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'The Nutcracker' by Pacific Ballet Academy
Led by Artistic Directors Marion and Rima Chaeff, Pacific Ballet Academy will stage its 24th annual production of "The Nutcracker." The production will feature Tom Means and John Inks, former mayors of Mountain View; professional dancers; and students of the academy. Nov. 28 and 29, 1 and 6 p.m.; Nov. 30, 12:30 and 4 p.m. $26/$30. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.
 

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Brazivedas 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.
 

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Christmas Party
This Friday Night Dance Christmas Party will offer foxtrot lessons from 8 to 9 p.m., followed by general dancing until midnight. There will also be complimentary food and a performance by Danse Libre. Dec. 5, 8 p.m.-12 a.m. $12. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.

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Foothill College Jingle & Mingle Dance Showcase
The Foothill College Repertory Dance Company will hold its Jingle & Mingle Dance Showcase, sharing 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.
 

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'The Nutcracker' by Western Ballet
Western Ballet will put on its traditional holiday production of "The Nutcracker," a story featuring Fritz, Clara, the magic of Drosselmeyer, the Mouse King and a trip to the Kingdom of Sweets. Dec. 5, 7 p.m.; Dec. 6, 1 and 7 p.m. $30 adult; $25 child age 12 and under; $27 senior, student. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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Zohar Holiday Showcase
This showcase of work by students of the Zohar School of Dance will include jazz, ballet and modern dance performances, choreographed by Ehud Krauss, Daynee Lai-Krauss, Lisa Burnett, Marny Trounson, Adrienne Foley, Jeannine Charles and others. Two times are offered. Dec. 13, 1:30 and 3 p.m. $10. Zohar School of Dance, 4000 Middlefield Road, Bldg. L, Room 4, Palo Alto.

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Nutcracker Ballet
Dance Connection will present its 16th annual production of "The Nutcracker" ballet starring 148 local children and teens between the ages of 6 and 18. The performance will include elaborate costuming and choreographed ballet dancing to Tchaikovsky's classic work. Dec. 12, 7 p.m.; Dec. 13, 2 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 14, 3 p.m. $15-$27 in advance. Gunn High School, Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.

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'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. See website for specific times, dates and prices. Dec. 10-14. $49-$68. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View.

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'Nutcracker' by Peninsual Ballet Theatre
Peninsula Ballet Theatre will give four performances at Fox Theatre of the "Nutcracker" (a work that the company has been performing since 1971) with choreography by Bay Area legend Carlos Carvajal. Dec. 20, 2 and 7 p.m.; Dec. 21, 2 p.m.; Dec. 22, 2 p.m. 2-4:30 p.m. $30-$65. Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.
 

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For the Love of Dance classes
For the Love of Dance in Mountain View continues 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.
 

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Social 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.
 

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Jacki's Aerobic Dancing at For the Love of Dance
These twice weekly classes held at For the Love of Dance will help participants stay fit through dance-like exercises. 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.
 

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Jacki's Aerobic Dancing
Jacki's Aerobic Dancing classes, held three times per week, lead participants in abdominal work, strength training and aerobic routines. Complimentary child care is available. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, year-round, 9-10 a.m. $36/month; $5/class. Mountain View Masonic Lodge, 890 Church St., Mountain View.