San Francisco Ballet's Nutcracker, the longest-running complete production of this ballet in the country, opened its umpteenth annual run last week at the Opera House.
In a New York Times piece given the headline "10 Ways to Tell If Your 'Nutcracker' Is True to Tradition," dance critic Alistair Macaulay laid down the law about what does and does not constitute an authentic "Nutcracker."
The Joffrey Ballet put on a fun evening's entertainment two weekends ago in Berkeley.
Michelle Dorrance's tap dancers performed last Friday night at Zellerbach Hall.
Nearly a century ago, Rudolf Valentino became one of the era's biggest stars when he danced a Tango with actress Alice Terry in the 1921 film "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." The tango is still considered a dance of seduction.