Grounds For Sculpture

18 Fairgrounds Road, Hamilton, 609-689-1089, www.groundsforsculpture.org.

The Outlet Dance Project. Showcase for emerging female choreographers from New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York. Jamuna Dasi, now a Hamilton resident, incorporates sculptural elements in the park with original choreographed dances in different locations throughout the park. Free with admission to the park. Sunday, October 8.

Kelsey Theater, Mercer County College

1200 Old Trenton Road, 609-584-9444, www.kelseytheatre.net.

The Nutcracker. Belle Mead Ballet. Also, Saturday, December 23. $12. Friday and Saturday, December 22 and 23.

Mason Gross School of the Arts

New Theater, New Brunswick, 732-932-7511, www.masongross.rutgers.edu.

Bill T. Jones and the Arnie Zane Dance Company. The company performs "Another Evening: I Bow Down" accompanied by the hardcore band, Regain the Heart Condemned. Post performance discussion. $25. Tuesday, September 19.

Dance Plus Fall. "Schism" by Julia Ritter with music by Albert Glinsky. Premiere of John Evans’ "Far as the Eye Can See." Randy James’ "Unknown Horizon" with music by Tigger Benford and costumes by Abraham Cruz. An excerpt of Bill T Jones’ "Love Re-Defined: King Kong" with music by Daniel Johnston. $25. Friday through Sunday, December 1 to 3.

McCarter Theater

91 University Place, 609-258-2787, www.mccarter.org.

Bayanihan Philippine National Dance Company. $37 to $50. Wednesday, November 1.

Graham Lustig’s The Nutcracker. American Repertory Ballet presents the classic tale of a young girl and her magical Christmas Eve dream journey. $29.50 to $39.50. Saturday, November 18 through Sunday, November 26.

Monroe Township Cultural Arts Commission

Monroe Township High School, 732-521-4400, www.monroetownshipculturalarts.com.

The Sephardic Connection: The Story of the Spanish Jews. Alborada Spanish Dance Theater presents a new production celebrating the cross-cultural influences between Spain, Morocco, and Israel. $12. Sunday, September 17.

Patriots Theater at the War Memorial

Memorial Drive, Trenton, 609-984-8400, www.thewarmemorial.com.

Great Russian Nutcracker. Moscow Ballet. $25 to $65. Tuesday and Wednesday, December 26 and 27.

Princeton Dance and Theater Studio

Montgomery High School, 1014 Route 601, Skillman, 609-514-1600, www.princetondance.com.

Traditional Holiday Nutcracker. Staged and choreographed by Susan Jaffe, former principal dancer with American Ballet Theater, based on Hoffman’s "The Nutcracker and the King of Mice." Saturday and Sunday, December 9 and 10.

Princeton University Theater & Dance

Hagan Dance Studio, 185 Nassau Street, Princeton, 609-258-1742, www.princeton.edu.

Dance Performance Workshop. Advanced students in performance of professional and student choreography. Free. Wednesday, December 13.

At the Berlind Theater, University Place, 609-258-2787.

Dance Faculty Concert: New Works. Ze’eva Cohen, Meghan Durham, Dyane Harvey, and Rebecca Lazier. $15. Friday and Saturday, December 8 and 9.

Professional Center for the Arts

4 Tennis Court, Hamilton, 609-586-3008, www.professionalcenterforthearts.com.

One Tough Nut, a new non-traditional theater-dance version of the holiday classic with a comic twist, choreographed by Geoffrey Doig-Marx. Act I opens with the allegedly-orphaned Clara in Schnizelhoff’s Home For Wayward Girls, where the students make her life a living nightmare until a magical visitor whisks her away to the Land of the Sweets. In Act II Clara encounters the Evil Snow Queen, the Ice Queen, the Queen of the Fairies and a host of comic characters and settings. Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17. Location TBA.

Roxey Ballet

Villa Victoria Theater, Route 29, West Trenton, 609-397-7616, ext. 807, www.roxeyballet.com.

Dracula. Based on the gothic Bram Stoker version features special effects, video projection, and pyrotechnics. $15.50 to $32.50. Saturday, October 28.

Nutcracker. Saturday and Sunday, November 25 and 26.

State Theater

15 Livingston Avenue, New Brunswick, 732-246-7469, www.StateTheatreNJ.org.

Pilobolus Dance Theater. $20 to $55. Saturday, October 14.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. $20 to $55. Friday, November 17.

The Nutcracker. American Repertory Ballet presents Graham Lustig’s production. $25 to $45. Saturday and Sunday, December 16 and 17.

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