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Mynx Pole Dance Extravaganza

Fri., Sept. 27, 7-10 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 28, 8-11:59 p.m.
Casa Loma Ballroom 3354 Iowa Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - South City

Buy Tickets$20 - $100


Michelle Mynx is thrilled to present the 12th Annual Mynx Pole Dance Extravaganza! Featuring nationally recognized headliners, Mynx Academy instructors and performers of all skill levels, adult ages, body types, genders, ethnicities, and artistic styles and benefitting the Sexual Assault Victims Unit of Call For Help, Inc. this two day festival showcases all Pole dance styles including contemporary, dramatic, exotic, hilarious comedy, powerfully moving and scorchingly sexy. Come fill your heart with a cornucopia of Pole Art, Love, and Community! 314-282-2258

An Evening of Ballet Stars 2

Sat., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Edison Theatre 6445 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis Clayton

Buy Tickets$55


Start fall arts season with the ballet world’s foremost & finest! Dance St. Louis kicks off its 54th season with a dazzling, rare and intimate performance by eight of the country’s leading principal dancers. After the sold-out success of last year’s inaugural presentation, Dance St. Louis presents An Evening of Ballet Stars 2—a unique one-night-only performance of new works and cherished classical ballet favorites by some of the foremost principal dancers from some of the most notable companies in the country, including San Francisco Ballet, The Joffrey Ballet, The Washington Ballet and more. 314-935-6543

Speak Now: Amari Marshall

Sun., Sept. 29, 4-5 p.m.

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@ A.E. Hotchner Studio Theatre, 6465 Forsyth Blvd
Join us for an intimate conversation with COCA visiting artist, Amari Marshall, commercial hip-hop dancer and choreographer for Janet Jackson and many others. Speak Now gives audiences the chance for a sneak peek at works that will debut in future shows and a chance to ask questions of some of the world’s premiere choreographers, performers and directors. 314-561-4878

Nine Sinatra Songs

Oct. 4-5, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 6, 2:30 p.m.
Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center 1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road, Normandy North St. Louis County

Buy Tickets$35 - $69


Saint Louis Ballet presents Twyla Tharp's Nine Sinatra Songs. Dancers swing, swirl, tango and cha-cha through love and life to music by Sinatra in one Twyla Tharp's most frequently performed works. Also features George Balanchine's critically-acclaimed "Concerto Barocco", a first for Saint Louis audiences, and Gen Horiuchi's "More Morra". Tickets on sale August 12th! 636-537-1998

Common Sound Festival

Sat., Oct. 5, 1-6 p.m.
Marquette Park 4099 S Compton Ave, St. Louis St. Louis - South City

Buy TicketsFree

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3rd annual Common Sound Festival is going to be a fun community event, with a focus on building relationships and the celebrating diversity of the St. Louis dance community. The Common Sound Festival is not only a means to bring the community together, but it is also a fundraiser for DSCC to pursue our mission in increasing neighborhood vitality through community empowerment, housing and real estate development in South East St. Louis City. 314-352-4865

Leverage Dance Theater: The Forgotten

Thu., Oct. 24, 7-8:30 p.m., Oct. 25-26, 7-8:30 & 9-10:30 p.m., Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. and Nov. 1-2, 9-10:30 p.m.

Buy Tickets$20-30


@ Intersect Arts Center, 3636 Texas Avenue, Saint Louis, MO, 63118
Join Leverage for an evening of immersive dance theater inspired by Halloween. Audiences are offered a unique experience as they follow the performers through the mazes, hallways, and stairwells of Intersect Arts Center. The show is choreographed by dance artists, and features works from local visual artists and independent musicians, along with teen performers. Audiences may, at times, feel themselves to be part of the performance. They are encouraged to dress in heme: preferably in something black, dark, creepy, or decaying. Very limited seating during this performance will be available. PG-13 and may not be suitable for all audiences.

The Big Muddy Dance Company: A Christmas Carol

Thu., Nov. 14, 8-10 p.m. and Fri., Nov. 15, 8-10 p.m.
Edison Theatre 6445 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis Clayton

Buy Tickets$35


"A Christmas Carol" sponsored by Garden View Care Centers Bring the whole family for this contemporary dance satire on the classic tale of love and redemption for our friend Scrooge through a vibrant cast of characters. Choreographed by Artistic Director Brian Enos, "A Christmas Carol" features live music of an original arrangement of Tchaikovsky classics. You will not want to miss this story for all ages as told through the whimsical movement of The Big Muddy dancers. Consider purchasing a $95 season subscription and save all season long! 314-338-4058

The Nutcracker

Nov. 29-30, 7 p.m., Nov. 30-Dec. 1, 2:30 p.m., Dec. 19-21, 7 p.m., Dec. 20-23, 2:30 p.m. and Mon., Dec. 23, 7 p.m.
Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center 1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road, Normandy North St. Louis County

Buy Tickets$35 - $72


Saint Louis families flock to the Touhill every holiday season for the area’s most dazzling Nutcracker. The cast of professional dancers from Saint Louis Ballet swells with guest actors, dancers, and the talented students of the ballet school. With striking sets, gorgeous costumes, beautiful dancing, and magical effects, Saint Louis Ballet’s The Nutcracker has established itself as the one to watch. Now there are even more opportunities to attend with Thanksgiving weekend previews as well as December performances! Tickets on sale August 12th! 636-537-1998

The Nutcracker Narrated Performance

Wed., Dec. 18, 11 a.m.
Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center 1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road, Normandy North St. Louis County

Buy Tickets$25


Saint Louis families flock to the Touhill every holiday season for the area’s most dazzling Nutcracker. Join us for a special shorted and narrated version on Wednesday, December 18th! This 11am matinee is designed for very young audience members and those with limited attention spans. For one performance only, Saint Louis Ballet offers the same great quality dancing, a much shorter program, narration, and a “no-shushing” atmosphere for viewers of all ages. 636-537-1998

Could This Be Love?

Feb. 14-15, 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 16, 2:30 p.m.
Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center 1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road, Normandy North St. Louis County

Buy Tickets$34 - $59


For the first time, Saint Louis Ballet pairs with Arianna String Quartet, one of the nation’s most acclaimed chamber ensembles, for its annual Valentine’s weekend performances. The program features “The American”, a ballet by Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, known to audiences for An American in Paris on Broadway. One of today’s most lauded choreographers, Wheeldon set the ballet to Dvorak’s String Quartet #12 in F Major, Op. 96. Tickets on sale August 12th! 636-537-1998

Swan Lake

April 3-4, 7:30 p.m. and April 4-5, 2:30 p.m.
Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center 1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road, Normandy North St. Louis County

Buy Tickets$35 - $69


One of Saint Louis Ballet’s most popular productions, Swan Lake was premiered by the Bolshoi Ballet in 1877, and has found its way into the repertory of virtually every professional ballet company. With music by Tchaikovsky, Swan Lake is the story of Princess Odette who is turned into a swan by an evil sorcerer’s curse. Deception, vulnerability, romance, magic - the elements of this great love story are powerfully conveyed in Gen Horiuchi’s grand production, with glorious costumes, sets, and lighting. Tickets on sale August 12th! 636-537-1998

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