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Boston Dance Events for Kids and Families

Find dance inspired events, performances and activities for kids in Boston, MA. Workshops, lessons, recitals, community events and more.


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Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker 2019Boston, $$
Fri, November 29, 2019  -  Sun, December 29, 2019   
A dazzling holiday tradition for the entire family! From the captivating dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy to the iconic snow scene, this enchanting holiday classic - set to the beloved music of Tchaikovsky - continues to...
The Nutcracker Sweet for KidsHopkinton, $$
Sat, December 7, 2019  -  Sat, December 7, 2019   
Kids will enjoy a shortened 50-minute performance of The Nutcracker followed by a meet and greet with the cast and a sweet surprise. At the Hopkinton Center for the Ars.
BOSTON DANCE THEATER at Institute of Contemporary Art/BostonBoston, $
Fri, December 13, 2019  -  Sun, December 15, 2019   
Under the co–artistic direction of Jessie Jeanne Stinnett and award-winning Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili, Boston Dance Theater (BDT) is a Boston-based contemporary dance company committed to presenting relevant works by acclaimed choreographers.
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'What the Dickens!' by Cambridge Youth Dance ProgramBoston, $$
Sat, December 14, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Weaving contemporary dance, ballet, tap, hip hop, flamenco, projections, narration and more, ‘What The Dickens!’ is an enchanting dance-theater rendition of Dickens’ classic, timely story of transforming greed into...
Nutcracker by North Atlantic Dance TheatreBeverly, $
Fri, December 20, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Celebrate this holiday season with everyone’s favorite ballet presented by North Atlantic Dance Theatre, The Nutcracker! Friends and family join together for an unforgettable evening of entertainment and tradition.
Dance Prism Brings The Nutcracker To AndoverAndover, $$
Sat, December 21, 2019  -  Mon, December 2, 2019   
Don’t miss this opportunity to see a beloved holiday classic right in your neighborhood at the J. Everett Collins Center for three performances only on December 21-22, 2:30 & 6:30 and December 16, 2:30
The Nutcracker BalletAshland, $$
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Share in the joy of The Nutcracker! Join Clara on her adventure through the Land of Sweets. Presented by Hopkinton Center for the Arts. Directed by Jessica Wilson.
Nutcracker SuiteAshland, $$
Sun, December 22, 2019  -  Sun, December 22, 2019   
Two performances! Hopkinton Center for the Arts full-scale premiere featuring talented ballet dancers led by Director Jessica Wilson. Follow Clara as she befriends the nutcracker and journeys through magical worlds, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's unforgettable music.
RUBBERBAND (Winter Dance Fest) at Emerson Cutler Majestic TheatreBoston, $$
Sat, January 25, 2020  -  Sat, January 25, 2020   
Groundbreaking Montréal-based company RUBBERBAND brings together contemporary dance composition and West Coast hip-hop like none other. Choreographer Victor Quijada creates an electrifying new style of dance inspired by many styles of dance.
PHILADANCO! (Winter Dance Fest) at Emerson Cutler Majestic TheatreBoston, $$
Sat, February 1, 2020  -  Sat, February 1, 2020   
Philadanco! is celebrated for its innovation, creativity, and preservation of predominantly African-American traditions in dance. Founded in 1970 in Philadelphia by Joan Myers Brown, Philadanco! is recognized worldwide for its artistic integrity, and electrifying...
PARSONS DANCE (Winter Dance Fest) at Emerson Cutler Majestic TheatreBoston, $$
Sat, February 8, 2020  -  Sat, February 8, 2020   
Founded in 1985 by artistic director David Parsons and Tony Award‒winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, the New York City‒based company is known around the world for choreography and dancers bursting with unstoppable energy.
MALPASO DANCE COMPANY Artistic Director, Osnel DelgadoBoston, $$
Fri, March 13, 2020  -  Sat, March 14, 2020   
An exceptional contemporary company from Cuba, Malpaso Dance Company is committed to working with top international choreographers while also nurturing new voices in Cuban choreography.
Shen Yun at the Boch CenterBoston, $$$
Sat, April 11, 2020  -  Sun, April 19, 2020   
A global sensation returns! Shen Yun is back with a brand-new production. Watch ancient legends, heavenly realms, and modern tales of courage spring to life through classical Chinese dance.
RAPHAEL XAVIER at Institute of Contemporary Art/BostonBoston, $
Fri, May 8, 2020  -  Sat, May 9, 2020   
Known for his “artful and mesmerizing” (Dance Magazine) take on hip-hop and breaking, Raphael Xavier takes this movement vocabulary to uncharted territory with a transcendent mix of poetry, precision, and spontaneity.
Swing Dance Party With Roger Ceresi's All StarzLeominster
Thu, November 19, 2020   
Live Band & Group Swing Dance Lesson Every Sunday Learn to Swing Dance and get 'Wicked Good' 'Real Fast' with Dance2Swing 'Super Easy' Group Swing Dance Lesson
Swing Dance Party With Roger Ceresi's All StarzLeominster
Thu, November 19, 2020   
Live Band & Group Swing Dance Lesson Every Sunday Learn to Swing Dance and get 'Wicked Good' 'Real Fast' with Dance2Swing 'Super Easy' Group Swing Dance Lesson


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