THROUGH JAN. 11 – FIREWALL DANCE THEATER. The resident dance company at off the WALL Theater in Carnegie comes up with its own take on the holidays, UPROAR, an alternative view of the creative process, where the audience gets to follow the heroine through her ups and downs, creative block and rejected ideas. We assume there is a happy ending to it all!, Jan. 10 @ 3 p.m; Jan. 11 @ 7 p.m. Tickets: General Admission, $25; Under 30/Over 60, $20; Group 10 and Over, $10; Student, $5. Click on Firewall.
JAN. 8 – DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE! Okay, so current champ Alfonso Ribiero will be there, but apparently the stars will be the dancers themselves, culled from the troupe that DWTS has assembled and led by Mark Ballas. Benedum Center, 8 p.m. Sold out, but some tickets may be available at the door. Click on Stars.
JAN. 10 – SECOND SATURDAY. The Pillow Project begins 2015 with another evening-long improvisation featuring Slowdanger. Come and share a genuinely jazzed spirit! The Space Upstairs, 8-midnight. Tickets: $10 suggested, at the door.
JAN. 20-25 – PIPPIN. Noted for Bob Fosse’s choreography and starring Ben Vereen, part of Pippin’s staying power is also due to the score (Corner of the Sky, Glory and more); It recently won a 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. Let’s see them recreate Magic. Benedum Center, times vary. Tickets: $21-66; 412-456-666, Pippin or Box Office at Theater Square.
JAN. 25 – BOLSHOI BALLET. See Swan Lake presented live on screen at 12:55 p.m. Cinemark Monroeville Mall 12 and XD and Cinemark Robinson Township. Adult: $18; Senior/Student $17; Children, $16. Click on Bolshoi.
FEB. 6-15 – PITTSBURGH BALLET THEATRE. Banking on the popularity of Beauty and the Beast, PBT brings in Lew Christensen’s ballet for a two-week run at the Benedum Center. Times vary. Tickets: $27-89; 412-456-6666, PBT or Box Office at Theater Square.
FEB. 7 – PITTSBURGH DANCE COUNCIL. PDC’s season resumes with Ronald K Brown / Evidence. The company will attach Brown’s choreography to jazz giants Jason Moran and Tarus Mateen in The Subtle One, then brings in the Pittsburgh community for a celebration of Stevie Wonder in On Earth Together. Byham Theater, 8 p.m. Tickets: $19-55. 412-456-6666, PDC or Box Office at Theater Square.
FEB. 7 – SLIPPERY ROCK DANCE THEATRE. SRDT presents its annual concert at Succop Theater on the campus of Butler County Community College, 2 and 6:30 p.m. Tickets: General $10.50; Students $5.50. Click on SRDT.
FEB. 11 – ATTACK THEATRE. AT gives dance fans a window into its creative process and the opportunity to question the performers. Pittsburgh Opera in the Strip District, 25th and Liberty in Studio A. Click on Attack or call 412-281-3305.
FEB. 17 – THE ROYAL BALLET. Fathom Events presents The Winter’s Tale, choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and following his hit ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland in this film series. Performed by The Royal Ballet, the story follows the destruction of a marriage through jealousy, resulting in the abandonment of a child and a seemingly hopeless love. There is remorse and regret, but a statue magically comes to life, bringing about forgiveness and reconciliation. Cinemark Monroeville Mall and XD, 7 p.m. Tickets: Adult, $18; Students/Seniors $17; Children $16. Click on Winter.