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DanceBallroom Dance Class
MVLA Adult Education is offering an eight-week ballroom dance class. Learn fox trot,tango, waltz, swing and more in in 1.5 hour classes on Mondays, Oct. 2-Dec. 7. Singles and couples welcome. Instructors: Ellen Murray and Gene Esswein. Registration deadline: Sept. 27. 7:30-9 p.m. $42/person. Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave., Mountain View.
DanceDance Connection's Nutcracker Ballet
Dance Connection, located at the Cubberley Community Center, presents its fifteenth annual Nutcracker Ballet starring 134 local children and teens between the ages of 6 through 17. This family-friendly production runs Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. $12-$25 in advance. Reserved seating. Gunn High School Spangenberg Theatre, 780 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto.
Students will learn Argentine tango dance fundamentals and technique tools that will enable students to dance in a "milonga" (social tango dance) while working on balance, posture, changes of weight, pivots, coordination and walking with grace. Tuesdays, Sept. 10-Dec. 10 8-10 p.m. $284/$382. Arrillaga Recreation Center, 701 Laurel St., Menlo Park.
DancePeninsula Ballet Theatre Presents: The Nutcracker
PBT will perform the Nutcracker at the Fox Theatre. Audience members will be invited on stage after and can meet the dancers. Dec. 21-22, 2-4:30 p.m. $20-$60. Fox Theatre Redwood City, 2215 Broadway St., Redwood City.
DanceSocial Ballroom Dancing at Cubberley
Social ballroom dancing lessons and general dancing are held at Cubberley Community Center on Friday and Saturdays nights. Lessons vary; check www.cubberleyballroom.com for details. No experience or partner necessary; dressy casual attire is preferred. Cover includes refreshments. Nov. 15-Dec. 31, 8 p.m.-midnight. $9. Cubberley Community Center Pavilion, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto.
DanceScottish Country Dancing
A fall session starts on Sept. 4 with "Intro Night," and is free for first timers. After that, the drop-in fee is $10 or $133 for the full session ($8 per night). Everyone is welcome, from complete beginners to experienced dancers. Classes run until Feb. 4. 7:45-10 p.m. Mountain View Sports Pavilion, 1185 Castro St., Mountain View.
DanceFor the Love of Dance Classes
For the Love of Dance is offering new classes starting in September. New Monday classes: beginner-to-intermediate-level class hip hop at 8 p.m., adult/teen jazz 7-8 p.m.,ballet and tap 3:30-4:30 p.m.; jazz and hip-hop for ages 8-12 5:30-6:30 p.m. and music theater 4:30-5:30 p.m. New Tuesday classes: adult ballet 12:45-1:45 p.m.; advanced jazz, tap and lyrical dance 7-9 p.m. and beginner ballet 3:30-4:30 p.m. New Wednesday classes: adult/teen ballet 7:30-9 p.m. and adult/teen tap 6:30-7:30 p.m. New Thursday classes: "Mommy & Me" 9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., pre-ballet and tap 10:30-11:30 a.m. and a trio dance classes for ages 7-9, 4:30-6 p.m. $60/month. For the Love of Dance, 2483 Old Middlefield Way Suite B, Mountain View.