Alborada Spanish Dance Theater

Crossroads Theater, 7 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 800-838-3006,

The Three Gypsies. A dance program focusing on Gypsy passion and spirit featuring the Rudin Chamber Ensemble and Ernesto Tres Palacios. $20. Saturday, September 15.

American Repertory Ballet


Bart Luedeke Theater

Rider University.

Rep at Rider. Season preview performance includes Douglas Martin’s “Ephemeral Possessions,” Patrick Corbin’s “Follia,” and more. Also September 22. Friday, September 21.

McCarter Theater

91 University Place, Princeton.

The Nutcracker. Through November 25. Friday, November 23.

Patriots Theater

War Memorial, Trenton.

The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s score. Saturday, December 8.

State Theater

15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick.

The Nutcracker. Tchaikovsky’s score. $32-$57. Also December 23. Saturday, December 22.

Raritan Valley Community College

An Evening of Premieres. “Viva Vivaldi” set to Vivaldi’s Concerto in D and new choreography by Mary Barton and Anne Marie D’Angelo. $25-$35. Saturday, October 6.


Kendall Hall, College of New Jersey, 2000 Pennington Road, Ewing, 609-771-2775,

The Snow Queen. Ballet about a young boy with music by Grieg, Bartok, and Rimsky-Korsakov. Choreographed by Risa Kaplowitz. Projection artwork by Dave Haneman. More than 70 performers and 140 original costumes. $25. Also December 16. Saturday, December 15.

Grounds For Sculpture

126 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, 609-689-1089,

The Outlet Dance Project. Performance by emerging choreographers at each of the outdoor performance sites allowing the audience to view the dancers in and around the sculptural landscape. Free with $12 admission. Sunday, October 7.

Kelsey Theater, Mercer County Community College

1200 Old Trenton Road, West Windsor, 609-570-3333,

Alborada Spanish Dance Theater. “El Sueno” (The Dream) based on the Nutcracker. Also December 8. $16. Friday, December 7.

Lustig Dance Theater

Crossroads Theater, Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7300,

Contemporary Ballet. Three new works and a revival of Graham Lustig’s “Infinitum.” The highlight of the evening is a preview of Lustig’s “Shake Down the Stars” danced to a selection of iconic jazz ballads. $25. Saturday, October 13.

Middlesex College, 2600 Woodbridge Avenue, Edison, 732-246-7300,

Second Anniversary Celebration. “Invisible Fields” and “Luna Mexicana,” both choreographed by Graham Lustig. Pre-show discussion. Day of the Dead Festival follows with a Halloween costume contest. Register. $10 to $55. Wednesday, October 24.

Mason Gross School of the Arts


Loree Dance Theater

70 Lipman Drive, New Brunswick.

Claudia Jeschke. “Afternoon of a Faun,” a lecture and demonstration with Michael Novak and Paul Taylor Dance Company. Free. Tuesday, October 2.

An Evening of Dance and Film. “Box Solo” and “Rushes Plus.” featuring Jessica Coldber in conjunction with “The Fertile Crescent: Gender, Art, and Society.” Free. Sunday, October 14.

Senior Solo Duet Concert. $15. Thursday, November 8.

Mastrobuono Theater

85 George Street, New Brunswick.

Dance Plus Fall. Works by Robert Battle, Julie Bour, Patrick Corbin, and faculty members. Through December 9. $25. Friday, November 30.

McCarter Theater

91 University Place, Princeton, 609-258-2787,

Ballet Folklorico de Mexico. 60th anniversary features a program of ballet and folk dances and a live mariachi band. $20 to $52. Friday, September 28.

The Pennsylvania Ballet. The program includes New York Export: Opus Jazz by Jerome Robbins; Peter Martins’ Barber Violin Concerto, and a Balanchine work. $20 to $62. Tuesday, October 23.

Passage Theater

Cadwalader Park, Trenton, 609-392-0766,

Dancespora. Trenton’s professional contemporary dance theater company focuses on dancing for land, history, environment, and art. $20. Saturday, October 6.

St. Michael’s Farm Preserve, Hopewell.

Dancespora. $20. Saturday, September 22.

Raritan Valley Community College

Route 28, North Branch, 908-725-3420,

10 Hairy Leg. Debut of Randy James’ company. $10 and $30. Saturday, November 3.

The Great Russian Nutcracker. Russian classical dance. $37 and $47. Saturday, December 8.

State Theater

15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7469,

Ailey II. $35 to $50. Friday, October 12.

Limon Dance Company. Tracks from his new album “Beyond the Sun.” $45 to $75. Thursday, November 8.

Tap Dogs. Family-friendly performance features top dancers from around the world. $32 to $67. Sunday, December 9.

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