ballet, at the Warner Theatre. Through Dec. 26.

11 -- "Rappaccini's Daughter," a work by Laura Schandelmeier inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne's love story, at Dance Place. Through Dec. 12.

11 -- DC International Improvisation Plus Festival, part of the two-week 10th Annual DC International Improvisation Plus Festival, at Joy of Motion's Jack Guidone Theater.

15 -- "The Nutcracker," performed by the National Ballet, at Prince George's Community College's Hallam Theatre. Through Dec. 18.

16 -- Paul Taylor Dance Company, celebrating its 50th anniversary, performs at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Through Dec. 18.

17 -- "Ellington Nutcracker Suite," a shortened jazz version of the popular work performed by the National Ballet, at Prince George's Community College's Hallam Theatre. Through Dec. 21.

18 -- "The Nutcracker," performed by the Maryland Youth Ballet, at the Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center at Montgomery College. Through Dec. 29.

18 -- Fieldwork Showing, the conclusion of a 10-week workshop led by Laura Schandelmeier, at Dance Place.

19 -- Kwanzaa Celebration with Coyaba Dance Theater, at Dance Place.

28 -- "The Spirit of Kwanzaa," a tribute to the holiday by the Dance Institute of Washington, at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Through Dec. 29.

JANUARY

8 -- CrossCurrents Dance Company performs at Dance Place. Through Jan. 9.

11 -- "Cinderella," performed by the Kirov Ballet, at the Kennedy Center Opera House. Through Jan. 16.

15 -- "Diamono," a celebration of community by KanKouran West African Dance Company, at Dance Place. Through Jan. 16.

17 -- Step Afrika! performs at the Kennedy Center Theater Lab. Through Jan. 23.

22 -- "Stand on Your Man," combining yodeling, dancing lassos and the "Cowboy Cha-Cha," performed by Shawn McConneloug and Her Orchestra, at Dance Place. Through Jan. 23.

25 -- Dance Theatre of Harlem reprises "St. Louis Woman," which it performed here last spring, at the Kennedy Center Opera House. Through Jan. 30.

28 -- "Baseball," a dance riff on America's pastime by Momix, at George Mason University's Center for the Arts. Through Jan. 29.

29 -- Tommy Parlon Dance Projects performs at Dance Place. Through Jan. 30.