Dance: 'Tis the season for sugarplums, nutcrackers and yuletide parties plus the touring Parsons Dance Company
'Night Before Christmas'
Ballet Jeunesse and the Salt Lake Dance Center present "The Night Before Christmas," a tale of a young girl named Alexandria who has a Christmas party complete with gifts and entertainment. Visit arttix.org for information.
When • Thursday and Friday, Dec. 13-14, 7 p.m.,
Where • Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, 138 W. 300 South, Salt Lake City
Tickets • $11; visit bit.ly/YMrzOh
Parsons brings its contemporary magic
The touring Parsons Dance Company blends athleticism and what promoters term "joyous movement."
When • Saturday, Dec. 15, 7:30 p.m.
Where • Eccles Center for the Performing Arts, 1750 Kearns Blvd., Park City
Tickets • $20-$67; visit bit.ly/UEvA4q; information at ecclescenter.org or 435-655-3114
Ogden's Imagine Ballet Theatre presents its sixth annual performance of the holiday classic "The Nutcracker." Visit smithstix.com for information.
When • Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 15, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Where • Peery's Egyptian Theater, 2415 Washington Blvd., Ogden
Tickets • $12-$25; visit smithstix.com/events/item/root/ibt-the-nutcracker-dec-14-12