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This evening of Middle Eastern and belly dancing will feature Lisa Zahiya of North Carolina and other troupes and soloists, performing genres including cabaret, tribal and hip-hop fusion. Nov. 1, 7:30-9:30 p.m. $20. Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
Theatre Flamenco will perform its 48th annual Home Season Production, "Solo Flamenco," a showcase of traditional flamenco dance and music. Eight original works will be performed by international dancers, guest singers and musicians. Nov. 8, 8 p.m. $20-$75. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
Dance'Legend of the Seven Suns' by Menlowe Ballet
Menlowe Ballet will perform a version of the Mongolian folktale, "Legend of the Seven Suns," which Artistic Director Michael Lowe traveled to Mongolia to research. Nov. 8, 2 and 8 p.m.; Nov. 9, 2 p.m.; Nov. 15, 2 and 8 p.m. $28-$48. The Center for Performing Arts, Menlo-Atherton High School, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton.
DanceWestern Ballet 'Nutcracker' Preview
The Western Ballet will perform snippets from their annual production of "The Nutcracker" at the Atherton Library. The event is appropriate for all ages. Nov. 17, 7-8 p.m. Free. Atherton Library, 2 Dinkelspiel Station Lane, Atherton.
DanceBrazivedas dance and Capoeira classes
Brazivedas studio offers a variety of classes for both youth and adults teaching Brazilian dance, Samba, percussion and Capoeira. Classes are held at a home studio in East Palo Alto and at Lucie Stern Community Center and Cubberley Community Center. Private instruction is also available. Visit the website for more information. October-December, see websites for specific times and dates. Class prices vary. Location varies from class to class, see website for more info, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto.
DanceFoothill College Jingle & Mingle Dance Showcase
The Foothill College Repertory Dance Company will hold its Jingle & Mingle Dance Showcase, sharing a Showcases a diverse program of original student choreography, experimental works and repertory classics. A reception will include light refreshments and a guest from the North Pole. Dec. 5, 7 p.m. Free; $3 parking. Foothill College Dance Studio, Room 2504, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Dance'Uncorked: The Christmas Ballet'
Smuin Ballet will bring back its holiday show, "Uncorked: The Christmas Ballet," a ballet performance set to music by Elvis, Mozart, the Chieftains, Ray Charles and others. Dec. 10-14, see website for specific times, dates and prices. $49-$68. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
DanceFor the Love of Dance classes
For the Love of Dance in Mountain View continues to to offer its full suite of dance classes, including instruction in ballet, jazz, tap and other styles for both children and adults. See website for dates, times and pricing. Year-round. Prices vary. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B, Mountain View.
DanceSocial Ballroom Dancing
Social ballroom dancing takes place every Friday and Saturday throuhgout the year at Cubberley Pavilion, starting at 8 p.m. with a lesson followed by general dancing. Go to www.cubberleyballroom.com for lesson schedule. No experience or partner necessary. Cover includes refreshments. 8 p.m.-midnight. $9. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
DanceJacki's Aerobic Dancing
These twice weekly classes held at For the Love of Dance will help participants stay fit through dance-like exercises. Students should wear comfortable clothing, supportive shoes, water, and a yoga mat or towel for floor work. Tuesdays and Thursdays, year-round, 9-10 a.m. $90 for 10 classes; $65 monthly. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way, Suite B, Mountain View.