Dozens of Ways to Dance Through Fall in Colorado

Don Quixote opened Colorado Ballet's season.
Don Quixote opened Colorado Ballet's season. Allen Birnbach
It's definitely fall, and while the weather is getting chilly, the action on local stages is heating up. Dance companies both local and national will put their best foot forward over the next few months; here's what to expect:

Boulder Ballet: The Nutcracker, November 29-December 8. Modern Masters: Taylor & Wheeldon, February 21-23. Sleeping Beauty, May 15-17. Ballet in the Park, May 30-31. $15 and up, various Boulder locations, 303-443-0028,
Colorado Ballet: The Nutcracker, November 30-December 29. Peter Pan, January 31-February 9. Tour de Force, March 6-8. Ballet Masterworks, April 3-12. $30 and up, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 13th and Arapahoe streets, 303-837-8888,
CU Presents: Catapult, January 31-February 2. Open Space, February 28-March 1. Pilobolus, March 2. Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, April 4. The Current, April 10-19. Fresh: Spring 2020, April 24-25. Some events free, various University of Colorado Boulder locations, 303-492-8008,
Dark Palace: A Dance Obscura: Santa Fe-based immersive-art juggernaut Meow Wolf will host a three-night dance party at the National Western Complex, with local and national artists providing live music and art installations. November 22-24, 18+, $19.95-$74.95, National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt Street,
Granny Dances to a Holiday Drum: Denver's perennial holiday classic returns with in-depth explorations of holiday traditions around the world. December 7-22, $45, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance, 119 Park Avenue West, 303-295-1759,
The Hip Hop Nutcracker: Tchaikovsky meets Kurtis Blow in this collision of classical music and modern choreography. November 23-24, Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 303-893-4100,
Life in Motion: A Colorado Dance Film Festival: The one-day fest screens dance films from local dancers, producers and choreographers. February 22, 6:30 p.m., 1980 Youngfield Street, Lakewood,
Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker: A true Christmas extravaganza, with world-class artists and stunning sets and costumes, December 13-14, $29 and up, Paramount Theatre, 1621 Glenarm Place, 303-623-0106,

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