The Nutcracker to Contra Dance, no partner needed.

Dance this week

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Performances & Events

Skandia Folkdance Society Basic Scandinavian dances, mixers, and figure dances in this participatory evening. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., Room 32 (lower building). $6. 7:30 p.m. Wed. Nov. 22.

Seattle Salsa Congress SEE THE WIRE.

Emerald City Contra Dance Participatory dance (all dances taught, no partner necessary) with a band led by Deb Kirkland. Phinney Neighborhood Center, 6532 Phinney Ave. N., 206-440-9839, seattledance.org. $4-$7. Beginners at 7 p.m., dance at 7:30 p.m. Fri. Nov. 24.

Pacific Northwest BalletThe Nutcracker, their perennially popular magical amalgam of Kent Stowell's choreography, Tchaikovsky's music, and Maurice Sendak's storybook design. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 206-441-2424, www.pnb.org. $18-$108. Opens Fri. Nov. 24. Various dates and times. Ends Thurs. Dec. 28.

Ballet Bellevue The Eastside's own Nutcracker, two weekends only. Northshore Performing Arts Center, 18125 92nd Ave. N.E., Bothell, 425-489-6018, www.npacf.org. $29.50-$44.50. 2 & 7 p.m. Sat. Nov. 25, 2 p.m. Sun. Nov. 26, 7 p.m. Sat. Dec. 2, 2 p.m. Sun. Dec. 3.

 
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